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.
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|Accommodates Ceiling Height||N/A|
|ADA Compliance||See Additional Information above|
|Blower Air Mover Type||Axial Fan|
|Cabinet Width (inches)||30"|
|Control Feature Filter Reminder||No|
|Delay Shut Off||No|
|Dishwasher Safe Filters||Yes|
|Duct Connector Size||3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round Duct|
|ENERGY STAR® certified product||Yes|
|Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ft||N/A|
|Heat Sentry - Temperature Sensor||No|
|Light Bulb Quantity||1|
|Light Bulbs Included||Yes|
|Max Sones/100 CFM||2.4|
|Minimum Height Above Cook Top||16-3/4"|
|Mounting Type||Under Cabinet|
|Non-Ducted Recirculation Capable||No|
|Product Depth (inches)||20"|
|Product Height (inches)||7-1/4"|
|Product Width (inches)||30"|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High||5.0|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low||1.5|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High||5.5|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low||2.0|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round High||N/A|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round Low||N/A|
|Switch Control Settings||2|
QSE130SS is rated
Rated 2 out of
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
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
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
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.
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.
Date published: 2017-02-11
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date published: 2015-03-11
LED instead of CFL?
Can LED bulbs be used instead of fluorescent? Which type / wattage of LED would you recommend?
Thank you for your question on the model QSE130SS range hood. The QSE130SS requires a 26 watt fluorescent Lamp (GX24Q-3). We cannot recommend or suggest using any bulb that is not listed in the installation instructions.
Date published: 2015-03-05