Broan 413004 (30")
Aside from its ducted brother, there’s probably no under cabinet range hood which can beat the Broan 413004 when it comes down to the price/quality ratio. At the moment of writing, the Broan 413004 occupies the #1 position in the range hood category on Amazon, as well as the #19 spot in the general appliance category. If you’re looking for a simple non-ducted range hood without breaking the bank, choose this one.
Broan has equipped the Broan 413004 range hood with the bare necessities and nothing else. Does it have some nice fancy extras? Absolutely not. It essentially is just a hood, a fan, a filter and a light bulb. Does it get the job done? Yep. Sadly, this model doesn’t have an option to turn into a ducted range hood. But lucky for us, there’s a ducted version available: Broan 403004. When you get the ducted model, be aware that for some reason, it’s only available with a rectangular 3.25" x 10" top exit.
The biggest drawback of both the ducted and the ductless models is that there’s no cover on the bottom. Even though the exposed bottom side is not hideous, it will make sure that the range hood will never be the centerpiece of your kitchen. But, again, with the current price tag it doesn’t pretend to become the focal point of your kitchen. It aims to be a solid range hood without any fancy extra features; and it really is just that. One minor flaw would be the single incandescent light, which can get quite hot. We’d rather have seen a LED, fluorescent or even halogen light.
All in all, the Broan 413004 might one of the best easy to install, bang-for-your-buck, non-ducted range hoods currently on the market.