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3 Best Proline Range Hood Inserts for 2024

3 Best Proline Range Hood Inserts for 2024 - Proline Range Hoods

Are you looking for a modern range hood insert for your kitchen? A range hood insert perfectly complements your custom hood.

Without an insert, grease and grime from your cooking will accumulate on your custom hood. It’ll require your consistent time and effort to clean, and you probably want to spend that time elsewhere.

When your friends and family walk into the kitchen, your custom hood will be the center of attention. So, if you put the effort into building a beautiful custom hood, you should keep it clean.

Check out three of the best range hood inserts along with our favorite in this article.

Best Range Hood Insert - Our Top Pick

Hurricane Insert - Most Versatile

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The Hurricane insert is one of our most versatile vent hood inserts – not to mention it is also incredibly popular. It comes with a local blower at no extra cost, which saves you money. Not only that, but this is our only blower with both 600 cubic feet per minute (CFM) single blower and 1200 CFM dual blower options.

The Hurricane is an easy-to-use insert with the touch panel right under the front of the hood. These unique features make the Hurricane inserts one of our most popular models.

Summary

The Hurricane insert is a high-selling and incredibly versatile model with convenient single and dual blower options.

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Customer Reviews

“It was extremely difficult to find an under cabinet insert that would work for our unique space. We searched for a while and realized that proline range hoods had the largest selection of hoods that would work for our space. Their customer service was excellent and the ordering process was easy. Love our new hood. Great CFM power and wonderful style. Highly recommend.” - Mohit S.

“Looks great. The fans work well to eliminate odor. Well designed product.” - Bhavesh P.

“So far I love the hood. It fits perfectly above our range and looks great. I love the four lights and the remote control. Would highly recommend it for the price.” - Gordon M.

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PLJL - Most Minimalistic

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With some inserts, less is more. This is true with the PLJL model. It has a sleek tapered design with a hidden touch panel on the underside of the hood. With two filters, two LED lights, and a simple, easy-to-use control panel, this minimalistic model is great for any cook.

With a 900 CFM single blower or 1200 CFM dual blower, this insert rivals the vent hoods in our professional series.

Summary

The PLJL range hood insert is powerful and easy-to-use due to its several minimalistic features.

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Customer Reviews

“Great hood, very quiet and easy to install.” - Patricia R.

“This is my second range hood from ProLine. I purchased one in 2015 for another home and loved the quality of the product and the customer service. My experience this time around was exactly the same. Prompt service, quality product, fair price, and just a great buying experience.” - Bob D.

”Incredibly fast shipping, great customer service as well via email, and unbeatable price. Highly recommended!” - Jessica L.

ProV Insert - Most Customizable

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The ProV range hood insert offers countless customizable features. From multiple blower options to fully adjustable lights and blowers, you can truly make this model yours. The ProV insert is modeled after our ProV range hoods – like these hoods, it offers three unique blower options:

  1. Local 1200 CFM Blower
  2. Local 1700 CFM Blower
  3. In-Line 1300 CFM Blower

The blower speeds are not set thanks to Rheostat dial knobs, allowing you to adjust your blower speed just right. Conveniently dim the lights with this same knob to either create ambience or brighten up your kitchen.

Summary

The ProV insert is a highly customizable insert with an impressive 1700 CFM dual blower option.

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Customer Reviews

“Great hood. Quality construction. I would buy it again.” - Dewayne H.

“I love my ProLine hood. It looks great, the remote blower is quiet and the lights are fantastic! Tech support representative Riley was extremely helpful in setting things up.” - Bob S.

“Excellent product. I recently received a Proline Model ProV58L.430 58" range hood insert with the 1200 cfm local blower. It was packaged extremely well and arrived undamaged. I unboxed it and tested it. The blower was already installed in the hood. Everything worked as it should. The build quality is very good. I have not installed it yet, but I installed a similar hood at my old house and it worked great for many years. I give it 5 stars.” - R.L. S.

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How Our Top-Rated Range Hood Inserts Compare

Proline's range hood inserts come in sizes six inches apart ranging from 28" to 58". Between these sizes, you'll be sure to find a perfect fit for your custom hood. Buy your Proline range hood insert today.

Proline Range Hood Inserts - FAQ and Helpful Information

Does Proline sell a range hood insert with an external blower?

We do not sell a range hood insert with an external blower. Our range hood inserts come with either a local blower or remote blower. Local blowers sit inside the insert, while remote blowers sit inside your ductwork.

Does Proline sell a range hood insert with a remote blower?

We sell one range hood insert with a remote blower: the ProV insert. You have three blower options for your ProV insert, a 1200 CFM local blower, a 1300 CFM remote blower, and a 1700 CFM local blower. Remote blowers are also called inline blowers. They sit inside your ductwork instead of inside your range hood.

Check out more detailed information about our ProV Inserts, or buy one, at the button below.

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Does Proline sell a range hood insert with LED lights?

