Intrigue Your Guests with Intrigue, the New Range Hood from the BEST Sorpresa Generation II Collection

June 21, 2013

HARTFORD, Wis. – One of four contemporary range hoods in the new  BEST® Sorpresa® Generation II Collection, Intrigue gives the impression of a piece of floating artwork. This innovative design by BEST will leave homeowners and guests “intrigued” by the very nature of the hood — its upside-down question-mark shape and shelf-like appearance are sure to be a conversation starter in any kitchen. Available in stainless steel, Intrigue can be painted (from the flue to the chimney) to make this portion of the hood nearly invisible against the wall.

Sorpresa, which means “surprise” in Italian, takes on shapes and styles that are designed to immediately become the focal point of any kitchen, while still delivering the world-class ventilation technology and function expected from a BEST product.

“Intrigue is a range hood that poses a question at first glance: What is it?” says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST. “Guests will be especially impressed with the ability to match the flue to the wall — making the top of the hood virtually invisible and leaving a focal point that piques curiosity.”

Intrigue is available for ducted or non-ducted applications, and a convenient multi-speed control allows a perfect performance selection from a powerful 400 CFM blower.

“BEST is proud to continue offering professionals and homeowners the option of high-end design in the kitchen,” says Wellnitz, “and we are confident these newest designs will impress our loyal customers.”

To help customers envision how Intrigue will fit into a variety of kitchen designs, BEST offers a convenient Sorpresa Visualizer tool, available on, which enables designers and their clients to mix and match these unique hood designs in a variety of kitchen styles.

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