Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Snoopypood Disappointing Product
I've bought Broan products for decades - at least 5 total units. My favorite was the Silhouette with the infinitely variable speed control. So, when I moved into a new house with a recessed vent hood space built into a cabinet, I couldn't really use that one because it would require major cabinet modifications. I elected to purchase the RMP17004 at a ridiculously high price. First thing out of the box that I noted was the rather flimsy construction. Still, I went ahead. After it was installed, I turned it on and even at the lowest of the three defined speeds, it sounded like a 747 landing in my kitchen. For this kind of money, they could have at least put a variable rheostat control to set at the fan at the speed required for your cooking job. I am exploring my options for a different (any manufacturer) unit since this is extremely objectionable to me.
March 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Michelle Beautiful desidn
It's has a beautiful design. Very sleek and easy to install but the grill had a small dent in it. Not enough to return but i noticed it.
February 6, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DaveG Works well, but noisy
We like the unit well enough, but found it a bit noisy which limits it's usefulness because of the open design of our condo unit.
February 6, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Extremely noisy
I bought this fan online. Installation instructions were good, and the fan installed easily. That's where the good ended. The fan comes with a gray cover plate, that holds the filters in place. It also has openings for the halogen lights. The gray paint is uneven and flaky, and the holes for the lights don't line up. And when I turned the fan on, it is unbelievably loud. So loud that I ended up taking it down and checking to see if I had left some packaging inside, or it was assembled wrong, or something. Turns out, no, it is just that loud.
December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mikaman Works OK, but loud
Vent hood seems to work OK, has good suction, but it's LOUD. Has three fan speeds: loud, louder, and loudest. At the high setting, it becomes difficult to hold a conversation in the kitchen. Light bulbs are a pain to replace, have to remove the filters (easy#, the stainless molding #a pain to re-install#, a retainer ring, and then -- finally -- the lightbulb itself. Be careful as Parts List is incorrect, my unit does NOT use 12-volt 20-watt bulbs, mine came with 120v 50w bulbs #Installation Manual is correct but Parts List is wrong). Overall this hood seems well-made and it looks good, although you really don't see it tucked up behindthe cabinetry.
February 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joe42 Performance Issues
1)Overall, the hood performs well. The cook top and hood are located on an exterior wall between a corner of the kitchen and the wall oven. But despite a short (approximately 12”) metal duct with taped joints and seams to the outside, cooking odors have been noticed in other parts of the kitchen which are not near the outside wall.
2)The filter frames collect moisture. Once the fan is stopped hot water drips on the cook top or the cooks arms or hands. Removing the filters for cleaning leaves a trail of water.
3) 30 watt bulbs provide more than enough light and should be considered in lieu of the 50 watt bulbs provided. Obviously, energy will be saved.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo4 Very quiet for the power it has.
The two lights ensure the stove top is lit perfectly. The adjustable fan is definitely a great feature and the spinning fan cage is on the outside of the house. Our neighbors always know what's for supper in our house! Well worth the money spent 2+ years ago during our kitchen remodel.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyL Been in for two years now and have had no problems.
Can't go wrong with Broan/Neutone and it was a reasonable price.
March 10, 2014