Cabinet & Countertop Inspirations

As we wrap up this blog series on range hoods, a few final aspects to consider are:

  • Range Hood Width -- Regardless of the type of range hood chosen, the range hood should be as wide ... or slightly wider ... than your cooktop. This provides a canopy, or capture area, that effectively traps the heat and impurities as they rise. For a 30" stove, the range hood width needs to be between 30" and 36."

The blower in a range hood is sized, or rated, by CFM ... the cubic feet of air moved per minute. It is important to correctly size a range hood based on your stove, room size, and ductwork. In this blog, we will look at ways to calculate the CFM requirements for your kitchen.

In our last blog post, we discussed the purpose of range hoods ... getting heat, steam, and airborne contaminants from cooking out of the house. Now, let's discuss how to decide the correct style of range hood for your kitchen. 

Cabinet & Countertop Inspirations

Final Range Hood Thoughts

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As we wrap up this blog series on range hoods, a few final aspects to consider are:

  • Range Hood Width -- Regardless of the type of range hood chosen, the range hood should be as wide ... or slightly wider ... than your cooktop. This provides a canopy, or capture area, that effectively traps the heat and impurities as they rise. For a 30" stove, the range hood width needs to be between 30" and 36."

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  • Range Hood Depth -- Your hood should be shallower than your cooking surface. Ideally, its depth will cover the back burners and approximately one-half of the front burners.

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  • Range Hood Mounting Height -- The range hood needs installed so the bottom of the hood is 24" to 36" above the cooking area. This will help ensure the impurities / heat are captured by the hood. Installing the hood more than 36" above the cooking surface will allow the grease / steam to spread out, reducing effectiveness.

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  • Manufacturer's Recommendations -- Be sure to understand any specific requirements outlined by the manufacturer. This will ensure a smooth, safe, and secure installation, as well as optimal opeeration of the hood.

If you have any questions on range hoods or a kitchen remodeling project, give us a call or stop in our Spiceland, Indiana showroom and talk to one of our talented designers.

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