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Which kitchen Range Hood?

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The Ancona model you posted suggests it's more powerful (625 CFM) versus the Vissani (460 CFM).

What kind of range/stovetop do you have? I haven't looked at range hoods in a while, but you want to make sure you have something that can handle the heat and odours if you have something like a gas cooktop.
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There used to be a Panasonic 420cfm with a 4inch pipe for exhaust in its place
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Both are nice choices. It would be good if either listed the sones value. A after performance that's what I would look for in any fan, especially in a kitchen where the action of cooking is often social.
Your second choice is about 3" deeper (higher?) than the first. If a retrofit, consider your upper cabinet height and whether this will give you functional clearance over the stovetop.
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The range is replacing the Panasonic microwave/range. It is going over a gas stove
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I would go with the higher cfm one due to the gas stove, but it's probably louder.
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Went to Renoshop.ca located right at the corner of Warden Av and Steeles Av E (7010 Warden Av Unit 1, Markham , 905-944-0401) and purchased a 30" Crown Range Hood. Purchase price including tax ... $480.

Crown Range Hood Professional Series Model PRO-BF03

800CFM
6 Speed operation
LCD display
Touchscreen Display
Time Display
Power-off Delay function
2 LED lights with 2 levels of lighting
Stainless Steel baffle dishwasher safe filters
Wireless Remote Control
Noise Level: 1.5 to 4.5 sone
Warranty: 5 years for motor, 1 year for parts and labor

Installing this tomorrow ... can't wait to use this! A great upgrade for the price of $480 TAX IN! You can't get a better deal than this especially for a powerful range hood unit.

Crown has been around for many years ... our friend has a Crown Range Hood for over 10 years with zero issues. Cleaning is extremely easy. And best of all .. it's powerful and very very quiet even at the MAX power speed.


We looked at various brands of Range Hoods before settling with the Crown.

Being of Asian descent ... we do a look to cooking with the traditional WOK ... so we needed something that would be powerful enough so suck out the smoke when cooking.

Pacific Range Hoods are great ... loved the idea of the fans being located at the front section of the unit, however when it sucks in the air, the clearance inside the front is not as direct therefore the air going out may kick back. These are pricey because of their unique design of the jnterior fans.

SanYangPai Range Hoods had ample CFMs .. going as high as 900 for the under cabinet style. But the sales agent at the Warden and Steeles location was very blunt. Didn't like her statement: "Installation is easy. Even if you are very dumb, you can still install the unit in an hour."

Sakura Brand Range Hoods are reliable but noisy. Our friend has one and it's LOUD! Besides, the sales rep at the Brimley and Sheppard location was not great.
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Pacific AC-3200 Auto Clean Is what I have. It’s like 780 CFM. They have the 3100 and 3300 now at 750 CFM.
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I bought an Ancona over the summer (in cabinet style) and it's plenty strong. Only complaint is the noise but what do you expect from powerful units (?)
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I`d always choose a costco product 1st, if I`m debating between models.
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Brookside05 wrote: I bought an Ancona over the summer (in cabinet style) and it's plenty strong. Only complaint is the noise but what do you expect from powerful units (?)
How much? CFM? I got mine for $480 and it has 6 speeds ... and at MAX 800CFM it is NOT noisy at all.
BouNajib wrote: I`d always choose a costco product 1st, if I`m debating between models.
Over-priced and under-powered. Cost for what you get at COSTCO ... can definitely get one cheaper and more powerful.
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I have installed 3 different types in the past 15 years

There are the Asian ones that work on centrifugal force to fling the grease into a grease collector that you can empty out. You can take some of them apart and clean the fans too. I like these the best because of the ease of cleaning. Especially if the left and right fans can be switched independently, which reduces the noise.

The other kinds have filters. I find these hard to clean, even in a dishwasher.

Before you buy check your duct size and form (round vs rectangular) and make sure they are compatible/adaptable. Consider upgrading your ducting if you only have an old 4 inch pipe - it is hard to get good ventilation without at least a 5 inch pipe, and preferably larger. With a larger duct you can get a better ventilation draw at a lower fan speed. This is what gives you lowest noise. My original duct from our over the stove microwave had been vented into the attic!

I currently have a 30" Xtremeair 900 CFM unit (Wayfair). I'm happy but the unit is very heavy and needed careful installation by 2 people. And the LED lights are yellowy and not as bright as I would like. I ordered whiter ones from Xtremeair, but the wattage is limited by the power supply so they are still on the dim side. But it is very effective and allows my wife to fry fish etc. without stinking the house up, exhausting through the 6 inch upgraded duct I had installed. Optimal would have been an 8" duct, but they couldn't fit that through the framing. It has a grease collection channel but the fan is the squirrel cage type which will be hard to clean if it ever needs it.
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I know a few people who went strictly by CFM when deciding on a range hood, and their now their hood sounds like city bus.
You can't hold a conversation when the hood is running.

