The hood came well packaged and in two large boxes. I did lots of internet searching looking for the right range hood, but kept coming back to this one due to the 900 CFM Centrifugal blower and the curved glass. Electronic buttons did not make difference in my selection. I would actually prefer regular buttons for the simplicity and operational reliability. The Installation Manual is omitting a lot of information about the installation, it is basically useless. It does not even specify power plug location other than a 35W breaker size with a USA/Canada code that is not sufficient to a person who did not install an Euro style range hood before. I ended up installing the plug between the 6" duct tube and stainless steel chimney enclosure mounted per a code to the drywall. It supposed to be accessible. Removing screws that hold the SS chimney and the SS chimney be itself could/should be considered as accessible. The power wire is not visible this way and makes the Range Hood look professionally installed, which we did by ourselves. Our kitchen has soffits. This made the installation little more challenging. We had to cut one of the lower SS chimney wall shorter to make it fit under the soffit and to meet the minimum 28" distance of the hood from the stove. The upper SS chimney is not installed at all. Venting the range hood into an attic is not recommended. This was another challenge for us as the original hood was venting into an attic (house was built in 1950's). The unit by itself is heavy and needs to be attached to 2x4's with 4" screws to avoid vibration noise, not only to drywall with the included sheet rock fasteners. They are to be put into wall to hold the hood while mounting it. This is a challenge if you don't hit the studs with one of the existing holes on the main mounting plate/back plate, which is attached permanently to the hood already. I had to take some parts off the hood apart to be able to drill holes for a proper attachment to 2x4's. I used special drill bits to drill the holes. Even doing that bulged out the back panel of the hood slightly. I hope this won't become a problem in the future. The SS chimneys attach to wall via Chimney mounting bracket. The bracket is not one piece as in the Manual, but 2 pieces instead. I would prefer one piece that could be attached to a 2x4 with one screw that did not happen. Again, I hope this will not become a problem in the future. The SS chimney walls aren't that heavy, I just wonder if it won't get loose in the future. My other half and me both like a good craftsmanship and try to install everything properly for the products to be enjoyed without problems that could pop up later due to improper installation. While I called the 800 phone number about the different Chimney mounting brackets and let me tell you, the young man representing the company was very rude right from the beginning. He said: "Do you see another part in the box that is not in the Manual?" And he went on with more up nosed comments and answers. So I asked him to drop the disrespectful insulting attitude. I also told him that the Manuals being sent with the hoods need to be updated to show the correct hardware included in the package. Not everybody has money to get a Wall Mounted Hood installed by a professional. The lights used in this unit seem to be warm white version of MR16 35W halogen bulbs. It is not a light we are used to, it is not strong enough to really see into the pots while cooking. I need to see what I am cooking, not just to have an accent light on the back wall. My other half is using it for an early morning light to make a coffee in dimmed light conditions, it is just fine for that. I will be looking into it if I can replace them with cool warm lights or anything else to make the lights brighter. While using this vent hood we found a glitch with the lights. They are flickering in 3 different strengths. This is very annoying and is caused most likely to the buttons not being sealed properly. I read about this problems on the cheap models and thought that this double priced model would not have this problem. I was very wrong. I hope I can find an answer to this problem on the internet so I can fix it. The light button is so sensitive to a touch, you don't have to even press it. I hope it will not brake in the future while it is too sensitive to my taste. The other buttons are fine and you have to press them just a tiny bit to activate a function. We are overall happy with its gorgeous look and the smooth fan function. We hope the hood will be pleasing us day after day in our newly remodeled kitchen. PROS: Seems to be quality craftsmanship Range Hood Hood is running very smoothly in all 6 speeds. Gorgeously looking hood. Good price for 900 CFM CONS: The lights are very weak and too yellow, they are only accent lights. Lights flicker in 3 different strengths while boiling water/fluids or heavier steaming. Fan speed #6 won't stop it. Poor Installation Manual PS: As I was looking on the internet for a better installation manual I found out that this Cavaliere model is also being sold under name SPAGNA VETRO 30-inch Wall-Mounted Stainless Steel Glass Range Hood - SV218D-30. If you need better lights and positioned in the front of the hood instead against the wall, get an Electrolux RH30WC60GS model with 600 CFM. The Installation, the Parts, and the dimensions PDF for the Electrolux model is also much more in detail than Cavaliere. But the price is not as good though.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality, light have problems flickering in 3 different strengths if boiling water or steaming. The light is too weak to use for cooking, it is just for looks.
