A range hood is a necessary item for ventilation, food odor control, and even overhead lighting. Of course, a poor product won’t do any of the above, so it’s important to know where your money is going. Our expert chefs love the Hauslane Chef PS18, and we’ll tell you exactly why by outlining the finer points.
- Comes in 3 colors
- Sleek exterior
- Good for heavy-duty cooking
- Powerful suction
- 3-way venting
- 6 speed settings
- Good price
- Easy to use
- Easy to maintain
- Energy-saving LED lights
- Installation can take some time
- Not extremely quiet
Our team’s Hauslane Chef 30” PS18 range hood review proved that the unit is very sleek, attractive and comes in 3 different colors. You can take your pick from matte matte black, matte white, or regular stainless steel. If your experts may be so bold, the matte black looks great in our test kitchens.
There is also an intuitive digital display at the front of the device with controls on either side of the unit. Not many range hoods can say they offer a 3-way venting system or a 6-speed setting, but the PS18 sure can.
Hauslane Chef 30” PS18 Features
There is no question that the suction power of a range hood is the top feature, so you have to make sure the PS18 can perform up to par. The suction power is measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute), and it refers to how much air the range hood moves around.
The higher the CFM the better, and the PS18 has a CFM rating of 860, which is more than enough for even heavy-duty dishes.
As mentioned, the PS18 has a total of 6 speed settings for greater control over the suction as well as the noise level. You can control everything via the digital control panel up top with a simple touch of the intuitive buttons.
Display and Controls
A digital display is a feature some of our chefs never thought they needed, especially if they have done without for a long time. However, when conducting separate Hauslane Chef 30” PS18 range hood reviews, those same team members came back raving about the benefits.
You can easily see the settings and the time when necessary and since it’s a touchscreen, it’s very sensitive to contact so you won’t need to exert any effort. Plus, digital readouts are much more convenient in low lighting.
All of our team loved the auto shut-off function, which will automatically switch off the device after cooking. It’s not a feature everyone needs, as some people have the habit of turning off the device when they’re finished in the kitchen, but there is no debate that it’s handy to have - especially when you have your hands full.
The installation of the PS18 range hood can take some time. You can attempt to do it yourself, but for time’s sake, our experts suggest enlisting the help of a professional.
The unit is also quite heavy,but since it’s so durable and sturdy, this is a given. However, it’s something to note if you are setting it up yourself. It’s a good idea to get some help from a friend or family member.
As we said, a range hood can also provide overhead lighting, which is so important because their large profile will inevitably cast a shadow over your range. You don’t want to accidentally overdo the seasoning because you couldn’t see how much you added.
The PS18 has energy-saving LED lights  that come to the rescue. They will cast a warm glow over your food to make it look Instagram-worthy.
Believe us when we tell you that a range hood will trap grease, and a ton of it at that. Over time, the cleaning can get incredibly difficult, but not with the Hauslane Chef PS18. Why? Because it has dishwasher-friendly baffle filters and a surface that is easy to wipe down no matter the color you pick.
Price and Warranty
For such a heavy-duty device geared towards ridding your kitchen of smoke, grease and odors, the price tag is well worth it. Our team says the design is very reliable, but just in case, Hauslane range hoods come with a limited lifetime warranty!
The length of the warranty speaks volumes about the quality of a product, so that piece of information is very promising for the lifespan of your investment.
Review Conclusion: Hauslane Chef 30” PS18
What’s not to like about the unit? Our experts can say they thoroughly loved testing it and some of them have even permanently added it to their kitchens. The unit is quite heavy, but that attests to the quality. You get an easy-to-clean unit in 3 colors that has 6 speed settings, a digital display control panel, and 3-way venting leaving little to be desired.