The Broan Economy 413001 is a very basic recirculating (ductless) range hood for under-cabinet installation. Ductless range hoods draw in air and pass it through a charcoal filter to remove odors before returning it to the room. The filter cannot be cleaned and must be replaced regularly. This type of range hood cannot remove steam or heat from the air and is minimally effective for smoke removal, but it can be used when outside venting is impractical. As with most ductless-only range hoods, the Broan Economy 413001 range hood offers only the most basic features: two fan speeds and a single incandescent light fixture. It's available in a wide variety of widths (from 21 inches to 42 inches) and colors including white, almond, biscuit, black and stainless steel. However, if outside ventilation is an option in your kitchen, you will get better results with the Kenmore 5234 (*Est. $145), which also comes in a variety of widths and colors.
We didn't find any professional reviews that cover ductless range hoods, but we did find a large number of comments on retailer websites such as ABT.com and Amazon.com for the Broan Economy 41000 series. This series of range hoods includes the white 30-inch Broan Economy 413001 and similar range hoods in other widths and colors.
The Broan Economy 41000 series (which includes the 30-inch, white Broan Economy 413001) receives roughly 100 owner reviews at ABT.com -- the most we've seen for any range hood. Because reviews are separated by width and color, they're spread across about a dozen different product pages. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, saying this bargain-priced range hood is quiet, sleek and easy to install. We found no particular complaints about this model, though a few owners note that it's "fairly plain" and "nothing outstanding."
Review: Broan 41000 Series 30-Inch Hood -- 413023, Contributors to ABT.com
We found about 30 owner reviews at Amazon.com for the Broan Economy 413001 and other 30-inch models in the 41000 series. Overall, the Broan range hood receives a very good average rating (about 4.5 stars out of 5), with most users saying this range hood is a great value.
Review: Broan 413001 Economy 30-Inch Two-Speed Non-Ducted Range Hood, White, Contributors to Amazon.com
There are about half a dozen reviews for the Broan Economy 413001 and other range hoods in the 41000 series at AJMadison.com. The range hood earns an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from owners, who say it is a good value for a ductless model.
Review: Broan 30-Inch Standard Range Hood 413000, Contributors to AJMadison.com