I bought this range hood because we got a custom kitchen and I didn't want those stainless steel hoods you see! This was a perfect find because it is small and fits right under the cabinet ! Nevertheless it is soo loud! I have it for more than 1 year now and it seems like the vent is not working very good anymore ! My backsplash behind the stove has a lot if water most of the time. I looked for a lot of range hoods and this was the best price for one like that. But I wish the quality would be better !!
Not only do we love the vent hood it isn't easy to clean and it even has automatic sensors that turn the fan up when you're cooking at higher temps absolutely the best oven hood I've ever owned!
We really like the way this hood looks. The fan is much quieter than our old over the oven microwave fan. It looks great too. Love all the features, like the different lighting functions. But the best part is the halogen lights. I've never had this much light while cooking, it really makes a big difference.
Being a in a wheelchair, I wanted controls that I could reach, but I needed a NON-DUCTED fan. Broan was the only manufacturer that offered this unique combination. I almost didn't buy this range hood because of all of the terrible reviews about the HEAT SENTRY and how it turns on when you don't want it to and then not being able to turn that feature off. I've had hood in for a few months now and I never had any HEAT SENTRY issues. Never the less, I wish there was way to disable the HEAT SENTRY feature. The lighting features on this hood are the best and one things that I like the most. The four well placed halogen bulbs are bright and provide nice even lighting with out any shadows. I love the ambient light settings that turn the hood lights on dim when the room is dark. The theater style lighting transitions are also a nice touch. A small suction cup tool (included) is necessary to change the bulbs. It would be nice if there was a built in place to store this tool as I can anticipate not being able to locate it when needed. At he low setting the fan noise is certainly noticeable, but not a problem. The single fan is offset to the left side, so that side is more effective. With fan speed set on high you need to talk loudly or leave the kitchen to have a conversation. The optional charcoal filters (BPPF30) easy to replace and they are effective at clearing smoke and odors. The NON-DUCTED Installation was simple, although it would have been easier if a TEMPLATE would have been included. After I finished mounting the hood, I initially thought that I had installed it incorrectly because the bottom of the hood wasn't level. Well it turns out that there's a 3/8" difference front-to-back which I find somewhat aesthetically unpleasing. Perhaps I notice it more because I'm in a wheelchair and always looking up at it. Being able to turn off the display of the clock is another nice touch, My kitchen already has enough clocks and keeping them all in sync can be a pain. The optional remote control (BCR1) is the feature that I like the most and the primary reason that I purchased this unit. It's especially convenient for someone like me who uses a wheelchair to get around. I'm able to reach the front control while seated, but the remote makes it that much easier. All in all, I'm delighted with this range hood.
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