This vent hood is a beast and it's beautiful. Never thought a vent hood could be this good, or make this big a difference in cooking. Totally keeps cooking smells and grease/oils out of the kitchen. It replaced my OTR microwave, which was worthless at venting cooking odor. We bought a sub-compact microwave to put on the counter, since we never used all that microwave space in the first place.
Having said all that, I feel like I need to comment quickly on the Q&A's that I have found on various other sites that sell this unit, which to me were un-true:
- The display has backlit buttons to see them in the dark. As soon as the power button is pressed, the option buttons back light. For some reason, people kept saying the buttons did not.
- When turning on the fan, it defaults to the last used speed. For some reason, people kept saying it defaults to high speed. If you last left it on low, it starts on low the next time you use it.
- Removing the protective plastic on the filter screens took my wife and I less than 5 minutes. For some reason, people kept complaining that it took forever (one person said hours) to get the plastic film removed. It was easy and fast!
Now, some observations from doing the install together with my wife: Do take a good amount of time evaluating the vent slot, if you are venting to the rear. We had to modify our vent (previously used on the above stove microwave) to get the height correct. This involved removing drywall, cutting…