Harrietta Gauthier Range Hood January 27, 2019 08:46:06
The SV218B2-30 has a six-speed fan, which is more speed options than many competitors. At top speed, it has airflow speeds of 900 CFM. This is top capacity for residential range hoods available on the market today. Other standout capabilities include a timer function, a 15-minute auto-shutoff option and a reminder to clean the unit after every 30 hours of use. The dual-chamber motor also is designed to dampen noise and keeps fan noise between 25dB and 56dB. The under-hood lighting is halogen, and located to the rear of the hood. It doesn’t offer as much illumination on the cooking surface as some range hoods.
For an under cabinet range hood with extreme power, look to the XtremeAir Ultra Series Range Hood. This stainless-steel range hood packs up to 900 CFM and can handle even heavy smoke and odors. Home cooks that do a lot of high-heat searing and find themselves battling smoke will appreciate the extraction capabilities of this fan, but even more routine cooking tasks benefit from the low and medium-power fan settings. The noise level for each fan is not noted as being within range of normal expectations.
While this is a lower end CFM capability, this range hood is a great budget buy and many users like that it does not require specialized or expensive light bulbs. Instead, the light operates using standard 75 watt bulbs. For a convertible range hood with more power than a budget model, choose the Broan QS1 with 220 CFM. Available in five color options, including the stainless-steel range hood on our list, this unit is versatile and will meet the needs of many kitchen configurations.
The TA-400 from Tatsumaki boasts a quick and efficient 38-second auto clean program that removes hidden grease and keeps the internal fan blades clean. The water reservoir is well-hidden and a quart of water is all that is needed to clear dust, grease, and other debris from the inner chamber. The water is flushed into the removable grease traps for disposal.
The KB36 Wall Hood requires 110v/60Hz to work with an output of 1290 cubic meter per hour or 760 cubic feet per minute. The interior workings of the range feature 4-speed touch sensitive electronic filters. To make your cooking easier, the hood features nice and bright two 20w tilting halogen lights that illuminate the cook-top. A strong feature of this unit is the ZLine’s Baffle Filters. These filters will purify the air by removing smoke and grease. The great performance of the KB-36 is a function of its 760CFM four-speed motor featuring a timer and an automatic shutoff capability. The unit measures 36 inches x 19.7 inches x 10.5 inches.
This made-in-the-USA unit is well-constructed and gives a professional-grade appearance. The company stands behind the integrity of the fan motor with a 10-year warranty. This unit is at a higher price point than under cabinet hoods with a lower CFM, but it is well-priced for professional-grade power.