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Zephyr AK8000AS Stainless Steel 290 CFM Range Hood Insert with Halogen Lighting from the Twister Collection

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Product Details for the Zephyr AK8000AS in Stainless Steel

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  • Hood Liner Recommended
  • Ductless Conversion Kit Recommended


  • Illuminate your cooking area with 2 halogen bulbs
  • Innovative 3 speed electronic controls provide for unparalleled mastery of your kitchen environment
  • Stylish and beautiful stainless steel construction
  • Dishwasher safe mesh filters
  • Installs easily into a new or existing cabinet
Product Technologies:

Recirculating Range Hood (Optional)Recirculating Range Hood (Optional): Recirculating range hoods require no external venting of air. Instead, air is pushed through a charcoal filtration system that removes pollutants before circulating it back into the home. The benefit of such a system is that household temperatures and humidity are easier to maintain, as the internal air never leaves the kitchen. A recirculating range hood is also generally far easier to install, as complex ventilation systems and vent pipe are not required.


  • Width: 27.5625"
  • Height: 11.5"
  • Depth: 11.1875"
  • Duct Size: 6" Round
  • Internal Blower CFM: 180 to 290
  • Internal Blower Sones: 1.3 to 3.2
  • Control Type: 3 Speed Slide
  • Lighting: (2) Halogen, 35 W
  • AC Input: 120 V - 60 Hz
  • AC Power: Max. 150W, 1.25 Amps

Product Variations:

  • AK8000AS: 290 CFM 27" Wide Insert Range Hood (This Model)
  • AK8100AS: 600 CFM 27" Wide Insert Range Hood
Our SKU: Zephyr AK8000AS

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Zephyr AK8000AS Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great insert for the price I'm a diy homeowner with some experience and shop tools. Building this into a cabinet myself was quite easy. I had a recirculating system before and had to put a hole in the side of my new home, which was quite nerve racking, but turned out great. I made my own liner out of some roll flashing I had left over from doing the flashing on the vent outiside and a plywood sheet. VERY sturdy, no fear of this unit falling out. It's lighter than it feels initially too. I like the butterfly baffle on this unit. It has no issues engaging even on the lowest setting. Overall, it's FAIRLY quiet, gives good light right where I need it, and pulls enough air out that I can cook smokey foods (think searing meats at high temps) indoors without smoking the place out the way I used to. Pluses: ease of installation, light, stainless finish, dishwasher safe grease filter Minus: the slider style controls are a little tough to get used to and I find myself overshooting the fan setting I want unless I want max fan. Make sure your expectations are level set - this is NOT a professional insert. For everyday cooking and the occasional high temp stuff in low volume, it's great. It won't suck everything out, though. It is only 290 cfm, after all.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product The Wife wanted a wood hood w/ the kitchen remodel so we needed an insert blower/light. This comes with everything needed, just connect your 6" vent pipe to the 6" sheet metal exhaust pipe and power supply and your done. Blower is powerful yet quiet. The two halogen lights are great! Very well built.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Some reviews claimed this vent hood noisy but its not. I love this thing. It moves a lot of air.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy so far We haven't cooked anything particularly "odorous" yet, but are so far very satisfied with this vent. I think the cfm rating is sufficient and even on high the fan is not that loud (no problem carrying on a conversation). Regarding the color, it is lighter than the pictures on the web (which to me looks like dark gray), it is very close to a normal stainless steel and matches our stove well. The builder had no complaints about installation. And lastly, on a personal note, the side mounted lights are's a little different than the normal angled, front mount lights and makes for a very smooth look under the hood without being too trendy, and puts off good light.
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fan My contractor selected this unit from 3 models that I reviewed on Venting Direct. After he installed it - he was very, very impressed. It is very quiet- so quiet that I thought it wasn't working. He showed me how even though if sounds as if it is barely working - how powerful the venting is. He said it was an excellent choice in hood vents. I think it looks great - we installed it in a custom wood hood. The lights are very bright and the switches are easy to operate. I have not put it to a huge dinner test yet - but the times I have used it - I have no complaints. Venting direct was great to work with and the item was properly packaged and quickly shipped to our home. I think they are a great site to work with. Very happy.
Date published: 2011-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pleasantly surprised My home is new and custom built. I wanted an exhaust fan that was efficient, reasonably priced and easy for the cabinet maker to build into his product. The zephyr met all those qualifications. I used it for the first time yesterday.
Date published: 2011-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Improvement Our "custom" vent inside the wooden vent hood that our builder supplied was noisy and quit working within 2-years. This unit is quiet, looks much nicer and is an immense improvement!
Date published: 2010-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit for a tight space My cabinet over the stove was only 12" deep, and changing it would have cost a lot of money. This vent fit, it was very close, and is a great looking vent as well.
Date published: 2016-12-07
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8 Questions from the Community
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Are these filters dishwasher safe? What is the size & design?

The filters for the Zephyr AK8000AS Custom Power Pack Hood Insert are Dishwasher Safe (Warm Water) and are constructed of Aluminum Mesh.

Can this be used ductless with a kit?

The Zephyr AK8000AS can be converted to ductless.

Would this work without running any ducts?

The Zephyr AK8000AS must be ducted, it cannot be converted to a ductless hood.

Does this power pack come with a liner?

The Zephyr AK8000AS does not come with the liner. Depending on the size of your hood, you would need AK0800AS for 30" hoods, or the

Can it be attached directly under the cabinet?

The Zephyr AK8000AS can be attached directly under the cabinet.

Is the liner required?

The Zephyr AK8000AS is an insert and does not require a liner.

How much does this range hood insert weigh?

The Zephyr AK8000AS weighs 23 lbs.

Where is the control panel located?

The Zephyr AK8000AS's control panel is located underneath, to the right hand side.

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Zephyr AK8000AS Technical Specs

Amperage 1.25
Available Without Blower No
Blower Type Built-In
Bulb Type Halogen
CFM 290, 180
CFM (High) 290
Collection Twister
Configuration Insert Hood
Control Type 3 Speed Slide Controls
Convertible to Ductless / Recirculating Yes
Depth 11.1875
Duct Discharge Horizontal, Vertical
Duct Size 6" Round
Ductless Yes
Filter Type Mesh Filters
Height 11.5
Installation Type Insert
Nominal Width 30, 36
Number of Bulbs 2
Series Power
Sones 3.2, 1.3
Theme Contemporary
Voltage 120
Wattage 150
Watts Per Bulb 35
Width 27.5625

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