2011 Product Innovator Award Winners
Not everyone may share one judge’s aversion to conventional island vent hoods—”I hate those island vent hoods”—but as walls go the way of the dodo bird in today’s kitchens, the Best Sorpresa Cirrus range hood from Broan-NuTone is one sleek way to preserve openness and marvelous oceanfront views (see photo). The 43 3/4-in.-wide vent hood comes with a 6-in. or 8-in. round duct connector and a 500-cfm internal blower or can accommodate a remote or inline blower. Other features include LED lighting and delay timer control, which automatically shuts off the hood after 10 minutes.