BEST Expands Intuitive Internal Blower System Offering to 18 Range Hoods, with Eight New Designs

February 4, 2014  

HARTFORD, Wis. – The BEST iQ Blower System™ is now available in 18 range hoods, including eight brand new designs. BEST®, a leading designer of luxury range hoods, first introduced the iQ Blower System in 2013 as an intuitive range hood blower system that guarantees peak operating performance after installation.

“We are thrilled to make the iQ Blower System more widely available in 2014. With the addition of eight new designs to the iQ Blower line-up, this first-of-its-kind Guaranteed Performance System (GPS) technology is available to fit any kitchen aesthetic,” says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST. “This solution was designed to compensate for air flow losses in duct systems after a hood is installed. The technology has been so successful in the three initial models that we can now offer the iQ Blower System in many styles.”

The BEST iQ Blower System (pictured above right), ensures peak-rated performance through patent-pending technology that makes it possible to calibrate the hood to each installation, providing up to 30 percent faster smoke and odor removal. The iQ Blower System knows when the duct system is severely restricted. If airflow is impeded, an LED light flashes to notify the user for corrective action. This instant notification means fewer installer callbacks for poor smoke removal and, therefore, more satisfied homeowners

In addition, the BEST iQ Blower System is up to two times quieter than comparable high-performance range hoods and uses up to 22 times less energy, providing energy efficiency along with the performance consumers expect from BEST. This improved functionality is due to the system’s advanced digital motor technology, along with a smooth flow blower and filter design that both ensure quiet performance.

The 18 hoods available with iQ Blower technology showcase an array of unique designs and sizes – including chimney, island, professional and built-in styles – with various lighting, filter, ducting and blower options. All hoods are now available through BEST distribution channels.

The Circeo Chimney Hood (WC46IQ) (pictured left), is one of six new or updated chimney hood designs available with iQ Blower technology. Created with a uniquely angled canopy, the hood features perimeter aspiration with mesh filters for enhanced capture of cooking particulates. Advanced LED lighting ensures years of bright, clean and energy-efficient performance. Offered in a 35 and 7/16-inch or 42-inch width and operated by a three-speed, plus boost, electronic control, Circeo is available with either the iQ Blower System internal blower or an external blower. The finish is brushed stainless steel, and the hood can be ducted or non-ducted.

Other chimney hoods available with the iQ Blower System option include the Colonne Chimney Hood (new design), Eclisse Chimney Hood (updated design), Dune Chimney Hood (updated design), Dovere Chimney Hood (new design) and Harmonia Chimney Hood (new design).

Island Hoods          

The new Intesa Island Hood (ICF6IQ) (pictured right), is one of five island hood designs available with iQ Blower technology. This contemporary, slim glass brick design offers a light and airy look over the island. The European influence is seen in the unique placement of the four-speed control along the side of the flue. Operational convenience of the iQ Blower System includes a remote control. The hood is 39 and 3/8 inches by 27 and 3/4 inches and contains four bright LED lamps.

Other island hoods available with the iQ Blower System option include the Colonne Island Hood (new design), Gorgona Island Hood (new design), Eclisse Island Hood (new design, pictured on Page 1) and Centro Island Hood (updated returning model).

Professional Hoods

The Centro Pro Hood (WP29M) (pictured left), is one of four professional range hoods available with iQ Blower technology, all of which are previously introduced models returning with updated features. Centro is a contemporary 18-inch wall-mount design with Hi-FlowTM Baffle filters, which use a mesh and baffle design to increase airflow, decrease sound levels and achieve superior grease capture. Available in six widths ranging from 30 inches to 60 inches, Centro can be ducted or non-ducted and is made of brushed stainless steel.

Other professional hoods available with the iQ Blower System option include the Centro Poco Pro Hood (updated returning model), Classico Pro Hood (updated returning model) and Classico Poco Pro Hood (updated returning model).

Built-in Hoods

The Potenza (CP5) built-in range hood (pictured right), is one of three built-in range hood options available with iQ Blower System technology. Potenza offers a broad selection of widths in a choice of two depths. The flush built-in design has an integral liner to protect cabinets and make installation easier. The hood includes two LED lamps, three-speed electronic controls and an LED display. Hi-Flow Baffle filters, which use a mesh and baffle design to increase airflow, decrease sound levels and achieve superior grease capture. An electronic filter clean reminder will help to ensure filters are cleaned regularly to maintain peak performance.

The Potenza became available with the iQ Blower System option in 2013. The Celato Power Packs (PK22) and Cirrus Built-in Range Hood (CC34) were also introduced with iQ Blower technology in 2013.

All 18 range hoods in the collection feature Heat SentryTM technology, which detects excessive heat and adjusts the fan speed to high automatically to prevent the damaging effects of high heat and to prolong the product’s lifespan. 

For more information on the BEST iQ Blower System and to view all 18 range hoods in the collection, visit www.BESTrangehoods.com.

BEST® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential kitchen ventilation products. BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, intercom systems, ironing centers and ventilation fans.

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