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7 Quietest Range Hoods of 2024

7 Quietest Range Hoods of 2024 - Proline Range Hoods

Choosing a range hood can be difficult. There are so many brands and types of hoods that it can feel overwhelming to find the perfect one for your kitchen.

For some homeowners, one of the most important considerations is the noise level. They want to cook comfortably, enjoy a quiet kitchen experience, and socialize with others while their hood is running.

If you fit that description, you might be wondering: what is the quietest range hood?

We’ve narrowed it down to seven hoods that are incredibly quiet. Take a look at our reviews complete with pros and cons below!

PLJW 185

PLJW 185 - Quietest Range Hood. Featuring a unique backsplash, grey cabinets, and marble countertops.

Looking for a low profile range hood that won't take up valuable space in your kitchen? The PLJW 185 is the perfect choice. At only 5 inches tall, this model has incredible power thanks to a dual 600 CFM blower. This much power is hard to come by in under cabinet range hoods!

Not only that, but it’s so quiet too! At max power, it runs at only five sones! You don’t have to use the max power all the time either. The four-speed blower can be easily adjusted thanks to the stainless steel push button controls. They’re easy to access in the front of the hood, and you can also turn on the bright LED lights!

Once you’re done in the kitchen, simply remove the greasy baffle filters and toss them in your dishwasher. Cleaning is that easy.

Depending on your duct setup, this under cabinet range hood can be rotated to the back to vent horizontally.

It’s available in 30” and 36” sizes, making it the perfect fit for the average kitchen or apartment.

PLJW 185 - Quiet range hood

What We Like

  • Low profile five-inch height
  • Efficient five-sone motor
  • Dishwasher-safe baffle filters
  • Powerful 600 CFM, four-speed dual blower
  • Easy-to-use stainless steel push buttons
  • Bright LED lights
  • Durable 430 stainless steel
  • Can convert to recirculating

What We Don't

  • Not ideal for heavy constant frying, grilling, or cooking high heat food
  • For indoor use only
  • Only available in 30” and 36”

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PLFW 520

PLFW 520 Wall Hood - Quiet range hood. 
white kitchen with an island.

The PLFW 520 is the perfect range hood for your new kitchen. It’s one of the quietest hoods in the industry, at 4.5 sones at max power. It’s incredibly quiet, but doesn’t lack power! It features an impressive four-speed 600 CFM blower that keeps heavy smoke and harmful contaminants out of your cooking space.

Not only that, but it’s also easy to use. The backlit push buttons are easily accessible on the front of the hood. So you can cycle through the fan speeds and lights at the push of a button! Our 520 model includes bright LED lights to make sure you can see clearly in the kitchen. They illuminate your entire range and last for years.

Topping it all off, this hood comes with dishwasher-safe baffle filters. Just remove them from your hood, toss them in the dishwasher, and you’re done.

PLFW 520 Quiet range hood.

What We Like

  • Ultra-quiet 4.5 sones
  • Impressive 600 CFM single blower
  • Can be recirculating or ductless
  • Sleek backlit push buttons
  • Dishwasher-safe baffle filters
  • Six-speed blower
  • Beautiful 430 SS finish

What We Don't

  • Not ideal for constant heavy frying or grilling
  • Only for indoor use

Does this professional wall hood sound right for you? Take a closer look at the PLFW 520 at the button below.

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PLFI 520

PLFI 520 Island Hood

The PLFI 520 island range hood is the perfect companion for your island range. It features a 600 CFM single blower. At 42” and 48”, you get nearly double that power, thanks to an 1100 CFM dual blower. At max speed, this hood produces just over five sones! That’s about the level of normal conversation.

These hoods include a versatile six-speed touch panel with LED display that has an easy-to-read interface. It's also got energy efficient LED lights which are especially convenient in the evenings. High-quality 430 stainless steel ensures your hood will stay in great condition for years to come. There’s nothing stopping you from enjoying this great hood!

What We Like

  • Durable 430 stainless steel
  • Versatile six-speed blower
  • Powerful 600 single or 1100 CFM dual blower
  • Easy-to-use push buttons with LED display
  • Dishwasher-safe stainless steel mesh filters
  • Ultra-quiet 5.3 sones

What We Don't

  • Cannot convert to ductless
  • Not usable in outdoor kitchens

Take a closer look at the PLFI 520 island hood here.

