If you are looking for a simple under-cabinet range hood with a fan and light, reviewers say the Broan 413623 is an excellent, budget-friendly choice. This ductless range hood is easy to install, performs well, looks good and is relatively quiet. It comes in a variety of widths and colors, including black, white and stainless steel. It comes with a one-year warranty.
Duct-free range hood. The Broan 413623 is a simple, duct-free, under-cabinet range hood with a removable charcoal filter. According to professional and consumer-reviewers, it works well and is relatively quiet. Its two-setting (high and low) fan does a good job of clearing the kitchen air of smoke, steam and odors. Using an incandescent bulb up to 75 watts, the range light illuminates evenly over the cooktop. The light has one setting; there is no night light or dimmer. Some professionals, however, recommend venting to the outside as a better option than a duct-free system.
Easy to install. The Broan 413623 is easy to install and use. Cleaning is easy -- simply use a mild detergent to wipe it down. Avoid abrasive cloths, steel-wool pads and scouring powders. The charcoal filter, however, is not washable. It will last up to 12 months with normal use, according to Broan.com. The fan assembly may be vacuumed; it is permanently lubricated and never needs oiling. The Broan 413623 has no timed functions such as a timed-delay fan shut-off.
Sleek design. Consumer-reviewers describe the Broan 413623's design as "sleek." The range hood has only two controls -- rocker-type fan and light switches. The range hood comes in different widths and a variety of appliance-matching colors, including black, stainless steel, white, bisque and almond. The Broan 413623 has a one-year limited warranty.
In a listing of the five best range hoods overall, Bestcovery.com rates the Broan 413623 second with a 4.75-point rating on a five-point scale. Reviewer Jerry Arlen praises it for its function and affordability. It serves the purpose of circulation on a shoestring budget, he says.
Review: Best Range Hood, Jerry Arlen, June 12, 2012
The Broan 413623 receives 4.5 out of 5 stars based on more than 18 reviews. Consumer-reviewers say it is a good basic range hood at a great price. They also say it is easy to install, looks good, is relatively quiet and works well.
Review: Broan 36" Non-Ducted Range Hood 2 sp Appliance Accessories, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
Faucet.com consumer-reviewers give the Broan 413623 under-cabinet, non-ducted 36-inch range hood a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on about 17 reviews. They praise the Broan's economical price as well as its performance, looks, ease of installation and quietness of the fan. Some consumers ordered the range hood in stainless steel or other colors.
Review: Broan 413623 Black 36" Under Cabinet Range Hood, Contributors to Faucet.com, As of August 2013