Perfetto PKB-RH0303 Range Hood Everything You Need to Know

Perfetto Kitchen and Bath is a very young brand of home appliances, selling mostly on Amazon. It was founded on 26th August 2015, in California.

As it isn’t a well-known manufacturer, some of you might feel diffident. However, you may rest assured that this company has worked well in the past three years, and they now have an excellent track record of happy customers on Amazon. Thus, the quality of both their products and customer service is guaranteed to be high.

Overview on the Features

  1. Dimensions: 35.25” Width, 23.50” Length, 49.25” Height.
  2. Weight: approximately 65 pounds.
  3. Voltage: 120 V / 60 Hz.
  4. Airflow capacity: 400 CFM.
  5. Sound level: less than 65 decibels.
  6. Material: stainless steel & tempered glass.
  7. Two-piece steel baffle filter, easy to remove and wash.
  8. This range hood requires a ceiling of 8-9 feet. Otherwise, it will need to be modified (either shortened, if the ceiling is less than 8 feet, or extended with a support if it’s more than 9). However, many customers claim that even with an 8 feet ceiling you will have to make some adjustments to build the product correctly. (More on this follows later in the review).
  9. The minimum drop down height is 30.25” – which means that is the minimum height of the product (from top to bottom); if you want it shorter, you will have to cut off a section of the steel body.
  10. The hood ventilates outside through a standard 6” circular duct.
  11. A small control panel with buttons regulates the lights and the three speeds of the fan.
  12. A ductless installation is available; however, the carbon filters won’t be included in the package.
  13. It is certified to be ETL compliant with US and Canada standards.
  14. A 3-year warranty will cover issues with limited parts of the product. Please verify warranty information before buying.
  15. Illumination is provided by 4 x 1.5 watts LED lights.

What Makes It One of the Best?

  • It’s a great bang for the buck. Customers are extremely satisfied with the product, especially when compared to its price. Both design and performance are often praised in this context. And one customer, in particular, felt that this hood was just as good as others that he checked in a shop, which cost around $900! Now, that’s a superlative value.
  • It looks spectacular. It may be because of its elegant European / Italian design, it may be because of its cool stainless steel brush finish, but people just seem to love the way it looks. And this is should never be underestimated, especially when you realize that (no matter how much you cook) you’re not going to use the range hood all of the time. But still, you’re going to see it and enjoy its aesthetic qualities.
  • It will make your cooking easier, with its excellent illumination. A 1.5W LED per corner means that the stove is illuminated really well. Besides, the lights are a clear, crisp white: no funky colors allowed (like in similar products). No wonder customers praise this feature.
  • It’s got the power. Featuring three different modes of speed, this range hood can reach a maximum airflow of 400 CFM. Not the highest on the spectrum, perhaps, but still quite effective. You will find that, unless you have particularly demanding needs, this model will serve you better than many other hoods at the same price range. Which, ultimately, should be one of your top priorities, right?

Features I Don't like About It

  • Not optimal for 8 feet ceilings. Which is quite a barrier, since Perfetto Kitchen and Bath advertises this product for an 8-9 feet range. The issue is that, according to customers, the instructions only work with 9 feet ceilings. If yours is lower, you will have to install the range hood in a different way, not explained in the guide.
    And that is extremely confusing for both professionals and DIY veterans. Besides, even when you finally get it right, the installation won’t be perfect, as the bottom sleeve of the hood will partly cover the vent grid on the top. Far from Perfect-o, indeed.
  • The hood’s sound might bother you. In fact, while the official noise level (< 65 decibels) isn’t the worst around, some clients had still problems with it. Apparently, the fan would be too much “on the louder side.” Now, even though there’s no agreement on the issue, this still means that the Perfetto range hood isn’t the quietest you could get. And for some people, this could be a deal breaker.
  • The brand itself is a kind of incognito. If you’re the type of person who trusts the product by the brand, you might feel a little uncomfortable with this one. Let’s be clear: neither the hood nor the brand may prove to be unreliable, but you still get more uncertainty from a newer brand.
    For instance, if a company isn’t affirmed there’s more risk it could bankrupt; in that case, you wouldn’t be able to use your 3-year warranty or the customer service anymore. Or you might just think (wrongly or rightly) that if a company has been building a certain product for longer, they might be better at doing it. Thus, you might prefer a competitor. This point, though, is entirely subjective, so I must pass the judgment to you.
  • There’s no clock (or time measurement) option on the product. Which is not the end of the world, especially in this day and age, with smartphones and digital watches surrounding us everywhere. Yet, if you cook a lot, you’ll know how handy it can be to have a clock right there in front of you, hands-free.

I Would Buy It If:

  1. I wanted to get a great value range hood, that was at the same time affordable and a performative tool.
  2. I wanted to get a kitchen appliance that looked gorgeous, with a sleek European design.
  3. I didn’t have problems trusting a young and less known brand.
  4. I wasn’t too bothered about the noise levels, and thus about buying the quietest item on the market.
  5. I wanted excellent illumination for cooking.