GE's Profile Series is the company's imprint for its most cutting-edge and high-end appliances. The 36-inch Island Hood from this line gives your kitchen a clean, industrial look with all of the conveniences of a modern, vented range hood.

This 36-inch stainless steel hood should be wide enough for most six-burner island cooktops. You need at least 3 inches of allowance on either side of the stove with this range. It has dual halogen lights that illuminate your cooking space evenly. A heat sensor turns on the fan automatically if temperatures rise above 158 degrees Fahrenheit, and the memory setting recalls preset lighting and fan settings to save you time.

Push-button controls in the front allow you to adjust the fan and light settings conveniently. The fan has a four-speed control and moves air at 450 CFM on the highest setting. Because this is an island range hood, the fan vents air through the ceiling only. For efficient maintenance, you can remove the aluminum filters and clean them in the dishwasher.

This range hood operates on a standard 120-volt switch. You can convert the exhaust system to a recirculating option. You must install the recirculating kit in order to operate the hood in this manner, as well as additional charcoal filters. It has UL, CSA and ETL safety listings, but to vent properly and safely, you must ensure the vent terminates outdoors.

This is a heavy piece of equipment, so adequate ceiling structure is required to hold its weight. If you are redecorating or remodeling your kitchen, you should install the range hood prior to installing the cooktop or stove. You should also to consult a licensed electrician when hooking up the internal wiring for this device.

The Profile series is GE's elite line of appliances, and the cost reflects that. The warranty is just standard: GE provides a one-year limited parts and labor warranty on this range hood.

The GE Profile Series Island Hood removes smoke and odors from your kitchen while you cook at one of four speeds you can select. You can convert it to a non-ducted hood if needed. A heat sensor kicks in when air temperatures become excessively high, and a memory feature remembers your favorite light and fan settings, so you can save some time and effort with this range hood.

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