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BEST Introduces State-of-the-Art Built-In Range Hood Line

June 21, 2013

HARTFORD, Wis. BEST®, a leading designer of luxury range hoods, has introduced a completely new line of built-in range hoods with a number of exclusive features unlike any other built-ins on the market.

“These new range hoods, or Power Packs, are part of the BEST Custom Solutions offering and provide builders, kitchen designers and homeowners with state-of-the-art ventilation performance for custom kitchen designs,” says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST.

PK22 Power Pack

PK22_Overall Designed for the serious home chef, the new PK22 built-in range hood (pictured below, left) is the first BEST range hood to feature the exclusive BEST iQ Blower System™, the first and only intelligent range hood blower system that provides rated operating performance after installation. Compared to all other built-in range hoods on the market, the blower system is up to two times quieter, removes smoke and odors up to 30 percent faster and is up to 22 times more energy-efficient. These improvements are due largely to the combination of patent-pending Guaranteed Performance System (GPS) technology within its control board and precision digital motor technology within a quiet blower.

The PK22 also includes another industry first – a hybrid mesh and baffle filter that provides superior airflow and grease capture at all speeds. “This hood can be used with our optional make-up air damper, which is the smartest way to equalize pressure between indoors and out when installing hoods over 400 CFM,” adds Wellnitz.

Offered in brushed stainless steel, the PK22 Power Pack is offered in three widths and is available now.


P195P and P195ES Power Packs

For under-cabinet design solutions, the P195P and the P195ES models – available now – offer enhanced performance.

The Power Pack P195P Series (pictured right) features perimeter aspiration, which gives the hood a clean, sleek European style with a technology that meets the needs of the U.S. market. A decorative panel hides the mesh filters and allows for increased flow around the perimeter of the hood, which means superior capture. Other features include variable four-speed electronic push-button control, dual halogen lighting and the Heat Sentry™ feature, which detects excessive temperature and adjusts speed accordingly. Available in brushed stainless steel, the P195P is offered in two widths with either a single Pro 600 or dual SuperPro 1200 performance option.

P195ES70SB-Underside The P195ES (pictured left) is ENERGY STAR® qualified for ducted applications, which provides optimum energy savings. Made of brushed stainless steel, this under-cabinet design fits flush and can be used with optional BEST custom liners for additional cabinet protection. Bright fluorescent lighting and a variable three-speed slider control make this a winner with homeowners, according to Wellnitz.

For more information on the new BEST Power Pack series, visit

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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, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, 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, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, medicine cabinets, ironing centers and ventilation fans.

Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products,

call 800-558-1711 (BROAN) or 888-336-3948 (NuTone),

write Broan-NuTone,

926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027 U.S.A.

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