Our PLFL range hood inserts come with LED lights. Our Hurricane and ProV inserts come with Halogen lights. Halogen and LED lights are both bright for your cooktop. But LED lights will last much longer – up to thousands of hours.

Check out our PLFL inserts at the button below.

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Does Proline sell a range hood insert with heat lamps?

Proline does not sell a range hood insert with heat lamps.

Our PLJW 109 under cabinet hood comes with heat lamps to keep your food warm before it’s served. Check out the PLJW 109 below.

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Does Proline sell a ductless range hood insert with a charcoal filter?

Proline does not sell a ductless range hood insert with a charcoal filter. All three of our inserts duct to the outside. Ducted inserts are always preferable over ductless inserts because they move all the greasy smokey kitchen air outside your home. A ducted insert better improves your air quality in your cooking space and home. It will do its part to help keep you and your family healthy for years to come.

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Does Proline sell an outdoor range hood insert?

Proline does not sell an outdoor range hood insert. Most inserts are installed indoors since it’s hard to keep a custom hood clean in an outdoor kitchen. It is possible to use our insert in an outdoor kitchen but it is not recommended.

Quietest Range Hood Insert

One of the quietest range hood inserts at Proline is the ProV insert. The ProV is the quietest since it comes with the option for an inline blower. An inline blower sits inside your ductwork instead of inside your range hood. It will always be quieter than a local blower.

The Hurricane is also a quiet option for your kitchen. It comes with either a single 600 CFM blower or a dual 1200 CFM blower. The 600 CFM blower is about 5 sones, while the 1200 CFM blower is about 7 sones. Both of these sone ratings are quiet given the amount of air that the fan pulls from your home.

More FAQ and Helpful Information - Range Hood Inserts

What is a range hood insert?

A range hood insert, also called a range hood liner, fits inside your custom hood. You're free to design it however you'd like. A range hood insert will slide seamlessly into your kitchen, custom cabinetry, or other custom-built structure. They’re also an efficient alternative to over-the-range microwaves.

Range hood inserts come in a wide variety of widths and depths, accommodating any kitchen design.

To learn more about range hood inserts, check out our full article ‘What is a range hood insert?

What is a ducted range hood insert?

A ducted range hood insert is a kitchen fan inside a custom hood that vents to the outside. Most range hood inserts duct to the outside.

What is a ductless range hood insert?

A ductless range hood insert is a kitchen fan inside a custom hood that recirculates your kitchen air back into your cooking space. Unlike a ducted insert, it does not require ductwork. Ductless range hood inserts are not as popular as ducted inserts.

To keep your custom hood clean, and enjoy all the benefits of a custom range hood it’s best to install a ducted insert that moves your grimy kitchen air to the outside of your home.

What is a convertible range hood insert?

A convertible range hood insert is a kitchen fan that converts from ducted to ductless using a recirculating kit and/or charcoal filters. Most range hood inserts are ducted, but you can find convertible inserts from some big box stores.

How does a range hood insert work?

A range hood insert features one or two blowers that pull your kitchen air from over your cooktop to the outside of your home through ductwork. Range hood inserts also have a circuit board that powers the control panel and lights.

To learn more about how a range hood insert works, click here.

Range Hood Insert vs Under Cabinet

A range hood insert fits inside a custom hood or custom cabinetry, while an under cabinet range hood fits under or between your cabinets. Unlike an under cabinet hood, a range hood insert does not look like a standard tapered range hood with stainless steel housing. It’s a rectangular fan that slides inside your cabinetry and vents your kitchen air to the outside.

Range Hood Insert vs Wall Mount

A wall mounted range hood is mounted on your wall, while a range hood insert slides inside a custom hood. Wall mount range hoods are typically tapered, rectangular, or glass. Most wall hoods feature a chimney that covers your range hood duct.

But, range hood inserts are much smaller. They do not come rectangular, tapered, or in a glass design. Instead, the rectangular stainless steel fan slides inside your custom hood.

The ductwork is also concealed inside your wall, so there’s no need for a chimney cover.

What size range hood insert do I need?

The size of your range hood insert will depend on the width of your custom hood. At Proline Range Hoods, our inserts come in sizes 28” to 58”. These inserts fit smoothly into hoods that are two additional inches wide. For example, 28” inserts will fit seamlessly into your 30” custom hood.

How much CFM do I need for my range hood insert?

The amount of power you need for your range hood insert will depend on your cooking style. If you cook often, you’ll want a higher-CFM insert to eliminate strong odors and provide adequate ventilation. But if you cook rarely, you’ll want less CFM. Blower power will also depend on the type of food you cook. Generally, high CFM hoods and inserts are great for high-heat cooking, Asian cooking, greasy cooking, and other similar styles.

At Proline Range Hoods, our inserts pull between 600 and 1700 CFM. Regardless of your cooking style, you’ll be able to find an insert for you. We have a couple of articles on determining the CFM for your vent hood; check them out below.

