Consumer-reviewers rave about what a great value the Cavaliere SV218B2 specifically noting that the wall-mounted range hood includes a 900-cfm fan for less than $500. The six-setting fan adequately pulls out pungent smells, they say. Reviewers say the fan is quiet but add that it gets noisy when it is on the maximum setting. The SV218B2 also has dimmable lights and a touchpad with LED lights.
Strong blower. At 900 cfm, the Cavaliere SV218B2 has a lot of pull to remove odors, smoke and steam from a kitchen. It makes a lot of noise when it is on the maximum fan setting, consumer-reviewers say. But they add that it is quiet on the lower of the six fan settings. The SV218B2 is designed to be ducted outside through a roof or wall, but a recirculating (non-vented) kit is available for an additional cost. It has halogen lights that dim in addition to touchpad controls with LED lights.
Delayed digital timer. The Cavaliere SV218B2 has a delayed digital timer that turns off the fan. Another timer flashes after 30 hours of use as a reminder to clean the aluminum filter by hand or in the dishwasher. The range hood should be cleaned regularly with hot soapy water and a clean cotton cloth. If the range hood is converted for ductless use, charcoal filters are used. Although the instruction manual says installation is intended for qualified installers, some consumer-reviewers say they found it easy to install.
Euro-designed and stylish. Bestcovery.com says the Euro-designed, wall-mounted Cavaliere SV218B2 is "quite stylish." Consumer-reviewers say the 19-gauge stainless-steel appliance is beautiful and gives their kitchens a modern look. One reviewer called it "the final piece of bling" that finished a kitchen remodel. The control panel, which is touch-sensitive with blue LED lighting, regulates the fan's six settings. It also controls the halogen lights, which have a dimmer. This range hood's telescopic chimney fits ceilings up to 9 feet tall. Higher ceilings need an optional extension. The SV218B2 comes in 30- and 36-inch sizes. It has a one-year parts warranty.
Bestcovery.com likes the Cavaliere SV218B2 wall-mounted range hood so much it gave it a perfect 5-out-of-5-points rating as well as naming it the best range hood overall and the best high-end range hood. Arlen praises its stylish Euro-design, its features and power.
Review: Best Range Hood, Jerry Arlen, Not dated
Amazon.com's consumer-reviewers give the Cavaliere SV218B2 wall-mounted range hood 4.6 out of 5 stars based on about 15 reviews. They praise the range hood's good looks and power. Some say the fan is loud on the highest setting; other reviewers say the fan is quiet overall.
Review: Stainless Steel 30" x 20" Wall Mount Range Hood with 900 CFM, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
Consumer-reviewers on VentingDirect.com give the Cavaliere SV218B2 wall-mounted range hood a score of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on more than 35 reviews. They praise the range hood as being beautiful and powerful. Specifically, they like the six fan settings and the dimmable halogen lights.
Review: Cavaliere-Euro SV218B2-30 30 Inch 900 CFM Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Range Hood, Contributors to VentingDirect.com, As of August 2013