Chardae Marchand Range Hood February 01, 2019 10:01:09
Proline Wall or Under Cabinet Range Hood is the last of our top 10 best range hood reviews not because it is the lowest quality of all. It is because if we had to rank them in one way or another. That said; this unit will capture your attention because of its wonderful design. The PLJW 185.30 super slim contour is ingeniously designed to save you space. It offers a height of a paltry 5 inches which will be barely noticeable in your kitchen yet the overall configuration it gives will capture anyone’s attention.
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.
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.
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.
A very loud range hood is not good for installation because such sounds may be disruptive. The sound that comes from range hoods is measured in terms of sones. Generally, one sone is equal to the sound you hear when a refrigerator is running. Normal tone conversations are approximated to measure about 4 sones while that of light road traffic is measured at 8 sones. Manufacturers of range hoods usually label their products with the loudness measurement in sones. Be keen to buy one that is not so loud. This may become a challenge because the lower the loudness measurement the lower the CFM measurement the hood will have. Therefore, you must balance between sound and power.
A lovely feature you will like to see in your kitchen is the unit’s cool light cascades from the built-in LED bulbs. The bulbs feature the newest 1.5 W GU10 LED which is preferred for their energy efficient nature and brightness. The lights will cover your whole range top. The unit’s dynamic and versatile design provides for multiple venting outlet choices. You can vent it out the back or top by removing the panels on its rear aspect. Although the PLJW 185.30 is armed with a powerful 4-speed motor of 600CFM, it operates very quietly. It is among the quietest range hoods in the market compared to others of its size. The unit is backed by Proline’s 3-year warranty on labor and parts.