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Do you like your vent hood?

Posted by bicyclegirl (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 12, 14 at 23:08

Hi all, I'm trying to decide what vent hood to buy. I need an insert for a custom hood. I'd like it to be quiet as possible...& led lights vs halogen. I'm only needing 600 CFM's & will be venting thru the ceiling, out thru the roof. Is one better than the other...mesh, baffle, magic lung??? I've been looking at Vent a Hood, Zephyr, & Broan. I'd like to keep it under $1000. I'd love to hear your experience with yours.

Thank you very much.

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RE: Do you like your vent hood?

We have the Zephyr Monsoon II DCBL model in 36" for our 36" BS Rangetop. We love it, and have had it a little over 1 year now. It is rated at 250-715 CFM, but it does have the LED lights, which is one of the features I love on it.

It has baffles, which are super easy to clean in the DW, so no fuss there.

Here is a link to the SPEC sheet I had for it, and you can always look at it on the web site:

As for noise, it is a 6 speed, but we use it mostly on levels 1-3, which are not bad at all. If i really am doing something smokey or some WOK cooking then I kick it up to 5 or maybe even 6, and those do get loud but it is nice to have it.

Generally, from what i have read and recall, you are better to get something slightly larger than you need as a motor rated to move 1200 CFM will tend, in most cases, to be quieter when operating at 600CFM, as opposed to a motor only rated for a MAX of 600 CFM and running at full blast.


This post was edited by philwojo99 on Mon, Jan 13, 14 at 12:42

RE: Do you like your vent hood?

Thanks for the info Phil. Good to hear from someone that has one & likes it. I was actually looking at the Zephyr Monsoon DCBL. I think it's the one that's just under the size you have. I really wanted to keep my cost down & I don't need more than 600 CFM's, but if it's quieter to go to the next one, maybe I should do it.

I appreciate your feedback.

RE: Do you like your vent hood?

I have just had installed the Vent-a-Hood BH228SLD Wall Mount Liner a custom hood (wood)- 600CFM.Have turned it on- all levels - used the light, etc but the Range only arrived today! Will give you a full report in a few days.

RE: Do you like your vent hood?

Thanks beach. I think that's the one I had been looking at. Exactly. I had liked them because they are pretty darn quiet. But, they're really more than I wanted to spend. The liner I was looking at was around $1000-$1200. I'd really like to stay below $1000...below being the key word!! I'd really love to stay at $800 or less! Definitely let me know what you think of it & if it's as quiet as I remember.

I'd love to see a picture of your hood too. I'm doing a custom wood one, as well.

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