This range hood is exactly as I hoped it would be....modern, stylish and functional. I have only used it a few times when searing but so far it gets rid of the grease and smells. I can see the glass canopy being a pain as it shows the dirt easily, but I can live with that as I can constantly wiping down my stainless steel appliances anyway! I have a soffit board above it so my contractor had to cut the stainless steel cover down to fit the space. The lights are mounted to the back but they are bright enough to light the whole range area, and are can be dimmed. I had mine externally ducted but if you don't have that you can buy a converter kit online from the manufacturer. It might not be as efficient though.