For those who love to cook, the perfect range hood can make all the difference.
When it comes down to kitchen design, backsplashes, sinks, countertops, and appliances seem to get all the attention. The kitchen hood is an unsung hero, though, as it does an important job. From wall-mounted, downdraft, and under-cabinet hoods to those suited for kitchen islands, we’ve compiled an extensive guide to help you pick one that perfectly suits your space.
Island Range Hoods
More than any other type of hood, island range hoods have the “going pro” vibe. These hoods will command more attention than wall-mounted or under-cabinet hoods, as they’re designed to take center stage.
In this kitchen, the existing cabinets were updated with a coat of paint and topped with new Caesarstone countertops. The refrigerator, dishwasher, and mixer are from KitchenAid, and the cooktop is from GE.
Photo: Jack Thompson
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Zline 280 – 700 CFM 36 Inch Wide Island Range Hood
Features: 700 CFM blower can quickly clear the air from your kitchen Stainless steel baffle filter is easily cleaned to preserve grease removing capacity LED lighting for illuminating your cooking surface Push-button controls allow for easy control of lighting and fan May be used as a recirculating range hood in installations where there is no way to vent the air to the outside 3 year parts warranty Photo Courtesy of Build.com
Cavaliere-Euro 900 CFM 36 Inch Wide Island Mounted Range Hood
Features: Island Mounted Low Noise Dual Chamber Centrifugal Motor Six Speed Touch Sensitive Controls with Blue LED Lighting Constructed from High Quality 19 Gauge Stainless Steel 30 Hour Cleaning Reminder with Programmable Delayed Auto Shut Off (1-15 Minutes) 4x 35W Dimmable Halogen Lighting Optional Recirculating Conversion Kit (Sold Separately, See Model RECIRC-IM) Dishwasher Safe Aluminum Grease Filter Included Optional Baffle Filter Upgrade (Sold Separately, See Model B2-36/I36) Duct cover extension available for ceilings up to 10′ (sold separately) Photo Courtesy of Build.com
Miseno 36 Inch Island Range Hood With Dual Halogen Lighting System
Key Features: Dual Halogen Lamps: Halogen lighting provides bright point-source illumination to cast the optimal amount of light on your stove or range top. You will have plenty of light to see what you’re cooking. Easy Installation: Miseno range hoods are easy for the Do-It-Yourselfer to install, since they include technologies like Quick-Lock and Keyhole mounting, that make installation a snap. Mesh Filters: High-quality stainless steel mesh filters guarantee that the air is filtered thoroughly and efficiently. These filters are also dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup a breeze. Optional Recirculating Kit: An optional recirculation kit is available for this range hood, which removes the need for external venting and instead reroutes the expelled air through an interior charcoal filtration system. Dual Halogen Lamps: The powerful, variable-speed 750 CFM motor makes this hood an ideal choice for quickly venting the heat and vapor produced by your cooktop or range. Quiet Performance: Miseno range hoods offer extremely quiet operation, while at the same time delivering powerful performance. With Miseno range hoods you get the best of both worlds. Stainless Steel Construction: Miseno range hoods are constructed with only the finest materials, including sturdy Stainless Steel, even down to our control buttons. Photo Courtesy of Build.com
Portland-based pastry chef Andrea Nicholas purchased a 1953 midcentury ranch whose 2,500 square feet needed “a lot of TLC.” Nicholas hired architect Risa Boyer to design the renovation, which involved opening up the kitchen to the dining room and creating a contemporary open-plan living space.
Photo by Josh Partee
Volt 678 bar stools by Pedrali line the island. The floors throughout are hand-troweled concrete.
Photo by Joe Schmelzer
See the full story on Dwell.com: The 3 Types of Range Hoods—and How to Pick the Best One for Your Kitchen