How Many CFM Do I Need For My Range Hood?

Best 600 CFM Range Hoods and Buyer’s Guide

Best 900 CFM Range Hoods and Buyer’s Guide

Best 1200 CFM Range Hoods and Buyer’s Guide

How do I install a range hood insert?

Range hood inserts are incredibly easy to install, making them a convenient DIY option for your kitchen. Check out our article with some helpful videos on insert installation right here.

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Does Proline sell a range hood insert with an external blower?

We do not sell a range hood insert with an external blower. Our range hood inserts come with either a local blower or remote blower. Local blowers sit inside the insert, while remote blowers sit inside your ductwork.

Does Proline sell a range hood insert with a remote blower?

We sell one range hood insert with a remote blower: the ProV insert. You have three blower options for your ProV insert, a 1200 CFM local blower, a 1300 CFM remote blower, and a 1700 CFM local blower. Remote blowers are also called inline blowers. They sit inside your ductwork instead of inside your range hood.

Does Proline sell a range hood insert with LED lights?

Our PLFL range hood inserts come with LED lights. Our Hurricane and ProV inserts come with Halogen lights. Halogen and LED lights are both bright for your cooktop. But LED lights will last much longer – up to thousands of hours.

Does Proline sell a range hood insert with heat lamps?

Proline does not sell a range hood insert with heat lamps.

Our PLJW 109 under cabinet hood comes with heat lamps to keep your food warm before it’s served.

Does Proline sell a ductless range hood insert with a charcoal filter?

Proline does not sell a ductless range hood insert with a charcoal filter. All three of our inserts duct to the outside. Ducted inserts are always preferable over ductless inserts because they move all the greasy smokey kitchen air outside your home. A ducted insert better improves your air quality in your cooking space and home. It will do its part to help keep you and your family healthy for years to come.

Does Proline sell an outdoor range hood insert?

Proline does not sell an outdoor range hood insert. Most inserts are installed indoors since it’s hard to keep a custom hood clean in an outdoor kitchen. It is possible to use our insert in an outdoor kitchen but it is not recommended.

What is a range hood insert?

A range hood insert, also called a range hood liner, fits inside your custom hood. You're free to design it however you'd like. A range hood insert will slide seamlessly into your kitchen, custom cabinetry, or other custom-built structure. They’re also an efficient alternative to over-the-range microwaves.

Range hood inserts come in a wide variety of widths and depths, accommodating any kitchen design.

To learn more about range hood inserts, check out our full article ‘What is a range hood insert?

What is a ducted range hood insert?

A ducted range hood insert is a kitchen fan inside a custom hood that vents to the outside. Most range hood inserts duct to the outside.

What is a ductless range hood insert?

A ductless range hood insert is a kitchen fan inside a custom hood that recirculates your kitchen air back into your cooking space. Unlike a ducted insert, it does not require ductwork. Ductless range hood inserts are not as popular as ducted inserts.

To keep your custom hood clean, and enjoy all the benefits of a custom range hood it’s best to install a ducted insert that moves your grimy kitchen air to the outside of your home.

What is a convertible range hood insert?

A convertible range hood insert is a kitchen fan that converts from ducted to ductless using a recirculating kit and/or charcoal filters. Most range hood inserts are ducted, but you can find convertible inserts from some big box stores.

How does a range hood insert work?

A range hood insert features one or two blowers that pull your kitchen air from over your cooktop to the outside of your home through ductwork. Range hood inserts also have a circuit board that powers the control panel and lights.

To learn more about how a range hood insert works, click here.

What size range hood insert do I need?

The size of your range hood insert will depend on the width of your custom hood. At Proline Range Hoods, our inserts come in sizes 28” to 58”. These inserts fit smoothly into hoods that are two additional inches wide. For example, 28” inserts will fit seamlessly into your 30” custom hood.

How much CFM do I need for my range hood insert?

The amount of power you need for your range hood insert will depend on your cooking style. If you cook often, you’ll want a higher-CFM insert to eliminate strong odors and provide adequate ventilation. But if you cook rarely, you’ll want less CFM. Blower power will also depend on the type of food you cook. Generally, high CFM hoods and inserts are great for high-heat cooking, Asian cooking, greasy cooking, and other similar styles.

At Proline Range Hoods, our inserts pull between 600 and 1700 CFM. Regardless of your cooking style, you’ll be able to find an insert for you. We have a couple of articles on determining the CFM for your vent hood; check them out below.

How Many CFM Do I Need For My Range Hood?
Best 600 CFM Range Hoods and Buyer’s Guide
Best 900 CFM Range Hoods and Buyer’s Guide
Best 1200 CFM Range Hoods and Buyer’s Guide

How do I install a range hood insert?

Range hood inserts are incredibly easy to install, making them a convenient DIY option for your kitchen. Check out our article with some helpful videos on insert installation right here.
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