Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4 out of 5 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 3 out of 5 by Mima Efficient removal of cooking odors and smoke, but VERY LOUD.
Efficiency and sound were our top two criteria when purchasing an exhaust for our new kitchen. This was a disappointment since it was represented as being very quiet. We avoid using it since it is difficult to carry on a conversation while it is in use.
Would not purchase again.
February 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ISSAC bad construction
a; to loud ,loud,loud
b:parts brake to fast. such unit i would expect to work atlist for several years befor it will give any problem
d:poor design. you cant change the motor with out taking the unite totaly out of wall
e: technical support is good but not educated what happen to fixing thing rather changing parts
in short i paid over a thousand dollars for something that lasted less than two years and the motor gone and in order to replace it it will cost me more than 600$ 300$ LABOR AND 300$ MATERIAL
February 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 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