Love the look of this hood. We didn't want anything too big but also didn't like the idea of a glass hood (glass + oil = mess!) so we went with this hood. It worked well but sometimes goes into high mode without having touched it. A little odd but nothing that has been too bad for us. We have only had the hood for a few months now but am pleased with it. The lighting is perfect and I love that you can have a delayed "off" so that it can run for an extra 5 minutes before shutting off.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? As expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? As expected
We had a problem at first because we weren't sent long enough brackets, even though our ceiling height wasn't taller than the standard use maximum. But the company customer service was excellent, as they sent out longer brackets immediately and at no charge. There was also a five inch scratch on one side of the chimney, but we simply turned that side toward the wall that no one sees. The scratch was under the protective film (the film wasn't scratched, so someone had to have seen it before packing it). Though the instruction manual made installation seem scary, it was actually much easier than we first thought. Since installation, we have gotten so many compliments from everyone who has seen it. It looks as though it should be much more expensive than it was. One drawback is that as soon as you get to level 3, the noise becomes a little bit much. But we are happy that it is doing an excellent job while it is working, so we are content to live with the noise while in use.
I work for a commercial hood manufacturer and was sceptical about the quality of a hood purchased online. Based on previous comments I purchased this hood. The quaity of workmanship was excellent. The corners were welded, ground and polished. The installation was not very difficult, however I modified some of the steps because of the experience I have in hood installation. If you follow the instructions you should not have any problems. Some of the features were not listed. Controls on both sides, grease cup, a section of duct was included, programable off delay. My only complaint so far is that I hade a power outage and had to reprogram the off delay.
This product arrived undamaged and in mint condition. It vents just as it should and is very quiet on the lower speeds. It is loud at higher speeds but so far (after 1 month of use) I have not had to use the highest speeds many times. The finish and color are perfect with my Kitchen Aid stainless steel products and the hood's price was much less than a Kitchen Aid hood with fewer CFM's would have been. I have 9 foot ceilings and I came to the building site one day to find the electrician had hung the hood "as is" when he really should have had me order the extension for taller ceilings. It was stated in the product description that it was compatible with ceilings to 9ft but the overall height of the hood above my 6 burner gas range top was 4' too high, according to recommendations. Thus it is a testament to the product's quality that it still provides adequate suction/ventilation even though it is 4" too high. If you have a 9ft ceiling, order the extension.
I was stunned to find this island hood for the price that we got it on Overstock. Island hoods are extremely expensive, and this is a good-quality brand. We installed it and it works really well. My subtraction of one star from the five-star rating is due to the fact that the chimney did not come with a flapper valve, and before we got one, we would get a lot of cold air coming in from outside through the hood. This was a real pain to correct; we eventually called the manufacturer and they sent us the necessary part. Since installing it, we have been extremely happy with the hood. It looks gorgeous and functions very well.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent so far!
We are very pleased with our purchase of the Cavaliere Hood. It came very well packed and it was here within 8 days. We haven't installed it yet, so I can't speak on the ease of assembly, but the directions did look thorough when I looked them over. From what I can see of the workmanship, it looks great. They even had a plastic protectant coating on the edge of the stainless so it doesn't get harmed during shipping and installation.
Nice looking hood and the installation is pretty straight forward if you have an extra set of hands for a few minutes. Construction appears to be solid and the fan is fairly quiet. One thing though, it's advertised as extending up to a 9 foot ceiling but the directions say it only goes to 101." So, you 're either going to have a higher than recommended hood, need to build a box to drop it down, or get an extension kit.
This is a beautiful range hood and it works well. It costs considerably less than similar hoods and has lots of power. The only issue was the installation instructions and ease of installation. If you follow the instructions, it's impossible to plug in the electrical cord. A good buy.