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10 Best Quiet Range Hoods for a Better Cooking Environment

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A quiet range hood is a MUST-HAVE for serious home cooks (and even those that cook on occasion). Range hoods are ESSENTIAL for clearing out the smoke that wafts through your kitchen. Also great for hiding your shame if you’ve burnt something.

What would your life be like without an ultra-quiet range hood? A loud mess, that’s what!

There are so many good options available on the market to choose from, you might not even know where to start.

Lucky for you, we boiled it down to ten of the best quiet range hoods you can possibly find!

Best Value
Cosmo 5MU30 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood
Overall Performance
Cosmo QS75 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood 900 CFM
Budget Pick
Broan F403004 Stainless Steel
Table of Contents

Our Top Quiet Range Hoods

After trying and testing several models, these are the quietest range hoods we could find on the market. These can be your new kitchen partner that doesn’t make annoying and loud noises.

1. Cosmo QS75 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood 900 CFM

Overall Performance

Cosmo QS75 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood 900 CFM 2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: 65 dB
  • Dimensions: 22 x 29.5 x 10″ 
  • Weight: 52.9 lbs 
  • Manufacturer: Cosmo
  • Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Under Cabinet 
  • Wattage: n/a 

Attributes

  • Can reach up to 900 CFM
  • 2 led lights 
  • Wireless remote control 
  • 2 permanent Arc Flow baffle filters 
  • Plug-in 
  • Can be ductless with optional Carbon Filter Kit (CFK-5)
  • Digital touch control panel 
  • 15 – minute timer 
  • 7.5″ Round Top Vent

Here we have an amazing product from Cosmo, the Cosmo QS75 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood

This cabinet vent hood quickly neutralizes odors. If you are serious about cooking, make sure you mount it well because these models are anything but lightweight. 

It’s generally quiet at all speeds including its maximum speed. Unless you do a poor job securing the vent pipes and allow them to vibrate against something along the way. TIP: Spend the time to install this part right.

It is surely a visual and functional addition to your kitchen space. This solid, sleek, powerful, and ultra-quiet range hood provides better smoke removal and certainly makes quite the statement in terms of how it looks. 

You might need an extra hand in the installation or your knowledge in putting things together would come in handy here. 

Overall, the build quality is more than reliable and looks engineered for full-time commercial use, all while very sleek and elegant for a residential kitchen setting.

| PROS

  • 5 – year limited warranty 
  • Ductless option 
  • Filters are permanent and dishwasher safe 
  • Easy to clean 
  • Quiet operation 
  • Reasonably priced 

| CONS

  • Hard to install

2. Cosmo 5MU30 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood

Best Value

Cosmo 5MU30 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood 2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: 56 dB
  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 29.8 x 5.5″
  • Weight: 14 lbs 
  • Manufacturer: Cosmo 
  • Material: Brushed Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Under Cabinet 
  • Wattage: 146 W

Attributes

  • Can be ductless with optional Carbon Filter Kit (CFK-5)
  • 3 speed motor: high, medium and low 
  • 200 CFM
  • 5-button controls
  • Includes mounting kit 
  • Aluminum mesh filters

If you didn’t know, the brand Cosmo is a globally recognized company that creates TOP-OF-THE-LINE kitchen appliances. Which is exactly why they dominate this guide on quiet range hoods.

They produced the elegant Cosmo 5MU30 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood to not stick out like a sore thumb. This blends in and brings your kitchen to light!

Despite its lightweight frame, you can tell it’s made of quality materials and include durable, reusable aluminum mesh filters to trap grease and oil. It quickly neutralizes odors and traps grease from forming and blocking air flow.

It’s a plug-in model so there’s no need for any electrical rewiring, which is a relief if you’re not proficient with electrical installation.