We have a Vent-a-hood and its great. Industry leading Quiet operation, with a 6" exhaust.
This was a new install so the vent is 6" to outside.
The motor and grease 'trap' are removable (no cheap filters)
so u can wash in the sink. They're made in Texas.
We paid $650+tax at Goemans.

Not cheap but sturdy as a rock.
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AV-Fishing wrote: How much? CFM? I got mine for $480 and it has 6 speeds ... and at MAX 800CFM it is NOT noisy at all.



Over-priced and under-powered. Cost for what you get at COSTCO ... can definitely get one cheaper and more powerful.
https://www.costco.ca/Ancona-Inserta-II ... 95696.html

I can hold a conversation and the noise "disappears" in the background, but I know it's there. I guess it's my price to pay for an open-concept home.
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What size duct did you have?
AV-Fishing wrote: Went to Renoshop.ca located right at the corner of Warden Av and Steeles Av E (7010 Warden Av Unit 1, Markham , 905-944-0401) and purchased a 30" Crown Range Hood. Purchase price including tax ... $480.

Crown Range Hood Professional Series Model PRO-BF03

800CFM
6 Speed operation
LCD display
Touchscreen Display
Time Display
Power-off Delay function
2 LED lights with 2 levels of lighting
Stainless Steel baffle dishwasher safe filters
Wireless Remote Control
Noise Level: 1.5 to 4.5 sone
Warranty: 5 years for motor, 1 year for parts and labor

Installing this tomorrow ... can't wait to use this! A great upgrade for the price of $480 TAX IN! You can't get a better deal than this especially for a powerful range hood unit.

Crown has been around for many years ... our friend has a Crown Range Hood for over 10 years with zero issues. Cleaning is extremely easy. And best of all .. it's powerful and very very quiet even at the MAX power speed.


We looked at various brands of Range Hoods before settling with the Crown.

Being of Asian descent ... we do a look to cooking with the traditional WOK ... so we needed something that would be powerful enough so suck out the smoke when cooking.

Pacific Range Hoods are great ... loved the idea of the fans being located at the front section of the unit, however when it sucks in the air, the clearance inside the front is not as direct therefore the air going out may kick back. These are pricey because of their unique design of the jnterior fans.

SanYangPai Range Hoods had ample CFMs .. going as high as 900 for the under cabinet style. But the sales agent at the Warden and Steeles location was very blunt. Didn't like her statement: "Installation is easy. Even if you are very dumb, you can still install the unit in an hour."

Sakura Brand Range Hoods are reliable but noisy. Our friend has one and it's LOUD! Besides, the sales rep at the Brimley and Sheppard location was not great.
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i ended up going with the HD one. at full speed makes less noise and sucks more air than what i had before. win-win.
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misskaren wrote: What size duct did you have?
6" ....
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AV-Fishing wrote: Went to Renoshop.ca located right at the corner of Warden Av and Steeles Av E (7010 Warden Av Unit 1, Markham , 905-944-0401) and purchased a 30" Crown Range Hood. Purchase price including tax ... $480.

Crown Range Hood Professional Series Model PRO-BF03

800CFM
6 Speed operation
LCD display
Touchscreen Display
Time Display
Power-off Delay function
2 LED lights with 2 levels of lighting
Stainless Steel baffle dishwasher safe filters
Wireless Remote Control
Noise Level: 1.5 to 4.5 sone
Warranty: 5 years for motor, 1 year for parts and labor

Installing this tomorrow ... can't wait to use this! A great upgrade for the price of $480 TAX IN! You can't get a better deal than this especially for a powerful range hood unit.

Crown has been around for many years ... our friend has a Crown Range Hood for over 10 years with zero issues. Cleaning is extremely easy. And best of all .. it's powerful and very very quiet even at the MAX power speed.


We looked at various brands of Range Hoods before settling with the Crown.

Being of Asian descent ... we do a look to cooking with the traditional WOK ... so we needed something that would be powerful enough so suck out the smoke when cooking.

Pacific Range Hoods are great ... loved the idea of the fans being located at the front section of the unit, however when it sucks in the air, the clearance inside the front is not as direct therefore the air going out may kick back. These are pricey because of their unique design of the jnterior fans.

SanYangPai Range Hoods had ample CFMs .. going as high as 900 for the under cabinet style. But the sales agent at the Warden and Steeles location was very blunt. Didn't like her statement: "Installation is easy. Even if you are very dumb, you can still install the unit in an hour."

Sakura Brand Range Hoods are reliable but noisy. Our friend has one and it's LOUD! Besides, the sales rep at the Brimley and Sheppard location was not great.
Are you still happy with your crown rangehood? Are you able to share a quick video of it at max speed? I'm curious to see how loud it is.
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