We bought this range hood as part of our complete kitchen renovation. We needed a 42" wide and 10" tall stainless steel, under-cabinet range hood for the design. We also needed one that was configurable for rear venting, as opposed to venting through the top, because we wanted our design to have a fully-usable cabinet above the hood. Additionally, we wanted a powerful blower, but variable to still have a quieter setting option. This product checked all of those boxes for us. We also bought the Broan-recommended wall cap duct to vent straight horizontally through the rear of the hood through the wall to the outside. And we also bought the Broan stainless steel backsplash with wire shelves for this hood - for easy clean up. The whole system together is just perfect. It all fit perfectly together during the installation process and looks nice too. The powerful blower takes the oil particles and cooking smells right out of the kitchen. We are more than happy with this purchase. Although a little pricey, everything worth anything is pricey these days. So we got over the price of all of this pretty quickly.
My spouse seldom used our old vent hood because it was so loud. This new vent hood is low in noise unless you put it on super fast then it gives off a vibration with more noise. I truly appreciate the sensor that will turn on or keep the fan on if it senses the area is too warm. The four lights with the three different settings is great and gets used every day. I wanted to give the product a 5 star rating for all categories, but to me the product is somewhat expensive at the retail level. I did find a great sale price when I purchased this unit. The other area that gets hit a little is for effective smoke and odor removal. Yes the unit can remove most smoke and odor by the use of the higher fan speeds. The unit has the motor on one side so all the work of the fan comes from the left side of the fan. The right side filter does not do that much work. Even the manufacturer brings this to your attention in the owners book. I would think that with this expensive of a hood one could make the hood with a better draft ratio for both sides. I plan on rotating the filters, even after they get washed, to even out the work that each filter does.
Love having 3 different light & fan levels, nice and bright. Looks great with my new remodeled kitchen. I would recommend this range hood to anyone looking for an exceptional product.
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