Summary: Installed using overhead screws in lieu of wall bracket. Takes 2 folks to install, but not a big deal. Lights worked fine for a week and then one stayed on all the time.and the other was off all the time. Called Broan and they referred me to area repair shop. Broan said it would be warranty work. Shop asked me to turn off circuit breaker for 10 sec to try to reset the circuit(?) board. I did but it did not do anything.
Summary: It fit in a difficult spot ( not a lot of space stove top to unit)and, other than being a little tricky installing, it's a great hood...plenty of power and light. The exhaust is actually much better than the larger unit we replaced.
Summary: I installed this fan when we renovated the kitchen two years ago and so glad we did. We cook a lot of Chinese food in high heat and this fan can pull the smoke and odor out of the house with no problem. The only complaint I have is that at the two high settings that noise is little high. SO far, we are very happy with it.
Sarah "Avid listener of fiction of all kinds...., Amazon
26 November 2013
Summary: We've had chimney range hoods before and other hoods and this one is spectacular. The venting is amazing. WE didn't want to remodel our kitchen just yet, so no ripping out cupboards to put in a chimney hood. This one was streamlined to give a lot of clearance over the stove, and works great with our new gas Dacor stove. We love it. Amazing power in the fan.
Summary: If you lack vertical clearance, this is the fan for you. It's approx. 2 inches shorter (top-to-bottom) than the other styles. Pretty quiet on settings 1 and 2. Setting 3 is also fine and will evacuate most semi-normal steam/smoke - e.g. full boil on stockpot with no lid on front burner. When you get in over your head (oven rolling smoke), setting 4 is extremely powerful, but also somewhat noisy, although not as annoying as cheap fans.
Summary: So far so good… One of the things I worried about when reading the reviews was that the hood "overrides" the manual operation mode. This is not the case. You can manually set the fan ventilation level and the product WILL retain the desired level.
Summary: I wanted a quiet high efficiency range hood with a low profile. This model is exactly what I needed. It removes the cooking fumes from high heat cooking, such as indoor grilling and wok cooking, with no difficulty at less than the highest fan setting. The three light levels are a plus. However, it is a little louder than I expected. I am glad I selected this range hood.
Summary: Jose at ABT was a excellent Appliance Expert. He was able to answer my many questions. I would difinetly call him when I shop for another appliance, I would recommend him to my colleagues and friends who were in the market for new appliances.