Summary: I have had this hood for over two years. I wanted something contemporary, modern & sleek looking...didn't want to bother with the chimney ones, having had one in the past. This looks like a professional-style, more expensive one. I like the slight brushed manner of the hood, as it doesn't collect and show dust as regular smooth steel would...bonus!
Summary: "Purchased this hood to replace mini-microwave combo stove vent. Installation was relatively easy, but definately a two person job, and snapping the motor up into the installed hood is a bit challenging. The vent exhausts into a small cabinet above hood and outside so did not have to get chimney / extension.
Pros: Four speed fan setting, lowest is almost silent, but quite effective in drawing up steam, smoke and smells from a flying pan. High setting will evacuate kitchen very quickly. Dual halogen lights with two brightness settings is nice. machine washable screens that are easy to remove and install.
Excerpt: We cook a lot... and not your typical stir fry. We generate tons of smoke and oil with our cooking, and this unit has substantial power to pull it all out.The only negative I have, is that it's a bit hard to clean the oil scum in the filter grates at the top... with enough oil, it can start to drip over time.