This ultra-quiet range hood has a 5″ in duct vent at the top and back of the model. The top-flat area for this is roughly 13.25″, providing you with height savings that allow a lot more room for a tile backsplash.

| PROS

  • Reasonably priced 
  • Space saving 
  • Multi-layer filtration 
  • 5 – year limited warranty 
  • Available in 30″ or 36″ without much of a price difference 
  • Easy to install 
  • Quiet operation

| CONS

  • Requires separate carbon filters in order to be ductless

3. Broan F403004 Stainless Steel

Budget Pick

Broan F403004 Stainless Steel Range Hood 2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: n/a
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 6 x 30″ 
  • Weight: 12 lbs 
  • Manufacturer: Broan 
  • Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Under Cabinet 
  • Wattage: n/a

Attributes

  • Vertical 7″ round duct
  • 2 speed-control settings 
  • 1 aluminum grease filter 
  • 7″ round duct adapter plate included
  • Available in 24, 30″, 36″ and 42″ widths
  • Contemporary styling in White, Almond, Biscuit, Black, Stainless Steel (all widths), and Black Stainless Steel (30″ width only)
  • 1 overhead light (up to 75W)

Broan is an American company that seeks to improve every consumer’s indoor air quality. They manufacture top-quality ventilation products such as range hoods. So it’s no surprise they made it on this list!

The Broan F403004 Stainless Steel Range Hood is easy to install, whether ducted vertically, horizontally, or non-ducted. It’s an absolute breeze to use with beveled edges for that sleek minimalist look. Talk about no hassle at all!

This is the BEST CHOICE among entry-level range hoods. Perfect for those with a pretty basic kitchen.

All-in-all it is an economical, simple, and effective upgrade around your new appliances. You should be aware that this does not come with a plug-in cord, so you might need an electrician to hardwire it for you or attach a plug-in cord yourself.

| PROS

  • Available in different colors 
  • Filter is dishwasher safe 
  • Reasonably priced 
  • 1 – year limited warranty 
  • Duct system can be converted to ductless
  • Easy to install 
  • Quiet operation

| CONS

  • Non-ducted filter sold separately 
  • Doesn’t come with a plug-in cord

4. AKDY 36” Wall Mount Range Hood

AKDY 36” Wall Mount Range Hood 2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: 65 dB
  • Dimensions: 19.75 x 35.2 x 42.25″
  • Weight: 30.4 lbs 
  • Manufacturer: AKDY
  • Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Wall Mount 
  • Wattage: 194 W

Attributes

  • 3-speed motor: high, medium, and low 
  • Can reach 400 CFM
  • Stainless steel baffle filters  
  • Touch control pad 
  • Equipped with a gas sensor 
  • 60 – minute timer 
  • 12 – hour clock 
  • 6″ ventilation pipe

The AKDY 36″ Range Hood is more than proficient to keep your kitchen air free from smoke and unwanted odors.

The tempered glass on this vent hood really adds to the overall design. It looks nothing short of stylish, perfect for any kitchen (if your setup permits).

The T-shape wall-mounted vent hood boasts a powerful exhaust and can reach up to 400 CFM. You won’t need to worry about your fire alarm going off every time you cook something. The noise levels from the fan are very controlled in comparison to their other models as well.

With regards to the design of this wall-mounted hood, the non-return air flap keeps heat from escaping when the vent hood is not in use.

The touch screen comes with a timer which comes in handy so you don’t lose track of time while cooking.

| PROS

  • Quiet operation 
  • Carbon filter kit is included for ventless installations
  • 3 – year limited warranty 
  • Easy to install

| CONS

  • Beep is louder than you expect it to be 
  • Led lighting is located at the back

5. Cosmo QS90 36-in Under-Cabinet Range Hood

Cosmo QS90 36-in Under-Cabinet RangeHood  2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: 65 dB
  • Dimensions: 22 x 35.4 x 9.8″ 
  • Weight: 59 lbs
  • Manufacturer: Cosmo 
  • Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Under Cabinet 
  • Wattage: 194 W

Attributes

  • Can reach 900 CFM
  • Twin centrifugal motors 
  • 2 led lights 
  • Permanent air filters 
  • 4 fan speed settings
  • Can be  ductless with optional Carbon Filter Kit (CFK-5)
  • Wireless remote control 
  • 5″ duct size

The aesthetically pleasing stainless steel finish of the Cosmo QS90 36-in Under-Cabinet RangeHood is not the only thing to look out for with this ultra-quiet vent hood.

It comes equipped with overhead LED lighting that helps you actually see your cooking space at night. Compared to other range hoods, its Arc Flow permanent filters are dishwasher-safe and extremely durable. Makes it easy to clean!

The vent is on top of the hood. This unit is versatile and can be converted to ductless if you want. This exhaust hood really moves air and is reasonably quiet. It’s perfect for homeowners and builders with limited space.

