Selecting The Best Range Hood For Your Kitchen
A kitchen range hood is a kitchen appliance installed above the stove for gathering and removing the cooking fumes, gases, steam, oils, greases, odor and heat. There are quite a few features you need to bear in mind while choosing the right kitchen range hood. Determine how much money you want to spend on your kitchen range hood. As you shop for a range hood, stay within your budget. Look for range hoods that have a 300 to 350 CFM if you have a 30-inch to 36-inch wide conventional stove. A range hood that has a CFM of 500 or more is appropriate for professional-style or high-performance cooking appliances. Make sure your chosen range hood is certified by the Home Ventilating Institute, which guarantees that the appliance’s CFM rating is accurate. Decide whether you want your range hood to go underneath a cabinet or if you want a range hood incorporated into a microwave/hood unit. Also, consider designs such as wall-mounted chimney hoods. Although recirculating hoods are available, your best option is to pick a range hood that ducts to the outdoors.
Search for kitchen range hoods that offer multiple speeds, with the lowest number being at normal operating speed. Check to see if your potential range hood has smooth surfaces that make it easier to clean as well as dishwasher-safe filters. Consider other hood features, such as a remote control, for more convenient operation or automatic heat sensors that allow the range hood to jump on by itself when it detects a certain amount of heat or food particles in the air. In addition, check to see that your range hood has four halogen lights, enough to double the lighting of your cooking area.