Faber Inca HC29SS Custom Range Hood Insert Review

April 15, 2014 in Faber, Range Hood Insert Reviews, Range Hood Review

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The Faber Inca HC SS Standard Insert Vent Hood is a clean, sturdy, Built-In powerful Stainless Steel Range Hood Insert. Perfect for the homeowner who wants a high capacity insert without seeing the hood. The Inernal Blower carries ample power at 600 CFM on high, with a sone range from 3.5 to 6.5 and has 3 speeds. The fine quality Stainless Steel mesh grease filters are dishwasher safe for easy clean up. The INHC29SS range hood insert measures 28 3/8” in width and can be used in a 30 inch or 36” wide custom hood.  This Vent Hood features a 3 speed LED backlit Electronic Control panel with a 10 minute timer in the front of the insert for easy access. Two 20 watt Halogen lights provide plenty of light for your cooking area.

The Faber Inca HC29SS Range Hood Insert installs easily into your custom cabinet or hood and comes with a built in mounting system. This insert can be vented either on the top or direct rear ducting options. The cost for this range hood comes in around $600.00. You may need the matching hood liner to fit your specific cabinet or range hood properly at a cost of $150.00. This Vent Hood is convertible to a Ductless Recirculating system with additional parts.

Windster RA-34LU Under Cabinet Range Hood Review

September 23, 2013 in Brands, Range Hood Review, Under Cabinet Range Hood Reviews, Windster

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Windster RA-34LU Under Cabinet Quick Look:

  • MSRP N/A,  Average Sale Price $700 – $910

  • 3 Speed,  650 CFM,  5.4 Noise Level,  Local Blower

  • Size 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”,  19-Gauge Brushed Stainless Steel

  • 2 – (30”, 36”) or 3 – (42”, 48”) 1.5 LED Lights,  Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

Windster RA-34LU Under Cabinet Range Hood will add a touch of class to your kitchen and clean out unwanted smoke, moisture and odors with this sleek and powerful Vent Hood.  Made from 19 Gauge Brushed Stainless Steel, it is seamlessly welded to give a slick, streamlined look and insure there are no sharp, dangerous edges.

Windster features a 650 CFM Internal Blower with enough venting capability to will keep your air clean and free from air-borne food contaminants. There are 3 Blower speeds to choose from, with the lowest setting using 220 CFM and a noise level of 1.3 Sones, Mid setting produces 3.8 Sones and when running on full power, the noise level for this Vent Hood is 5.4 Sones.  Stainless Steel Baffle Grease Filters are easy to remove and dishwasher safe for a quick cleanup.

This Under Cabinet Hood by Windster features an all-new multifunction LCD indicator that makes working this Range Hood a snap by using a convenient Blower speed level display and a delay shut-off.  Bright LED bulbs provide the lighting you need above your cooktop with two 1.5 Watt LED lamps in the 30” or 36” model and three 1.5 Watt lamps in the 42” and 48” models.

The RA-34LU Under Cabinet Range Hood by Windster can be converted to a Wall Mounted Vent Hood with the addition of a Duct Cover.  This Range Hood is available in 30”, 36”, 42” and 48” wide models and can be purchased for around:

Windster 30” Under Cabinet Range Hood RA-34LU30SS  -  $700

Windster 36” Under Cabinet Range Hood RA-34LU36SS  -  $750

Windster 42” Under Cabinet Range Hood RA-34LU42SS  -  $820

Windster 48” Under Cabinet Range Hood RA-34LU48SS  -  $910

 

KitchenAid Architect II 600 Series Wall Range Hood Review

September 17, 2013 in Brands, KitchenAid, Range Hood Review, Wall Range Hood Reviews

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KitchenAid Architect II 600 Series Quick Look:

  • MSRP $1450 – $1550,  Average Sale Price $1400 – $1500

  • 4 Speed,  600 CFM,  9.3 Noise Level (Sones),  Local Blower

  • Size 30” and 36”,  Brushed Stainless Steel

  • 2 – 20w Halogen Lights,  Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

KitchenAid Architect II Wall Range Hood Series is a low profile, contemporary Brushed Stainless Steel Vent Hood that brings simplistic, modern design to the kitchen.

