Broan Range Hood Reviews

Broan is the self-confessed global leader in kitchen air circulation technology. It is a long-standing residential brand that operates in seven countries. It's a name which will likely be one of the first you think of when you consider a new range hood. The brand's variety of products are built mainly with the environment in mind, too.

It all starts back in 1932 with Henry Broan, whose simple, effective kitchen fans have evolved into the multi-function models you see installed across the US today. It’s thought that over 80% of households in the US have access to some form of Broan technology. This may be part of the company spiel, but it’s still impressive and not too hard to believe. Let’s take a look at some of their most popular range hoods available in more detail.

Broan 413004 30" Under Cabinet Range Hood

Also available in White, Black, Bisque, Biscuit and Almond and is the best-selling range hood on Amazon for the past couple of years – consistently. It cannot be ducted and is intended only for recirculating use. The weird thing about this range hood is the fact that it has dashes on the product box under CFM. It does displace air through its filters at 2 speeds, so it should in theory have a CFM, but I guess the manufactures deem it unnecessary. Provision for a bulb up to 75W is included. It has mechanical based rocker type controls.

Broan F403004 30" Under Cabinet Range Hood

Also available in stainless steel, off white, white and silver this under cabinet range hood can be ducted vertically, horizontally or be left ventless. It’s got a 2 speed fan and provisions for a bulb up to 75W. It includes an aluminum filter but charcoal filters for ductless operation need to be purchased separately. A backdraft damper is included in the package. Two models are available: 160CFM, 6.5-Sones (3-1/4-Inch by 10-Inch discharge) or 190 CFM (7-Inch round discharge). So when buying make sure that you get the right size.

Broan QS130SS 30" Under Cabinet Range Hood

Also available in Black, White, Ivory, and Bisque this range hood by Broan is quite popular due to its ultra-quiet operation and modern looks – just 1.5 sones under normal speed due to its unique axial blade technology. It’s got a 2 speed fan and provisions for a halogen bulb with two brightness levels. A backdraft damper is included. It’s got a fully enclosed design so that there’s no dust that clogs the system and the aluminum grease filters are easy to remove and are also dishwasher friendly. Therefore maintenance is a breeze.

Broan RM503004 30" Wall Mount Range Hood

One of the most in-demand wall mount range hoods, the Broan RM503004 comes in three variations: Stainless Steel, White and Black. It’s ideal for most homes with its super quiet 270 CFM motor. Easy maintenance with easy to detach aluminum filters. The telescopic extension is ideal for 8-9 feet. There’s a heat sentry function that automatically increase the blower speed if the cooktop gets too hot. The recirculation kit is included in the price.

More About Broan

Despite the brand’s longevity and its range of products, does it still compete in a marketplace that’s only gotten more crowded over the years? Broan’s scope isn’t just restricted to the kitchen. They supply air recirculation and fan essentials for use throughout the home. However, for the purposes of our guide, their NuTone and BEST range hoods and ventilation systems often rank highly with customers.

Broan's products are always appealing to homeowners as their range is seriously broad. While some range hood manufacturers might specialize in premium fittings or budget models, this company's approach is to cover a broader market. You're always guaranteed a great deal of power from a Broan, too. It's therefore probably safe to say that most homes in need of serious air suction will benefit from a Broan standard.

Broan is always innovating, and with eco-friendly products and design at the heart of what they do, using their systems won't weigh heavily on your conscience.