This vent hood comes with a remote control so you can adjust your fan speed from a distance without having to push any buttons. It also has 2 squirrel cage fans and industrial kitchen removable grease catcher grates.

The only downside to this model is that it’s pretty heavy compared to other range hoods. Installation is also not suited for a one-man job.

| PROS

  • Quiet operation 
  • 5 – year limited warranty 
  • Easy to clean 
  • No need to replace filters 
  • Comes with a gas sensor

| CONS

  • Pricey 
  • Heavy 
  • Slightly difficult to install

6. BV 30” Under Cabinet Stainless Steel Kitchen Range Hood

BV 30” Under Cabinet Stainless Steel Kitchen Range Hood  2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: 70 dB
  • Dimensions: 29.8 x 22 x 8″
  • Weight: 42.7 lbs 
  • Manufacturer: BV
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Installation Type: Under Cabinet 
  • Wattage: 174 W

Attributes

  • 2 led lights 
  • Can reach 860 CFM
  • Stainless steel baffle filters 
  • 3 fan speeds

Based on the customer reviews, users REALLY love the BV Range Hood.

The BV 30” Under Cabinet Kitchen Range Hood features a commercial grade stainless steel build so you know it’s super easy to maintain and provides a much modern look for your kitchen.

If you’re going for a ductless range, you don’t need to worry as that option is available. It can cover a lot of airflow, up to 860, which is very impressive.

Despite everything this vent hood has going for it, installation is a bit of a pain. You’ll need to make a trip to the hardware store for this model and more than one set of hands to put it up.

You’ll also need to pay close attention to the instructions manual, but other than that, it does a fantastic job of moving smoke and odors to the outside. Make sure to keep around 24” to 32” above your cooking surface to allow good airflow while cooking.

| PROS

  • 2 – year limited warranty on parts, 1 – year limited warranty 
  • Easy to clean 
  • Easy to install 
  • Filters are easy to remove and dishwasher safe 
  • Quiet performance

| CONS

  • Does not come with mounting hardware

7. Perfetto Kitchen and Bath 30” Convertible Wall Mount Range Hood

Perfetto Kitchen and Bath 30” Convertible Wall Mount Range Hood  2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: 65 dB 
  • Dimensions: 34.7 x 23.6 x 19.2″
  • Weight: 44.6 lbs
  • Manufacturer: Perfetto Kitchen and Bath 
  • Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Wall Mount
  • Wattage: 194 W

Attributes

  • Can reach up to 343 CFM 
  • 3-speed level 
  • Push-button control panel 
  • 2 aluminum mesh filters
  • 2 led lights

You’ll find that the Perfetto Kitchen and Bath 30″ Range Hood would make a great addition to your kitchen as it features a combination of stainless steel and tempered glass.

The slim profile stainless steel with a curved glass finish makes it one of the more sophisticated-looking range hoods out there. It certainly is an attractive piece.

The vent location is at the top, ensuring perfect airflow and energy-efficient ventilation of the entire kitchen. It’s sure to suck any steam or smoke from your cooking area while the lights illuminate the cooking surface very well.

Installation is a bit tricky, however.

This vent hood is quite heavy in comparison to other models of similar build, which means you’ll need strong anchoring for this one. It’s not that difficult to put together as long as you read the instructions manual carefully.

| PROS

  • 3 – year limited warranty 
  • Quiet operation 
  • Can be ductless 
  • Reasonably priced 
  • Easy to clean

| CONS

  • Ductless option is sold separately 
  • Heavy

8. Broan 413004 Stainless Steel Range Hood

Broan 413004 Stainless Steel Range Hood 2

Specifications

  • Sound Level: n/a 
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 6 x 30″ 
  • Weight: 10 lbs 
  • Manufacturer: Broan 
  • Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Under Cabinet 
  • Wattage: 240 W

Attributes

  • 1 overhead light (up to 75W)
  • Non-ducted filtration system includes one charcoal filter
  • 2-speed fan

The second Broan item on our list is the Broan 413004 Range Hood. Broan has performance-matched ventilation solutions for EVERY cooking style. Their range hoods do not disappoint.

This cabinet vent hood is simple, light, and fairly easy to install. Not only is it easy on the eyes and your wallet, but you can also talk normally in the kitchen and still have the conversation going.

This is not a high-end vent hood for chefs – it is your average range hood for middle-class people who just want a basic range hood. The design is nothing fancy, but it does look good without breaking the bank.

