We bought a new home and were able to design our kitchen. Decided to pick this hood because it’s design and to match our 36’ stove , it really looks great . The main issue is the noice when fan is on , it would be nice if GE use a less noisy motor, other than that we really like it
After a long research, my wife bought this hood despite my warning about the damper problem that I learned from my own research.
The hood is nice design, powerful fan, good lighting, simple to use ... poor quality vent damper. Yes, the damper hinges are made from the same soft aluminum sheet that failed after a year or so of usage. Luckily, it escaped the fan when falling down otherwise the motor and case would be further damaged. It cost a lot to put it and now it would cost a lot more to repair due to the location.
I've had many GE Profile appliances before but I'm now thinking about something else. For this hood, I'll probably yank it out and replace with a different brand because I will have to face the same problem maybe another year from now.
In deciding which exhaust hood to purchase for my kitchen remodel, I looked at a traditional rectangular unit and this more stylish curved model. This hood is roughly twice the price of the other hood I was considering and the specs were similar. I am very pleased that I picked the PV976NSS. I only plan on buying one hood and the up front cost will be well worth the added cost over the years.
I have used the hood for 6-8 weeks. As expected when it is on the two highest speeds it's noisy, but that should be expected. The lower speeds are not all that loud and similar to other hoods I have used. I had the exhaust routed out the eave of the kitchen wall (as opposed to the roof) over a rear deck. One of the first times we used the hood my wife turned it on high it actually blew leaves off of the deck from about 12 feet above, its that powerful.
My contractor had a few challenges with the installation, not because of the shroud, but because of compound cuts that were needed to match the ceiling. We will end up placing a small piece of trim where the shroud meets the ceiling.
I am very pleased with the PV976NSS and recommend it.