Rated 4 out of 5 by exbrit Not easy to install. Lighting is great. Steam and smoke removal best on left side of stove.
Overall the product is good. I had a professional electrician do the removal of the old hood and installation of the Broan. He and his helper carefully followed all the directions and remarked that it was not a simple installation. When it was complete, the test revealed a problem with the fan. The hood had to be completely removed, and it was found that the fan housing was loose on its plate. The electrician had to disassemble the fan unit (which was supposed to be installed as is) and tighten the bolts on the housing, then reinstall the hood. This added about an hour to the time and cost me more than should have been. I think the lights work very well, but on fan speed 2 there is no air flow into the hood from the right side of the stove which is where the burner I use most is located. Time will tell if this will be a problem.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChasP Quiet, efficient
Other than the fact that the fan speeds below high wouldn't work when we first purchased the vent, the vent has been great. Broan paid for an electrician to fix the problem.
April 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Clay Worked great until it didn't
I installed my Allure QS3 approximately 11 years ago, and it ran flawlessly until this week. I came home after a cleaning service had just cleaned the kitchen to find that the unit wasn't working properly. Neither the lights or the fan would run when I pressed the key-pad, although the fan setting LEDs did light up. I jumped on the Broan website and downloaded the installation manual which said this was the classic example of blown fuse--Great, I thought, that should be easy to fix.
So, I run out and purchase a box of fuses and take the unit apart. oddly the exploded view didn't show where the fuse was located but based upon the description I expected it to be on the control board. When I got inside the unit though, no fuse or fuse holder anywhere?
Once again I returned to the internet, and found a forum discussion about this where others also found there wasn't a fuse. Presumably Broan may have added this functionality in later years? I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Anyway, now I have a decision, replace the control board or replace the whole unit.
Btw, I also installed this unit, as a top-ducted installation, and as I recall configuring it to vent with a rectangular duct out the top required a fair amount of retrofitting and ingenuity. Once installed, however, I loved this unit. very quiet ,yet powerful and up until now dependable.
April 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Range hood Broan range hood
Installed under cabinets. Works great. 36" wide covers the 5 gas burners. My install vented out the back and not up through middle cabinet. This unit gives you a choice of vent options. Multiple vent speeds, has 2 halogen lights. For the price, this unit has great value.
January 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChefP Needs improvement
The good: Quiet at speeds 1 & 2. Shape looks nice. Like the delay shut-off.
The bad: Very uneven suction. Poor suction on right side, poor suction on front burners. The suction fan located on the left rear of the hood, so most of the air gets sucked in there.
The shape of the front of the hood does not encourage smoke/grease from the front burners to flow back toward the fan. Instead it goes strait up into the kitchen.
The slits on top of the hood allow some of the exhaust to be blown back into the kitchen. I had to tape mine shut.
February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bhood Oh so Quiet!
Love how quiet it is and because it is so love the delay feature so I don't forget to turn it off.
November 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rlt46 Excellent tech support
While the tech support was very helpful, the need for the call would not have arisen if the range hood package had come with the damper necessary to keep cold air from entering the kitchen through the duct work. It f I recall this properly, the tech indicated that duct work may be rectangular or round. SInce Broan will not know which installation the consumer will use, it does not provide the round (or any) damper part. The part is only $11.00 and has to cost Broan considerably less to manufacture and provide the damper with the original package.i It is not clear to dealers that the damper is not included and so there is nothing to alert the dealer to the need for the part. Nor is this clear or mentioned in the installation manual. The range hood is great - efficient, quiet and attractive. BUT I strongly suggest that Broan include the damper part in the original packaging. Thank you.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by triplep good value
Looks good, works great. Can't speak to installation because I didn't do it myself. Very versatile, lots of good features.
February 12, 2015