About Range Hoods
Range hoods may seem like appliances that donít require much thought, but proper kitchen ventilation is far more important than you may realize. Each time you fire up your cook-top, countless pollutants are vaporized into the air that you and your family are breathing. Installing the right range hood for your kitchen will help to reduce cooking smells, greasy deposits and even carbon monoxide. Sizing, power, and instillation types are three important factors to consider. For a breakdown of how to properly select a range hood, our expert tips will guide you through the process (Tips From an Expert
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The purpose of a range hood is to reduce heat, steam, smoke and cooking odors and to vent them to the outside. Range Hoods also trap cooking grease that would otherwise end up on your walls, cabinets, and ceiling. When deciding which range hood is right for you, there are some key things you should think about. Position, size, power (or cfm), ducting options, and style are some of the most important things you will need to consider. In addition, some range hoods optional features such as variable speed control, lighting, and filter types. Our range hoods expert at Kitchensource.com is happy to help you in choosing the range hood that is right for you. In addition, we provide detailed specs and installation instructions as well as unbiased product reviews to help you in your selection process.
Below is a general overview to help in your selection process. For more complete help, see "Tips from an Expert"Types of Range Hoods:
Wall Mount Range Hoods is directly affixed to the wall and may have a decorative chimney, or soffit, to line up with the top of your cabinets or to "disappear" into your ceiling. An under cabinet range hood is fixed to the bottom of a cabinet. It may duct directly out the back, may go up through the cabinet or, may go up a little and then out the back. A ceiling mount or island range hood hangs from the ceiling over an island or peninsula. It may also hang from peninsula wall cabinets. Downdraft units are units in which fumes are drawn downwards under the floor and out (like for a clothes dryer) or into a basement and out and are most often used in an island situation if you don't want to block a view - or if your range top needs to be placed in front of a window. See more >Range Hood Power:
Choosing the right CFM for your range hood is very important. There are many factors to consider when determining the CFM you need, such as the type and output of your range top, the size of the hood, the positioning of the hood, plus the length and configuration of your ductwork. See more >Range Hood Size:
Ideally your range hoods just be just wider than your cooktop. This extra width will carry off much more of the fumes and make your kitchen ventilation that much better. If you decide to match the hood and cook top width, just watch out for possible scorching of the bottom inside corners of the cabinet. See more >Range Hood Ducting:
It is important that your range hood is ducted correctly to prevent resistance and keep noise levels down. See more >
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Featured - Imperial Range Hoods
Hand-crafted in the USA for more than 50 years, Imperial Range Hoods provide exceptional craftmanship and value. Choose from the popular Brushed Stainless Steel or one of over 60 Powder Coated colors. Imperial Kitchen Ventilation proudly stands behind its range hoods with a Best in Industry 7-yr. Warranty. Imperial Hoods are easy to install, ship quickly, and have a full assortment of CFM options and price points to suit every home owners needs. Whether you are venting an kitchen island, need the perfect hood for under cabinets or a liner insert for a custom-made hood, the options are boundless with Imperial.