Range Hood Review - AKDY AK-RH0217 (Island Range Hood) (36")

Best island range hoods - AKDY AK-RH0217

AKDY AK-RH0217 (36")

The first things which stands out is that the AKDY AK-RH0217 island range hood is equipped with baffle filters. Compared with the alternative, aluminum mesh filters, they do a better job in trapping grease and are easier to clean. Combined with the modern stainless steel finish, the AKDY AK-RH0217 has an almost commercial-grade look to it.

Another nice feature of the AKDY AK-RH0217 are the controls. There’s a touch panel located on two sides of the range hood, which comes in handy as it’s an island mount range hood. If that’s not enough, you could always use the remote control. Another nice touch of the AKDY AK-RH0217 is the automatic activation, which turns on the range hood when the stove gives off too much heat.

Similar to many of its brothers and sisters, the AKDY AK-RH0217 will come with a very limited instruction manual, which means that you might have to get someone to help you with the installation. Before installing the AKDY AK-RH0217 range hood, be sure to check it for dents or other damaged parts, as some people have complained about receiving damaged goods, which is most likely a result of mass production (hence, the competitive price).

  • Baffle filters
  • Touch panel on two sides
  • Remote control
  • Installation manual is lacking
  • Some people complained about receiving damaged parts

Brand:

AKDY

Model:

AK-RH0217

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted 
Ductless (through conversion by using Carbon Filters, sold separately)

Installation type:

Chimney (island mount)

Filter:

3x Baffle filter

CFM:

400 CFM

Loudness:

Less than 65db at 400 CFM

Fan Type:

N/A

Duct Size:

6 Inch

Weight:

58 Pounds

Lights:

4 x 35W halogen

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

36 Inch

35.4 Inch

23.6 Inch

47.8 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel

Color:

Stainless steel

Controls:

4 Speeds (dual touch panel)

Remote control

Warranty:

3 Years (limited parts warranty)

Certifications:

ETL Certification (North American Safety Standards)

Other:

N/A

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