36 Inch 900 CFM Stainless Steel Island Mounted Range Hood
One good hood
Shopped around for a quality reasonably priced island hood and selected the 36" Cavaliere stainless steel hood. Traditional design and simplicity of operation made it ideal for my needs. Shipping was fast and recieved well before start of project.
Basic instructuions are pretty clear, with no question on the important stuff, electrical hookup, and locating mounting brackets. Hood looks good, works good and is , I think a good value for the money. Fan may be a bit noisey on highest speed, but seldom run it there. I would recommend this product and Venting Direct.com.
September 11, 2012
beware of nearby leaky AM Radio stations
Bottom line: Absolutely satisfied with the product.
What I like: Beautiful, functional, powerful, quiet, great value.
Minor problem: Missing angle irons for the extended chimney. VentingDirect was great and shipped them so they were in hand before needed for installation.
Now for the fun part...
Hood is installed under a high vaulted ceiling with the chimney extension, and the ceiling was finished tight around the chimney, which looks great. However, shortly after connecting to the power cord which snaked through the chimney, the device developed a mind of its own, powering the fan on and off at will. Eventually even the light joined in the fun. After a call to the manufacturer technical support, a new control board was shipped out. In order to install the control board, you must gain access to the space immediately above the hood by raising the lower chimney extension which slides up over the upper section. Unfortunately, with the vaulted ceiling tight against the upper section, the lower part could not be raised high enough to gain access to the control board. Had to bring the contractor back to make a small gap in the ceiling. Replacing the control board (lots of wires to reconnect), did not solve the problem, however plugging into an extension cord from another source did solve the problem. Another call to tech support suggested the symptoms might be caused by the microwave on the same circuit (which did not seem logical as the triggers were much more random) and a ferrite choke on the power cord and a surge suppressor were prescribed. These of course were much easier to install (although slightly more difficult to find -- thanks to Radio Shack) and exorcised the poltergeist. After a bit of research, discovered a ferrite choke is a radio frequency (RF) barrier and realized the AM radio station 1/2 mile away, which has been a bane to stereo, television, and telephone, was wreaking havoc with the capacitive button control panel instead of the microwave.
Moral: If your design includes capacitive buttons, the system better be isolated from RFI. BTW, capacitive control panels on oven and microwave were unaffected likely due to superior shielding and RF isolation.
April 7, 2012
Better than expected
This was my first purchase and install of a Cavaliere product.
I have used island hoods from Wolf, Kitchen-Aid and other big brand names in other kitchen projects and knew the performance and specifications, but on this kitchen remodel the owners budget did not allow for the big brand price tag.
I have to say the homeowners are very happy with this island hood, both the performance and look. You actually get a really nice hood for under a grand.
It was easy to install, like most hoods as long as you have prepared everything properly during the course of the remodel. I was worried that it would sound like a lawnmower when it was on full exhaust, but it actually is pretty quiet. It performs it's duties and exhausts the cooking smell nicely.
If a new client has the same budget or they select this model, I would have no problem recommending this island hood.
December 20, 2010
Cavaliere-Euro SV218B2-I36 - Great
The Cavaliere was more than what we expected. Motor is quiet. The design and function is perfect. Would definetly recommend to anyone. The person that helped me over the phone was extremely helpful and knowledgeble. Great communiation and shipping was on time.
May 1, 2011
Not worth the money
I have had this hood for 18 months. In the first nine months I had to replace the board because it melted and now nine months later I need to replace it again. The distributor has been less than helpful. Clearly not worth the value due to the labor in having to take it down now three times and reinstall the boards.
November 18, 2013
Well Worth the Price
Very quiet. Shipped quickly and arrived safely. Installed without problem. The hood has been in use now for a week and it works perfectly.
I am especially pleased with the professionalism and helpfulness of the staff at VentingDirect.com, who provided very good advice and made the purchase very easy. I am also impressed by the timelyness of delivery.
June 15, 2011
36 In Stainless Steel Island Mounted Range Hood
Great product, just need a trim to hide the gap between the chimney pipe and ceiling. It would be perfect if it supply a stainless 1/2" angle trim arnd the chimney piping.
November 27, 2012
Great!!!!!!! the hood was the crown for our new kitchen.
November 22, 2012