Evolution 2 Series 36" Range Hood
Broan Evolution 2 Series 36" range hood
This is the "cadillac" of range hoods. The theater lighting is unique in that it slowly comes to full light vs. a sudden glare. The halogen bulbs are very bright and excellent for seeing what's cooking, in fact so much so that I was made aware that my clean cooktop wasn't as clean as I had thought! The 3 speed fan and noise levels are easy to manage and are what you would expect. The unit itself projects further into the room than my old hood, but it looks good and definitely covers the cooking area, so picks up any cooking fumes/steam very well. The filters are easy to remove and cover the whole underside of the hood, so there are few areas to accumulate grease and grime. Overall, this is a great, premium quality range hood to be proud of! It almost single handedly updated my '80s kitchen.
February 3, 2014
Happy with purchase
I am happy with the range hood I purchased through Ventingdirect.com We wanted a Broan as that is what we were replacing. We updated our counters with granite and wanted a new look that our 15 year old range hood could not produce so opted to buy a new one.
Lights on product are great.
Controls are easy and work well.
Fan is a bit louder than I would of liked at medium and high speed but it certainly does the job.
I think it looks great.
March 28, 2013
Looks great. Easy to install, especially if you can get a second pair of hands to help hold and guide the keyhole slots onto screw heads. Love the 'theatre lighting' that ramps up and down. Heat sentry feature is great for doing what the unit is for...ventilation of hot air. You cant turn fan off though once the heat sentry kicks in (until temperature buildup is relieved, then it can go to previous setting, or to off, if you've tried to "off" it), and medium speed is louder than i thought it would be. FWIW, unit is setup to recirc air within kitchen. the broan this replaced was quieter, even tho the "sones" were more. I'd buy it again if I needed a hood.
June 13, 2013
Broan Evolution 2 - Great value, good performance
The BroanEvolution 2 36" range hood is a very good product for the money. The design is crisp and clean and the installation was fairly easy with professional help. The four adjustable lights add a lot of sparkle and help with food preparation. The three speed fan also offers options and is very quiet, particularly on low speed. On medium and higher speeds, there was some noticeable vibration that I assume wouldn't be present on more expensive models with a different fan configuration. Overall, the range hood is a great value for the money from a trusted manufacturer.
March 28, 2013
Love this hood
This hood is quiet and the lights are fantastic. Pretty easy to install but it does hang at an angle, meaning the front is more elevated than the back. Looking at it from the side it is not level. I am getting use to it though.
April 23, 2011