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Zephyr AK2100AB Black 850 CFM 30 Inch Wide Under Cabinet Range Hood with Halogen Lighting from the Typhoon Collection

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  • Includes a 850 CFM Built-In Blower to Quickly Clear Your Kitchen of Unwanted Air Pollution
  • Dual-Level Dimmable 35W Halogen Lighting Ensures a Perfectly Illuminated Cook Top
  • Innovative 6 Speed Electronic Touch Controls Featuring Auto Delay-Off and Blue LED Lighting for Unparalleled Ease of Use
  • Stylish and Beautiful Stainless Steel Construction with Choice of Finish
  • Exclusive Filter-Less Self Cleaning System with Dishwasher Safe Residue Cups
  • Choice of Vertical (3-1-4" x 10" or 7" Round Ducting) or Horizontal (3-1/4" x 10" Ducting)

Product Technologies:

  • Self Cleaning System: All Zephyr Typhoon hoods feature an innovative filter-free self cleaning system. A powerful centrifugal blower automatically flushes out and liquefies cooking residue within the internal housing. Dishwasher safe residue cups then collect excess grease until you are ready to empty. No more scrubbing out aluminum mesh filters.


  • CFM: 275 to 850
  • Width: 29-3/4 Inches
  • Depth: 21-1/8 Inches
  • Height: 7-7/8 Inches
  • Voltage: 120
  • Sones: 1 to 5
  • Blower Speeds: 6
  • Blower Type: Centrifugal
  • Height Above Cook Top: 24 to 32 Inches
  • Ducting: 3-1/4 Inch x 10 Inch or 7" Round

Product Variations:

  • AK2100A: 850 CFM 30" Wide Under Cabinet Range Hood (This Model)
  • AK2136A: 850 CFM 36" Wide Under Cabinet Range Hood
  • AK2142A: 850 CFM 42" Wide Under Cabinet Range Hood
  • AK2148A: 850 CFM 48" Wide Under Cabinet Range Hood
Our SKU: Zephyr AK2100A

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Zephyr AK2100A Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good hood, but installation is a nightmare The venting function is good, but it is so difficult to install it! The product only provides 4 flimsy screws to hold the hood in place. It requires a 4-to 6" long small head Philip screw driver (which not easy to get.) Even if you can install it with these 4 screws perfectly, it does not give you a warm and fussy feeling that it will not drop off while you have something cooking on the stove. I used 2 rear screws with 2" bolts to secure the hood with the kitchen cabinet above instead. In summary, the installation is a nightmare for me.
Date published: 2011-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective The Typhoon is a very effective range hood. It prevents any odors from leaving the range top area. It is somewhat noisy on high, 850 cfm, but is much quieter than the Broan unit it replaced that was only rated at 250 cfm. The only draw back, on the 30" model at least, is its installation. The fastening screws attaching the hood to the cabinet are very difficult to get at. Also the electical junction box to hook up power to the unit is located under a transformer and a tangle of wires and is impossible to get at without removing the transformer first. I added my own box to simplify the process. The instructions for the Typhoon do not show any of the clutter around the box and are clearly written for the Zephyr Hurricane range hood.
Date published: 2009-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product We've had the Zephyr model AK2100 for a little over a year and I love it! Was hesitant about the self cleaning feature but it is wonderful. Takes just a few minutes to take the cover off, spritz in some Fantastic and let it go. Very easy to keep clean. We had to install at the maximum height and it still very efficiently pulls the smoke and exhaust from both the oven and cooktop. Great lighting, although it seems like I am frequently replacing bulbs...but that could be the fault of the bulbs. Overall very happy with this range hood.
Date published: 2010-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and quiet The Zephyr AK2100AS is a solid unit. On a low setting it is very quiet. On high it's moving a lot of air so it's going to be louder but the squirrel cage fans are very efficient. I had ducting issues due to the studs in my attic but the sales rep I talked with called the manufacturer to find out if my plan would work. (I had to transition from 7" to 3.25x10" then back to 7"). I received the unit and transition duct pieces within a few days. It is a challenge to install because you have to figure out most of it on your own. The directions give some of the dimensions and the location of wires but that's about it.
Date published: 2010-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet powerfull hood, but hard installation Pro: It is quiet for 850CMF hood. It look nice but simple. Cons: Due to two large fans, it is so difficult to mount the hood to the botom cabinet. The four holes for drews right at the 30" egde cabinet. Zephyr engineer shoule consider this problem. The electric wire is too short to reach the out let
Date published: 2010-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is overall good, with some small areas to improve It is overall good. Powerful yet quiet as expected. Some areas easy to improve: 1. Add a power cord with plug, instead of bare wires. That would make installation easier. 2. I changed the configuration to vent through rear. But the existing pieces leave some holes meant for screws used in the default configuration to vent through top. I have to tape those holes. 3. The holes on top meant for the screws are too close to the side. With under-cabinet mount, the screws have to be screwed to the side walls rather than the bottom of the cabinet, which wouldn't be safe enough. I had to install another piece of wood under the bottom of cabinet for the screws. The problem could be easily solved by providing the holes 1/2 " to the inside, or by providing more holes.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!! Very clean and modern looking Finally! After searching around looking for good vac almost went with Viking hood and we are glade we found this hooded range. Our contractor finally install this so therefore I don't know how easy or difficult it is. I can't really say about the installation. This is very modern looking and quite unless you put it up to high speed. You can feel it suction standing across from the stove. Looks great stainless steel. For the price it's perfect. Glade I look around and read so many great reviews. That's why I have to put my review. Got a lot of compliments from friends and families. They all ask where we brought it from. Luv it great purchased!!! Happy customer
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice range hood, difficult installation... The range hood works well but the installation was very difficult. The holes for the screws are in very tight spaces and almost impossible to access. It took 3+ hours to install and it is a 2 person job.
Date published: 2012-11-27
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9 Questions from the Community
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What is the weight of the hood?

