Kitchen Necessities: Range Hood

Posted on June 26, 2019

Making kitchen remodeling plans? Don’t forget the range hood. These are placed just above the cooktop or stove and its purpose is to extract airborne grease, smoke, heat, and generally filters the air in your kitchen. A range hood becomes an absolute necessity if your kitchen has no other means of filtering the air in your kitchen – like a window.

For aesthetic and practical purposes, the range hood you choose should be of the same width as your chosen cooktop. There are many cooktops that have a matching range hood and these usually work well with regular kitchen designs. Range hoods are also available in various colors, such as white, black, stainless steel, copper, etc. so it should not be difficult to find one that blends well with your kitchen design.

Whenever you use your kitchen cooktop, you are generating smoke, steam, and heat which change the humidity levels of your kitchen. This can make being in your kitchen uncomfortable and lingering heat or excess humidity can encourage mold and mildew to grow across the walls. Even if you do have a window near the kitchen, including proper ventilation should always be a priority when making kitchen remodeling plans.

Different models have different specifications. It would be in your best interests to ask about the noise levels of the range hood; the durability and lifespan; and energy consumption. You might try finding an energy efficient range hood for your kitchen remodeling. There are some models that use 60% less energy than standard range hoods. There are even a few hybrids that run on both solar energy as well as electricity.

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