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difficult to keep clean; light switch flimsy
Comments about Broan 30" Ducted Range Hood - Stainless Steel:
We have had one of these hoods for years. The alcoves --the hollow areas on either side of the blower up above the filters-- are impossible to keep clean. Also, oil and grease collects in the wells at the bottom of the filters, and the metal is sharp there, so it is easy to cut your fingers when wiping out those wells. A better design would eliminate nooks and crannies to make it as easy as possible to keep clean. The sliding on/off switch for lights is plastic and with repetitive use will one day snap, and it's expensive and a pain to repair, requiring complete disassembly of the unit and the purchase of an entire assembly, not just the broken part. That front panel should simply snap out to make such a repair, but it doesn't. The fan is relatively noisy when vented out the rear and running at or near top speed. It doesn't do a great job removing smoke such as when grilling a steak at a fairly high heat. The two small bulbs are in the front, and so the rear of the cooktop is not well lit. We bought the unit because of its size (33") but then Broan discontinued that size in the lineup.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Perfect unit for space in our kitchen
This is our second ...1st lasted 20 plus years...the extra fiber filter insert provide excellent smoke control...simple design, but excellent performance
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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