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    Zeppo Guest

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    "Michael L Kankiewicz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] u.buffalo.edu...
    >
    > Hi all, I haven't been here in a looooong time, so I hope it hasn't
    > changed too much. We're putting on a new roof, so I figure it's finally
    > time to get a real exhaust hood. (Currently we have one of those useless
    > hoods that filters the air and blows it back out front.)
    >
    > We're not extreme cooks, so I was looking at middle of the line things,
    > but I was surprised at how expensive they are. Then I came across this
    > one on ebay, item number 260380922430. A whopping 870cfm. Anyone have
    > any knowledge of, or experience with this company?
    >
    > Thanks much,
    > MK


    Michael,
    The configuration looks similar to the Faber unit we installed in our new
    kitchen in 2007. However, I didn't notice a name of the manufacturer on the
    eBay page (or I didn't realize it was the manufacturer and not the company
    selling it). Do you know who makes the unit?

    We do like our Faber unit (a 36") which did set us back about $600, IIRC.
    The construction materials were solid, though put together there are a few
    areas I wish they had added more fasteners (the curved trim around the
    bottom edge pulls down a bit too easily when cleaning). However, the unit
    works great. It's easy to clean, gives excellent ventilation and provides a
    lot of light from the two halogen units.

    You really need to be able to touch, feel and play with any hood you buy.
    Don't but from specs on eBay or you are setting yourself up for problems. If
    someone is selling a unit on eBay that you know, then go for it. We saved
    about $400 buying faucets and hardware on eBay.

    Jon



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    Michael L Kankiewicz Guest

    Default Kitchen Hood?


    Hi all, I haven't been here in a looooong time, so I hope it hasn't
    changed too much. We're putting on a new roof, so I figure it's
    finally time to get a real exhaust hood. (Currently we have one of those
    useless hoods that filters the air and blows it back out front.)

    We're not extreme cooks, so I was looking at middle of the line things,
    but I was surprised at how expensive they are. Then I came across this
    one on ebay, item number 260380922430. A whopping 870cfm. Anyone have
    any knowledge of, or experience with this company?

    Thanks much,
    MK

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen Hood?

    On Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:23:05 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Hi all, I haven't been here in a looooong time, so I hope it hasn't
    >changed too much. We're putting on a new roof, so I figure it's
    >finally time to get a real exhaust hood. (Currently we have one of those
    >useless hoods that filters the air and blows it back out front.)
    >
    >We're not extreme cooks, so I was looking at middle of the line things,
    >but I was surprised at how expensive they are. Then I came across this
    >one on ebay, item number 260380922430. A whopping 870cfm. Anyone have
    >any knowledge of, or experience with this company?
    >

    Can't you just post the brand name and save us the trouble of
    struggling with EBay? AFAIC get as much power as you can get. You
    haven't even told us your kitchen configuration. Do you have an open
    floor plan, is it a postage stamp sized kitchen? What? Let me tell
    you that if you get a decent vent, next you'll be looking at an indoor
    grill and then you'll be glad to have an exhaust fan that can suck out
    the fillings from your teeth.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen Hood?

    Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:
    >
    > Hi all, I haven't been here in a looooong time, so I hope it hasn't
    > changed too much. We're putting on a new roof, so I figure it's
    > finally time to get a real exhaust hood. (Currently we have one of those
    > useless hoods that filters the air and blows it back out front.)
    >
    > We're not extreme cooks, so I was looking at middle of the line things,
    > but I was surprised at how expensive they are. Then I came across this
    > one on ebay, item number 260380922430. A whopping 870cfm. Anyone have
    > any knowledge of, or experience with this company?
    >
    > Thanks much,
    > MK


    I recently replaced my vent hood, but since my budget was very limited,
    the replacement was nearly identical to the previous model that was
    already there, a typical Broan 30p" unit. I think it cost about $80+tax
    (on sale & coupon IIRC).

    When I "researched" which vent hood to buy as a replacement, one
    particular "specification" I learned to make note of was/is the "SONE"
    rating, i.e., how loud is that vent when it's on full blast! I wanted
    the 'most quiet' unit I could get for my bucks. I looked for the vent
    hood that had the best CFM:SONE ratings. Just something you may want to
    consider when you shop.

    Sky, who hates to remodel/redecorate anything, especially on a limited
    budget! ;D

    --
    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice

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