This hood is a perfect companion to our new stainless gas stove. Installation was simple except we had no existing ductwork and that had to be retrofitted. You can also install non-ducted, but we wanted to remove the cooking smells and grease from the kitchen. Years of ductless operation with the previous unit had left the cabinets above grimy and anytime I cooked the whole house smelled like dinner for hours afterward. Now odors are cleared immediately and the area seems to stay cleaner.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Excellent product, easy to install, specially seeing that I am a home DIY kinda guy who rarely ever does this kind of thing. Sleek product, great quality fairly quiet and super bright on the brightest setting.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact Match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great Quality, changed look of entire kitchen
Easy access to screens for cleaning. Very powerful for removing odors and smoke with none of the bulkiness associated with other range hoods. Only disadvantage is the specialized light bulbs (not included) are very tricky to install. A little suction cup is required, as there are no room for finger-holding the bulbs to screw them in. So far, I've only got the two front ones installed, but this provides plenty of light. Recommend installing the light bulbs FIRST before hanging the vent in place. I got the little suction cup from Amazon with no problem.
I was shocked to see that the box had been opened and found the top of the Broan hood slightly dented. The seller had to have known this and yet they sold it as brand new to me. We decided to go ahead and keep it because it was less noticeable since it was on the top, and we had waited so long and wanted to get it installed and the kitchen back to normal. As concerning the Broan Hood Evolution series 1, this hood is very quiet and and the 4 lights are great for illuminating my cooking surface. I do recommend to friends this hood, however I don't recommend buying from someone who sells items they know are dented!
It is a good unit for the price. I wish it would be more efficient during Non-ducted operation. Over all a nice unit. Very good lighting. Make sure if you have non-ducted setup to get the charcoal filter that is not included with the unit. Also, lights are not included also.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Goog
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent quality. Better then expected.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Quite accurate.
Item arrived in manufacturer's carton only... It appeared to have gotten wet...It was also quite dented and looked to have been on quite a long shipping journey... It also appeared to have been opened previously as if it was not a new item...Upon opening the item I found scratches and dents... As previously stated the light sockets were maladjusted and one socket base was bent and had to be repaired...
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? ok
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Item had some manufacturing defects around light holes and the light sockets had to be repaired...
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? ok
The looks and the fit are great. The fans are quiet ,but the fan switch is horrible. It takes a lot of effort to turn it on and it is a cheap, noisy "clack "sound. Will someone please at Broan please contact me with the price and availability of a new switch. I don't give this switch much longevity. The other item that thoroughly upsets me and every other customer that purchases a $***-$*** range hood just loves to go shopping for lights for their new range hood. All the stores try to sell you " halogen bulbs. For $ 10-15 per bulb. And the life of the bulbs are very short. They are expensive to operate and hot. I went on Ebay and bought 5 LED bulbs( 5500 Kelvin-white light ) for $ 25.00 & free shipping . They work fantastic and l last 30,000 hrs. And cost $5.00 per bulb. Other than the switch and no bulbs, the range hood is great.
Never worked right from day one, but after installing it really didn't have the time to uninstall and replace. And there is no way to know if it works until it is installed. It took hours to install because the directions are very poor and the design of the installation is horrible. It was a replacement for one I had and I gave the one I had to my daughter and installed it in 15 minutes. For a non-vented hood the installation should be easy. So now I have a hood that looks nice and shines light on my cook top, but Has a non-functional fan. Dont' buy.