The Broan 500 CFM Stainless Steel Range Hood provides ventilation for standard-sized cooktops and stoves. This 30-inch range hood has a centrifugal fan that moves air at a fast rate of 500 CFM.
The fan has three adjustable settings. A heat sensor sets the fan to its highest setting automatically. The chimney can accommodate up to a 9-foot ceiling, but you can purchase a chimney extension for 10-foot ceilings.
The stainless steel finish gives it modern design appeal. The dual halogen bulbs have three settings for optimal lighting conditions. You can control its electronic settings with a remote, though you have to purchase the remote control separately. The aluminum baffle filters are simple to remove and dishwasher-safe. A delay timer automatically shuts off the fan after 10 minutes. It also gives you an electronic reminder to remove and clean the filter.
The hood can be non-ducted with the use of a separately purchased kit. Charcoal filters are also available for this option. It must be installed a minimum of 24 inches above the cooking surface. The actual product width is 30 inches. The height varies from 29 to 39 inches when ducted. You can add chimney length for non-ducted installations.
This unit operates on a standard 120-volt switch. Installation by a professionally licensed electrician is recommended. It is UL listed in the U.S. and also HVI certified, so you can be assured it's a safe appliance, but the vents must terminate outside of your home to ensure safety. For additional security, the manufacturer provides a one-year limited warranty.
Broan provides an installation guide online, which you should read prior to purchasing to ensure dimension and ventilation requirements. It also provides an online makeup air specification guide so you can look up the regulations in your state. All replacement filters, both aluminum and charcoal, are available directly through the manufacturer, as are several replacement parts and accessories, including filters and the remote control.
The Broan 500 CFM Stainless Steel Range Hood has a modern, industrial design, with a chimney that you can extend to accommodate 10-foot ceilings. The centrifugal fan blows at a rate of 500 CFM with three different speed settings. It is convertible and can operate in a ductless mode as well.