5 Types of Range Hoods to Consider for Your Kitchen

Range hoods come in a variety of styles and with a number of features. If you’re concerned with ventilating smoke and fumes as you cook, you will want to consider installing a range hood. Learn about the different types of range hoods below to help you decide which one will work best for your preferences. The layout of your kitchen and the location of your cook-top largely dictate the kind of range hood you can install.

Under Cabinet Range Hoods
One of the most common and compact options for range ventilation is the under-cabinet hood. Under-cabinet range hoods deliver best-in-class ventilation performance while preserving precious cabinet space. These mount under the bottom of a wall cabinet above the cook-top. Duct-work inside an adjoining wall, chase, or ceiling can exhaust smoke and fumes outside. In some models, a shallow hood slides out of the upper kitchen cabinet when you need it. Typical kitchen cabinets extend only about halfway across the cook-top, so this extension routes steam and smoke away from cabinet faces and back toward the suction end of the range hood.

30 Inch Under Cabinet Range Hood Stainless Steel, 4 Speed Gesture & Voice Control

Wall-Mounted Range Hoods
Another range hood that helps preserve space in your kitchen is a wall-mounted hood. This choice in range hoods is attached to the wall above your range. In many new kitchen designs, instead of having a cabinet in the space over the stove, the hood is typically installed. For installations with existing cabinetry, one cabinet piece may need to be removed in order to make way for the hood. These hoods sometimes come with a chimney that helps with the ventilation, and they typically vent out through the an exterior wall behind them.
Unlike under-cabinet hoods, a wall-mounted range hood can serve as a design element in your kitchen, adding a distinctive look to your cook space depending on the product style you choose. For this reason, you may end up paying a little bit more for this piece, as it adds so much more than just function to your cooking space.


Inserts/Built-in Range Hoods
Built-in range hoods/range hood inserts are a hidden ventilation alternatives for the kitchen. It’s a simple, behind-the-scenes solution that eliminates smoke and odors without ever being noticed.
Range hood inserts are great options for those who may prefer the look of a custom-built range hood cover as opposed to the look of a more visible appliance. The great thing about range hood inserts is that you can build a custom range hood cover to match your cabinet design. Range hood inserts act as the actual ventilation tool for the range hood. The custom built hood, on the other hand, acts as the aesthetic piece. This allows you to have great ventilation power while maintaining a sleek design that perfectly fits your kitchen.


Island or Ceiling Mounted Range Hoods
Kitchens that have a range located on an island or not against a wall may need to be paired with an island or ceiling mounted hood. For larger, professional style cook-tops, a ceiling mounted range hood can handle the extra output that may come along with additional cooking burners and tools.
Like a wall-mounted hood, this type of venting device can add a unique look to your space. Some designs come in a selection of modern materials such as copper, glass or even ceramic–all beautiful options for different kitchen design themes. In order to keep the sight line through the kitchen from being blocked by the range hood, some contractors may choose to install this variety of hood a bit higher than other types. To keep up with the demands of your stove’s exhaust, you may need to purchase a larger capacity island range hood.
Island Range Hood 36 inch 700 CFM Ceiling Mount Kitchen Stove Hood

Outdoor/BBQ Range Hoods
Even though most wall mount and island mount vent hoods may work for well covered outdoor applications, Tongge Range Hoods has specifically designed top-of-the-line Outdoor/BBQ range hoods that will withstand all of the outside elements that outdoor kitchens require. Yes, when you are grilling lots of heavy smoke and grease is released from your grill appliance which means there should be a stronger air capture and design elements which will resist high heat. Keep in mind that when you are installing your hood that all outdoor hoods should be mounted higher than indoor hoods. Outdoor hoods should be mounted about 36″-40″ above your cook-top or grill area to achieve optimal ventilation.

Post time: Feb-06-2023