Elegant symmetry from every angle. Graceful curves and a low-profile design make this island hood at home in any décor.
- Multi-speed slide control allows you to choose the perfect speed to keep up with whatever you are cooking
- Four 20 watt halogen lights (included) provide unparalleled lighting over and around the cooktop
- Dishwasher-safe aluminum filters ensure your hood will capture grease at optimum levels with regular cleaning
- Telescopic flue accommodates 8' to 9' ceilings -- optional flue extension available for ducted (FX54SS) and non-ducted (FXN54SS) applications
- Internal blower delivers 480 CFM (less than 300 CFM when using ARP6 reducer)
- Non-ducted kit RK54 for indoor recirculation (purchased separately); order replacement filter FILTERSQUARE to keep the kitchen fresh
- Heat Sentry™ detects excessive heat and adjusts blower speed to high automatically to prolong product life
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|Accommodates Ceiling Height||8' - 9' Opt. 10'|
|Blower Air Mover Type||Centrifugal Blower|
|Control Feature Filter Reminder||No|
|Delay Shut Off||No|
|Dishwasher Safe Filters||Yes|
|Duct Connector Size||6" Round|
|ENERGY STAR® certified product||No|
|Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ft||8' - 9' Opt. 10'|
|Heat Sentry - Temperature Sensor||Yes|
|Light Bulb Quantity||4|
|Light Bulbs Included||Yes|
|Max Sones/100 CFM||2.0|
|Minimum Height Above Cook Top||24"|
|Non-Ducted Re-circulation Capable||Ducted|
|Product Depth (inches)||27-9/16"|
|Product Height (inches)||35" min - 46" max|
|Product Width (inches)||35-7/16"|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High||N/A|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low||N/A|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High||N/A|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low||N/A|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round High||9.5|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round Low||3.0|
|Switch Control Settings||3|
E5490SS is rated
Rated 4 out of
motor noise on lowest level
Well designed and well built. Looks nice installed. Only problem is a motor noise on the lowest fan level. Phoned Broan and they were aware of it and said it was normal. Would be nice not to have that motor noise as well as the exhaust noise. Medium and high are just exhaust noise.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of
Our new fan is a very attractive addition to our kitchen. It is quiet and efficient.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 3 out of
Poor long term
I purchased and installed this from Lowes for my home kitchen remodel just under 3 years ago and have gotten many compliments on it as well as overall enjoyment. Now the fun begins in the the fan is now making very loud noises and it is out of the one year warranty period. It is very disappointing to have this happen to something that I spent so much money on. I would not recommend this fan to anyone. $1500 worth of equipment should not have this kind of performance under normal conditions.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of
Highlight of Kitchen Remodel
We were on a tight budget for our kitchen remodel but I knew that one of the first things that would be seen, walking into the kitchen, would be the vent. So this was the most expensive appliance I bought for the kitchen.
I wanted something that would catch the eye and this Broan Vent does the job. It's beautiful. Easy to clean the stainless steel and the filters are easy to remove. I wash them in the sink but understand they can also be put into the dishwasher. To me the lighting could be brighter, but it's sufficient. Anyway I love it and would recommend it my friends.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 4 out of
Great hood for the money
The hood does a great job of removing smoke and odors. It looks very nice and is relatively easy to clean. I only have two gripes 1) the controls are hard to find without craning your head under the hood to find them 2) the knobs wear out and break relatively easily. I've had this for three years and have had to replace both knobs every year.
Date published: 2014-03-12
How do you make the parts fit?
The support frame and support frame bracket are the same exact size. How are you supposed to get the support frame to slide into the support frame bracket?
I know our contractor had to do some major adjustments on the support frame. We have 9' ceilings and the frame was made to be installed in a room with 10' ceilings. I only know that they had to cut off at least a foot on the bottom of the support frame. As for sliding one frame into the other, we didn't have a problem.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Can this product be retrofitted without much damage?
I want to install your vented island hood and need to know if it can be installed without major ceiling damage. It is between floors but I have a way to run vent for the product. Thanks
Thank you for your question on the model E5490SS range hood. If you are installing this range hood to a ceiling that does not have an attic or crawl space above, you would need to tear out more ceiling than would normally be necessary and patch the ceiling after the installation is done. There is support framing that would need to be done in the ceiling before installation. Please contact our Technical Support department at 800-637-1453 for additional assistance.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Do you mount the ceiling support bracket on-top of the ceiling drywall, or do you remove drywall and mount bracket?
Thank you for your question on the model E5490SS range hood. The support frame bracket is mounted to the finished side of the dry wall and connects to the cross framing with four lag bolts.
Date published: 2014-11-19
How do you remove the fan/motor assembly? I see two screws on one side holding in motor chassis. is that it?
Thank you for your question on the model E5490SS. You can remove the blower by removing the two screws and wing nuts on the blower support bracket. Please refer to page 15/16 in the installation instructions for the parts description and parts breakdown. For more assistance, please contact Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Can this take a carbon filter?
I want to purchase this hood but wanted a system with carbon filters, not aluminum. Can carbon filters be used?
Thank you for your question on the Broan E5490SS. This unit uses a carbon filter and a aluminum filter when installed in a non ducted application. We recommend using only the aluminum filters in a ducted application. If you have any further questions please contact our Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
Date published: 2017-03-14