The BROAN-NuTone BWP2306SS is a solid, no fuss chimney range hood. Although it doesn't have many of the extras its competitors have, the BWP2306SS does what its supposed to, and it does it well. Build quality wise, the BWP2306SS is built with the BROAN-NuTone quality we have come to expect and trust. The 430 grade stainless steel exterior is an above average choice, while the design is modern and has a premium feel. Choosing a quality brand name like BROAN-NuTone not only means that you can expect a certain quality, but also that spare parts will be available if needed.
Understandably, some people prefer buttons over a touch screen. Buttons are generally easier to operate, as every button has one simple function. This is where the BWP2306SS 's touch-sensitive backlit buttons shine. While active, a blue border surrounding the button will light up, so it's immediately visible which button is active. It might not sound impressive, but it makes things so much easier.
We did find the BROAN-NuTone BWP2306SS to be relatively noisy on its highest setting, especially when compared to competitors. In part, this is due to the large amount of air it moves. Then again, we have found other models with an equal or higher amount of CFM to be a bit more quiet. For us, it's definitely not a deal-killer, but it's better to know it advance.
If you're looking for a range hood which does what it is supposed to, look no further. Although the BROAN-NuTone BWP2306SS may lack some of the fancy features other contenders in this top 5 have included, this range hood is a reliable workhorse.