If you are looking for an attractive island range hood with a Euro-design, the Cavaliere SV218D-I island-mounted range hood gets high marks from professional and consumer-reviewers for the less industrial look of its glass top with stainless steel. Consumer-reviewers praise its value and ability to pull out smoke, odors, grease and vapors with 900 cfm. The six-setting fan is quiet except on its highest settings. The SV218D-I has dimmable halogen lights.
Powerful pull. For a range hood with the power of a 900-cfm fan, the Cavaliere SV218D-I island-mounted range hood is relatively quiet except on its highest settings, consumer-reviewers say. It functions well at pulling out smoke, odors, grease and vapors, they add. It has six fan speeds with a timer function and four halogen lights with a dimming feature. Light, timer and blower speed settings remain the same the next time they are turned on. The range hood is made for venting through the roof or wall with a 6-inch round duct vent. An optional recirculating (non-vented) kit is available.
Cleaning reminder. The island-mounted Cavaliere SV218D-I has a delayed digital timer that can be programmed to turn off the fan after one to 15 minutes. Another timer flashes after 30 hours of use as a reminder to clean the dishwasher-safe aluminum grease filters. The range hood can be cleaned with hot soapy water and a clean cotton cloth. An optional recirculating (non-vented) kit includes charcoal filters. Consumers offer mixed reviews on the ease of installation -- some say even their professional installers had a tough time, while others say it was not too hard.
A European design. Professional and consumer-reviewers rave about the Cavaliere SV218D-I's sleek, sophisticated Euro-design. They say the glass top gives the stainless steel a softer, less industrial look, which may be preferred in an island-mount range. The controls are touch-sensitive with blue LED lighting. Consumer-reviewers say they are especially pleased that controls are located on both sides of the hood. The Cavaliere SV218D-I is made of 19-gauge brushed stainless steel with a tempered glass canopy. Its telescopic chimney fits up to 9-foot ceilings. It has a one-year warranty on parts.
Professional reviewer Jerry Arlen gives the Cavaliere SV218D a rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars. He notes that the Euro-designed model's glass top with a stainless-steel design gives this range hood a softer feel for a brighter kitchen. Although he reviews the wall-mount model, the island-mount range hood is nearly identical.
Review: Best Range Hood -- Best High End Range Hood, Jerry Arlen, June 12, 2012
Amazon.com consumer-reviewers give the Cavaliere SV218D-I a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on a handful of reviews. They note it is a beautiful addition to their kitchens, but difficult to install. The fan has good suction and is noticeably loud on the top two settings, they say.
Review: Cavaliere-Euro SV218D 30" Stainless Steel Island Mount Range Hood, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
The Cavaliere-Euro SV218D island-mount range hood receives 4.7 out of 5 stars based on more than 65 reviews by Overstock.com consumer-reviewers. They rave about the beauty and function of the range hood. Reviews are mixed on the ease of installation -- even some professional installers say it is difficult.
Review: Cavaliere-Euro 36-inch Island Mount Range Hood, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of August 2013