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Well planned design-great looking !
We've owned this unit since October 2011. It was part of a kitchen "refresh", new appliances, counter tops etc. We cook a lot and this unit has been used almost...Read complete review
We've owned this unit since October 2011. It was part of a kitchen "refresh", new appliances, counter tops etc. We cook a lot and this unit has been used almost daily since installation. The primary function of a range hood is to move air (vapors and odor) up and out of the kitchen. I couldn't be more satisfied with the performance of this unit. Let me add that it's quiet considering the job it's performing and it never sounds like it's struggling to do it's work. The filters are of good quality, they fit snugly and evenly, they are easily removed and re-seated and simple to clean; pop 'em in the dishwasher. I like it a lot. There are several other features that put this unit "over-the-top". Sorry, couldn't resist but a least in the previous paragraph I didn't say "it really sucks"...heh, heh...ok, moving on... I won't list all the features but I'll list the ones I use most often and find to be really useful. The lighting built into this unit is excellent, especially for my aging eyes. It's halogen, clean, white and it makes a big difference in the cooking environment. The lighting has selectable multi-levels of intensity and can be dialed from "a little light" up to a serious task light level. It's difficult to get ceiling mounted lights to throw illumination under a cook top and the lighting in this unit solves a problem I didn't realize I had. There's also a setting (user selectable) that turns the lighting on automatically at night for an ambient light. Very nice. I like the built-in timer. In our busy kitchen it's nice to have a timer dedicated to the cook top. We use it for almost everything else too. because it's located in the range hood, it's at eye level making it really handy. The timer has a 10 minute delay off function. Push the delay button and the fan turns itself off ten minutes later. Perfect for those times when you want to continue to remove steam from the pasta pot or odor from the crab pot but you want to sit down and not be bothered walking back to the galley. I opted for the remote control for this unit just in case I forget to push the delay button. I'm pretty "hands-on" in the kitchen with lots of start-up prep and standard shut down activities but every once in a while I sit down and go; "Oh no! I forgot to turn off the fan!" Problem solved with a back up solution to boot. I'd give this unit five stars for it's air handling performance alone but it's sleek good looks and smart, usable functions really seal the deal.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not the quality I was expecting.
The assembly directions were somewhat overly complicated with too much information in some parts and very unclear directions in others. They tended towards the verbose, and the pictures were often confusing. This being...Read complete review
The assembly directions were somewhat overly complicated with too much information in some parts and very unclear directions in others. They tended towards the verbose, and the pictures were often confusing. This being said, I finally did get the range hood assembled. (By the way, I am a journeyman tool and die maker, directions and prints are my career.) I had to get larger screws to hold up the inner chimney, because the ones that came with it were insufficient to the task. Within in a month of the installation, the light on the left side of the hood quit working. I took the lens off and the light came back on. Recurring problem daily for 3 weeks. Now the light doesn't come on at all. I thick it must have a loose wire, but there is no way to get to the wiring to check.
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Excellent exhaust. Lights very good, low switch not easy to operate.
from Midland, ON, Canada
Comments about Broan Economy 41000 24" Range Wall Hood White:
Overall value is VERY good. The low level ON switch does not always turn the light on. Attractive design.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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works great removing smoke and odors
from Grapevine, TX, USA
It could be a little quitter on high. Removes smoke and odors efficiently. Cleans up easily.
Great product !!!!! :)
from Buchanan, MI 49107, USA
This product works great for not being vented to the outside, was easy to install, looks great over the stove!!!!! :)
Great fit and features
from Gilpin County, CO, USA
This performs as I had hoped. Nice design, great fan, light and accepts carbon filters. The remote has such limited range that I choose not to use it. Solid unit that fits my new kitchen design and wanted a unit that had a reputation of reliability.
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Not effective... poor design.
The blower is located off-center to the left, so anything that is cooked on the right side of your range is not captured. Even on the highest speed, cooking odors escaped into the house and not through the exhaust. Despite having to forfeit the installation costs, we ended up returning the unit.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Design Flaw with Lighting
Within 3 months of installation the lights in our unit began to fail. Replacing them is next to impossible due to a serious design flaw. The installation is backwards, impossible to get even a small woman's hand into the area to change the bulb. We have since changed the bulb and they randomly go off. If you bang the unit it will go back on temporarily. This is because it is next to impossible to replace the bulb properly. This flaw should have been caught during the design phase and most certainly corrected. You should not have to call service to change a bulb. Do not buy this unit.
Great size, appearance, effective, but impossible for me to set clock and timed functions..
from New Jersey
Love everything about this range hood except the programming/control buttons. By trial and error I have learned to adjust light level and fan level. In over a year I have not been able to set or use the clock. The problem is that the buttons are black on a black background. Labels are useless for the same reason, and not adequate. User documentation is woefully inadequate and needs to be written for someone totally new to the product. The range hood is over my head (good), provides light down on the cooking surface where I need it (good), but even with a step stool and flashlight I cannot figure out how to set the clock!
Great value, feature loaded!
from North Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Clean lines, looks beautiful. Feature loaded! This range hood looks stunning in my mid century modern kitchen. It is white and clean and I love how smart it is. From the amazing light given by the 4 50W halogen lights, to the lovely green light glowing the time. I love the features on this unit. Very smart. Love the quietness of the fan speeds. Quiet and effective! If you are cooking and the fan is on, it will adjust itself if needed to give your more fan exhaust and then will return to your original fan setting. How cool is that? Or the way you can set a timer once you are finished cooking and it will turn off the fans all by itself. It truly is beautiful to look at and I like that I can put both filters in my dishwasher to clean. I hired a contractor to install it and the installation was easy to do.
Good quality, excellent air flow
from Marietta, GA, USA
Good quality, excellent air flow, flush mount, my only complaint is its a little loud.
Produt was a good fit in the space above new countertop range.
from San Diego, CA
The unit was installed by a contractor who also installed new countertop, stove and microwave. Unit seems to work well, except for the integrated clock. That never keeps exact time and runs fast by several minutes each day. Not very usable! Also, instructions to set clock and other settings not very user friendly
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