It's a techie type of day here at KBCULTURE. Pairing an efficient direct-current motor with a computer component makes the Verona range hood both quiet and powerful. Dubbed the DCBL [say the letters out loud—you'll understand*] system, the DC power source produces less than a quarter of the noise that an AC motor [typically found in hoods] emits. The LED lights can be set to hold one color or to cycle through a three-shade spectrum, illuminating the edge of the glass canopy. [* decibel] zephyronline.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.