Add contemporary style and functionality to your kitchen with this 30-inch wall-mount range hood. Made of stainless steel, this superior range hood features six speeds with a timer function and a touch-sensitive keypad with LED lights....more
This is a beautiful hood! I am so pleased with its appearance. The instructions for installation were a little obscure, but once I had a good look, everything made sense. It is a fantastic value. I was looking at other retailers and they were charging nearly twice the price for something similar.
I bought this hood in Nov '07 for a seasonal house. Gave it 5 stars... changing that to 1! Loved everything about it until the lights failed. it burned out 2 bulbs almost immediately, which I figured was from shipping. No Problem. Then this year the lights began flashing and just went out.. not the bulbs this time. Went on line to mfg and they are no longer in business. went to consumer site and this is a problem with this hood. Now I'm trying to find a comparable transformer to see if tat might be the problem. But I'm going to have to solder new connectors, etc... What a pain! Not worth it.
After less than two years, the dual MR16 lights stopped working. I sent an email to tech support at the company, and they advised I bypass the 110V-12V transformer, and install GU10 bulbs instead (running the lights at 110V instead of 12V). They even sent me pictures showing what needed to be done, and offered to sell me their very own $50 kit, which made it all plug and play (and convenient).
Before ordering anything, I looked over the unit a bit more. No power in or out of the 12V transformer. I looked over the circuit board, and found a blown 5x20 glass fuse hidden on the main circuit board. I had to pull a wire off the board to gain access, which was secured with a crimped-on female push-on terminal. When I tried pulling the terminal off the board, the entire male end that was soldered to the board pulled out along with it! I pushed it back in enough to make contact, but this connection is not solid, and cannot be trusted. Moving on, I replaced the fuse, and there is power into the transformer now, but nothing out. Obviously a blown transformer, but still wondering why the fuse blew.
Having much DIY electrical experience with homes, boats, and cars, I knew I could easily re-wire these lights without buying a silly $50.00 kit. It's a two hot and neutral wires split to two light bulbs, not a NASA space shuttle for God's sake.
After the re-wire, the lights work, but do not turn off. They are always on regardless of button position. Now the company is telling me I need a new circuit board (conveniently, again a $50 cost), and apparently they claim their units do not have a fuse on the board at all (even after I sent them pictures of mine). They also recommended I solder the male terminal that pulled out back to the board. They also had no explanation as to how the "mystery fuse" and board blew, and just blamed me for rewiring the lights without using their kit (typical). I'm guessing when the transformer shorted, the fuse did not blow fast enough to protect the board from damage. They refuse to acknowledge that, and will not cover any parts under good will, and will not even discount anything. They seem to believe 2-years of use is a long time.
Also, to make matters worse, because I had the grills off, my wife decides to wash them in the dishwasher, since the RangeHoodsInc website says they are dishwasher safe. They came out looking horrendous! They are severely discolored, with white powdery spots and dark blotches and a very uneven tone all around. They blamed this on phosphate-free dishwasher soap! I clean a lot of metal in my dishwasher and have NEVER seen this before. And these are $60 to replace! No where on their website does it state to use a certain type of soap in the dishwasher. On the range hood product page, it says they are dishwasher safe not once, but TWICE!
What a great way to treat a customer, especially for a 5-year young company, and a 2-year old $500 product!
Anyway, just wanted to share my experience to those shopping for a new range hood. Go for something better quality, and with real customer support.
This is a beautiful vent and well worth the money. Had priced many before buying this one and nothing compared for style and price, many were priced twice as much. The exhaust is more powerful than any we had looked at. So glad we purchased it and when friends and family see it, everyone can't believe that it was from Overstock.!
We bought this Range Hood to replace an under the cabinet microwave, which provided almost no vent capability.
We had a contractor put in the hood, he ripped out the existing cabinet and installed this. He was quite impressed with the build of the hood.
The stainless chimney part is quite solid, but is just a cover over the flexible cylindrical dryer vent like aluminum hose.
The chimney portion meets the needs for up to 9 ft ceilings...In our case the ceiling was 10FT and we had to buy an extension kit for another $125 (that was from a different company not from overstock.com).
End result looks very cool and stylish.
Performance wise... the vent is very powerful 900CFM in 6 or so steps... we rarely have to use it above level 4. It is loud at the highest setting...
that is from the volume and speed with which the air being sucked up...not the motor itself which is quite (much along the lines of a/c vents in your car...).
The lights are halogen and provides good illumination. the buttons are touch sensitive... it takes a bit to stop the habit of pushing on the button
I would strongly recommend this over other brands.
After reading so many negative reviews...I had to think about what I wanted to do. For the price I could not ask for better.
this piece is the crowning affect in my NEW Kitchen make-over. Cabinets, hardware very expensive, pretty...but the HOOD adds the touch of elegance. The lights do not hav to stay dim...directions explain how to change....Also like you can use lights alone...does not have to be when fan is on. Fan is not loud....unless on larger numbers.. Overall we love it and receive compliments and we're not donw yet.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? better than picture
Please tell us about the quality of the product. You need to touch and feel the great quality of this product....the sheen, the comfort of controls
How accurate was the on site description of the product? product description good, Reviews were very confusing
Been using it about our gas range for about 4 months now. Had it installed so can't comment on that, but it looks fantastic and it is highly functional. The blue lights and display add a level of coolness. Noise is fine, and I really like the powerful lights. Excellent purchase. Highly recommend.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Works well, great sucking. Quiet on low setting. Like the the fact that when you turn it on it comes to full speed in a flash. Light feature is very cool. Guests commnet on how cool the lights look.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This has really put my kitchen into another level of style.. This is an awesome looking Range vent hood.. I had a contractor put it in..
and that was a little expensive.. but it was because I didn't have an existing vent to tie into.. This is a high end vent.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Can't go wrong with SS.. The lights are really cool..
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Amazing Quality..
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
Beautiful stainless vent hood! I was worried that it would be too big for our kitchen, but it is not. It creates a stunning effect, and we get many compliments on it. Very well made. Suction is good, although it can be extremely loud at higher speeds.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? just as pictured
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very sturdy, high quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
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