The stainless steel version is polished s/s so very shiny and looks a quality polished finish. The sides have a grey protective plastic coating which should be removed at the last minute otherwise you have to remove the hood to get a tidy edge. Strangely the front which is the most visible part has no protective coating?
"Our original cooker hood was brown and we wanted to update the kitchen with a stainless steel cooker hood to match the other appliances. Although it is described as such, the only stainless steel is the front plate with the controls on, the rest of the hood is light grey with stone (light grey) painted side panels. Bizarrely the internals of the side panels (which you can't see when fitted) appear to be stainless steel! The cooker hood matched the dimensions of the old one and was relatively easy to fit, although I had to drill additional holes to do so. Once in place it looked ok and luckily my wife liked it so it is going to stay - phew!"
"Very pleased with my purchase. Collected from store after ordering via internet. Everything went very smoothly, and within an hour of ordering I had the goods and was back home. The item bought is very good and does what's suppose to do. Thanks Screwfix."
"Simple product that is unusually quiet for its performance. It has only been on the wall for a week - but it does a stellar job so far as an extractor hood.
My requirements were that the product had an exhaust option directly back out of the hood (instead of up as most do), that it was quiet - and of course affordable.
I fell for this product as it met all of the above.
It is not the most beautiful of hoods - but if you are after a practical and affordable hood that is a lot less noisy AND has a capacity that is 50 m3/hr bigger than similiar products from various well known high street chains - you wont be dissapointed with this product."
"This product looks attractive but is let down by a very confused instruction manual and a poorly designed clip for the lamp holder. The holder was obviously not designed for a compact fluorescent lamp."
"The hood's easy to instal & relatively inexpensive. However, there are a few drawbacks that need to be flagged up, namely: 1) The finish is poor, inasmuch that the coating on its plastic-coated metal side panels, quickly bubbles and peels. 2) It's noisy & well above the 47dB level quoted... a quick noise check gave over 60dB at its slowest (quietest) speed setting. 3) Its light source is awkwardly located on the left-hand side, giving a strange lopsided hob downlight."