Rated 5 out of 5 by Ross Good Vent
After some Internet searching we got this vent because it looked good, had external controls and good vent capacity. It replaced a combined microwave / hood which did not have an external vent, so it was up kind of high.
At low speed it is very quiet. At high speed it is somewhat loud. My wife usually uses low or next to low speed. She uses it at next to high speed when she is boiling water to keep the kitchen cool and high speed during stir frying. She especially likes the lights which provide a very good lighting for the cooking surface.
I installed the hood myself, venting it directly outside through the wall behind the stove. The hood comes with a 14" vent. In my case the studs in the wall were fortunately exactly centered so that the vent location would fit between the studs (which have a 14.25" gap. I bought a Broan 14" wall cap which worked good. I also needed to buy an additional section 14" duct from Home Depot by mail order to complete the connection from the hood to the wall cap. As I recall there is a 14" to 10" duct adapter available.
The only tricky part of the installation was slipping the hood onto the screws that hold it in place from the top. The instructions said to preinstall all the screws and then slide/slip the hood on. This proved to be impossibly difficult. I ended up using 2 screws on opposite corners, and then putting in the rest shortly thereafter.
The hood is a bit heavy and was lifted in to position easily by me and my wife, but was too much for me by myself.
I purchased this from Lowes who matched the best price I found from major retailers on the internet.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bitsy Sleek, stylish and efficient!
I was able to get this as a floor model so got it for a great price, otherwise I'm not sure if I would have purchased it because retail price is a bit costly. BUT, it is a great unit! I was looking for something sleek and not bulky, this is a perfect unit with great lighting options and fan speed options. I love it!
February 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by April10 Fan is quiet
Fan works well, 4 stars because it makes a loud clicking sound while it's on and can be annoying, had it replaced but still there only quieter
September 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by beckya8388 Good value for the features and effectiveness but could be quieter
The product is effective for removing smoke and odor. I like that the light is bright, even at the lowest setting. The noise level is too high.
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Taki It works very good
Replaced a microwave oven. I like the lighting and the power of this hood.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MariP Perfect in any kitchen
Fantastic. It looks great in the kitchen plus it works super.
September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by happyman Looked awsone at first view and running very good. But hard to readjust its initial installation and occasionally the light and blow switch doesn't w
I'm scare occasionally when the light and/or blow switch gave up working right, and it's very hard to find the right information on this model from your web site!!! I wonder why it's this much difficult since you made and sold it and you'll be doing this business not for 1-2 years. But one happy thing was when I called for help, the rep was very helpful so my system rewoke-up and running again now.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AllenK23 Excellent, Top Quality Hood With Great Features
Always wanted to own a Broan and when I remodeled part of my kitchen, I ordered one. Installed it myself, which went well, especially considering it was replacing a piece of junk hood. Overall, installation was smooth and quick.
The quality is top notch and the stainless steel finish is superb. I love the 3 main fan speeds and the super high fan, which will clear out any smoke or odor in minutes. I also love the feature that any fan setting can be set to turn off automatically in 5 minutes. Great for setting and forgetting, when leaving he room. The 3 light settings are perfect too. The washable filter screens are very convenient. I believe this unit has an automatic On feature if the heat from the range below is too hot, but I never used that.
The fan is amazingly quiet, even at medium and high speed. The super high speed is a bit noisy, but you expect that.
Again, this hood is perfect. I looked at many other brands and models, but made the absolutely correct choice with this Broan hood.
September 5, 2014