Harrietta Gauthier Range Hood January 25, 2019 07:25:03
The Broan 413004 belongs to a series of non-ducted under cabinet hoods made to meet the highest environmental standards. It’s among the best in design quality and performance. The range hood offers optimal filtration giving your indoor environment fresh air at all times. The design of the device comprises a removable combination grease-charcoal filter. This offers a cleaner, safer indoor exhaust recirculation. There is also a fan optimized for years of service without requiring frequent replacement. Stainless steel construction is strong, rust-proof and durable.
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.
Some users note that the fan is not ultra-quiet, but many agree that for an affordable price, the overall value of this range hood is still excellent. It is only available in a stainless-steel finish, which is the most common finish for wall-mounted range hoods. Choose this hood if you’re looking for a sleek and efficient unit that offers both ducted and ductless operation.
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.
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.
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.