Good combo of features...only dinged 1 star for the price
20 November 2013
Summary: We got this to replace the range hood that has been in the house since we bought it over 20 years ago. BIG improvement in air flow and light. I went for this model because we had already used a Broan to replace the bathroom vent and it has worked very well there for several years now. I wish more of the models used the fluorescent bulbs, or better yet LED, I just did not want energy hog halogen lights.
Summary: I love the way this range hood looks - stainless with black. It fit perfectly in the space we had and was easy to install. The fan has two settings but is extremely loud on the high setting - we can hear it completely across the house. Also it was not mentioned anywhere in the product description - this is NOT a vented hood. Lastly, there are two light settings but they're exactly the same brightness, so it appears to be malfunctioning.
Summary: Besides mangling the ductwork in order to avoid a stud removal, the installation of this went very smoothly. We will have to put some strips on the side as it doesn't quite fill out the overhead cabinet space, but its pretty powerful and the light is very good. pretty noisy but hey, what do you expect.
Summary: My husband installed this himself, attaching it to the already existing exhaust pipe to outside. It does vent well, but I know there are better out there. For the price I think it's a good product. There are two fan speeds, the 2nd speed is much more effective, but much noisier. The light looks like it has two intensities (which our old even less expensive one had & I really appreciated), because it has a 1 and a 2 to toggle between, but the light stays the same...
Summary: Hood looks beautiful and the double lights are great. The black plastic on the sides looks good and makes this a lot easier to clean than a hood that's all stainless steel surface. Having the underside fully enclosed by the filters is also a great feature - very little surface that has to be cleaned underneath. It's also extremely nice having the extra several inches of space since the hood is so slim. The fan is barely audible on the normal setting.