Could you use a new range hood?

In most homes, a range hood is there to keep grease from accumulating on walls, paint from peeling and odors from taking over in a kitchen. However, a stylish range hood can completely transform the look of your kitchen and even become a focal point!

Style

The first thing that you need to decide is if you prefer a range that fits under a cabinet or one that is wall mounted. You also need to determine if your range will exhaust pollutants outside or if you’re going to buy a recirculating one.

Features

Some range hoods have dishwasher-safe filters which is rather convenient. You may also want to consider if you want one that is completely smooth or if you won’t mind getting a toothbrush out to scrub any grooves.

Would a remote control be handy or do you want one that turn on by itself when the heat sensors tell it to? You should also evaluate the lighting. A well lit cooking area allows you to really get a good look at the food you’re preparing.

Noise Level

If you find one on sale but the noise level is a little obnoxious, keep shopping. A great deal isn’t so spectacular when the volume on the television in the next room has to be turned up or if your guests have to talk over the noise. A range should never become a distraction!

  • Mary-Candles Lovers

    woaw!!! style and convenience at the same time, i go for it!no more grease on walls and overwhelming smell of food, i love it.

  • steve sheinkopf

    Hoods have become more stylish. For function its all about capture or how much depth in a hood and the CFM or speed of the blower…Great blog, BTW

  • www.papagalos.com

    I definitely love the look of this range hood. However, my past experience has told me to be weary of these hoods they lack suction power. Can you let us know what the rating (CFM) is on this product?