Since its inception in San Fransisco in 2018, Hauslane has been making a name for itself by producing high quality range hoods with an amazing price-performance ratio. To no one's surprise the new Hauslane PS18 model is no exception. Last year, a different model (PS10) occupied the second spot in our top 5 best under cabinet range hoods. This year Hauslane has continued that trend with their PS18 model.
Under its stunning contemporary design (available in 4 colors), the Hauslane PS18 under cabinet range hood packs a powerful 900 CFM dual centrifugal motor. (Be sure to provide makeup air.) This is on par with the XtremeAir PX12-U30, our runner up in this year's top 5 under cabinet range hoods. Hauslane has enough trust in their range hoods to provide a lifetime warranty on their range hood motors. That's right, a lifetime warranty!
The Hauslane PS18 feels like a complete package. Like its older brother, the Hauslane PS10, the PS18 is equipped a touch screen which controls the delayed shut-off, CFM and clock. Compared to the previous model Hauslane added a 6-speed setting, which is a welcome addition to an already wonderful product. The LEDS are easily replaceable as they have a GU10 base and can be found in almost any hardware store. We were pleasantly surprised to find the different adapters for top and rear venting included in the box, which isn't always the case with other range hood manufacturers.
If you are in the market for a new under cabinet range hood and are serious about cooking, the Hauslane PS18 is an excellent choice. Not only will its beautifully crafter exterior become the centerpiece of your kitchen, the Hauslane PS18 will take anything you can throw at it. Its powerful 900 CFM dual motor will have your carcinogen-free in no time, and does so for a very reasonable price. Looking for something more premium? Check out the Hauslane PS38, which is the premium brother of the PS18. It incorporates Hauslane's 'perimeter suction design' to provide more coverage, and their auto steam cleaning function.