What range hood would you buy in this scenario?

sargentjaFebruary 14, 2012

Hi. I've been poring through the forums here but haven't had much luck finding range hoods that are still for sale (old threads) or aren't overkill for our situation.

Here's our scenario. We are doing a light kitchen reskinning which included removing an ancient OTR microwave which we are replacing with a range hood.

30" electric GE smooth top range

hood needs to be mounted undercabinet

it's on an outside wall so it will be horizontal rear ducting

we cook often, sometimes searing; rarely frying; sometimes boiling or simmering for long periods of time (soups, stews and beer brewing)

good lights are important to us

quiet is important to us, since we'll use it often (high setting should be useable without ear protection!)

we'd like to spend under $800.

Any suggestions?

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Kobe CH2236SQ 36" x 22"
Can be vented to the rear
At 380 cfm 1 sone or 40db (very quiet)
At maximum 800 cfm 4.5 sones. Loud but rarely used.

$764 with free shipping.

Here is a link that might be useful: LINK

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 2:11PM
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Check out the Broan evolution
We also looked at several really inconspicuous hoods but decided on the Broan due to sound level and lighting

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 8:30PM
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we have 36" AG Viking range & went with Zephyr under cab hood
6 yrs ago, very pleased w/it

Here is a link that might be useful: zephyr

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 9:35AM
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I am looking for the same thing.

Does anyone have an opinion on:

Elica Bellagio Series EBL430
30" Bellagio Under Cabinet Range Hood with 400 CFM Internal Blower, 4-Speed Touch Controls, LCD Display and Halogen Lamps

$474 at AJ Madison and has good reviews.

Here is a link that might be useful: Elica Bellagio

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 11:37AM
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Thanks everyone! I am leaning toward the Kobe CH 122 SQB (model :CH2230SQB) for its overall good reviews and relative quiet even on high speed. Now if only I can find it in stock somewhere....

    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 8:16AM
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