720 CFM 30 Inch Wide Stainless Steel Three Speed Under Cabinet Range Hood with QuietMode- from the RA-038-SQ Collection
A great vent upgrade
We replaced a microwave vent combo above our stove with the Kobe vent and stainless back splash. The microwave restricted access to the rear burners on the stove and did not move much air. We selected the Kobe vent because it had a shape that worked well with our cabinet doors for a corner range installation.
Installation of the Kobe vent with stainless back splash requires reasonable fitting and electrical skills, but is within the reach of a home owner. You will spend much more time on it than a contractor and the investment of the extra time will be apparent in the result. It is nice to have those cooking smells vented to the outside properly. In addition to the vent and back splash from VentingDirect, we needed some 6 inch duct, duct sealing tape, construction glue, an electrical cord, and a cord clamp bought from the local hardware store. The vent plugged in where the microwave used to inside the cabinet.
March 1, 2012
Best thing I got for my Kitchen!!
Kobe hood is the best thing we have purchased for our kitchen. I am a chef and I love to entertain, so I enjoy most of my time in my kitchen. I loved this hood as it does not leave any kind of food smell in my kitchen. I use lot of ethenic spices, do lot of frying, sauteing, and the Kobe takes out all the smell from my house. As it is ventened out side. The best part is it is not very noisy and very very easy to clean.
February 2, 2009
My family cook alot. I am looking a rangehood that can eliminate all the smell of cooking. I tried to look at Home Depot and Lowes, the strongest that they carried only have around 350PCM. I found this product and this vendor only. Bought it. So far, it the best purchase that my whole family agree about. Strong and quiet. You won't dissatisfy with this product.
October 25, 2009
Sleek, slim, Quiet on Low
If you're looking for a slim, small & efficient hood, this is it. Can hardly tell it's on when on low setting. I wanted a small stainless hood--not something that atrracted as the centerpiece of the kitchen.
4* stars because the buttons aren't exactly intuitive to use. Also, the highest speed exhausts great, but it's louder than my old clunker hood.
December 12, 2009
Best home improvement project
I was looking for a range hood to replace my old one. I had a range hood did not work well. The problems I had for the old range hood is it was too noisy and did not remove air all all although I have duct system in place. Whenever I cooked anything the smell of food and oil mist will fill my house for at least half day. So I decided I need a more powerful one. I checked best buy and Sears first to see the models and options I might have. After about two to three weeks search, I realized I can't find a right product from the retail store even I am willing to pay higher price. The best I can find is one with 300 CFM and cost about $600 and that's when I start to search online.
I checked VentingDirect and find Kobe RA3830SQ and purchased through online.
Since I installed the range hood, I no longer smell anything when I am cooking. The product is very quiet and most of time I only use low speed and that's enough power to remove all the smell. I always think I should buy the range hood sooner so I can enjoy cooking more often. I am glad I did have this range hood and recommend you should have one if you cook a lot.
July 10, 2009
Nice design, great powerful hood.
Upon opening the box, I absolutely fell in love with the hood. It's made out of very sturdy (thick) stainless steel. Nothing feels flimsy about it. I love the design: it's sleek, modern, and not bulky at all, though the hood itself is quite heavy.
There was one little problem with the hood: it would not start. It was just dead. Hmmm... That puzzled me, since the hood is a very simple machine (mechanically speaking) and has no electronic components to it. Called to Kobe. Since the hood is under warranty, they immediately dispatched me a technician from a nearby appliance repair store that they have contract with. Unfortunately this dude was not the sharpest needle on a porcupine, and kept telling me it's a capacitor problem (ah? how so???), despite me telling him that it's a simple problem with a switch.
Anyway, Kobe tech support people were smarter and sent him a switch to be replaced. Once it was done, the hood worked perfectly.
It's very powerful, and the quiet mode IS very quiet. I could not believe it, particularly in comparison with my old monster of a hood. I usually use it on an intermediate mode, which I found to be enough for a single burner cooking. If I do some heavy duty cooking on all five burners - then I switch to the powerful mode.
Overall, I am very pleased with the hood, despite rather unfortunate start.
February 3, 2014
not as 'super' quiet as we expected, but it seems to be doing the job better than most. You will know it is on, but it does actually provide exhaust, which surprisingly is not often the case. I am happy with the price and service from ventingdirect. And although done so without too much hassle, as a result of shipping damage it did require a second unit to be sent.
February 18, 2010
Excellent Range Hood
I am very pleased with this unit. I bought this unit to replace a high end Jenn Air pile of junk that only lasted 5 years of light use. I am very impressed with the quality, and low noise level and power to move air.
The unit was very easy to install. I am expecting to get more years out of this unit.
December 9, 2012
Fantastic Range Hood
This hood exceeded expectations! Looks great and is super quiet. When it is on low setting, you cannot even hear it. This range on high speed is more quiet than our old hood on low speed!
I highly recommend this hood!
July 16, 2009
I really love how quite it is and it eliminates the cooking odor and grease. It is worth the purchase. If you're looking for quality this is it.
June 24, 2009