The QS2 Range Hood is over 50% quieter than the average hood and delivers brilliant halogen lighting to your cook top. Three-position, soft-touch controls and a non-stick coating on the bottom cover make it smooth and easy to clean. This hood’s quiet nature is due to its high-performance centrifugal blower. You’ll be able to carry on a conversation while cooking and you won’t miss out on the juicy details.
- Powder-coated finish in bisque is durable, easy to clean and will be a perfect match to your bisque appliances
- Monochromatic bisque controls blend with hood for a clean, neat appearance
- 42” width to fit with like-size cook tops and cabinetry. Proper sizing provides effective ventilation
- Rated at 0.9 sones on Normal speed, the QS2 is over 50% quieter than the typical range hood in its class. The 300 CFM fan provides effective ventilation and you won’t have to turn up the volume to hear your favorite song while cooking
- Three-speed, soft-touch controls with LED indicators give you convenient command of Normal, Mid and High fan speeds. Use the quiet, Normal, setting for average cooking conditions and switch to Mid or High to quickly remove unwanted cooking aromas
- Twin halogen light system designed for bulbs up to 50 W,(PAR20 bulbs not included), can be adjusted to three levels with the front soft-touch push buttons. They provide bright, soft or ambient illumination for impressive lighting over the cook top and surrounding area. Enjoy the clear advantage of seeing what you are cooking
- Two dishwasher-safe, aluminum grease filters are engineered to remove airborne particles efficiently and clean up easily to keep your range hood operating at peak efficiency (For non-duct option use charcoal filter, Model BPSF42, sold separately)
- Clean SenseTM charcoal filters (BPSF42, sold separately) have an indicator that changes color when replacement is necessary for an easy maintenance reminder (non-ducted installation only)
- Heat SentryTM feature detects excessive heat and adjusts blower speed to high automatically. This smart feature protects and prolongs the life of your range hood
- Easy installation with keyhole mounting slots, connector/backdraft dampers and four ducting options provide simple flexibility
- 3 1/4” x 10” vertical discharge
- 3 1/4” x 10” horizontal discharge
- 7” round, vertical discharge
- Non-ducted recirculation requires two Clean SenseTM charcoal filters, BPSF42, sold separately
- Includes adjustable duct connectors to accommodate off-center ductwork and make installation a snap
- Permanently lubricated fan motor is designed for years of trouble-free service
- UL listed for safety and HVI certified to ensure confidence in performance ratings
Allure III (QS3) Range Hood Installation in a Retro-Fit Application with Danny Lipford
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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
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|Accommodates Ceiling Height||N/A|
|Blower Air Mover Type||Centrifugal Blower|
|Cabinet Width (inches)||42"|
|Control Feature Filter Reminder||No|
|Delay Shut Off||No|
|Dishwasher Safe Filters||Yes|
|Duct Connector Size||3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round Non-Ducted|
|ENERGY STAR® certified product||No|
|Filter Type||Aluminum Micro Mesh|
|Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ft||N/A|
|Heat Sentry - Temperature Sensor||Yes|
|Light Bulb Quantity||2|
|Light Bulbs Included||No|
|Max Sones/100 CFM||1.5|
|Minimum Height Above Cook Top||16-3/4"|
|Mounting Type||Under Cabinet|
|Product Depth (inches)||20"|
|Product Height (inches)||7-1/4"|
|Product Width (inches)||42"|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High||4.5|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low||0.9|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High||5.5|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low||1.0|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round High||5.0|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round Low||0.8|
|Switch Control Settings||3|
QS242BC is rated
Rated 5 out of
Stylish and Effective
Couldn't be happier with my Broan range hood. Recently remodeled a 30 year old kitchen that previously had a downdraft model. After a lot of internet research I chose the QS236SS. It is stylish and my contractor easily retrofitted this hood. It is so nice to now have a well lighted work surface and the Broan is so quiet, even on the highest speed. This proved to be an excellent choice for my kitchen.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of
BROAN RANGE HOOD
I LOVE BROAN PRODUCTS. THE INSTRUCTIONS SAY TO NOT USE LED LIGHTS, BUT THEY ARE THE FUTURE IN LIGHTING. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH LED BULBS AND THEY LIGHT ON ALL THREE LIGHTING STAGES. THE FAN IS VERY QUIET. THE ONLY FAULT I HAVE NOTICED IS THAT THE EXHAUST FILTERS ARE AT THE REAR OF THE UNIT AND DON'T SUCK UP THE SMOKE IF COOKING ON THE TWO FRONT BURNERS VERY WELL. THE FILTERS ARE LARGE COMPARED TO MY OLD RANGE HOOD AND ARE EASY TO REPLACE OR CLEAN. OVERALL, AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT. I HAVE A BROAN EXHAUST FAN IN MY BATHROOM. IT IS ALSO QUIET AND EFFICIENT.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of
Runs and Works good after ordering new parts (broken when it arrived) and having electrician com in a fix & install.
