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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave31415 Well built, good value
All exposed surfaces are nicely finished. No sharp edges, and I appreciate the rounded profile that spreads the force when I bump my head on it. The blower very effectively captures the smoke and odor from stir-frying at 22,000 BTUs. As expected, there is a lot of air noise at 600 cfm as the air rushes through the baffles and into the internal blower. At low speed, the predominant noise is a hum (almost a buzz) from the variable-frequency motor and controller. Much quieter than at high speed, but still annoying over time, say when simmering a soup.
The controls are the weakest point. A three-position rocker switch for the lights would make a lot more sense than a three position knob that I often twist the wrong direction. Also, the low setting is pretty much useless with LED lights because they flicker very perceptibly. Something more sophisticated than a diode to chop out half of the AC cycle would be appreciated. Both the light and fan knobs feel a little cheap.
Customer service was very responsive when I had questions.
May 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phyllis24 This is a great product with great features.
This product work great with the heat and odors being removed. There is only one thing wrong and that is that it resonates. With a little extra padding this stops the resonating. The fan speed is variable which works great if you only need it on low. There are two light features and with both on they put out a lot of light. The filters are easy to remove for cleaning and they go back in just as easy.
July 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carito Good product. Easy to clean and powerful.
We cook a lot, and were looking for a powerful range hood. This model is very powerful. In fact, we almost never use it at full force (it is a little loud at high speeds). I like that the filters are stainless and therefore durable. They are easily cleaned in the dishwasher. There are two drawbacks as far as I can see. One is that the lightbulbs are difficult to change given the tight opening and the depth of the bulb in it. The other is that sometimes I get drops of grease accumulating on the front edge of the hood. I am not sure why this happens. However, it is easily wiped off with a paper towel. In all, I would recommend this hood for serious cooks.
February 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LadyMerlyn Great, but with some drawbacks
The hood looks sleek, except the filter grates show much more than the catalog photo. I'm not pleased with this "industrial" look, but will live with it because I like the performance. It does the job I bought it to do. I can't really speak to ease of installation, because I wasn't at home when the contractor installed it. I like the way the filters remove for cleaning in the dishwasher. I like the variable speed control and the different light levels, but I wish the control knobs for them were easier to access, ie by sight rather than feeling around for them. I had a real problem inserting the light bulbs -- and in fact, had to call the contractor back to put them in, and he had trouble doing so. There was no book with it, so was not aware that there was a tool until I read other comments. My sales rep provided me with a book later.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheDude18 Installation was a breeze.
After moving the electrical to the proper location on the wall, I added wood to the underside of the cabinet it was to be mounted under. Had my son and his friend hold the hood in place while I secured the hood with eight screws to the cabinet above. Most of my time spent was on the prep work and then installing the duct work after.
December 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy533 Good hood, horrible to maintain
Good luck changing be halogen lights. Outside of eventually just breaking the light, they are impossible to get out!!! If anyone has a trick please let me know. I tried needlenose pliers with a sticky adhesive and also tried what the catalogue recommended by using rubber kitchen gloves... Nothing worked! Based on that alone I would not buy this product!
November 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EdA01 Overall excellent product
Excellent product when combined with proper exterior blower. One issue I have had is the light sockets are not well constructed. Replacing the lamps often results in the sockets coming out of their mounts. This requires removing the entire control panel to repair.
March 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bernie This product has great features
Contractors had no trouble installing the range hood. It does an effective job of pulling grease and other odors out of the air, so long as you adhere to the instructions of turning the fan on for a minute or two before it is needed, in order for the air flow to adjust. We like the ease of being able to put the filters in the dishwasher for cleaning. The fan is louder than we had hoped, but performance outweighs the noise.
February 20, 2013