I love this hood! We put the hood in front of a window and this one looks really great. Our contractor didn't have any trouble installing it and it works really well. The vent pulls nicely and the lights illuminate my stove completely. Compared to others we looked at, the price at Overstocks couldn't be beat and I couldn't be happier.
I love the look and features of the hood. However, it was really tough for the installer to get it mounted. The instructions needed to be clearer about the height distance because it needed to be reassembled various times. Also the duct work should have been flexible because in kitchens with a second floor over it made it impossible to attach and needed to go and purchase the foldable kind.
Fan unit was packed very well and received with no damage. There were several stains on the control panel that were hard to remove. The upper stainless cover was too long for my kitchen and had to be cut off. The welds were very weak and most of them broke, however the lower stainless cover hid all the breaks. The instructions were very unclear on how to install the unit. Once installed the unit looked good and works well.
the cavalier island vent is a really wonderful product that has added real pizazz to our kitchen remodel job at 1/3 the cost of comparable units. the only real problem we had was that our home is over 100 years old and the height of the kitchen ceiling is less then 8' -- 7'9" to be exact. accordingly we had to have the inner sleeve of the chimney cut by a sheet metal specialist to make the whole system meet the requirements for minimmum height above the cook island. while the information clearly states that the unit will fit up to a 9' ceiling it does not specify that an 8' ceiling is the minimum. recommend you add this information so others will not go as crazy as we did trying to figure out how to make the system work. in all other respects the system is super and makes a really great impression.
If you have ceilings that are 8 ft or less be prepared for some serious modification. The directions are not that helpful as mentioned in another review. However, once the unit is up it looks great. Similar units here start at $1,800 and go up. So the value is great! Worth the hassle.
This product is worth every penny you pay for. You save over 50% and the Hood works great. My contractor just bought one for his house. Overstock shipped it with in the week and was up and running the following week. Good investment and your house will appreciate more.
For anyone considering installing this island hood should be aware of several things not mentioned in the sales information. 1 There is basically no instructions to aid the installer 2 The reason there are no instruction is that the people selling the product have never installed the device. 3 The company is selling a product that is well made of good materials but installation was never a consideration in the design. 4. This leaves you with the understanding that you are buying an appliance that you may or may not be able to install adequately. 5 This explains the reason I was not able to purchase the hood at my local Lowes or HomeDepot. A local store would be faced with a product that is returned in 99% of the sales. Finally this product may be the product of the computer design of a device that looks great on paper but did not go through any process of a trial installation to identify problem before going in production and sales. This is a product that costs $*** and will cost at least as much if not more to install.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? No problems
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of the product and materials very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate to a point