Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

X-Post - Hood inserts: Best vs. Zephyr?

Posted by Kek10 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 8:28

(Cross posted from Appliances, hoping to get some more traffic.)

Searching on "Best" give way to many off-topic answers so I thought I'd post. ;)
We need a hood insert. (Please forgive me if the terminology isn't right here, for some reason I can't get hood-speak straight.) We are getting a wood hood to match the cabinets and need a vent to go inside (that's an insert, right?!).

Best was recommended by the KD and appliance person. I saw Zephyr recommended here. Z certainly seems quieter, although I can't get the DCBL feature b/c of our sizing.

Specifically looking at, both 600cfm:
Best CP351369SB (max 12 sones)
Zephyr Monsoon AK9234AS (max 6 sones)

We're getting Wolf 36" induction cooktop. So not a lot of heat to deal with, but cooking odors, grease, etc..

Max size is 34 3/8 x 19 1/4, and this will just squeak into our space. Is this considered undersized for an induction cooktop? (They recommended a couple of 28" ones and I said that won't work.)

I am leaning toward Zephyr, thoughts?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: X-Post - Hood inserts: Best vs. Zephyr?

We have a 30" GE induction range with a 30" Zephyr Typhoon insert. In ideal circumstances we would have gone bigger on the insert but sometimes you have to compromise. Very happy customers!

RE: X-Post - Hood inserts: Best vs. Zephyr?

I have a Zephyr Range Hood that I love that is a lower model as I needed one that also did recirculating as well as vented in case I get permission from my townhouse one day to vent the range hood to the outside. Mine has carbon filters that work amazingly well and a very good filter inside. The Zephyr is quiet, beautiful, takes odors out, my carbon monoxide detector never goes off anymore when I am cooking using my GE Cafe Gas Range. I just found my model which is not powerful enough for you but it is a Zephyr and the best range hood I ever owned.

Zephyr Breeze II Series AK1200S. (S is for stainless)
30" Under Cabinet Range Hood with 400 CFM Internal Blower, 3 Speed Touch Controls, 2 Incandescent Lamps and Recirculating Option

P.S. RE: X-Post - Hood inserts: Best vs. Zephyr?

P.S. My range hood also came with halogen lights that I am using and they give off great bright clear light with no glare.

RE: X-Post - Hood inserts: Best vs. Zephyr?

Not to add to the indecision.... but these are made in the USA. Not finding too many reviews on them though....I know this model is not sized right for you, they make bigger ones :) I am in the same boat as you are right now and while I really want to buy made in USA the Zepher gets good reviews and looks to have a smaller footprint (but you need to read all the spec sheets to be sure) FWIW here is the link:

This post was edited by sumac on Sat, Mar 2, 13 at 4:44

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here