This was a welcome upgrade to our kitchen, it makes it all look new & modern. The blue indicator lights are a nice touch. The LED lights are adjustable & so much better than the previous incandescents. We did have a problem in which the "brain" was dysfunctional, when we contacted the manufacturer, they didn't dispute it & sent us a new computer board to replace it at no charge in only 2 days & didn't require us to send back the bad unit. Definitely a fantastic buy for what you get!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. well machined (no visible irregularities, sturdy)
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
The hood looks great and seems to be well made. Make sure that you really secure it in place to avoid vibration noise. On the highest setting it really kicks. The instructions are worthless. I am in the building trades and eventually figured out the best was to install it. I ended up putting wood blocking behind the unit just a bit thicker than the surrounding wall tile. This allowed the chimney to slip around the motor housing. I cannot see how you could possibly tighten the unit to the wall without doing so.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Scale of 1 to 10... 7
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I wanted a focal point when looking into my kitchen ---- and I got it. Everyone comments on the hood. I love hearing the word "WOW" from my guest. This had the best rating for sound, light and suction power. Its nice to get the best of all things in an item.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
This is an absolutely beautiful hood vent for over our gas stove. It not only looks stylish and modern, it works great. The control buttons only need a slight touch to operate. The glass is curved and very thick. We love it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This range hood is exactly as I hoped it would be....modern, stylish and functional. I have only used it a few times when searing but so far it gets rid of the grease and smells. I can see the glass canopy being a pain as it shows the dirt easily, but I can live with that as I can constantly wiping down my stainless steel appliances anyway! I have a soffit board above it so my contractor had to cut the stainless steel cover down to fit the space. The lights are mounted to the back but they are bright enough to light the whole range area, and are can be dimmed. I had mine externally ducted but if you don't have that you can buy a converter kit online from the manufacturer. It might not be as efficient though.
This is a gorgeous hood and everyone who sees it in my new kitchen remarks on how beautiful it looks! And it is beautiful... but the lights burned out within 3 months after I got it... and they are not so easy to replace.... and my house fills with smoke If I am searing anything on the stovetop... Im no high heat specialist, but my old hood worked a lot better than this... If I still had the smoke alarm installed at the other end of the dining room, it'd be going off constantly. In addition, the lights are placed at the back of the unit, near where it meets the wall... I'd love to have what's cooking illuminated, not the back half of the back burners... for what it's worth.... but it looks great and everyone who sees it thinks it's awesome...
While researching hoods this was one of the first I came upon. I researched alot of others but this came to the top for the following reasons: 1 - style - this is quite a good looking unit. 2 - This unit is 30" and thecfm's are the highest around a 900 unless one is considering a commercial unit 3 - You can't beat the price, service, and prompt shipping that was given to me. Definitely have put this on my favorites list and have used it several more time while finishing the remodeling project.
I researched these types of Range Hoods from several manufacturers and found this manufacturer carried by several distributors. By far Overstock.com had the price beat! Upon receiving the hood I was very pleased with the quality and rich appearance. This hood is heavy and requires adequate anchoring, but it's worth it. I have received alot of complements on it's overall addition to my new kitchen. I would definately recommend it.
I debated about ordering this range hood. I thought maybe it was too modern for the traditional kitchen cabinets that I had installed. When I got home and saw it installed my fears vanished. The installers were excited by the power of the fan. The lighting is great. I love everything about this range hood.
I was a little bit hesitant to order this from overstock, but it came well-packaged and on time. Our contractors installed it, and the only thing I think they had a problem with was getting the metal piece trimmed perfectly. It makes a bit of noise on the highest setting but the others are very quiet -- I sometimes forget to turn it off! The lights are fairly bright but we also have under-counter lights to supplement.
This hood looks so modern and so sleek in our new kitchen! I can't really comment on the installation as we had all the work done by a professional, but the end result is stunning. It is very powerful and a perfect size for my 30'' stove. We do cook a lot at home and this hood takes care of all the smells. We did install it a bit lower than normally people do so the glass part is just above eye level and that looks cool too.
We purchased the Cavaliere-Euro 30-inch Wall Mount Range Hood. The product installation is somewhat easy to install. It does require 2 people. The look is great. It has not been tested yet, but, we hope it will do as good as it looks. Highly recommended.