Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Neverfinished Surprisingly quiet and well made
Had to replace Zephyr AK7000 because contractor did not know CFM code requirements. Zephyr was higher CFMs but up to 400 (390 on Zephyr) this runs much more quietly than the Zephyr. It is more solidly constructed (motor housing and its attachment to the body) than the Zephyr. Zephyr is a bit more attractive with its rounded corners and control panel, but this works somewhat better than the Zephyr did for exhausting cooking fumes. I think baffles (Zephyr) are overrated - because they look nice - now that I can compare baffles and screens.
Timer function is useful. Would have preferred LED lights to these incandescent but the amount of light is fine. Zephyr was halogen. Very good install instructions. Electrician had great difficulty attaching power line because of location of box and tiny screws.
There is a dimple on one side of the hood which was not visible until the plastic coating was removed. No reason to remove the plastic for inspection because there was no exterior damage. Too late to return. The (new) contractor was there, had the wall ready and was waiting to install. Not happy but I have to live with it.
Warning - - This has a 6" round vent exhaust NOT 8". I had an 8" vent pipe hole through brick from the Zephyr. I read the manual carefully and called Arietta customer service to be certain of the size because a Q and A on here questioned it. The online manual, which CS said was definitely current, and the CS rep both said the vent is 8". It is not. It is 6". Within the shipping materials is a page addendum for the manual saying it's been changed to 6". Not helpful information after delivery and unpacking. Had to return the separately purchased Arietta 8" butterfly backdraft valve.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tare Excellent product
Easy to install. Home Depot delivered to my door as promised.
March 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LT Good Product
The hood is very well built. Installation instructions/booklet could be better for those who aren't as DIY savvy. The only reason I didn't give it 5 Stars, is the 3 speed fan cycle. The increments between the speeds doesn't make much sense but the top speed works.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ch Looks custom
Excellent product! Made my kitchen look custom. Can barely hear when on.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grady1 Good-looking and quiet!
You'll need a complete set of Torx bits because every screw is a different sized one. Other than that, I would recommend that you dry-fit this hood to mark the hook locations. If you use their measurements it's hit and miss.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rick Buying it again!
I bought this range hood in 2009 for my last home and am buying it again for the new one I am currently building. It is quiet, dependable ( big motor) and it does what it is suppose to do very well! I looked at everything else that is currently available, I was tempted by the "Pro" appearing hoods available on-line for 1/2 the cost but they are nothing more than stainless steel boxes with bathroom fans in them.. Don't be fooled by others claims of 750 -1000 cfm blowing through 5 and 6" ducts. To effectively remove cooking smoke and odors you need a large centrifugal fan blowing through a large duct . The 400 cfm rating of this range hood actually delivers that capacity. The filters easily fit into a dishwasher for cleaning
February 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reynoel Large capture area + 400 cfm = powerful suction
When I purchased this unit, I expected that installation would be a challenge (8" duct work meant I had to replace my existing duct work). Once installed and after 8 months of usage, I swear that this unit is God-sent! Unlike my old over-the-range microwave/exhaust combo and 300 cfm shallow units, this great looking, functional - albeit expensive - exhaust fan removes grease and odor so efficiently that noone would ever know you just fried fish. That's right, no more smelly clothing and house for the first time ever since I purchased the Lazio. This is A MUST-HAVE for every kitchen
June 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by onlineshopper Great hood for price!
This is a very nice hood for the money. I hired a contractor to do the install because it is very heavy. My only complaint is the light isn't very bright. Rather than that, it's a very high end looking hood for a reasonable price.
December 13, 2014