Broan QS142 Allure Series 220 CFM Under Cabinet 42-inch Hood
23 October 2014
Summary: The range hood that I replaced was quite old and dated. I had a new stainless stove and I hated the mismatched look of the old hood. Upon receiving the new 42 inch Broan hood, I was disappointed that the workmanship looked cheap (seams were not closed tightly).
Summary: Got this to replace an el cheapo fan and we really like it. It is a vast improvement over our old one. Lighting is nice with the two brightness options and the fan is super quiet on low and while the high fan is naturally louder it is not what I call too loud.
Summary: We had trouble finding the 42 inch size locally, so Amazon came through for us. I don't find that the fan works particularly well on this range hood. It was installed correctly (to an outside vent).
Summary: Might be an excellent unit if installed using the ducted system. I required a ductless installation and after several days, noticed excessive cooking odors that we had not experienced before with our 26 year old cheapy unit.
Summary: The range hood we just purchased looks good, sounds good and is a great improvement over the old one (brown). We had a larger space to fill and this one fit perfectly. I had been to the box stores and no one carried this size.
Summary: This hood was relatively easy to install. Just be aware if you are venting with round duct you may need to buy a separate damper (only 10" rectangle provided) as it does not come with the unit. The (2) light bulbs are also not included. Otherwise, the unit is very good looking and works great.