The wall-mounted GE Profile JV936DSS is praised as a contemporary, sleek range hood that does its duty in pulling out odors, smoke, vapors and grease. The four-speed fan is fairly quiet until turned to its highest setting at 590 cfm. The dual halogen lights adequately light the cooktop and have a nightlight feature. The controls are hidden from view. Cleaning the hood and grease filters is easy.
Fairly quiet. The GE Profile JV936DSS has a fairly quiet blower, according to consumer and professional reviewers, though it is loud at its highest setting of 590 cfm. At the working speed of 160 cfm, it reaches 0.4 sones, according to the manufacturer. This wall-mounted range hood calls for vertical-only ducting to the outside through a 7-inch round duct. An optional kit is available if installation requires horizontal ducting. The four-speed fan adequately pulls out smoke, vapors, odors and grease, consumer-reviewers say. The dual halogen cooktop lighting has off/high/night settings. It does not have a recirculating mode.
Washable metal grease filters. The GE Profile JV936DSS wall-mounted range hood has two metal reusable grease filters that should be cleaned monthly by soaking in hot soapy water with mild detergent. Cleaning the stainless-steel surface requires using warm sudsy water or a stainless-steel cleaner or polish. Steel-wool pads are not recommended because they will scratch the surface. One consumer-reviewer praises the ease of throwing the filters in the dishwasher, but the GE website offers conflicting information about whether they are dishwasher-safe. We contacted the manufacturer, but they were not able to provide clarification. It does not have timed-delay features.
Contemporary and sleek. Consumer-reviewers praise the wall-mounted GE Profile JV936DSS's contemporary, sleek, "expensive" look and its simple clean lines. The knob for the four-speed fan and the lighting control for off/on/night light are hidden from view. The range hood comes in stainless steel. It has a one-year warranty for parts and labor. An optional decorative duct cover is available to accommodate 8- to 10-foot ceiling heights. The cover conceals ductwork running from the top of the hood to the ceiling.
The GE Profile JV936DSS is part of a program in which ConsumerReports.org editors test 26 range hoods and rate them on multiple criteria. They are tested on how well the hoods contain and exhaust fumes, how quickly models exchange air and the noise level on the low-speed fan setting.
Review: Range Hoods, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
The lone Amazon.com review for the GE JV936DSS rates it 5 out of 5 stars. The reviewer gives it high praise for its contemporary, sleek and modern looks. The reviewer also loves the lights and says the fan is strong enough to clean a room of smoke.
Review: GE JV936DSS Profile 30" Stainless Steel Canopy Pro Style Wall Mount Range Hood, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
HomeDepot.com reviewers give 5 out of 5 stars to the GE Profile JV936DSS in just a couple of reviews. They praise the range hood's simple clean lines and general attractiveness. One says the range hood is expensive, but worth every penny. They also say it works well.
Review: GE Profile 30 in. Designer Range Hood in Stainless Steel, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of August 2013