This Wall Range Hood by KitchenAid includes a 600 CFM Internal Blower with 4 fan speeds that will keep the kitchen fresh by easily handling your venting needs. Stainless Steel Baffle Filters effectively capture the steam, odors and liquefied grease, preventing buildup in your ductwork.  The grease filters are a breeze to clean by simply removing and placing them in the dishwasher.  When the blower is operating on it’s highest setting using 600 CFM, the noise level is 9.3 Sones.

The 4 speed electronic control includes an LCD display that offers valuable feedback on settings and selections.  Featuring a 60 minute timer and a ‘Timer Fan Off’ that when activated will automatically turn the blower fan off after 10 minutes.  A grease filter saturation indicator will display “Clean Grease Filter” after 30 hours of fan use reminding you it’s time to clean the filters.  KitchenAid’s heat sensor will turn the blower to the highest speed if excessive heat occurs around the control area.  Two 20 Watt Halogen bulbs will light your cooktop area and 2 additional Halogen bulbs on the top side of the vent can be turned on to create soft, ambient lighting or a night light.

KitchenAid Architect II 600 series Wall Range Hood is available in 30” and 36” widths and can be purchased for about:

KitchenAid 30” Architect II Wall Range Hood  KXW4430YSS  -  $1400

KitchenAid 36” Architect II Wall Range Hood  KXW4436YSS  -  $1500

 

Faber Designer Collection Tratto Isola TRATIS36SS Island Range Hood Review

September 9, 2013 in Brands, Faber, Island Range Hood Reviews, Range Hood Review

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Faber Designer Collection Tratto Isola Quick Look:

  • MSRP N/A, Average Sale Price $1570

  • 3 Speed,  600 CFM,  6.5 Noise Level (Sones),  Local Blower

  • Size 36”,  Brushed Stainless Steel & Glass

  • 4 – 20w Halogen Lights,  Stainless Steel Mesh Filters

Faber Designer Collection Island Range Hood combines a gently arched glass canopy accentuating the stainless steel styling of the hood.  This elegant Vent Hood in the Tratto Isola Series has a stunning slim profile design used to enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen decor.

TRATIS36SS Island Range Hood from Faber features a 600 CFM, 3 speed Internal Blower with metal impellers that works very efficiently at removing the smoke and odor produced while cooking from your kitchen area.  It also comes with a preinstalled “Silent Kit”, that assists in reducing the noise levels. It produces 3.5 sones on low and up to a maximum of 6.5 sones on the highest fan setting. The grease filters are Stainless Steel Mesh, are easily removable and dishwasher safe for a quick cleanup.

Featuring a modern LED digital display with touch controls which adjust the 3 blower speeds, light settings and timer.  The Tratto Series Island Hood includes a 10 minute intensive speed timer that allows the blower to clear the air on maximum power, as well as a 30 minute delayed shutdown mode so you can enjoy your guests without worrying about remembering to turn off your fan.  Four 20 watt Halogen lights with a dimmer function let you achieve the lighting balance you desire from very bright to a softer glow.

Faber Tratto Isola is available in a 36” model and has an adjustable Telescopic Chimney that fits ceilings up to 8’ 11” and requires a 6” round duct.  This Island Hood is convertible to a ductless or recirculating system and has Faber’s “Easy Cube Quick Mounting System”.

You can purchase the Faber Designer Collection Tratto Isola Series Island Range Hood in 36” width for approximately $1570.

 

Sirius SU-SIU-404 SS Island Range Hood Review

June 26, 2013 in Brands, Island Range Hood Reviews, Range Hood Review, Sirius

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Sirius SU-SIU-404 SS Island Range Hood Quick Look:

  • MSRP $2825, Average Sale Price $2030

  • 4 Speed, 600 CFM, 4.9 Noise Level(Sones), Local Blower

  • Size 14”, Brushed Stainless Steel

  • 1 – 50w Halogen, Aluminum Mesh Filter

Sirius SU-SIU-404 SS Island Range Hood in 20 gauge Brushed Stainless Steel is a modular, sleek and contemporary Vent Hood with simple, clean straight lines, perfect for smaller or executive size kitchens.

This Range Hood by Sirius features dual high torque centrifugal fans in an aluminum squirrel cage die cast housing with a suction capability of 600 CFM. With the 14” diameter, a powerful 600 CFM Blower allows the ventilation area to expand beyond a 14” cooktop. If your cooktop is larger than 30”, it is recommended that you install two Modular Island Hoods side by side to increase your capture area. The Noise Level for the SU-SIU-404 SS is 63 dba or 5.0 Sones with 4 inlet ports that help to minimize airflow noise. Anodized high density, multi layer aluminum mesh filter is dishwasher safe for a quick and easy clean up.

