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Range Hoods & Downdraft Ventilation

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Find your perfect range hood.

Breathe easier in your kitchen.
Range hoods remove cooking odors, smoke and heat from your kitchen. From under-cabinet installations to bold statement pieces, your perfect range hood is here.

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Wall-mount
Whether simple in design or dramatic like a chimney hood, this type attaches to the wall above the stove where there is a break in your cabinetry.
Island
A focal point in your kitchen, this hood hangs from the ceiling over your island cooktop.
Under-cabinet
Simple and effective at saving space, these hoods mount directly under kitchen cabinetry. Slim models are available for very tight spaces.
Over-the-range microwave
This type of microwave, mounted above your stovetop, often contains a built-in air ventilation system.
Down-draft ventilation
Using a filtration system that installs near or behind your stovetop, downdraft vents are useful when your range is in an awkward area or you want it to be visually subtle.

A vented range hood is typically considered more effective at clearing the kitchen air. Vented hood installations move kitchen exhaust to the outside of the home, whereas non-vented (or ductless) installations recirculate air back into the kitchen.

If your kitchen size is large and you cook often, choose a hood with a stronger blower and more speeds to take care of excess odors.

Consider technologies like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-capable hoods or heat-sensing modes for ideal fan speed.

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Exploring range hoods and downdraft ventilation.

Choosing a range hood vent.

The first thing to consider when choosing the best range hood for your kitchen is the type of vent hood. You’re going to want a kitchen hood vent that is sized appropriately for your kitchen’s range or cooktop. Wall mount range hoods and under-cabinet range hoods are both great options for most kitchen setups. Sometimes ranges can be installed in an awkward area of your kitchen where traditional models won’t fit. In this case, downdraft ventilation can be a great option, which is subtly installed near or behind your stovetop.

If you’re working with an island range or stovetop, island range hoods are ideal to get the air circulating. Or if space is limited, it might also be a good idea to go with an over-the-range microwave, which typically have built-in air ventilation systems. If you do have a lot of space to work with and you have larger kitchen appliances, you can also look into luxury range hoods and ventilation.

It is also extremely important to measure the space where your new stove hood is going to be installed. Then, find a range hood with the same measurements. Stove hood vents come in a variety of sizes, so there should be an option for practically any kitchen setup. And, don’t forget to choose a range hood that fits in with other kitchen appliances, like your refrigerator and dishwasher.

Benefits of having a kitchen hood.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of a range hood is how it is designed to capture and remove smoke, steam, cooking odors and airborne grease particles generated during cooking, which helps maintain better indoor air quality. Even though it technically isn’t a tool to keep you safe in the kitchen, having a stove hood vent is one of the best things you can do to promote safety in the kitchen.

Stove and oven hoods also reduce heat and humidity in your kitchen, which is highly beneficial since cooking produces so much of it. This not only makes it more comfortable, but it also helps prevent the buildup of moisture that can lead to mold and mildew. If this is a concern, you can also always get extra dehumidifiers for your kitchen and home.

Finally, every kitchen exhaust fan will be more beneficial if it is properly installed. If you need any assistance with installation, feel free to let the professionals handle it and contact Best Buy’s appliance delivery, installation and repair services. This way, you’ll only have to worry about what ingredients you need for your next delicious meal.