Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 79
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Remodel55 Excellent purchase
I found this to be easy to install. even with no previous hood. I am a 55 year old woman and had no problems. Since I didn't have wiring for the hood I simply added a plug and plugged into the wall. I was a little concerned when I read the reviews about how noisy it was. I found it was noisy initially however the filter was touching the fan. I simply pushed the filter out a little bit and that cut out the noise.
This fan is not as loud as the fan in the house I was renting a year ago. This one is much quieter.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by DeeGee Great Price
Great vent-a-hood for the price! Put it in one of our townhomes and it works great. Pretty easy to install too.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by azgayle Great Range Hood
This hood was a replacement for an old, sticky, ugly vented hood. It is so handsome and was easy to install. Being non-vented is a plus because it means more storage area above the range and is so much better looking overall! I couldn't be happier! Efficient, good looking and very reasonably priced!!
August 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Randolph Easy to Jerry-rig in Strange Places
As you see from the photo, I do not have cabinet slot for this hood. I had to jerry-rig it into place over my gas range. Fortunately, that was an easy task since this Nutone Hood has enough holes and screws. I simply added a few 2x4's on the drywall for support and a couple of small right angle brackets on top for further support from above. Of course, I had to drill two more holes for those brackets, but it works out fine as you see. Adapting an AC power cord was also very easy: Open the steel panel and wire in the cord. Nothing intimidating there. (BTW: Home Depot Staff were excellent in helping me find all the parts I needed to jerry-rig and wire this hood.) The light fixture and the filter are easily accessible. I put a 13W CFL in mine which is also excellent as a night-light in the kitchen, but helps me see everything that I'm cooking. The fan is relatively loud even on the low setting. The fan uses more wattage than I expected, but using a hood is strange to me. The fan blows particles from the filter because it's that powerful; this is nothing that the filter is capturing. The hair like strands come from the filter, so remember to give your filter a few taps, so there are no loose particles to get blown out by the filter. The DPDT switch for the fan gets more difficult to push with time. I'm hoping that's it's also easily replaceable because I have found that most of the parts for this hood are easily replaceable and inexpensive from different suppliers. I don't know if that's true for other hoods, but that how I like it. This is the first time I've used a hood in my very old kitchen. Do you see that 4" capped soffitt underneath the hood? That's where a ducted hood is supposed to go. I can't figure out how to use it just yet or why it's only 4' from the floor. Until then, this hood does just fine.
December 14, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by LetMeDoIt4Myself cheap as the price
Wasn't hard to install; lightweight and just need a few screws. It's so thin, though, that it warps and twists very easily, so even if your (usually under-cabinet) space is typical, anything less than perfectly plumb results in a hood that looks visibly warped/twisted, so that one front corner may be lifted. I could have installed shims and a face board to hide this, but once it is warped, it's probably too late! Furthermore, it is so thin that you have to be careful setting it down on it's side, as it's own weight may be enough to bend in that side, again distorting it visibly. It's shallow enough that it needs to be installed fairly low so that you can't see the light bulb and filter! My cabinet space is high enough to allow a standard top-mount freezer style fridge under it with about 3 inches to spare; mounting the hood there resulted in a 5' 3" person seeing the ugly inside of the hood while standing anywhere within a few feet of the hood. The biggest joke is that mine came without the filter, and I didn't notice it until I installed it. The filters are supposed to be replaced every 3-4 months, and they are 13.00 plus tax for a 43.00 range hood. Get the slightly higher-priced hood with a filter that allows just the charcoal to be replaced, or you'll pay for this again every year in filters alone!
July 10, 2014