E5490SSBroan 480 CFM 27-9/16" x 35-7/16" Island Hood in Stainless Steel

  • Overview
  • Video Links
  • Make-Up Air Specifier
  • Specifications
  • Accessories
  • Reviews
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  • 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
  • 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

    Residential Kitchen Make-Up Air Webinar September 24, 2013

    Broan Universal Make-Up Air Damper

    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

  • Range Hood Make-Up Air Specifier

    Code compliant make-up air solutions for domestic range hoods in family dwelling units


    To help you determine your make-up air needs, Broan-NuTone has developed this on-line tool.  With our Make-Up Air Specifier you can be confident that the products you choose will meet the latest codes and regulations and satisfy the home’s needs.  Use this tool to make your specification job easier.


    Let’s get started by selecting the state where the dwelling unit will be located. CLICK HERE

  • Accessories OptionalYes
    Accommodates Ceiling Height8' - 9' Opt. 10'
    Blower Air Mover TypeCentrifugal Blower
    Blower IncludedYes
    Boost ModeNo
    CFM (Airflow)480
    Color/FinishStainless Steel
    Control Feature Filter ReminderNo
    Damper IncludedYes
    Delay Shut OffNo
    Digital ClockNo
    Dishwasher Safe FiltersYes
    Duct Connector Size6" Round
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Filter IncludedYes
    Filter TypeAluminum
    Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ft8' - 9' Opt. 10'
    Heat Sentry - Temperature SensorYes
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity4
    Light Bulbs IncludedYes
    Lighting FunctionOne-level
    Lighting TypeHalogen
    Max Sones/100 CFM2.0
    Minimum Height Above Cook Top24"
    Mounting TypeCeiling
    Nightlight SettingNo
    Non-Ducted Re-circulation CapableDucted
    Non-Stick CoatedNo
    Product Depth (inches)27-9/16"
    Product Height (inches)35" min - 46" max
    Product Width (inches)35-7/16"
    Rated Amps3.56
    Rated Voltage120
    Remote ControlNo
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular HighN/A
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular LowN/A
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular HighN/A
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular LowN/A
    Sones Certified Vertical Round High9.5
    Sones Certified Vertical Round Low3.0
    Switch Control Settings3
    Switch StyleSlide
    UL ListedYes
  • E5490SS is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 5 by from Great product 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 5 by from 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 5 by from 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 5 by from 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
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  • 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?
    Asked by: Ohio
    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.
    Answered by: BigKay78
    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
    Asked by: Jeff
    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.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    Can this be used outdoors, e.g. on a patio?

    Asked by: BillyH
    Thank you for your question on the E5490SS range hood. No, this model range hood is not for outdoor use. The only outdoor hood we offer is the model EPD61, which you can see on the Broan website. Should you have further questions, please contact our Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2018-01-16

    Do you mount the ceiling support bracket on-top of the ceiling drywall, or do you remove drywall and mount bracket?

    Asked by: Clay
    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.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    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?

    Asked by: George
    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.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-06-01
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