HOODWINKED! As in, we did the hoodwinking. After months of having our eye on a stainless steel chimney hood for above the stove in our new kitchen, the $1579 price tag was still hard to swallow. And then something that can only be described as a miracle happened. We found one for $350.
It turns out that a high-end European brand wanted to break into the US market, so they offered their swank chimney hood exclusively to Home Depot at a staggering $350 price. Home Depot gladly accepted and within weeks it had sold out. But not before we snagged one!
And get this- according to the salesman, the company is so known for its top of the line products (and top of the chart prices) that they CHANGED THEIR NAME to Arietta for their Home Depot line, so their European clients wouldn’t become enraged over the insanely low prices being offered in the US. Victory is ours!
Can you update us on your review of this hood now that you’ve had it awhile? I had a look at it yesterday at HD, and it seems great, especially for the price, but I could find very little information about it anywhere, online or even from the HD salespeople. They had no spec sheets or quality information. The hoods on display were not connected, so we couldn’t even get a sense of how they worked.
Thanks for the inquiry. Unfortunately, best I can tell you so far is how it performs in its box on our bedroom floor. We bought it awhile back to make sure we didn’t lose the price, but in won’t be installed until our new kitchen is done in mid-December. I’ll let you know then how it works out.
Thanks for the info. I noticed your worry about it selling out, so I rushed out to my local HD to grab one for myself. According to the guy in the orange apron, all three models are standard stock these days (at least here in the Boston area), so we are waiting until we are ready to install, sometime in early next year. I’ll be looking forward to your review.
Yeah, call us trigger happy. We maybe over-estimated the demand for a good deal and pictured crowds rushing in to deplete the inventory before we got one. Also because our HD guy couldn’t stop talking about how excited they were to have such a quality product exclusively at HD. Anyways, stay tuned. And good luck with your project next year!
I’ve been reading your old posts! They’re fun!