Broan EVOLUTION™ Range Hoods

By Robert Robillard on Kitchens

The NEW Broan EVOLUTION™ Range Hoods are Affordable, Easy to Install

With the new Broan® EVOLUTION™ Series, one can get a whole lot for a small investment. With three options to choose from, the QP1, QP2 and Consumers Digest “Best Buy Award” winning QP3, Broan has introduced a range hood that includes what today’s cost-conscious contractor or serious DIY-er expect and have asked for from the leader in residential ventilation, Broan-NuTone.

With three models to choose from in the three most popular sizes and colors – 30-, 36- and 42-inch widths in white, black, stainless steel and bisque (QP2) – the EVOLUTION Series offers a range hood to meet any budget and blend into the décor of any kitchen. For under $500, one can get best-in-class lighting output (light bulbs included, QP2 and QP3) and incorporate stainless steel into the home. Additionally, with the QP3 Series, one can have remote control operation right out of the box.

The new Broan EVOLUTION Series of under-cabinet range hoods feature four halogen lights specially designed to direct light to the cooking surface doubling the effective illumination and allowing homeowners to enjoy a superior view of their culinary efforts. Additionally, it has an automatic light sensor for nighttime safety – eliminating potential bumps and bruises when satisfying a midnight snack craving.

Also the quietest hoods in their class, this series has the quietest operation at normal operating speed, making them virtually silent. Backed with Broan’s reputation and promise of excellence and quality of service, the new EVOLUTION Series is the best alternative for superior ventilation, lighting and style for a price-point that is attractive to all.

Additional Features Specific to the QP1:Broan kitchen fan

  • Brushed Stainless Steel, Black or White finishes
  • 30-, 36- and 42-inch widths
  • Quiet 0.8 Sones at normal speed and 5.0 Sones at high speed
  • 120 CFM at low speed, 300 CFM at high speed (42-inch widths feature 100 CFM at low speed and 300 CFM at high speed)
  • Easy-to-clean, fully-enclosed underside
  • Dishwasher-safe, quick-latch aluminum mid-mesh filters with antimicrobial coating
  • Simple, two-speed blower and lighting controls
  • Four Halogen MR16/GU10 35W lamps (bulbs not included)
  • Two-level light setting

 Additional Features Specific to the QP2:

  • Brushed Stainless Steel, Black, White or Bisque finishesBroan kitcfhen fan
  • 30-, 36- and 42-inch widths
  • Very quiet 0.6 Sones at normal speed and 5.0 Sones at high speed
  • 100 CFM at low speed, 350 CFM at high speed
  • Easy-to-clean, fully-enclosed non-stick bottom pan
  • Dishwasher-safe, quick-latch aluminum micro-mesh filters with antimicrobial coating
  • Soft-touch, control panel for lighting and blower control with green LED indicators
  • Four Halogen MR16/GU10 50W lamps (bulbs included)
  • Three-level light settings with theater-style transition
  • Broan Advanced Heat Sentry™ detects excessive heat and adjusts blower speed for proper ventilation

Additional Features Specific to the QP3:

  • Brushed Stainless Steel, Black or White finishes
  • 30-, 36- and 42-inch widthsBroan kitchen fan
  • Ultra quiet 0.3 Sones at normal speed, 2.0 Sones at mid speed, 5.0 Sones at high speed and 7.0 Sones at boost setting
  • 100 CFM at normal speed, 230 CFM at mid speed, 360 CFM at high speed, 450 CFM at boost setting
  • Easy-to-clean, fully-enclosed, non-stick bottom pan
  • Dishwasher-safe, quick-latch, aluminum premium-mesh filters with antimicrobial coating
  • Soft-touch, sealed green LED display for lighting and blower control with clock/timer, delay-off and ambient light sensor
  • Optional remote control with blower speed, lighting and delay on/off control capability (battery included)
  • Four Halogen MR16/GU10 50W lamps (bulbs included)
  • Four-level light settings with theater-style transitions; plus ambient light sensor that automatically turns lighting on at night
  • Broan Advanced Heat Sentry™ detects excessive heat and adjusts blower speed for proper ventilation
  • Compatible with optional make-up air damper accessory

This tiered approach provides the flexibility for various budgets without sacrificing key improvements. In addition to enhanced lighting output, each model features an improved capture effectiveness credited to an active filtration area that is up to 40 percent larger than those of other range hoods in the same class. In addition, a sloped bottom design funnels smoke, odor and moisture into the filters. Smooth surfaces and a fully-enclosed bottom reduce grease buildup and easy-to-release, dishwasher-safe filters with protective antimicrobial coating allow for easy cleaning and less odors between washings. And, with a 40 percent sound reduction, the EVOLUTION Series is clearly the next step in range hood development.

On average, the Broan EVOLUTION Series of range hoods operate for less than $10 a year in energy costs. To learn more about Broan EVOLUTION Series range hoods and other Broan products, visit

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