The SU-SIU-404 Stainless Steel Vent Hood has one 50 watt Halogen Light to illuminate your cooking surface. The wireless remote control will adjust the 4 fan speed settings and has a 10 minute delay shut off timer. The Hood is equipped with a heat sensor overload to protect your cooking area from excessive heat that could present a fire hazard and keep the heat within acceptable levels. This vent hood comes in a 14” diameter size only.

This Range Hood can be converted to a ductless or recirculating application with the optional purchase of a high density carbon filter kit. The telescopic decorative chimney flue is extendable to fit ceiling heights from 8 feet to 9.3 feet allowing for perfect and easy installation.

You can purchase the Sirius Modular Island Range Hood SU-SIU-404 in Stainless Steel for around:

Sirius Modular 14” Island Range Hood SU-SIU-404 SS –  $2030

 

Futuro Futuro Jupiter Series Island Range Hood Review

June 25, 2013 in Brands, Futuro Futuro, Island Range Hood Reviews, Range Hood Review

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Futuro Futuro Jupiter Series Island Hood Quick Look:

 

  • MSRP $2800-$3400, Average Sale Price $1900 – $2300

  • 4 Speeds, 940 CFM, 3.2 Noise Level (Sones), Local Blower

  • Size 14” or with 36” flat glass , #304 Stainless Steel

  • 3 – 20w Halogen Lights,  High Density Filter

The Jupiter Series IS14JUP and IS36JUPITERGLS Island Range Hoods by Futuro Futuro made from the highest quality #304 grade Stainless Steel, are a vision of simplicity and balance. This Jupiter Series brings charm to the kitchen with viable proportions and a simple, clean design combined with technology and function.

Inside the Futuro Futuro Jupiter series Range Hood is a powerful yet quiet tangential Blower which the manufacturer lists at 940 CFM of airflow.  (In our experience we have no other similar size Motor, with the same RPM and the same size blower fan inlet/outlet, producing more than 600 cfm)  This range hood provides 4 speeds so you can choose the amount of exhaust you need at any given moment. This Vent Hood has a noise level from 0.5 on the lowest setting to 3.2 sones on the highest setting. Using a high density greaseproof filter which is dishwasher safe, it efficiently captures and removes the smoke, heat, odors and grease from your cooking area.

 A multi-function, illuminated touch sensitive electronic control panel  conveniently features a 15 minute delayed power shut off and a clean filter reminder light. The color coordinated menu panel also controls the 4 blower speeds. Three 20 Watt Halogen bulbs fully light the cooktop area to assist you in viewing the delicious food you’re cooking.

The Futuro Futuro Jupiter series Island Range Hood cylinder is 14” in diameter and when adding the decorative flat tempered glass panel it becomes a 36” wide Vent Hood. This Range Hood can be converted into a recirculating or ductless application with the purchase of a charcoal filter kit. The telescopic chimney will extend to fit ceiling heights up to 9 1/2 feet.

 

You can purchase the Futuro Futuro Jupiter Series with or without the tempered glass for around:

Futuro Futuro Jupiter 14” Cylinder Island Hood  IS14JUP – $1900

Futuro Futuro Jupiter 36” w/Glass Canopy IS36JUPITERGLS – $2300

Faber Cylindra Isola Island Range Hood Review

June 25, 2013 in Brands, Faber, Island Range Hood Reviews, Range Hood Review

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Faber Cylindra Isola Island CYLNIS15SS Quick Look:

  • MSRP N/A, Average Sale Price $1930

  • 4 Speed, 600 CFM, 5.0 Noise Level (Sones), Local Blower

  • Size 15”, Brushed Stainless Steel

  • 2 – 20w Halogen Lights, Aluminum Mesh Filter

The Cylindra Isola Island Range Hood by Faber features an artistically  designed, stunning Stainless Steel Cylinder style that will compliment any modern kitchen environment. This contemporary design is simple and clean but carries a powerful statement with a minimalist theme.

Although the Faber CYLNIS15SS Vent Hood is only 15 inches in diameter, it provides 600 CFM of Internal Blower power providing ample exhaust capacity for a smaller cooktop. If you love the look but need more coverage for a larger stove top, using two Cylinder Range Hoods side by side is an option used by many kitchen designers. The noise level for this Vent Hood is about 5.0 sones and the Aluminum Mesh Grease Filter can be removed and is dishwasher safe.

