Broan QS130BL 30-Inch Allure Range Hood, Black
- HVI 2100 certified and over 50 percent quieter than similar hoods
- 220 CFM and 5.0 sones on high setting,110 CFM and 1.5 sones on normal
- Large micro-mesh filters are dishwasher safe
- Two-speed rocker switches for motor and lights
- Clean, sleek appearance
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Broan QS130 Allure I Under Cabinet Range Hood Quiet 1.5 Sones at Normal Speed, 220 CFM High Setting. Fully Enclosed Design For Easy Cleaning. Standard Large Filters, Dishwasher Safe. Two-Level Light Setting; Dual Halogen Lamp Design.
Bulbs Not Included Two-Speed Contoured Rocker Switch Control.Allure I, II, III All Models are HVI 2100 Certified All Models Offer Four-Way Convertibility 3-1/4 X 10" (Horizontal and Vertical), 7" Round (Vertical) and Non-Ducted. (Non-Ducted Clean Sense Filters Purchased Separately.) Includes 3-1/4 X 10" Damper/Adapter.
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Pros: Quiet fan on setting one, Light like the surface of the sun, Standard setup, Easy install.
Cons: low CFM on setting one of fan, $7 light bulbs
The best thing about the Broan and most likely the reason you are looking at it is how quiet it is. At 1.5 Sones it is practically a whisper with the fan on. Let me tell you it's a blessing and worth the money for that fact alone.
My wife (who does most the cooking, love you) would never turn on our old range hood. I would come into the house to find a haze of smoke and grease hanging in the air and her working in the kitchen. I would turn on our old hood, 5.5 sones and you could not yell at each other to have a conversation.
What I needed was replacement that was quiet (so the wife would use it) gave some light and would fit in the standard opening that was under $150. With the money I saved I could buy cleaners to wash the grease off the walls in the kitchen. HA HA
The Broan QS130BL does this in stars. You will not find a quieter, standard setup, range hood for under $150. Easy to operate, easy to clean, easy to install, super quite and tons of light, I am so happy with it.
Flimsy, light-weight (thin) metal, does not hold a straight line at the top unless mounted with extra screws (not provided). Lots of interior sharp edges to cut your hands.
Motor is very quiet, even at the top setting.
Does not effectively draw from front elements/burners at the slow speed, the fan is mounted too close to the rear to be effective at this speed. Needs thoughtful re-design, in a realistic setting (like in a kitchen?).
You should strongly consider this point if you like to use your range hood light as a night light: the lights on the hood are not hidden; therefore, they are like flashlights aimed in your face. It's very annoying. I used the recommended Sylvania 50W Par 20 bulbs. I uploaded a picture if you would like to see what you can expect. It is the picture with the black range hood and a black smooth-top range, the 7th picture as of this writing. If the bulbs were slightly more recessed, this problem could be avoided. I plan to contact the company and ask if I might be able to use smaller, regular, non-halogen light bulbs that will be hidden when they're screwed in.
I had an electrician install it, and when he turned the fan on, just as two other reviewers said--it sounded like the fan blades were hitting something & was very noisy. When it hit the the speed it was set on, the noise went away. I am so glad that the electrician was able to fix the noise. He said he could fix it, and he did. I would give this 5 stars were it not for the fan on the low setting & that the lights are not recessed enough.