It seems to work fine now. The fan was broken in 3 pieces and a motor screw was missing when I opened the box. I decided I didn't want to wait for all the "RETURN ITEM" stuff, so I ordered the parts from Nutone and had an electrician come in and fix it when the parts came.
I am glad to have it up and running and it looks great in my new kitchen, but the replacing parts on a brand new Item was a pain
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 1 out of
DO NOT PURCHASE
This vent looks great, has great lighting, and good smoke removal when ducted out...when it works! I have had this fan 2 1/2 years and installed by a professional. A year after I had it installed the blower wheel had a crack in it. Thankfully Broan replaced at no charge. Now today I need a whole new control assembly at a cost of over $200! The vent "ticks" and won't shut off. I will NEVER by a Broan vent hood again. Very disappointing. I spent over $400 on this vent, I was expecting better quality. If you buy one get a extended warranty.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of
It is terrific
The venting hood is everything my wife desired. It is good looking silent but very powerful fan and using LED spotlights has plenty of light
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of
Great function and great looks
We bought this when we remodeled our kitchen. Vented it outside and it works great. We love the auto heat build up feature, if you get to much heat it will raise the fan speed until it cools down and then go back to your original setting. The auto off timer too. We have had many compliments of how it looks in our new kitchen. No regrets at all!!
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of
This unit is a very nice and economical.
The unit is good looking and very easy to keep clean compared to other stainless steel appliances. The controls are easily accessible and the filters are a snap to remove and clean in the dishwasher.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of
NIce range hood
All in all we like this range hood the light is plenty bright and it is nice that there are 3 choices for both the fan and light. It could be a bit quieter but it does a very good job. We replaced an over the range microwave with this as we didn't think it was doing a good enough job at clearing the air.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Can PAR20 LED bulbs be used in the QS236 model instead of halogen or incandescent bulbs?
We used the "leds" that you are asking about. They work great. They don't get hot and will last much longer.
Date published: 2018-01-08
How to clean.
It has been two year since we had this hood. There is some grease build up on the fan blades. I can see it when I run my fingers between the blades. Since it is a centrifugal fan, is there a technique or any product to clean the fan
To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect from power supply before cleaning.
To clean hood: Remove filters. Use a damp cloth and a mild detergent to wipe all grease-laden surfaces. Do not use abrasive cloth, steel wool pads, or scouring powder on the Teflon® coated bottom cover or on any painted surface. Use care when cleaning blower wheel - it must not become bent or misaligned. DO NOT ALLOW WATER TO ENTER MOTOR. Make sure all surfaces are completely dry before re-installing filters and restoring power.
Motor is permanently lubricated. Do not oil or disassemble motor.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Can I mount the QS230SS30 under a 15" deep cabinet?
I am a cabinet designer and often use a 15" deep cabinet over the hood. It seems like that would not work in with this hood since I see some venting at about that location.
Could be used, but would have a vent going through cabinet if venting to exterior
Date published: 2015-01-26
Cannot access bulb to change (Installed the bulb such that it is recessed inside of hood...no access)...In attempt to try and get access pushed the
whole assembly up into the hood where it is dangling freely even further up in the hood. How do I take apart the hood in order to gain access to the assembly to replace? I have removed the three screws in front and have taken the filters out but it appears that the hood is one solid piece?
Need to get in contact with Broan about this...I had the same problem and they sent me a new lighting assembly that had much stronger clips to hold it in place. The size of the bulb makes a big difference also. The only thing that you can do at this stage is take off the front (remove 5 screws and take lighting unit out (make sure you unplug the connector as the wires are bare on back of the lights. Replace both bulbs and re-screw the front plate back up into the unit. Good Luck.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Clicking sound won't stop
Ever since it was installed, I hear a clicking sound.
My lightbulbs were quite tight so I had to remove the bottom cover to change the bulbs. I noticed that when the bottom cover is not in place, there is no clicking noise. As soon as I put the bottom cover back, the noise comes back.
I could not find what would be the cause, except that it's related to the bottom.
Has anyone experienced this? Perhaps Broan has a fix?
I would recommend placing a thin strip of weather strip foam or 3M double sided tape on the sides and lower interface (toward wall side of lights) to quiet the clicking, which was intermittent metal to metal contact in my case. One good test is to try placing light pressure on different locations while the noise is presenting, this will inform where to locate your damping material.
Date published: 2014-05-17