30" Downdraft Range Hood with 500 CFM, Aluminum Filter
Excellent Product - Powerful
The Broan Downdraft Vent is compact and powerful with variable speeds. I saved at least $300 by purchasing from Venting Direct. Frankly, I was a bit nervous buying this equipment on the Internet, but I called to verify information, spoke with a very helpful person and then ordered. My contractors spoke Spanish and installation directions came in both English and Spanish. My contractor now wants the website so he can recommend to other customers. I am very pleased with the high quality of the product, color choices, delivery and especially the price. I needed a 30" downdraft vent to fit behiind my new 30" cooktop and this one fit my need perfectly.
November 30, 2008
Great looking but jury's still out
The installation was a little complicated because my stovetop is in a peninsula with pull out drawers underneath; not the typical kitchen set up but the best solution for not blocking the view out the kitchen to the pool area with a typical hood vent installed in the ceiling. To compromise, I had to customize the pull-out drawers underneath the stovetop and lost almost half the pots and pans storage. Regardless, the seamlessness of the retractable vent was worth the trouble. I have to say the vent seems to be a little loud especially at the highest setting. I have a small kitchen flatscreen TV about 3 feet away and when my kids are sitting across the pensinula while I am cooking with the vent on, the TV volume at its highest does not seem to be loud enough to hear. Next time, I would also consider a higher vent. When I am cooking in the taller pots, the vent can't quite capture all the steam.
August 21, 2012
Broan 273003 30" Downdraft
This was exactly what we needed for our new stove. We needed downdraft and didn't want to go with another Jenn-Air range. When we found this, and knew that it could accommodate our needs, we purchased it. It is a little tricky installing it with a whole range, but it is usable with this setup. Delivery was quick too.
March 1, 2012
This item arrived on time and in good condition. I have not used it yet since my house remodel is in it final stages. But have used it in testing. While another customer indicated that it was usable with a complete oven and stove top, it was not an easy task. I would like to see a downdraft that is designed to be used with the entire stove not just stove top. I love the look of the counter top area.
August 20, 2013