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PLFW 544

PLFW 544 wall range hood

The PLFW 544 wall range hood is the perfect kitchen appliance for all of your cooking needs! It features an impressive 600 CFM dual blower that cleans your kitchen air with ease. Better yet, it runs at just 4.5 sones! Yes, that’s at max speed!

You'll love the energy efficient LED lights, too. They’re so convenient to turn on in the evenings so you can see clearly in the kitchen. The stainless steel baffle filters are dishwasher-safe, and clean up like a breeze!

With a six-speed touch panel and a sleek, state-of-the-art LED display, this hood boasts first-class design and versatility! It's never been easier to enjoy delicious food and clean air.

What We Like

  • Robust 600 CFM dual blower
  • Modern glass front design
  • Dishwasher safe mesh filters
  • Super-quiet 4.5 sones
  • Backlit push button control panel
  • Durable 430 stainless steel finish
  • Bright, energy-efficient LED lights
  • Can convert to ductless

What We Don't

  • Not ideal for heavy constant frying, grilling, or high heat cooking


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PLFI 544

PLFI 544 Island glass range hood.

Are you tired of breathing in all the smoke in your kitchen? The PLFI 544 island mount range hood can solve that problem! This glass range hood features a powerful 600 CFM blower to keep your kitchen air clean and fresh. The best part? It runs at an incredibly quiet 4.5 sones at max speed! The blower has four speeds which you can easily adjust using the sleek backlit push buttons.

Every time you cook, don’t forget to turn on the bright LED lights. They’re a huge help while you cook – no more squinting to see recipes or read food labels! Once you’re done cooking, just put the mesh filters in the dishwasher. It’s that easy.

The PLFI 544 streamlines your cooking experience. It’ll keep your indoor air clean for years to come.

PLFI 544 Quiet range hood.

What We Like

  • Unique glass front design
  • Powerful 600 CFM dual blower
  • Dishwasher safe mesh filters
  • Backlit push button control panel
  • Beautiful 430 stainless steel
  • Bright LED lights
  • Can convert to ductless
  • Ultra-quiet 4.5 sones

What We Don't

  • Not ideal for heavy constant frying, grilling, or high heat cooking

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PLFW 129J

PLFW 129J wall stainless steel range hood.

The PLFW 129J is a modern wall mount range hood for your home. Like our 129E model, it features a 900 CFM blower that removes contaminants from your kitchen air and cooking surface in minutes. This four-speed blower can be easily adjusted using the backlit push buttons in the front of the hood.

At 900 CFM, this wall hood is incredibly quiet! Take a look at the different speed settings here.

The control panel features a digital display so you can see the blower speed as well.

The 129J has bright LED lights so you can see clearly while cooking. Once you’re done in the kitchen, remove the filters and place them in your dishwasher. After one cycle they’ll be good as new!

PLFW 129J range hood with LED lights, backlit push buttons

What We Like

  • Robust 900 CFM single blower
  • Efficient seven-sone motor
  • Dishwasher-safe baffle filters
  • Bright, energy-efficient LED lights
  • Sleek stainless steel push button controls
  • Brushed 430 SS finish

What We Don't

  • Cannot convert to recirculating
  • Not recommended for outdoor kitchens

Buy your PLFW 129J right here!

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PLFW 129E

PLFW 129E Quiet Wall range hood

The PLFW 129E is one of our most popular wall range hoods thanks to its sleek design and incredible power. It features an eye-catching black LCD touch panel that’s easy to use. On the panel you can adjust the blower to four different speed settings. They range from a super quiet 225 CFM to an amazing 900 CFM!

Here are the speed settings!

You can also turn on the bright LED lights to help you stay efficient in the kitchen.

This wall mounted range hood includes dishwasher-safe baffle filters that make cleaning a non-issue. No need to worry about scrubbing away tough grease. Just let your dishwasher do the work for you.

