Rated 5 out of 5 by jack12345 light bulbs near impossible to change
Whoever designed the light bulb component of this unit never had to change the bulbs. It is a totally stupid design. Other people have had questions and the answers on line are completely useless directing us to the web site for an answer.
Solely based on this feature I would not recommend this product.
December 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Enzo should be more durable given cost
I have had this range hood installed for about 18 months. We do the bulk of our cooking on a BBQ so it was with great surprise and frustration when we learned the switch for the fan has failed. It was even more shocking to see the part is $184 bucks. This range hood costs far to much for switches to be failing in that short of time. I have purchased a number if Broan fans for our bathrooms and now our kitchen but this has left a sour taste in my mouth. I do not think that a product that gets very light usage should fail so soon. I will be contacting costumer service and see if they will make this right. I do enjoy the look and fit and finishe of there products but if the durability is not there i will have to look elseware for my venting needs.
December 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by billf Nice looking range hood, but is not built to last long
We like the looks and performance of this range hood, but it didn't last very long. We have the unit installed in a vacation home, used only a few times a year. A lot of people apparently have had the same issue we have with the controller assembly going out (replacement part is $184). Also, ours has plastic springs to hold the filters in - the new units have aluminum, so apparently this has been a problem for many people as well. All of the plastic springs have now broken on our unit. We expected better quality and durability for the amount of money that we spent on this product.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LAHartline Really like the features on this one
We really like the automatic feature where it comes on when necessary. And we like the halogen lights on it. My old one had regular light bulbs and I can see so much better while cooking with the lighting on this one. Installation was fairly quick. The sound level is fine on this model. I would definitely purchase this one again.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelMar This Product works great & i like all the features
This is our 2nd purchase of this product, This one was bought for our pool house because the one in the kitchen works so good. We have also recommended this exhaust fan to friends.
February 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by George This product works great until.........
....you need to change a burned out light bulb! Then the socket assembly pushes up inside the hood and the only solution is uninstall the hood, take it apart to gain access to the socket assembly and insert it back in place........and then, being very careful not to displace socket assembly again, screw in the replacement bulb. Of course then you need to re assemble the hood and reinstall the hood. This same issue has presented itself nearly every time a bulb needed to be replaced. (Have owned 6 years) Even searching with a flashlight/mirror and/or fishing with a wire to "catch" the socket assembly do not work. Removal and disassembly is the only solution. Avoid the frustration by not buying.
April 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Muggs83 Good Value
The fan works well, the light brightness feature is handy. This fan is NOT quiet except for the lowest setting. It does expel fumes and smoke well.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rkawa4 Great replacement
This was a replacement unit. We were especially impressed with the quiet hum of the lowest fan setting. Our old unit was so loud that you could not have a conversation. We also noticed that the quiet fan did not mean less power. It moves air noticeably at all settings. The hoods appearance also fit in well with our other installed appliances. It has been over a year since we installed this and it still runs like new.
February 21, 2013