The Zephyr AK2100A weighs approximately 45 lbs.

This has 6 speeds. Can you tell me what the CFM is for each speed?

The Zephyr AK2100A has an even scaling on the CFM to each power level: (1) 275 CFM / (2) 370 CFM / (3) 467 CFM / (4) 660 CFM / (5) 755 CFM / (6) 850 CFM

Does the hood purchase include everything we need for installation? Or, do we need to buy a liner, clips, or any other pieces to have an up and running hood?

The Zephyr AK2100A comes with everything you need except for the actual duct work. Your installer will provide you with the ducting for your ventilation system.

Can I put a microwave above it?

The Zephyr AK2100A can be vented from the top or the rear. The rear vent utilizes a 3-1/4" x 10" duct. As long as venting through the rear of the hood with this type of ducting is possible, then yes, a microwave can be installed above this unit.

How does a self clean or auto clean range hood works, there were a lots of talk of these features, but not much information available explaining the technology.

The Zephyr AK2100A uses an internal centrifugal fan to flush out and liquefy cooking residue within the internal housing. This residue then drains off into collection cups, which can ultimately be emptied.

Can this hood be converted to ductless?

Unfortunately, the Zephyr AK2100A cannot be converted to ductless.

Can the lights stay on if the fan is off?

Like other Zephyr products, the Zephyr AK2100A lights can stay on without the blower.

Does venting to the rear vs top have any effect on noise from the fan?

When venting these products, the direction is irrelevant to the sone level for your applications.

Can it be connected to a 6'' duct on the top?

It is recommended that you vent the Zephyr AK2100A using 7" round ducting.

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Zephyr AK2100A Technical Specs

Amperage 2.4
Approved for Commercial Use No
Available Without Blower No
Blower Type Built-In
Bulb Included Yes
Bulb Type Halogen
CFM 850, 275
CFM (High) 850
CFM (low) 275
Collection Power
Configuration Range Hood
Control Type 6 Speed Electronic
Convertible to Ductless / Recirculating No
Depth 21.125
Duct Discharge Horizontal, Vertical
Duct Size 3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round
Ductless No
Height 7.875
Includes Remote No
Installation Type Under Cabinet
Light Included Yes
Material Stainless Steel
Maximum Sones 5
Minimum Sones 1
Nominal Depth 21
Nominal Width 30
Number of Bulbs 2
Outdoor Approved No
Series Typhoon
Sones 5, 1
Theme Contemporary
Voltage 120
Wattage 280
Watts Per Bulb 35
Width 29.75

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