KOBE RAX2130SQB-1 Under-Cabinet Brillia Range Hood, 30-Inch

Last updated date: May 24, 2022

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KOBE RAX2130SQB-1 Under-Cabinet Brillia 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

Brillia's commercial-grade stainless steel 30-inch under-cabinet range hood has a small 6-inch round exhaust top, and it doesn't take up much space. It also has a 750 CFM internal blower, baffle filters, LED lights and a 3-speed button.

In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the KOBE RAX2130SQB-1 Under-Cabinet Brillia Range Hood, 30-Inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

KOBE Brillia 30-inch under cabinet range hood is equipped with 3-speed mechanical push button, dishwasher-safe baffle filters, and LED lights. It is a powerful hood with 750 CFM internal blower yet quiet at 1.0 sone on QuietMode. This range hood is handcrafted with commercial grade stainless steel and features a beautiful seamless design. This hood has a thin body suitable for taller cabinets where the motor can insert into.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

192 user reviews

What experts liked

The major selling point of this range hood is its noise reduction capabilities. On QuietMode, its 750 CFM internal blower can only be heard at a level of 1.0 sone. This noise level is impressively quiet!
- Meal Prepify
It has a slim design which is ideal for lower cabinets.
- JosephineDC
Utilizes baffle filters that are dishwasher-safe and efficient in removing grease and oil.
- Home Inspection Insider
The unique design, easy to empty catch areas, smooth hood surface all help you to clean the fans without disassembling the hood.
- The Wise Kitchen

What experts didn't like

This product is designed for kitchens without air ducts, using baffle filters to recirculate air. This ventilation method is slightly less effective in particularly busy or smoky kitchens.
- Meal Prepify

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.