Hauslane C400 Chef Series Slim Under-Cabinet Range Hood, 30-Inch

Last updated date: May 13, 2022

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Hauslane C400 Chef Series Slim Under-Cabinet Range Hood, 30-Inch

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We looked at the top Range Hoods and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Range Hood you should buy.

Update as May 24, 2022:
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Overall Take

In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the Hauslane C400 Chef Series Slim Under-Cabinet Range Hood, 30-Inch placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Add a stylish metallic accent to your kitchen along with great functionality with this compact and practical under cabinet kitchen extractor fan from Hauslane Range Hood. The curved design, simple lines and attractive stainless steel finish makes this slim profile range hood an eye catching addition to any kitchen, whatever the size.The C400’s extractor fan efficiently and effectively cleans grease, smoke, fumes and cooking odors from the air while the innovative, low maintenance range hood then actually clean itself at the touch of a button using an internal water supply – no water line is required. The powerful motor has 6 speed settings controlled by a touch panel, along with a warm and welcoming white stove light. Easy to simply wipe clean for a hygienic finish, the versatile ventilator appliance has 3 way venting options for complete installation convenience.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

447 user reviews

What experts liked

Simple and easy to understand control panel
- MyKitchenAdvisor
Outstanding quality and durability: It is made of durable materials.
- Verellen Home Comfort
Self-cleaning feature
- Kitchen Ambition
This unit is unique due to its slim profile and simple lines in stainless steel.
- Feast of Crumbs

What experts didn't like

No separate switches for light and fan
- MyKitchenAdvisor
It can be quite noisy especially at high setting.
- Verellen Home Comfort
Installation can be challenging
- Kitchen Ambition

An Overview On Range Hoods

The main kinds of range hoods are under-cabinet, wall-chimney, island, downdraft and ductless. Under-cabinet ones mount beneath the bottoms of wall cabinets, and the ductwork is found inside a wall, ceiling or soffit. With these hoods, the exhaust and fumes get directed outside.

You can also use wall-chimney range hoods when you don’t have cabinets over your range, and the vent stacks will be exposed and mounted to the wall. Kitchen island hoods get mounted to (and vented) through ceiling ductwork.

Figure out how the hood needs to be ducted because you’ll want it to match your range’s configuration. The choices are non-vented, vented or convertible, but some range hoods are ductless, so the primary filters trap grease, oil and exhaust, filter it and redirect it back into the kitchen. Most of these have optional carbon filters to cut down on smells.

Downdraft range hoods reverse the direction of fumes and smoke and send them into ducts beneath the floor. Many range hoods are sold with different connection options since all kitchens aren’t built the same.

You’ll see “CFM” and “sone” in the range hood product descriptions. CMF refers to cubic feet per minute. The higher that is, the more air that gets exhausted. Sone is a measurement unit for loudness, an important thing to look for because no one wants to listen to a noisy fan: look for a lower rating here.

You’ll want at least two fan speeds, and you can get as many as six. A built-in light is also an excellent feature; high-end models have control panels, remote controls and other bells and whistles that aren’t always necessary but pretty nice.

The Range Hood Buying Guide

  • Before buying a range hood, understand what kind you need for your kitchen and measure carefully beforehand. The new one should be as wide as the cooktop, but an additional 3 inches on each side is best.
  • One sone equals the sound of a softly humming refrigerator when there is no other noise.
  • The three primary range hood filters are baffle, charcoal and mesh. Stainless steel baffles are best for heavy-duty cooking, aluminum mesh is fine for everyday cooking, and charcoal ones are usually found in ductless range hoods.
  • Not all range hood filters are dishwasher safe, and some are not permanent and need to be replaced from time to time.
  • If you want help choosing or installing a range hood, reach out to an HVAC contractor.