We chose the QP230SS because of its positive reviews. I was tired of having to air my clothes out because the smell from the previous night's dinner (especially when we cooked fish or anything fried) would permeate my closet. Despite our kitchen's small size, I'm glad we made the decision to exchange our over-the-range microwave with this range hood. It really is quiet, and although we still need to close the kitchen doors when frying, it is, for the most part, very effective. We have a tile backsplash, and chose to install Broan's stainless steel backsplash to cover the area between the oven and the bottom of the range hood. Gorgeous? No. Acceptable? Yes.
We purchased to replace a noisy range hood (which we hardly used) so noise level was very important to us. My hubby installed it himself but found it very cumbersome because of the weight of the unit so I would recommend 2 people to install it. Lighting is excellent! But, one light bulb has burnt out already! Other than that, I LOVE my range hood!
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