Rated 4 out of 5 by filcat Works well, Installation not the easiest, could have better manual
Works well but still dealing with some housing vibration noise. Unless you measure everything in the store, you will not realize how big this unit is and how much room it takes in the cabinet until you take it out of the box. It will work best with an extra deep or open back/open side cabinet. From the installation manual, I just was not sure I had the cutout right until I actually put the blower in place. (By the way - it is heavy.) Even after reading the install manual on electrical placement, I still ended up moving the plug in box.. Unless your gas line is already in place for the cooktop, wait to run it until you have the blower installed.
April 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by K2015 OVerall Good value
Works extremely well and consistently except one of the 6 burners does not function well. It sort of explodes heat. But the other five work perfectly.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maggie Excellent product. Love the easy operation and attractive look.
The downdraft functions excellent taking smoke and fumes out of my kitchen. The attractive style looks fabulous on my center island. Operates great and not too noisy even with fan on high. I love this product and would recommend it.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyK Good product and good styling
Great value compared to upper end name brand downdrafts. Quality and noise are good.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CC52 good vent
wish it was a little taller, when using gas stovetop front burner it will not catch all the smoke as it is not quite tall enough and our very sensitive smoke alarm will go off...if you don't have cathedral ceilings & use the back burner it'd be perfect!
March 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Windy Exhausts effectively, but noisy. Installation was not easy.
The vent is noisier than I expected, especially at high speed exhaust. Fortunately the fan speed and noise can be adjusted.
Insatallation was challenging. I was very difficult to attach the ductwork because there was so little space beloww and behind the unit. Also, the dimensions given do NOT include the 1/2" bolts sticking out of the back of the unit. The cabinet had to be cut away partly in back to allow for the extra space.
October 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jill Not included the remote button
For the price you pay they should include the remote button with the unit. $1600.00 dollars later I had to call and order the 62.00 remote button. My mother is 4' 5" and no way could she lean over the stove to turn on the unit. This is a no brainer if you are spending that amount of money include the little remote button. It was a hassle and held up our construction and counter tops for a week waiting on this part.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Trudy11920 It fit!
Bought this Broan downdraft as a replacement for an old Dacor downdraft, primarily because it fit. Pleasantly surprised, the quality seems to be quite good. Only wish I had the flow restrictor installed. With a very short exhaust, even low is a somewhat more than expected. Hope it lasts a long time.
August 21, 2013