BEST CC341QSB Range Hood Review

May 13, 2014 in Best, Blog Posts, Brands, Range Hood Review

best_cc34e6sbBEST CC341QSB Range Hood Review

  • MSRP: $2205.00, Average Sale Price: $2205.00
  • 4 Speed, IQ6 600 CFM, Noise Level: N/A, IQ Blower System w/ GPS Technology (External)
  • Size: 44”, Stainless Steel Finish (White Glass Optional)
  • 6 Three Watt LED Lamps, Mesh Grease Filters

The Best CC341QSB Cirrus goes above and beyond when it comes to innovative product design and exceptional performance. The Best CC341QSB is unlike any other range hood on the market. Its design gently hugs the ceiling in a most unobtrusive way—as if it were, in and of itself, a lighting fixture. With seamless ceiling integration, the Best CC341QSB nonchalantly hovers above your island range top, ready to tackle any and all vapors that arise.

The Best CC341QSB comes with a powerful 600 CFM IQ6 blower motor with the option of external conversion. Complete with patented GPS sound suppression technology, the Best CC341QSB is as quiet as it could possibly be. Commercial grade mesh grease filters are included with the hood, giving you maximum protection against grease build up in your blower motor and accompanying ductwork. Because the filter is dishwasher-safe, they’re easy to clean. The Best CC341QSB makes filter access simple and easy, making regular maintenance a simple procedure. Hot water and soap is all you need to rinse the Best CC341QSB’s filters and get back to what really matters—preparing an excellent meal for you and your family.

The Best CC341QSB features 6 three watt LED bulbs, providing all the light you could ever hope for. An optional ARC2 remote is available, but sold separately. Automatic make-up dampers, including the MD6T, MD8T and MD10T, are compatible with the Best CC341QSB. A “delay off” feature is also included with the Best CC341QSB, giving you additional ventilation time while you attend to other things. When the time is up, the blower motor and hood itself will shut down.

The Best CC341QSB is available in a 41” model. The unique blower housing included with the Best CC341QSB can be rotated so as to allow duct access from any direction (8” round duct.) A white glass option is available to replace the stainless steel canopy should you choose. The Best CC341QSB is most effective at 7 ft. to 9 ft. ceilings. No recirculation option is available for this particular model.

The Best CC341QSB can be purchased in the following size for approximately:

BEST CC341QSB (Ceiling Mount) 1200 CFM – $1799.00

BEST CC34E6SB Range Hood Review

May 6, 2014 in Best, Blog Posts, Brands, Range Hood Review

best_cc34e6sbBEST CC34E6SB Range Hood Review

  • MSRP: $1799.00, Average Sale Price: $1799.00
  • 4 Speed, 1200 CFM, Noise Level: N/A, Internal, In-Line or External (Blower Not Included)
  • Size: 44”, Stainless Steel Finish (White Glass Optional)
  • 6 LED Lamps, Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

The Best CC34E6SB range hood series is unique as range hoods go. It gracefully hugs the ceiling, giving it an almost non-existent profile. In fact, it looks more like a light fixture than it does a range hood. Although it has an unassuming design, the Best CC34E6SB is incredibly powerful. If you’re looking for a beautifully designed range hood with a minimal profile, then the Best CC34E6SB is a sure bet.

The Best CC34E6SB comes complete with a 4-speed, 1200 CFM blower motor. It’s a powerful compliment to the Best CC34E6SB’s unparalleled appearance. A hand-held remote control is also included to give you the kind of flexibility and mobility that you’ve come to expect from Best. Professional grade stainless steel filters are included with the Best CC34E6SB, effectively filtering out grease vapor and food particles, preventing them from lodging in the delicate mechanics of the Best CC34E6SB’s blower motor and surrounding ductwork. The filters are dishwasher-safe, requiring only hot water and soap to rinse them completely. With the Best CC34E6SB, you can leave harmful degreasing chemicals behind.

The Best CC34E6SB comes with a beautiful light touch display, giving you access to all of its functions including fan speed, lighting options, and a “delay off” function. The Best CC34E6SB comes with a set of 6 preinstalled LED lamps, giving you the kind of lighting you’d expect from a light fixture let alone a range hood. Another advantage of the Best CC34E6SB range hood series is that it includes a filter timer. Once the Best CC34E6SB has been in operation for a certain amount of time, the indicator will alert you to the need for filter cleaning.

The Best CC34E6SB is available in a 44” model. If the Best CC34E6SB’s stock stainless steel canopy isn’t quite to your liking, an optional white glass replacement can be ordered separately. The Best CC34E6SB is designed to accommodate 7 ft. to 9 ft. ceiling heights. A vertical duct attachment is also available from best, giving you maximum compatibility. Using the unique duct housing, you can rotate duct access in any direction.

The Best CC34E6SB is available in the following model for approximately:

BEST CC34E6SB 44” (Ceiling Mount) 1200 CFM – $1799.00

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

Photo of the Faber Designer Collection Tratto Isola TRATIS36SS Island Range Hood

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

Photo of Sirius SU-SIU-404 SS Island Range Hood

 

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

Photo of the Faber Cylindra Isola Island Range Hood

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

Photo of the Prestige Pyramid Classic PC-240 Wall Range Hood

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.