A state of the art electronic touchpad with an LED screen controls the 4 preset speeds for the blower and features an Intensive Power Boost for extra venting. It also has a 30 minute delayed power shut off mode so you can turn the blower on and go enjoy your meal without worrying about returning to shut off the Range Hood. A grease filter saturation indicator lets you know when it’s time to clean the filter, so it never gets too dirty which will restrict the airflow. Two 20 watt Halogen bulbs with 2 lighting levels illuminates the cooktop surface.

The Faber Image Collection CYLNIS15SS comes in one size, 15” diameter and can be converted from a ducted to a ductless system using a charcoal filter kit. You can also purchase a flat glass canopy kit which can be added to the Vent Hood to help capture the quickly rising steam and smoke or to add an extra design element. The adjustable chimney can telescope to fit ceiling heights up to 9 feet.

Faber Image Collection Cylindra Isola Island 15” Range Hood can be purchased for around:

FABER CYLINDRA ISOLA ISLAND HOOD 15” –  $1930

FABER GLASS KIT 36” x 25”  -  $325

Prestige Pyramid Classic PC-240 Wall Range Hood Review

June 17, 2013 in Brands, Prestige, Range Hood Review, Wall Range Hood Reviews

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Prestige Pyramid Classic PC-240 Wall Quick Look:

  • MSRP N/A, Average Sales Price $2250 – $4000 (Blower only)

  • Variable Speed, Blower sold separately; Local, In-line or Exterior

  • Size 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, 66”,  #304 Brushed Stainless Steel

  • Halogen Lights,  Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

Prestige Pyramid Classic PC-240 Chimney Wall Range Hood incorporates European style with American innovation by creating a seamless #304 Stainless Steel design with great capture area without compromising aesthetics.

Prestige offers a variety of choices in optional Blowers with Internal, In-line and External Venting ranging from a 600 CFM Local Fan up to 2000 CFM for an External Blower. All Prestige Pyramid Classic fans work with the Variable Speed blower control switch to cover all your venting needs.  Stainless Steel Baffle filters trap grease, steam and smoke from your cooktop area keeping the air pollutant free. Both the Baffle Filters and the Stainless Steel Grease tray are quick to remove and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

The Pyramid Classic Series uses fully dimmable 60 watt bright Halogen lamps with 2 lights in the 30”, 36”, 42” widths and 3 Halogen lamps in the 48”, 54”, 60” and 66 inch wide models. The knob and switch control panel is hidden from view to maintain the clean, modern, professional look.

The Prestige PC-240 line is available in 7 sizes; 30”, 36”, 42” and the oversize models in 48”, 54”, 60” and 66 inch wide. This Vent Hood can be converted to ductless application and has the option of venting from the top or rear.

 

You can purchase the Prestige Pyramid Classic Series PC-240 in Stainless Steel Finish in each size for approximately:

Prestige 30” wide Pyramid Classic Range Hood PC30240 –  $2250

Prestige 36” wide Pyramid Classic Range Hood PC30240 –  $2500

Prestige 42” wide Pyramid Classic Range Hood PC30240 –  $2600

Prestige 48” wide Pyramid Classic Range Hood PC30240 –  $3000

Prestige 54” wide Pyramid Classic Range Hood PC30240 –  $3300

Prestige 60” wide Pyramid Classic Range Hood PC30240 –  $3700

Prestige 66” wide Pyramid Classic Range Hood PC30240 –  $4000

Blowers range in price from $350 for a 600 CFM Internal/Local Blower, $1170 for an Inline 1200 CFM blower, to $1400 for a 2000 CFM External Blower.

 

Proline ProVWC Wall Chimney Range Hood Review

May 24, 2013 in Brands, Proline, Range Hood Review, Wall Range Hood Reviews

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Proline ProV WC.430 Wall Chimney Range Hood Quick Look:

  • MSRP $1600 – $2380, Average Sales Price $900 – $1600

  • Variable Speed, Blower sold separately: Local, Inline or Exterior

  • Sizes 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”,  #430 18-Gauge Brushed Stainless Steel

  • 2-(30”,36”,42”), 3-(48”,54”), 4-(60”) LED Lights, Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

 

The Professional series ProV Wall with Chimney Range Hood by Proline provides the ultimate in ventilation featuring a solid design that has become an icon of professional cooking style.  A seamless, double walled Vent Hood made with 100% 18-Gauge, #430 Brushed Stainless Steel that will enhance your kitchen cooking experience and become a unique and beautiful design addition to any kitchen.

