Excerpt: I can't say enough good things about the Broan Elite 600. It is very effective in pulling out smoke, heat, and odors. The unit is very quiet when used on the lowest two settings. The third highest setting is a little louder but not disruptive in any way. In fact, I use this setting (3rd) most frequently. The highest setting is quite loud -- but extremely effective in moving the air/exhaust out of the kitchen. The unit comes with some nice features.
Summary: Bought this to replace the original range hood installed by the builder. Installation was a bit of a struggle because of the difference in ducting. Required cutting a new hole in the shelf above the unit, and a new sheet metal transition piece. Unless you are very handy, help from a professional installer is recommended. The unit was a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for. Once installed it has worked well. It is not as tall (high?
Excerpt: Product came in damaged but I was able to repair without the hassle of returning the product. Very effective in pulling smoke and odors out but is quite loud on the higher settings. The light feature is very nice and I like the dimming/shut off. would be nice if the outer seams were welded.
Summary: Light works great, fan is exceptionally quiet. Only down side was needing to retrofit the duct work to the size of the air aperature on top, which is not standard size and not available locally. Wished it came with the duct connection. Functionally, after installing, it is fantastic.
Excerpt: Our old unit was a downdraft which frequently left us with a smoke filled room. The new Broan leaves our kitchen entirely smoke free. Plus, it looks good and provides excellent lighting over the cooktop.
Summary: NOTE - This review is based on the unit as ordered through Amazon, not the unit in general. I ended up getting it from another source and it was perfect. I ordered this unit through Amazon since I needed it the next day and Amazon could get it to me. However, the first unit arrived damaged. The box was in fine condition, but the unit itself was severely damaged on the right, front side. It looks like it was dropped on the corner, mangling it beyond repair.
Summary: Although i was hoping for a hood that had controls on the underside and these are on the front, i am very, very pleased with this purchase. The design is sleek, and the operation of the fan is good -- has 4 settings, most often we use 2, occasionally 3. 3 and 4 are noisier, yes, and they have good draw. With 2, i've sometimes forgotten the fan is on, it's so quiet!