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BHG Kitchen + Bath Ideas Names BEST iQ Blower System™ One of 30 Most Innovative Products of 2014

April 03, 2014

HARTFORD, Wis., April 3, 2014 – The BEST iQ Blower System™ has been recognized by Better Homes and Gardens: Kitchen + Bath Ideas magazine as one of the 30 Most Innovative Products in kitchen and bath design of 2014.  BEST®, a leading designer of luxury range hoods, first introduced the intuitive iQ Blower System in 2013. The first-of-its-kind internal range hood blower technology has since grown within the BEST line and is currently available in 18 BEST range hood designs.


The 30 Most Innovative Products were carefully selected by the magazine’s editors based on function, style and cutting-edge technology. The iQ Blower System is listed among the most highly-rated products that offer consumers "the opportunity to significantly enhance their home experience in new and exciting ways," said Samantha Hart, editor-in-chief, Kitchen + Bath Ideas. "These top products work better, faster, smarter than ever before."


"The iQ Blower System addresses common concerns among homeowners, such as noise, smoke and odor removal and energy efficiency. What makes the system even better is that the blower technology is available in a number of range hoods, which can match any kitchen aesthetic," says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST. "No other range hood blower system on the market surpasses the BEST iQ Blower System in performance, sound or energy use."


Unlike standard internal blower systems, the intuitive iQ Blower System (pictured right) detects problems in the duct system using its unique Guaranteed Performance System (GPS) technology to ensure the range hood is operating at the optimal level. With GPS technology, the iQ Blower System provides up to 30 percent faster smoke and odor removal than competitive blowers.  


Other benefits of this innovative blower technology include:


·         Quiet Operation: The BEST iQ Blower System is up to two times quieter than comparable high-performance range hoods.

·         Optimal Performance: The patent-pending iQ technology allows the system to remove smoke and odor up to 30 percent faster than competitive blowers, delivering cleaner, fresher indoor air.

·         Extreme Energy Efficiency: The BEST iQ Blower System is up to 22 times more energy-efficient than comparable products, providing homeowners with a longer lasting product and the ability to save money on utilities.


“When we're designing a new product or enhancing an existing one, we ask ourselves how we can improve the lives of our customers,'” adds Wellnitz. “This recognition from Kitchen + Bath Ideas is proof of our success in answering that question.”


Click here for Kitchen + Bath Ideas' complete list of innovative products. For more information on the BEST iQ Blower System and the range hoods available with the technology, visit


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BEST® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential kitchen ventilation products. BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, intercom systems, ironing centers and ventilation fans.

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