Summary: This is such an improvement over my over-the-range microwave vent hood. It was a nice microwave, but I was tired of setting off my smoke alarm when I was cooking! I'm doing a lot better with a little counter microwave and this amazing range hood. I've been tracking the price and looking at hoods for over a year. This is the one I wanted. Thank you, Amazon, for the great price. It's all installed and I couldn't be happier.
Decent product but poor customer service when purchased from Overstock Closeouts
W. Heasley "dabbler", Amazon
23 March 2014
Summary: Dented in shipping, fortunately the dented part was hidden by cabinets. Not high quality stainless as magnet will stick to it. Very quite and the lighting is very nice, just wish it was LED. Much larger surface area for vents than most. Installation requires you to take several pieces out, so a little bothersome, but overall, very nice looking. Range hoods in general seem way more expensive than what comes in the package, or what the components are made of.
Summary: This is my 2nd Broan NuTone hood purchase and install - I had replaced one 3-4 years ago in a previous house, now this one in a new one. No complains. Quiet, efficient, ergonomic. Install is extremely easy - power screwdriver is pretty much all you need.
Summary: We installed this above a 36" 5-burner gas stove. When we have a couple burners on, and no fan, the fan automatically turns on to vent excess heat. When we have the fan on low, and there's too much heat, it turns itself on higher until it's cooled down, then it goes back to the original setting. Very nice. The lights are very bright, and they put out quite a bit of heat all by themselves.
Summary: I chose this hood because it looks a bit more upscale than what you typically find in a home improvement store, but it is still only 7" tall. Most of the stainless "commercial style" hoods are 9" or taller, which would have made my cooktop-to-hood distance and overall floor-to-hood height too short without extensive cabinet modification.