This is a powerful range hood....I cannot have it on, even on low, when I am starting the wood stove or it will pull all the smoke into the room. I installed this in the cabinet, so it is discreet and not an object that I hit my head on. Love it.
This range hood replaced a lower-power, cheaper Broan hood. Basically it does a much better job of exhausting fumes and vapors than the previous hood. Noise level is also OK, though a bit higher than the other one. It's also not quite powerful enough for my cooking purposes. I have no great need for some features--don't need a clock with one on the range below it and one on the countertop microwave next to it. I doubt I will make much use of the timer. Overall, I'm pretty well satisfied with it.
We purchased and installed the product about 6 months back as part of a kitchen remodel. We had a downdraft cooktop before so were concerned that an under-cabinet hood may be too prominent. Fortunately, this unit is low profile so almost blends in to our kitchen without being intrusive. Installation was a bit challenging in that one has to hold the unit up to the cabinet (so tough to do with one person) as it's being screwed in. The unit has been performing very well; we really like the multi levels of brightness options. The fan/ventilation is also good though it can get noisy on the highest setting. In most cases the low or medium setting was sufficient. Overall we are vey happy with the product and would recommend it.
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