BROAN introduced the first ENERGY STAR® Certified range hood on the market -- the QDE Series -- to save you energy and money. This hood has a fully enclosed bottom to aid in trapping cooktop grease and odors. The dishwasher-safe filters make cleaning easy. Includes energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs to improve cooktop visibility and reduce operating costs.
- Clean, sleek appearance brings a contemporary style to your kitchen
- Flush-mounted rocker controls offer two speeds so you'll have the right one to clear the smoke from whatever is cooking
- 290 CFM provides the power you need and 0.8 sones at normal speed means QDE is over 50% quieter than the average range hood, so you'll be able to enjoy those family conversations
- Dual fluorescent lights provide ample lighting for cooktop visibility (lamps included) and notable energy savings
- Large, full filter area and blower wheel are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning
- Versatile design allows for 3-1/4" x 10" vertical or horizontal ducting for ease of installation; ducted only, not convertible to ductless/recirculation installation
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Whole House Mechanical Ventilation (WHMV) Specifier
Code compliant solutions for one and two family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories
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|Accommodates Ceiling Height||N/A|
|Blower Air Mover Type||Centrifugal Blower|
|Control Feature Filter Reminder||No|
|Delay Shut Off||No|
|Dishwasher Safe Filters||Yes|
|Duct Connector Size||3-1/4" x 10"|
|ENERGY STAR® certified product||Yes|
|Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ft||N/A|
|Heat Sentry - Temperature Sensor||No|
|Light Bulb Quantity||2|
|Light Bulbs Included||Yes|
|Max Sones/100 CFM||1.9|
|Minimum Height Above Cook Top||20"|
|Mounting Type||Under Cabinet|
|Non-Ducted Recirculation Capable||No|
|Product Depth (inches)||21"|
|Product Height (inches)||4-3/8"|
|Product Width (inches)||30"|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High||5.5|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low||2.0|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High||6.0|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low||1.1|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round High||N/A|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round Low||N/A|
|Switch Control Settings||2|
QDE30SS is rated
Rated 5 out of
Product is quiet, efficient and has a low profile.
Installed one year ago (*June 2014). Still functioning efficiently. Very quiet at low speed. Fine for light smoke. Loud but bearable at high speed. Sucks in heavy smoke efficiently. Grease filters and blower wheel are easy to clean. Two lamps light the stove top evenly and well. Wish it had a third, medium, blower speed. I appreciate the low profile. I have been very happy with this range hood.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 4 out of
Easy and handsome replacement hood
We used this to replace a 40 year old range hood, and it fit beautifully and instantly upgraded this corner of our kitchen. It works very well.
The only knock is that there is no 'low' setting for the light. There is a rocker switch, but both settings turn the light on 'high'
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 4 out of
Looks and works really great, but only one setting for light
We were looking for a replacement hood with a clean design, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and no unneeded bells and whistles. This has fit the bill very well. Our electrician had no problem with installation, and it has operated great from the start. The low and high fan speeds are all we've needed. But we wish there were also a low and high light setting. There are two CFLs with the Energy Star model. The rocker switch turns both CFLs on in both switch positions. So you get only the high setting.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of
Off the Bench
During the course of our kitchen remodel, we failed an inspection because the ducted Broan under cabinet range hood we originally selected was TOO powerful (550 CMF). We had to quickly find a hood of under 300 CMF that met all the criteria for a gas range (distance from burners), stainless steel, and our personal aesthetics. This Broan was the only model of all the brands that met all the criteria. It has been a very competent replacement and is very quiet at low speed. It has sufficient draw to take away steam from a rolling boil and sautee pan fumes. The twin lights with CFBs are adequate but these bulbs do not allow a "hi" and "lo" setting so you have one brightness regardless of how you engage the rocker switch.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of
Broan QDE30 Range Hood
Excellent product at a very competitive price and
the shipping cost is very reasonable, even to Hawaii.
Date published: 2010-09-30
How many watts do the fan and lights use?
Thank you for your question on the model QDE30SS range hood. The total current draw of the QDE30SS range hood would be 1.2 amps. That would make the total wattage around 145 watts.
Date published: 2014-12-01
So if this hood is stainless steel, why do my magnets stick to it!??
Imagine my surprise when I discovered my supposedly stainless steel hood was magnetic. Where I come from true stainless steel is NOT magnetic. Magnets don't stick to my stove nor my refrigerator. So would you please tell me what the heck is going on! I have model #QDE30SS.
Thank you for your question on the model QDE30SS range hood. There are numerous grades of stainless steel and magnets will stick to some of them. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
Date published: 2015-01-20
can the QDE30ss be installed as a ductless?
Thank you for your question on the model QDE30SS range hood. The QDE30SS must be vented to the outside. It cannot be installed non-ducted.
Date published: 2013-10-23
How high above the cooktop?
We are considering buying this unit for horiz. exhaust. There is a window directly behind the stove and our plan is to install the hood above it which would make it 44" above the cooktop. Would the hood be effective so far above the cooktop?
Thank you for your question on the QDE30SS range hood. This model, when being using with an electric stove, should be a minimum of 20" above the cooking surface. For a gas cook top, it should be a 24" minimum. The maximum range above the cooking surface for both is 30". Mounting this hood 44" above the cooking surface will dramatically decrease the performance and capture of contaminants. For further questions or concerns, please contact Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
Date published: 2015-08-27
How much does this unit weigh?
Thank you for your question on the model QDE30SS range hood. This model weighs 26 pounds.
Date published: 2016-09-13