It comes with all the necessary hardware but you’ll still need tools like a drill and screwdriver, of course. The actual installation should only last around 15 to 20 minutes.

Remember that the lowest you can install your range hood is 18″ from the top of your stove.

| PROS

  • Quiet operation
  • Reasonably priced 
  • Easy to install 
  • 1 – year limited warranty

| CONS

  • Light cover is not super appealing

9. Hauslane | Chef Series 30″ PS18 Under Cabinet Range Hood

Hauslane | Chef Series 30" PS18 Under Cabinet Range Hood  2

Specifications

  • Noise Level: 64 dB 
  • Dimensions: 30 x 22 x 7″ 
  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Manufacturer: Hauslane 
  • Material: Stainless Steel 
  • Installation Type: Under Cabinet
  • Wattage: n/a

Attributes

  • Can reach up to 860 CFM 
  • LED touch control panel with a digital clock 
  • Includes 6” round adapter
  • 2 LED lights 
  • 6-speed setting
  • Delay shut-off 
  • 3-way venting options
  • 2 baffle filters

Hauslane is a globally recognized company that specializes in kitchen accessories like range hoods. They’re responsible for introducing the Hauslane | Chef Series 30″ PS18 Under Cabinet Range Hood to the market.

This trusted and reliable ultra-quiet range hood is equipped with a powerful 860 CFM extractor to capture grease, fumes, and cooking odor with no lingering smell.

This model is streamlined for visual appeal and appears very robust and well-made. It’s incredibly easy to maintain with an LED control panel with a bright and visible display light. No more cleaning around the buttons and picking grease out of the cracks!

Installation is not too hard, but it needs to be planned out and requires 2 people to put together.

You should expect this product to come in high quality and sturdy packaging. You have the option of venting it out the top, out the back, or just recirculate. With all of this combined, you can look forward to all your expectations being met!

| PROS

  • Reasonably priced 
  • Quiet operation
  • Filters are dishwasher safe 
  • 2 – year limited warranty

| CONS

  • Need more than one person to install

10. Cosmo COS-668WRC75 760 CFM, 30″ Ducted Wall Mount Range Hood

Cosmo COS-668WRC75 760 CFM, 30" Ducted Wall Mount Range Hood  2

Specifications

  • Sound Level: 65 dB
  • Dimensions: 19.7 x 35 x 39.4″
  • Weight: 37 lbs 
  • Manufacturer: Cosmo
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Installation Type: Wall Mount
  • Wattage: 180 W

Attributes

  • Arc Flow permanent filters are dishwasher-safe
  • 2 LED lights 
  • Includes round 6″ duct 
  • Installation kit is included 
  • Push-button control panel 
  • 3 fan speed 
  • Can be  ductless with optional Carbon Filter Kit (CFK-5)
  • Stainless steel baffle filters

Last but not least on this list is the Cosmo COS-668WRC75 Ducted Range Hood.

Simple, smart, elegant and can still fulfill all your range hood needs.

Give your kitchen a modern and upgraded look with this heavy-duty, wall mount ultra-quiet range hood. You can now cook without unwanted odors and harmful air pollutants disturbing your home!

This wall mount vent hood is great if you’re really into heavy cooking. 

The installation was pretty straightforward, but you have to pay close attention when mounting the three provided brackets to hang the vent hood. Once installed, you’ll be very happy with the results.

With a strong exhaust flow, this ultra-quiet range hood can move a lot of air. You can choose to either put it through the wall or through the ceiling as it has a flexible vent pipe.

Many customers enjoy the plugin features as well because you don’t have to hardwire it to your electrical system.

| PROS

  • Filters are permanent 
  • Reasonably priced
  • Quiet operation
  • 5 – year limited warranty 
  • Easy to clean 
  • Convertible to ductless

| CONS

  • Requires a separate Carbon Filter kit in order to be ductless

What You Should Know About Range Hoods

The purpose of a quiet range hood is to keep indoor air clean and fresh without disturbing the whole neighborhood. The fan draws grease, smoke, smells, and steam up and out of your kitchen reducing stains on paint and tiles, and improving the air you breathe.

Choosing an ultra-quiet range hood can be tricky, especially if you don’t know where to start. You need to find out or check what kind of ventilation system you have or don’t have. This will help narrow down your search to what you will choose as the best range hood for your home.

