The iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan is a multipurpose shutter exhaust fan built to provide ventilation and cooling to hot, stuffy rooms; in particular, this is one of the best exhaust fans for kitchen use thanks to its size. Wall-mounted and possessing a permanently-lubricated motor for easy maintenance, this fan features an automatic shutter and variable speed for top-class protection and performance. It comes in at different sizes for different markets, but this review is focused specifically on the 10\u201d model.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan\r\nThe iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan is a solid 10 inch variable speed shutter exhaust fan for cooling warm locales that lack air conditioning, suitable for places like greenhouses or garages. Though it requires some mechanical know-how to set up and an additional accessory for full functionality, once you get it up and running properly you\u2019re good to go for a well-ventilated room that would otherwise be unbearable during warm weather. It\u2019s also a solid kitchen fan, capable of venting heat and exhausting smoke from dishes that would otherwise stink up a room as they cook.\r\n"\r\nPerformance\/Power\r\nThe iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan is a solid performer, particularly when paired with the iLIVINGILG8SFSC speed controller to enable variable speed control. This small speed shutter exhaust fan does a respectable job of venting excess heat despite its size, all while operating silently and effectively. With the aforementioned add-on, it\u2019s speed controllable, giving it strong versatility that allows it to fit a great number of environments. Without the add-on, you lose out on variable speed, but it still does its job well enough without it. Furthermore, it pushes more air than the Hon&Guan 6 Inches Exhaust Fan, though it costs almost twice as much.\r\nDurability\/Build\r\nMade of galvanized steel and powered by an OSHA-compliant wire, the iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan is a well-built, durable shutter fan that\u2019s well-suited for tough outdoors environments. It has shutters attached to protect it from the elements, helping to prevent it from rusting and allowing it to better withstand moisture and heat. It does have one issue though--it\u2019s not airtight when it\u2019s turned off, which makes it a potential detriment in the winter if you can\u2019t work around the added draft.\r\nNoise\/Sound level\r\nThe fan operates extremely silently, making its performance all the more impressive. While it does run hot during extended use, noise isn\u2019t an issue on it at all, making it a good fit for any room that needs exhaust and ventilation. It\u2019s especially fit for any warm locale that\u2019s noise-sensitive. It runs quieter and pushes more air than both the Broan 512M and the Hon&Guan 6 Inches Exhaust Fan, making it better for any use case where noise matters or you need a lot of air pushed. Its low noise makes it great for kitchen use; it won\u2019t interfere with your ability to hear timers and alarms, and it pushes enough air to still do its job despite its silence.\r\nVersatility\/Modern features\r\nThanks to its small frame, the iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan is a very versatile exhaust fan that fits in a great number of rooms. It works for both home and work use, capable of cooling rooms such as attics and garages, alongside buildings such as greenhouses and sheds that lack air conditioning and retain heat. Since it blows air outside, it also doubles as a dust and particle filter of sorts, though you probably shouldn\u2019t rely on it as your sole filtration system if you\u2019re using it in a room where there\u2019ll be a lot of particles. The Bionaire WIndow Fan is better compared to the iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan when it doesn\u2019t have the optional speed controller, as it works better as a cooler, is easier to install, and has dedicated speed settings; with the speed control accessory, however, iLiving\u2019s option is the better buy in most scenarios.\r\nValue\r\nComing in at $95, the iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan provides solid value for its target market--people looking for a small, quiet, reliable fan to provide ventilation and cooling to a hot room. More effective, expensive models exist, but its small size and quiet operation make it an excellent fit for any room small enough (or compact enough) to take advantage of its small size. All three of its competitors--the Hon&Guan 6 Inches Exhaust Fan, the Broan 512M, and the Bionaire Window Fan--provide better value given they\u2019re half the cost and don\u2019t need accessories for their full functionality, but they run louder and aren\u2019t as good overall at cooling a room in exchange.\r\niLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan Wrap-up\r\nThe iLiving 10-Inch Shutter Exhaust Fan is a solid exhaust fan, despite some minor quirks. If you\u2019re mechanically savvy enough to install it, it\u2019s well-worth the purchase if you\u2019re in need of an affordable way to cool a hot building or room in the summer, or if you need extra ventilation in a room. If you\u2019re not mechanically savvy or you need something larger, look elsewhere, but if you\u2019re in need of a small, reliable exhaust fan, you can\u2019t go wrong with what iLiving has to offer here.