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I have this hood installed over my Electrolux free standing range. It's sleek design compliments the range nicely while it's powerful enough (440cfm!) to handle the output of the burners. Additionally, it's...Read complete review
I have this hood installed over my Electrolux free standing range. It's sleek design compliments the range nicely while it's powerful enough (440cfm!) to handle the output of the burners. Additionally, it's reasonably quiet while it moves more air than the microwave hod previously installed in the space. It's very easy to clean, has really nice halogen surface lighting, and no bulky tags. I highly recommend this as a replacement for a microwave hood to anyone with a higher output cooking surface. If you're replacing a microwave hood, keep in mind, you'll likely need to fill a gap due to the difference in height.
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Good air flow
The hood fan is effective at removing steam. However, it sticks out quite a bit causing problems when working at the stove. The corners are sharp and can give you good knock on...Read complete review
The hood fan is effective at removing steam. However, it sticks out quite a bit causing problems when working at the stove. The corners are sharp and can give you good knock on the head if you aren't careful. The halogen lights sometimes don't work due to loss of contact in the sockets. I've had one of the lights fall out of the socket completely several times!
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from Alpharetta, GA, USA
Comments about Broan Stainless Steel AP1 Series 30" Wall Hood:
Wanted the look of a professional range hood in a recirculating application and Broan made this one. Love it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Boca Raton, Florida
I'm not crazy about seeing light fixtures under the hood. I wish the light sockets were more recessed under the hood. Also, the halogen bulbs are a real pain to install.
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Delivery and service were very prompt and exceptional. Absolutely no complaints with ABT.
I bought this hood for another home and love it!
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
We searched out this hood when we remodeled our other kitchen. Love the look and style. It works great.You DO have to make sure it is hung high enough- the first time I couldn't get a canning pot under it. We raised the upper cabinet and it was great then.
They allow you to set your own delivery date and time once it arrives in the area
this product is easy to use
from Boston, MA, USA
This product is easy to use the features are great would recommend to friends and family.
A very good, functional unit, but not for tall people.
from Eugene, OR, USA
This stainless steel hood with variable-speed fan and low-high light performs quite well. It seems solidly built and is an attractive addition to a functional kitchen. However -- and this is an important point -- engineering principles regarding air flow determine the height of the unit above the cooking surface. As a result, this unit is installed typically at a height of about 5 feet 10 inches. This means that anyone over 5' 9" sooner or later will bang their head (ouch!) on the corner of the unit. Additionally, until they get familiar with the fan and light controls, tall people will need to slouch down to locate the controls. Thus, my recommendation to purchase this hood is conditional on how tall you are.
Excellent product for a small kitchen
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
Looks and performs excellent for my small kitchen!
Very beautiful, clean, modern look - miles apart from the normal sloped hoods.
from Lansing, MI, USA
I brought this hood because I wanted something with a clean, modern anmd different and artistic look. This was the only one I could find (other than Tamburo - twice as expensive) that did not look like the 99% other metal range hoods available in the market. I am very happy with the looks, it matches the rest of my stainless steel kitchen appliances. It performs very well and is easy to clean., Myself and my husband installed it in less than one hours. This hood makes all my guests ask where did you buy it, we have never seen anything looking this nice in stainless steel.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
so far so good
from Bellevue, WA, USA
we had this product for over a year now.. so far so good~
excellent unit, but a few quibbles
from Madison, WI
We purchased this as a replacement to a hood that was installed in our house in the 1960s. This is a major step up, and we couldn't be more happy with the unit's performance. It not only is much quieter than our older model, but it is also much more efficient in removing steam and smoke from the range that is installed below it. On minor point which I do not appreciate about this unit is the fact that the control knobs for the fan speed and light intensity are of the push-on variety. At one point within the first year of ownership one of the knobs fell off, onto the surface of the range and melted. I replaced the knobs with the set-screw type knobs which are available at Radio Shack (and hardware stores). Broan should re-think this design flaw, in my opinion, and replace the push-on knobs with something more stable and less likely to fall off. Overall, I love this hood, though, and would definitely purchase it again if given the opportunity! Thanks, Broan!
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