Proline allows you to customize your ventilation power by giving you the option of choosing an Internal, In-line or Exterior Blower with the CFM that best suits your needs and is compatible with any variable speed Blower. A commercial type Stainless Steel Baffle Filter system efficiently removes grease, steam and odor from the air with a removable trough which catches any liquefied grease or steam. Dishwasher safe Baffle Filters and tray are easily removed making cleanup quick and effortless.

The ProV series features full variable speed fan controls with a heat sensor which will detect excess heat and adjust the fan accordingly. Two additional regular sockets allows you to add Heat Lamps to keep your food warm (For use with a food shelf) or use them for extra lights. In the 30”, 36” and 42” models there are 2 LED bulbs, 48” and 54” have 3 and the 60” model uses 4 LED lights. The factory lights have a high and low setting to completely illuminate your cooktop surface and provide the ambiance you’re looking for.  Additional bulbs are available for full dimmable operation. The knob and switch control panel is hidden under the front panel for a clean look.

This beautiful Range Hood from Proline is available in multiple sizes starting at 30”, 36”, 42” and into the oversized widths of 48”, 54” and 60 inch. The chimney or flue cover is included and will fit ceilings from 8 to 9 feet high. Chimney extensions are available for ceilings up to 12 feet.

 

You can purchase the Proline ProV WC.430 Professional Wall Chimney Range Hood in each size for about:

Proline 30” wide ProV  30WC.430 Wall Range Hood  -  $900
Proline 36” wide ProV  36WC.430 Wall Range Hood  -  $980
Proline 42” wide ProV  42WC.430 Wall Range Hood  -  $1100
Proline 48” wide ProV  48WC.430 Wall Range Hood  -  $1300
Proline 54” wide ProV  54WC.430 Wall Range Hood  -  $1450
Proline 60” wide ProV  60WC.430 Wall Range Hood  -  $1600

Wolf Pro PWC2418 Wall Chimney Hood Review

May 24, 2013 in Brands, Range Hood Review, Wall Range Hood Reviews, Wolf

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Wolf Pro PWC2418 Wall Chimney Hood Quick Look:

  • MSRP $2330 – $2640, Average Sales Price $2270 – $2580

  • Variable Speed, Blower Sold Separately: Local, In-line or Exterior

  • Sizes 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 16-Gauge Brushed Stainless Steel

  • Halogen Lights, Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

 

The Professional Wall Series PWC-2418 by Wolf is made for the serious in-home cook. Made from heavy-duty seamless 16-gauge Brushed Stainless Steel canopy and liner, this elegant and classic Vent Hood will make a strong impression in your kitchen environment.

Wolf Range Hood Blowers are sold separately which gives you the choice to choose the CFM desired and either an internal, in-line or remote exterior blower depending on your specific needs. Restaurant grade Stainless Steel Baffle filters and grease tray are simple to remove and dishwasher safe letting you keep your Range Hood spotless with little effort.

This PWC-2418 Pro wall series has a recessed, easy access control panel with variable blower speed control. Bright Halogen bulbs have 2 setting to fully light your cooktop area .  The Heat Sentry feature by Wolf automatically turns the Blower on when heat is sensed and will adjust the fan speed accordingly, allowing you to focus on your cooking without filling your kitchen with airborne pollutants.

Wolf Pro Wall Chimney Hood Series PWC-2418 is available in 4 sizes to meet your specific situation; 36”, 42” and the larger 48” or 54 inch widths. Pro Wall Chimney Hoods are vertical discharge only and the duct covers as well as the Blowers must be purchased separately and are not reflected in the price.

 

You can purchase the Wolf Pro PWC2418 Stainless Steel Range Hood in the following sizes for about:

Wolf  36” wide PWC362418 Wall Range Hood –  $2270

Wolf  42” wide PWC422418 Wall Range Hood –  $2365

Wolf  48” wide PWC482418 Wall Range Hood –  $2460

Wolf  54” wide PWC542418 Wall Range Hood –  $2580

 

Duct Covers range in price depending on height from $430 – $660.