Choosing a Range Hood For Your Kitchen

With the amount of new technologies and jargon out at the moment, it can be quite confusing when it comes to choosing a new kitchen range hood. Follow these simple tips to make sure you don’t buy the wrong appliance for your kitchen.

Many people make the mistake of searching for a kitchen range hood online that looks nice, and not thinking about the features and whether these hoods are suitable for their kitchen. Of course aesthetics is very important as everyone want to have a kitchen that they can enjoy cooking and be proud of when friends visit. It is also important to make sure that the new kitchen hood will function within your kitchen and even fit in the kitchen.

Kitchen hoods have different ways of dealing with cooking steam and fumes from the stove. You will find a range hood that simple extracts the air from the stove and then vents this air outside the home. You then find kitchen hoods that extract the cooking steam from the stove and clean it through a series of filters before this steam is then re-circulated back into the kitchen.

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The Kitchen Range hoods that vent the air outside of the home are called vented hoods. They require a duct system that attaches to the range hood and is connected to an external wall within the home. These hoods are very easy to maintain as they don’t have any filtration system that you need to clean or replace. They do have a grid type panel underneath that will need to be cleaned to remove any grease that clogs the small holes.

The other type of range hood where the air is cleaned through a series of filters is called a ventless range hood or a recirculation range hood. This type of kitchen hood does have filters that either need to be washed or replaced. These filters clean out the particles within the cooking steam and the smells so they need to stay clean in order to work efficiently.

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