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QSE130BLBroan 220 CFM, 30" Undercabinet Hood in Black

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  • Meeting customer demands for a contemporary styled range hood that is 50% quieter than average hoods and ENERGY STAR® Certified. The QSE1 Series is the benchmark in undercabinet hoods in terms of style and value as well as quiet operation, thanks to unique axial blade technology. The hood delivers revolutionary performance and the efficiency of fluorescent lighting. The fully enclosed design and aluminum dishwasher-safe filters make cleaning easy.

    • Choice of durable powder coat painted finishes in White or Black, or brushed Stainless Steel finish
    • 30% less energy used than standard range hoods
    • 30” width to fit with like-size, standard cook tops and cabinetry. Proper sizing provides effective ventilation
    • Quiet 1.5 Sones at normal speed, maximum 220 CFM at high setting
    • Fully enclosed design for easy cleaning
    • Two level light system for task and night-time operation. Bright cook-top visibility provided by a 26-watt compact fluorescent light (bulb included), incandescent 4-watt night-light (bulb included). Unique tilt-down light system makes replacing bulb easy
    • Convenient and flexible convertibility to 3-1/4” x 10” (horiz. or vertical), 7” round (vertical); ducted only, not convertible to ductless/recirculation installation
    • Can work in an ADA Compliant situation when wired to operate from a dedicated, standard 2-rocker or 3-rocker wall switch to turn the hood on or off. See Additional Information above.
  • Video Links

    Cleaning a Range Hood Filter – Danny Lipford

    Proper Use of a Range Hood- Danny Lipford

    How to Ventilate the Whole House

    Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home - Danny Lipford

    What are CFMs? - Danny Lipford

    Range Hood & Ventilation Fans Tip - Check Terminations of Ventilation Ducts

    How do I determine the size of the range hood I need? - Danny Lipford

    Is there any regular maintenance needed on my range hood? - Danny Lipford

    Does an Over the Range microwave provide adequate Capture? - Danny Lipford

    Give Your Kitchen a 72-Hour Facelift with Danny Lipford

    Island Range Hoods for Kitchen Upgrades - Danny Lipford

    Importance of a Range Hood for Indoor Air Quality

    Kitchen Renovation Includes Adding Range Hood with Danny Lipford

    Can I install a range hood without venting it? - Danny Lipford

    Broan Universal Make-Up Air Damper

    Residential Kitchen Make-Up Air Webinar September 24, 2013

    Article Links

    Keep your kitchen clear of smoke and fumes. Don't neglect ventilation when remodeling your kitchen, ConsumerReports.org

    Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says, Los Angeles Times

    Using gas stoves with no hood may expose many to air pollution, UPI Health News

    Breathe Easy – What you need to know to ensure proper home ventilation, K+BB

    5 Kitchen Renovation Goofs To Avoid, Consumer Reports

    Clearing the Air, K+BB

    The Kitchen as a Pollution Hazard

    Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen

  • Accessories OptionalNo
    Accommodates Ceiling HeightN/A
    ADA ComplianceSee Additional Information above
    Blower Air Mover TypeAxial Fan
    Blower IncludedYes
    Boost ModeNo
    Cabinet Width (inches)30"
    CFM (Airflow)220
    Control Feature Filter ReminderNo
    Damper IncludedNo
    Delay Shut OffNo
    Digital ClockNo
    Dishwasher Safe FiltersYes
    Duct Connector Size3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round Duct
    ENERGY STAR® certified productYes
    Filter IncludedYes
    Filter TypeAluminum
    Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ftN/A
    Heat Sentry - Temperature SensorNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity1
    Light Bulbs IncludedYes
    Lighting FunctionTwo-level
    Lighting TypeFluorescent
    Includes Nightlight
    Max Sones/100 CFM2.4
    Minimum Height Above Cook Top16-3/4"
    Mounting TypeUnder Cabinet
    Non-Ducted Recirculation CapableNo
    Non-Stick CoatedNo
    Product Depth (inches)20"
    Product Height (inches)7-1/4"
    Product Width (inches)30"
    Rated Amps1.8
    Rated Voltage120
    Remote ControlNo
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High5.0
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low1.5
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High5.5
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low2.0
    Sones Certified Vertical Round HighN/A
    Sones Certified Vertical Round LowN/A
    Switch Control Settings2
    Switch StyleRocker
    UL ListedYes
  • QSE130BL is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from not worth the money Expected more from Broan in this price range. The unit is not square and must be shimmed down at the front so it sits level and the backdraft damper functions properly. There is a 1/8" gap between the side panel and the bottom panel, probably due to poor stamping. Also, at higher(and much noisier) speeds, air comes out of the vents at the top of the unit instead of all going out through the duct. This is probably because the plate changing from recirculating to ducted installation is a fair amount smaller than the opening it is intended to block. So no, I would not recommend this product.
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great & works perfectly. Bought this online & like it very much. It has a nice appearance & works well.
    Date published: 2015-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for the Price I am very pleased with this model. I chose this model primarily for the quality and price. I did not want a hood that had a lot of features or that had the automatic fan option. I read many reviews saying that the automatic fan was more annoying than helpful. This one looks nice. I like the paddle switches; was afraid of the electronic push buttons on other models (one more thing to go wrong). The night light is just that, a night light. The other light is very bright. Easy to install and I'm not a professional. The 2 fan speeds are sufficient. The high speed is not near as loud as our previous vent hood. I have used it for a little over a month now. No problems.
    Date published: 2014-02-05
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  • Why do you not publish the under counter specs?

    I have older 12" cabinets instead of the customary 15", and need to know the under cabinet dimensions of the hood to know if I can use it.
    Asked by: JH
    Thank you for your question on the QSE130SS range hood. The specification sheet for this model is located on our website under this product detail. The top of the hood measures 12". Most of our hoods have this 12" measurement. Please see picture attached for specifications. If you need more assistance, please contact our Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-02-11

    Will a 6" vertical duct suffice as opposed to the spec'd 7" duct for the hood? I don't have any room in my chase wall for a 7" duct

    Asked by: Project manager
    Thank you for your question on the QSE130WW range hood. We do recommend 3 1/4" x 10" or 7" round duct on this hood. You may be able to use a 6" duct size if you are only going a very short distance, but the sound level may be increased. For more assistance, please contact Technical Support at 1-800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-12-15

    QSE130SS - Is a damper avail./req'd for the rectangular duct?

    I see in the specification that no damper is included with the unit, but under Accessories a round damper is available. Is there a rectangular damper available? If not, is it because of this unit or because it is not used for the rectangular duct?
    Asked by: Anthony
    Thank you for your question on the model QSE130SS range hood. The QSE130SS has a 3-1/4” x 10” rectangular damper duct assembly included with the unit. It is mounted underneath the hood on the left side for shipping purposes. The installation instructions show where it is mounted. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-06-08

    Is air supposed to be flowing out of the recirculation vent?

    I had this hood installed in my home 4 years ago, now that I am selling I just had a home inspector say that the vent doesn't work because air flows our of the (not sure if this is actually what it is) "recirculation vent" it's the vent that is exposed on top of the hood.
    Asked by: HD
    Thank you for your question on the QSE130SS range hood. This model is a ducted only unit. If you have the QS130SS, this hood can be ducted or non-ducted. For ducted applications, you would need to refer to page 3 of the installation instructions. You would need to remove the baffle from the air chute, rotate it, and reinsert it. You can download the installation instructions from our website. If you need more assistance, please contact Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-09-08

    Do you offer any range hood that is ENERGY STAR qualified and allows use of LEDs?

    I do not want to use a fluorescent lamp above my cooktop, due to the mercury in these bulbs, nor a halogen bulb, given their inefficiency. Do you offer any ENERGY STAR qualified range hood (externally vented) that will allow use of LED lamps instead of halogen or fluorescent? I have one of your older models and I replaced halogen with LED PAR20 bulbs and they work great.
    Asked by: mandarinanni
    Thank you for your question on range hoods. The only hood we currently manufacture with an LED light is the model number CBX130SS. This model does not offer the Energy Star rating.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-03-11
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