Cherelle Fournier Range Hood February 01, 2019 10:01:07
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.
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).
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 QS1 has two fan speeds, and two different levels of lighting. Both are controlled by a rocker switch for straight-forward operation. Installing the Allure to be ventless, or horizontally or vertically vented is possible thanks to its four-way convertibility. This model of under-cabinet hood claims to be the quietest in its class of range hoods. Many users agree that the fan noise is moderate and not overly disruptive. An affordably priced model, the QS1 by Broan is a solid choice if you are looking for convertible installation and a CFM robust enough for many cooking applications.
A range hood is an important part of any kitchen configuration, and cooks of all capacities appreciate the part it plays in removing smoke and odors from the kitchen. The range hoods that made our list as best buys this year range from efficient, entry-level options to more robust, professional-grade units. Read on to find the range hood that will fit your kitchen and your cooking needs, without compromising on 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.