PLFW 129e quiet wall range hood

What We Like

  • Modern black LCD touch panel
  • Super-quiet seven-sone motor
  • Amazing 900 CFM single blower
  • Bright LED lights
  • Durable 430 stainless steel
  • Dishwasher-safe stainless steel baffle filters

What We Don't

  • Only available as a ducted hood
  • Not recommended in outdoor kitchens

Buy your 129E wall mount range hood right here!

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Who makes the quietest range hood?

At Proline Range Hoods, we have a wide variety of quiet range hoods. Some of the quietest include the PLFW 544 and PLFW 520. They produce about 4.5 sones at max speed. That’s almost twice as quiet as range hoods from big box stores.

Keep in mind that the quietest range hood doesn’t necessarily mean the most powerful. You could have a 200 or 300 CFM hood that’s incredibly quiet. On the other hand, you could have an 1800 CFM hood that’s quiet! Always compare the max CFM to the sone rating before deciding on a hood.

How do I choose a quiet range hood?

To choose a quiet range hood, it’s important to first understand your preferences in the kitchen. Generally, the higher the CFM, the louder the hood. So you need to decide whether you are more willing to sacrifice power for a quiet hood or vice versa. You could also go with a hood somewhere in the middle.

Keep in mind that hoods with efficient blowers will be relatively quiet, even at high CFM ratings. But you won’t be able to find those hoods at big box stores.

Even the low CFM hoods may be quite noisy because they are made with cheaper materials. So, be sure to look for a professional hood.

How many sones is a quiet range hood?

A quiet range hood is about four to five sones, or about 50 dB at max speed. Lower speeds on quiet hoods can get down to just one sone! Most hoods range between seven and nine sones, depending on the quality of the materials and CFM. If you’re getting about 900 CFM or more from the blower at that noise level, you’re looking at a quality range hood.

What is the quietest CFM for a range hood?

You can buy range hoods from big box stores between 200 and 300 CFM. But that doesn’t mean that these hoods are quiet. The noise level depends on the efficiency of the range hood blower or blowers.

To get a good idea of the quietest CFM for a hood, here’s one thing you can do:

Compare two hoods with the same CFM: a range hood from a big box store and a range hood from a company that makes professional hoods. Then, compare the sone ratings on the spec sheets.

It can be helpful to compare companies that manufacture high-quality hoods to each other. Then you can see if there’s any variance in the noise level.

We recommend purchasing a hood with at least 600 CFM. Under 600 CFM simply isn’t enough power to satisfy most homeowners. Even though the hood may be quieter, it more than likely won’t remove all the grease, smoke, and cooking odors from your kitchen.

That’s it for our guide on the quietest range hoods of 2022. We hope that between these seven you found a hood that works great for you!

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Who makes the quietest range hood?

At Proline Range Hoods, we have a wide variety of quiet range hoods. Some of the quietest include the PLFW 544 and PLFW 520. They produce about 4.5 sones at max speed. That’s almost twice as quiet as range hoods from big box stores.

Keep in mind that the quietest range hood doesn’t necessarily mean the most powerful. You could have a 200 or 300 CFM hood that’s incredibly quiet. On the other hand, you could have an 1800 CFM hood that’s quiet! Always compare the max CFM to the sone rating before deciding on a hood.

How do I choose a quiet range hood?

To choose a quiet range hood, it’s important to first understand your preferences in the kitchen. Generally, the higher the CFM, the louder the hood. So you need to decide whether you are more willing to sacrifice power for a quiet hood or vice versa. You could also go with a hood somewhere in the middle.

Keep in mind that hoods with efficient blowers will be relatively quiet, even at high CFM ratings. But you won’t be able to find those hoods at big box stores.

Even the low CFM hoods may be quite noisy because they are made with cheaper materials. So, be sure to look for a professional hood.

How many sones is a quiet range hood?

A quiet range hood is about four to five sones, or about 50 dB at max speed. Lower speeds on quiet hoods can get down to just one sone! Most hoods range between seven and nine sones, depending on the quality of the materials and CFM. If you’re getting about 900 CFM or more from the blower at that noise level, you’re looking at a quality range hood.

What is the quietest CFM for a range hood?

You can buy range hoods from big box stores between 200 and 300 CFM. But that doesn’t mean that these hoods are quiet. The noise level depends on the efficiency of the range hood blower or blowers.
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