ZEPHYR AK9440AS Range Hood Insert Review

  • MSRP $1550 – $1650, Average Sale Price $1350 – $1450
  • 6 Speed, 715 CFM, 9.0 Noise Level (Sones), Local Blower
  • Size 36”, 42”, 44”, 48”, Stainless Steel
  • 2 – (36”, 42”) or 4 – (44”-48”) 35 Watt Halogen Lights, Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

The ZEPHYR AK9440AS range hood liner series bridges the gap between classic looks and modern range hood design sensibilities. The beautiful visage provided by its stainless steel chassis enchants as it relentlessly flirts with the timeless range hood aesthetics of yesteryear. The ZEPHYR AK9440AS is truly a modern classic.

The ZEPHYR AK9440AS is capable of producing an impressive 715 CFM. With 6 fan speeds at your fingertips, you’re in full control of the amount of ventilation produced by the hood liner. The ZEPHYR AK9440AS is more than capable of removing unwanted smoke, steam vapor, liquefied grease particles and other unpleasant odors. When running at full power, the ZEPHYR AK9440AS produces about 9.0 Sones. A stainless steel baffle system comes pre-installed on the ZEPHYR AK9440AS, protecting your hard-to-reach duct work from grime, smoke and grease build up. The filters are dishwasher safe, and easily accessible. Clean up is a snap, requiring only mild soap and hot water for maximum cleanliness. The filters must be cleaned at regular intervals to ensure the proper functioning of the liner’s internal blower motor.

The ZEPHYR AK9440AS comes with some unique features. Unlike other hoods, an indicator light will identify when the hood liner requires filter removal and cleaning—after about 30 hours of accrued operation. A simple, electronic interface gives you control over all of the hood liners features, including fan speeds, lighting controls and an auto delay shut off protocol. In a bold, revolutionary move, Zephyr has also included a remote control for the hood liner, allowing you to interact with it from across the kitchen. Two 30 watt halogen lamps are featured on the smaller models and four on the 48”. A clean air function can also be programmed to periodically freshen your kitchen at timed intervals.

The ZEPHYR AK9440AS range hood liner is available in four sizes: 36”, 42”, 44”, and 48”. The liner can be purchased in the following available sizes for approximately:

Zephyr 36” Power Monsoon II Hood Insert AK9334AS – $1350
Zephyr 42” Power Monsoon II Hood Insert AK9340AS – $1400
Zephyr 44” Power Monsoon II Hood Insert AK9344AS – $1350
Zephyr 48” Power Monsoon II Hood Insert AK9346AS – $1450