At $530, the Atlas Cavaliere-Euro SV218D30WM is quite inexpensive for a wall-mounted range hood. It also appears to offer quite a lot for the price in terms of style and features. Its stainless-steel body and gracefully curved glass canopy house a powerful blower capable of shifting 900 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air. It also features six fan settings, two dimmable halogen lights, a delayed shutoff feature, a filter cleaning reminder and electronic touchpad controls. It's a little loud for a wall-mount model, producing 7 sones on the highest fan setting, but its lowest setting puts out a very soft 0.4 sones (1 sone is about as loud as a running refrigerator). Owners are generally enthusiastic about this range hood's appearance, performance and cost. The only complaints we found are that it throws more light on the backsplash than on the cooktop (which could be a plus if you have a decorative backsplash) and that it's quite heavy, requiring two people to install it. However, this model has not been included in any professional reviews, so we can't recommend it quite as solidly as the top-rated GE Profile JV936DSS (Est. $900).
The Cavaliere-Euro SV218D30WM has not been featured in any professional tests, but it earns a large number of positive reviews from users at Overstock.com. We found a couple of additional reviews on the Products page at Buzzillions.com.
The Cavaliere-Euro SV218D30WM and its 36-inch equivalent, the SV218D36WM receive about 40 reviews total at Overstock.com, with an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. Owners describe this range hood as stylish, powerful and a good value. Only one user finds its ventilation power inadequate, but we did see several complaints that the lights illuminate the backsplash rather than the cooktop.
Review: Cavaliere-Euro 30-Inch Wall Mount Range Hood, Contributors to Overstock.com
Most of the comments about the Cavaliere-Euro SV218D30WM at this user-review site come from Overstock.com, so they duplicate the reviews cited above. We found only one user review pulled from a different source, and it is a very negative one. The owner complains that the transformer on the range hood blew out after two years and that the family has had no luck finding a Cavaliere dealer who can help with repairs. This comment highlights the risk of buying a range hood from a relatively unknown manufacturer, despite its good overall reviews.
Review: Cavaliere 30-Inch Wall Mount Range Hood (SV218D30WM), Contributors to Buzzillions.com