Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 45
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DCSKITCHEN Sharp stainless steel hood with decent power and nice lights-excellent value.
Finally replaced the cheap noisy exhaust hood that came with my home with this inexpensive but good looking hood. The hood looks great and provides very good suction to draw out air-I stir fry regularly. It also provides nice lighting. It's fairly quiet with a little noise generated from the damper-if I could silence the damper chatter I would be extreme satisfied. Initially, I was reluctant to purchase this due the price and the lack of a common "name" brand of it. I took a close look at it in the store since the sale clerk had no problem with me unboxing and examining it. I was impressed with the quality and appearance for the under $100 price. (I've been looking for hoods in the $350-$900 price range.) Availability of the reusable proprietary fitting washable filter is a little concering-given that its a "special buy" and it doesn't appear that Home Depot stocks the replacement filter. It is available from the company according to the owner's manual-via 800 number.
In conclusion, I'm happy with the purchase since it was a great price. The only feature it lack is grease catch reservoir-a feature only found on really expensive hoods. Buy one before it's gone.
November 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Razo681 Great Hood for the Money
Like a review above I was looking at much more expensive hoods ($250-$350) and happened to stumble upon this one. I was replacing one that was probably close to 20 years old. Don't expect this to be super quiet but it has a lot of power and that's what I wanted. I'm venting it inside so didn't get to use all the other venting options but its nice to have in the future.
As one other reviewer commented, it does stick out further than others but that's because the vent for the inside is on the top of the hood. I'll attach and image of what it looks like. I actually like it where it is because it now pushes the air out in to the room instead of back on to the cabinets. Installation was a breeze (mostly because I didn't have to vent outside).
Overall, I would buy again in a heartbeat.
November 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChefKen Great with a lil' tweak
I've been a professional chef for over 15 years so I was looking for a commercial looking hood with good suction but worked with my budget.
Agreed with many reviews above. Stumbled on this pre-black friday deal at $98. Didn't want to go any lower than 300 CFM and this fit the bill. Very nice looking slight "industrial" look this has. I was also able to pick it up and look at the display in store and the gauge of stainless steel is very nice. Not flimsy at all. It's exactly what I was looking for.
I wired it and turned it on to test and it functioned great except for the very loud rattling damper. It's a very cheaply constructed aluminum piece held by a hinge. It's the oversized axis that makes the rattling. I solved this by bending the aluminum tab that is located behind the damper. This tab is designed to restrict the damper from opening too far. With a little bending, I restricted the damper from opening 100% (now it's more like 80%) but it still has the same noticeable suction but with absolutely NO RATTLING. I now have a completely stealth silent hood that looks great. Can't wait to caramelize 10# of onions for some french onion soup under this hood!
November 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George Best Ever
I Great Deal
I Great Price
The people that Help Me Were Great
In Every Way
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March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Varci Cabinet Range
This range matches our appliances perfectly. I like the different functions such as the fan and the light.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by James Pleased with product
Purchased this hood to replace a 30 y.o. Broan. The quality of the product is very good. The unit has a solid feel and an attractive design, especially for the price. Install was very easy, and I am pleased with the operation. The fan is a bit louder than some of the higher priced models, but it also moves much more air (300 cfm) than the others, which is the goal here. I'd rather hear a bit more air exhausting and have the product do its job rather than it be quiet and useless. Was exceptionally pleased when I found it on sale after the initial purchase and Home Depot refunded me the difference (50%). Grab one while they are available!
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Romo No complaints
Looking around I saw that most ducted range hoods were starting around $140. Many of them quite a bit more. This seemed to be a good deal. Installation was easy and it went in no problem. It looks sharp and it matches the other stainless appliances I have very well. The only drawback I would note would be the extra loud fan. I basically always use the first setting, #2 and #3 are pretty loud with not a ton more pull. Overall it was a good buy for the price and it's still working well.
Bought in July '14
November 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grace Great hood but...it's deeper than the standard hood.
The standard wall cabinet and range hood depth is 12". This one is 14". Just be aware that it will stick out farther than your wall cabinet above.
November 11, 2013