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ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood review

The ZLine KL2-36 is a great range hood that has a four-speed fan and bright lights.

ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood review
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Our Verdict

The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood is powerful enough for most kitchens and is easy to clean.

For

  • Dishwasher-friendly filters
  • Can be fitted with most ceiling heights

Against

  • The finish is prone to fingerprint marks
  • Installation can be challenging

The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood is a wall-mounted model that comes in a stainless steel finish. Measuring 36 inches, this range hood’s motor boasts a lifetime warranty, which is longer than we’ve seen on any other range hood we reviewed. 

This ZLine range hood is suitable for large cooktops as it is powerful and has a large surface area too. 

Available for under $400, this range hood certainly isn’t the cheapest you’ll find, but for the quality finish and decent warranty, it’s good value for money. 

For a more affordable range hood, check out our Broan CLSC130SS Undercabinet Range Hood review or see our full guide to the best range hoods

ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood: Features 

The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood is a wall-mounted range hood that can operate via external venting or using a duct-less setup. 

If you choose to go with the external venting option, this range hood comes with two 16-inch telescoping chimney pieces that are suitable for ceilings between eight and nine feet high. If your ceiling is higher or lower than that, you can get Short Kits and Extension Kits, but you will have to pay extra for those. 

The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood’s four-speed motor has a lifetime warranty and the fan can reach speeds of up to 400 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which should be plenty to handle smoke, steam, and odors from the cooker beneath it. 

ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood review

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This range hood’s filters are made of stainless steel and can easily be removed and placed into the dishwasher, making keeping on top of cleaning really easy. The stainless steel finish is sleek and should match most kitchen appliances for a stylish look.

What’s more, the ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood has its light and fan controls on top of the hood. This is better placed than some other models we’ve reviewed as these controls are better for people who are taller and you won’t need to duck your head to see the controls. 

The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood is finished in stainless steel, however, which is prone to showing marks and fingerprints, so you might find you need to wipe it down or buffer out any finger marks fairly regularly. 

The lights on the ZLine range hood are positioned at the back of the hood. They consist of bright LED lights that should provide ample lighting to light up your cooktop. 

ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood: Warranty 

The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood comes with a three-year parts warranty and its motor has a lifetime warranty, which is very rare among range hoods. 

ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood: User reviews  

The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood scored an average of 4.7 out of five stars on Home Depot and 100% recommend this range hood to other buyers. Five-star reviews mention how stylish this range hood looks, how bright the lights are, and how quiet the fan is too. Criticisms are few and far between, however, some users say that installation is difficult and time consuming.  

Should you buy the ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood? 

 The ZLine KL2-36 Range Hood is value for money. While there are cheaper range hoods available, this model is well-built, has a four-speed fan, and has powerful LED lights. The stainless steel finish is prone to showing fingerprints, however, this range hood is easy to clean and its filters are dishwasher-friendly.