However, there are range hoods available you can choose to work with or without ducts. The size of your kitchen will also factor in your decision as a bigger kitchen would have a higher airflow as opposed to a smaller kitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Brand Is the Quietest Range Hood?

Based on all the decibel ratings, the quietest range hood available on the market is the Cosmo 5MU30 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood.

Which Brand of Range Hood Is Best?

Cosmo is one of the leading brands when it comes to the manufacture of range hoods. They’re known to design appliances with luxury in mind at a not-so-expensive cost.

What Is the Best CFM for a Range Hood?

For first-time shoppers in the range hood market, CFM means cubic feet per minute. This refers to the volume of air range hoods suck in every minute.

If you are a heavy kitchen user, I would suggest an ultra-quiet range hood that covers a lot of cubic feet per minute.

What You Should Consider When Buying A Range Hood

Installation

You’ll need to be familiar with your kitchen setup in order to figure this part out. Unfortunately, range hoods don’t come as a one size fits all considering every kitchen differs from one another in size and design.

There are range hoods that are suited for 3 methods of ducting: ductless, ceiling ducted, or ducted directly towards the outside.

If you aren’t used to basic carpentry or in making electrical connections, then you’ll need to check first if maybe hiring a professional is an effective, efficient option. With any vent hood though, it is almost always true.

Price

Prices vary greatly with range hoods from less than $100 to well over $300. Everyone will typically have a budget and sure enough, there is a range hood out there that would fall under it.

You should remember that just because you pay less for something doesn’t automatically mean the quality is bad. A more affordable range hood can work better for some people compared to an expensive range hood.

But unless you’re willing to shell out more, the added quality definitely shines through. More expensive range hoods are also from companies that are surely reliable. Some expensive range hood options could also look better for some homes, so that’s another thing you might want to consider before buying an ultra-quiet range hood.

Noise Levels

While there’s no such thing as a completely ultra-quiet range hood, there are those that are meant to be quiet. You’ll definitely know when it’s being used but you should be able to hold a conversation without having to shout at one another.

Final Verdict

Budget Pick: Broan F403004 Range Hood

Like we said earlier, just because you’re paying less, doesn’t mean you’re getting less. This ultra-quiet range hood is known to do its job perfectly.

If you’re someone looking to do a minor kitchen remodel on a tight budget, or just looking for a reliable vent hood to match their appliances, this range hood is the smartest economical choice you can make.

Best Value: Cosmo 5MU30 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood

What’s not to love with the Cosmo 5MU30 30″ Under-Cabinet Range Hood? It’s easy to install as long as you measure it and ensure it fits snug in your cabinetry.

Side note, the vent hood filter and grease trap are easy to clean too!

It’s great if you’re living in a condo or just have a limited kitchen space. Either way, you’ll be getting the most out of these models.

Overall Performance: Cosmo QS75 30” Under-Cabinet Range Hood 900 CFM

If you’re allowed to splurge a little, this range hood will definitely check all your boxes.

The fan of this range hood is powerful enough to suck all the undesired odors. But at the same time, it’s efficient enough to cut down your electricity bills.

It doesn’t need a lot of maintenance or care and, lighting is a sweet bonus to your cooking experience. What won me over was how effectively quick it is in clearing out the kitchen from smoke or smells.

Conclusion

Couple placing a pot inside a range hood

We all know range hoods are a necessity if you really have a passion for cooking. I think no homeowner with a decent kitchen should be without one. 

That being said, range hoods come in different shapes, sizes and need a bit more thought put into before purchasing your first range hood or replacing your old one. 

There are a lot of models to choose from and a lot of factors to consider. However, your current kitchen design or your kitchen remodel weighs mostly before your final decision. 

The specifications would also come into play if you or someone in your family frequently cooks because you’d be wasting your money if you settle for a heavy-duty unit rather than buying whatever fits your needs.


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About the Author

andrea_adams

Andrea has always been bombarded by the hustle and bustle outside her home. Living in the city doesn’t get any quieter. The never ending noise from construction, traffic, and dogs barking on the streets day in and day out drove Andrea to a breaking point.

For 3 years, Andrea committed herself to studying DIY hacks, performing soundproofing experiments, and installing noise-free solutions. Now, she lives a quiet life free of the stress from noisy environments.

She hopes to share this knowledge so that others don’t have to endure the noise reigning in their ears and live a peaceful, stress-free life.