720 CFM 30 Inch Wide Stainless Steel Under Cabinet Range Hood with Halogen Lighting and Four Speed Electronic Controls from the CH-191 Collection
my new vent hood was delivered sooner than expected and was well packaged and preserved. installation went according to plan and the units works very well. fit, finish and quality is excellent.
November 10, 2008
The unit looks great, however I was disappointed that the unit is much louder than I anticipated, the charcoal filters rattle against the squirrel cage and it's pretty noise. I actually don't want to turn the fan on because of it. The lighting is is also not very bright, but it's manageable! We also had to have the chimney stack cut, because neither piece would fit to the ceiling, this unit would be best utilized in a home with very high ceilings or just under cabinet. I would only recommend this unit to someone that will vent outside and therefore not have to install the charcoal filters, and if they had appropriate ceiling height or under cabinet mounting.
April 17, 2012
We recently completed a kitchen remodel. Originally we retained our OTR microwave but converted it to vent outside rather than recirculate. The results were very disappointing. So, we then did our research and purchased the Kobe vent hood. The results were all we expected and we are very pleased! The hood looks great and is very functional.
Yes, it was a bit of a splurge on our part but we would do it again..
February 7, 2013
Nice quality hood, you won't be dissappointed.
The service and quick delivery are unbeatable with these guys. The hood functions well and matches my Bosch range perfectly. The only reason I didn't rate the hood higher is because I would like the controls to be where they are more visible from the front. Also the tabs holding the rings around the fans are not as sturdy as the rest of the hood and could be improved.
November 23, 2012
After an extensive search on the perfect hood for our kitchen, we finally decided on this model couple weeks ago. The price was right compare with the other brands that we also looked at (within ~700 cfm). The shipping was great, it arrived much earlier than expected. We had a contractor installed the hood for us, according to him, the installation wasn't too bad. Lastly, the performance is unbeatable. It is qiuet, and powerful. Now, my living room won't smell garlicky when I have stir fry!
March 1, 2012
Most powerful range hood
I am very happy with this purchase. It is as heavy duty as claimed. The only reason why it did not get a 5 star is because of the installation which cost me an arm and a leg.
August 12, 2011
Our Kobe hood was easy to purchase from Venting Direct, and we're happy with its ease of installation, great looks and satisfying performance.
March 23, 2012
kobe CH9130SQB: great hood amazing price
runs beautifully and pretty darned quiet. great service from venting direct. the best price i found and they had it in stock and shipped it right out. very very satisfied.
September 22, 2010
A quick yet useful review
Overall, seems to be high quality. Contrary to what I read somewhere you can have the light on and fan off. Low is pretty darn quiet but not very powerful at all but then again... Since using the fan my fire alarms don't go off every time we use the gas stove. Medium seems a little louder than one would expect but I'm still working on the insulation around the vent pipe. BTW, if you buy an additional high quality butterfly back draft flapper, size it up to go OVER the 6" vent pipe instead of inside the tube, otherwise it restricts down to about 4.5" circumference. I grew up with a variable control to moderate fan speed and prefer that over a few buttons (one button cycle from low to high and the other is high to low which seems clever). Additionally, the buttons are very small and somewhat close together but I have slim fingers and not too old yet! The lights are good quality but are not LED (aren't they suppose to be getting better??). There is no doubt about it, they are over priced BUT relative to other fans (even the supposedly good ones) the are a good deal! I'd probably buy it again as I intend on staying in the house for 20 more years. It's a little more work if you don't buy the install & fascia kit but still easily do-able with some scrap ply wood. However bring the hood to the hardware store and try out the screws as the thread size isn't stated in the instructions. I really like the rounded edges and simple clean / classic design. Not too modern but not gouache. Looks better in person than photo indicates.
May 28, 2013