Harrietta Gauthier Range Hood January 30, 2019 06:42:20
Since a build-up of grease can affect the efficient operation of a range hood over time, this model makes a great choice for the home cook that wants peak efficiency from a vent fan – without the hassle of regular in-depth manual cleaning. Additionally, this range hood has six speeds of fan operation and is capable of up to 750 CFM. This is very robust operation and will suit the needs of many households. The unit is on the upper-end of the price range for an under cabinet range hood, but it’s features and capabilities still represent a tremendous value.
For a powerful and efficient under cabinet range hood, our top pick is the BV High Airflow Ducted Range Hood. Thanks to a unique slanted design and high CFM, this ducted range can keep the air circulated even with heavy smoke or high heat. This BV range hood is capable of up to 800 CFM thanks to dual motors. It has three fan speeds, with simple push-button controls that make operation easy. The slanted housing of this model allows for better air flow over the entire cooking range. On the underside of the housing, you’ll find stainless-steel baffles and a removable oil filter that are easy to remove and clean.
The Broan F40000 series of range hoods provide your indoor environment with fresh air circulation. The F403011 Convertible Range Hood belongs to that series. It is specifically designed to offer installation flexibility with 4-way convertibility. The range hood sets up as 3-1/4-inch by 10-inch ducted opening with either horizontal or vertical ducting. It can also install as 7-inch round vertical ducting or even as non-ducted with air re-circulation. As with other Broan hoods, the F403011 is fitted with a high-quality two-speed fan that will serve you for years without replacement.
Ducted types of hoods are fitted with aluminum filters to trap any grease before odors and smoke are forced outside. Some models may feature stainless steel filters. It is you to decide what works best although the difference may not be big. However, you must remember to wash the filter in the dishwasher monthly to ensure filtering efficiency. In case your cooking involves a significant amount of grease (such as wok cooking or frying) then you should wash the filters more often. Ductless hoods usually use charcoal filters to remove grease, odors, and smoke. Unlike aluminum or stainless filters of the duct types of the range hoods, the charcoal filters are not washable. To serve you effectively, you will have to replace them monthly.
The keypad is capacitive touch, which required a little bit of a learning curve users unfamiliar with the feel of capacitive buttons. Also, the keypad emits a blue light that is not dimmable. This additional glow is a non-issue for many happy Cavaliere users, but it is something to be aware of. This powerful unit has a mid-range price tag, which makes it a great buy if you’re looking for a high-CFM range hood. If you’re looking for a wall-mounted kitchen range hood that will deliver ample power, high-end looks, and convertible venting options, look no further than this model by Kitchen Bath Collection.
For a range hood on a budget, the Broan F403011 Two-Speed Convertible Range hood is a solid choice. The unit offers a variety of installation options and efficient operation that will meet basic kitchen needs. The F403011 offers convertible installation option – meaning it can be installed to vent horizontally or vertically, or can be installed to operate without ductwork. It offers a straightforward toggle switch to operate the fan at low or high speeds. It produces max CFM of 160 or 190 (depending on installation option).