900 CFM 36 Inch Wide Stainless Steel and Glass Island Mounted Range Hood with Halogen Lighting from the 218 Collection
Island Range Hood
We needed an island range hood for a cabin we were having built in eastern Washington. Using the web and store visits, we looked at a wide range of products and finally decided on a Cavaliere-Euro. There were price, appearance, exhaust performance and noise level criteria that we used in making this selection. We have used it several times (been installed for three months) and have been very pleased.
November 30, 2012
Worth every penny!
My husband and I could not be happier with our purchase. The island hood is exactly what we were looking for! Installation was a cinch, my husband did everything by himself and it looks amazing! When people walk into our home they are amazed, it's so clean, chic, modern and we know of no one who has what we have. The features are so neat! You can dim the lights a few different shades, you can change the power of the fan.. super easy to clean.. We love it!! It's a must buy!!
April 17, 2013
We are very pleased with our purchase. Nice build quality, looks nice and works fine. Would be better if the lights were LED instead of halogen, but they can always be replaced. Installation is definitely challenging, but that's the nature of the beast; nothing specific to this hood. I had a ceiling joist that was almost exactly in the middle of the hole I had to cut. I therefore had to put in 2x4 cross braces. Once in however, screwing the mounting cage to them wasn't hard. From there on it was just a question of sliding the SS covers up and then, with help, mounting the head unit. Given how much you can spend on these things, this was a great buy. I don't know what more we could want?
October 1, 2013
This island range hood is extremely attractive and stylish. Having controls on BOTH sides of the hood is very convenient.
The FOUR lights on the island version of this hood don't really put out a lot of light. I would have thought that, by this day and age, the lights would be LEDs and brighter.
The 900 CFM is the highest I've seen in the residential models available. However, I expected it to be stronger.
Also, the arched glass catches all the steam as it rises and sends it to the edge of the glass where it drips onto the countertop right next to the stovetop.
November 28, 2012
We were looking for a vent hood that was not big and gaudy looking to hang over our island. This style works perfectly in our kitchen. We gave it a good rating only because one of the vent bulbs blew out just a few days after we started using it. However, we contacted the manufacturer and they sent two replacement bulbs the next week and the unit is working great. One other thing, on top speeds, the fan is a little noisier than i would like.
November 28, 2012
Appearance is exceptional
Works very well though the design has flaws, most prevalent with the recirculating exhaust. Instructions are terrible and after looking at several different companies with the same product design, the instructions and probably the different brand names of similar range hoods all appear to come from one company. Shipping was extremely fast. The product was partially put together though the recirculating filters were not installed. Not a big issue other than I wondered why the frame was partially put together. I had a ton of nuts and bolts in one size and did not have one other size of nuts and bolts that were called for. Overall great fan, very pleased, can be loud on high, but it clears the air very well.
January 1, 2013
The Cavalier island range hood I purchased is beautiful. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in adding a hood of beauty to their kitchen. It's a focal point in the kitchen and everyone loves the addition. The curved glass is different than any other hood I have seen and it doesn't look clunky or just an eyesore. It adds a touch of elegance to the existing range below and I am so happy with the purchase. I would recommend this hood to anyone looking for a classy hood above an island. I did order the hood the next larger size from the size of the range top because it helps with steam from large pots and pans not escaping the exact same size as the range. My brother recommended this to me and I am pleased to pass on the suggestion.
March 13, 2012
I looked for a while for a range hood that would work great and look unobtrusive in my small kitchen. After researching, I ordered this hood from VentingDirect. The contractor that installed it said that it was a bit difficult, but nothing too much out of the ordinary. It definitely needed two people to mount it. I've had it for a few months and I have no complaints whatsoever. It's quiet, very powerful, and it looks a bit like a spaceship when it's on at night. I've had many people asking about it and complimenting my choice.
December 22, 2013
This hood is great, it's the first thing that people notice when they walk in the kitchen. It's super quiet when running levels 1-3 and even 4-6 is loud but still not as loud as my old microwave hood. I usually never need to go above level 3 anyway. I saw similar hoods with CFM's of around 450 for over $2k.
February 8, 2014
Replacing lights issue
We have the Veneto Island Hood which is essentially the same hood as this one. Ours has four halogen lights but did not come with instructions on how to replace burned out halagen bulbs. If your light cap does not unscrew, then it can be tough to figure out how to get to the bulb. Answer: you have to look carefully at the lens cap metal edges for one of three little tabs in the space between the lens cap metal edge and the housing it fits it. By using a very small skinny screw driver you can carefully pry out the entire lens cover cap by unlatching that tab with the screw driver. Then you will see the simple halogen bulb which can be easily replaced. If you go to Ebay to find your bulb you can buy about 30 of them for less than $5 total (including shipping), which is a bargain compared to Home Depot of about $5 each bulb !!
February 14, 2012