Kitchen Range Hoods
- December 19, 2015
A kitchen range hood is a vital kitchen appliance to have in any home for multiple reasons. Most people know that the kitchen ranges usually have a light and a fan built into it but there are also other reasons to have one in your home above the oven. Kitchen range hoods are there to help prevent a greasy feeling buildup from accumulating on cabinets and other kitchen appliances. It should also be strong enough to pull out contaminants that occur naturally when cooking. Checking the manufacturers specifications on the kitchen range hood will help you know if the one in your home is effective enough.
There are five different types of kitchen range hoods which means there are five different versions for style, function, efficiency, and fit the size specifications of the home. These different style of kitchen range hoods are as follows: Under Cabinet Hoods, Liner Insert Vent Hoods, Island or Peninsula Vent Hoods, Wall Mount Hoods, and Downdraft Models. Each version has different costs due to their different types and it is best to choose the right one for you based on your budget and kitchen size.
Under Cabinet Hoods are the most common type of kitchen range hood and this also means that they are the type that comes in the best variety of colors, sizes, and feature options. these under cabinet kitchen range hoods are easier to instal than other forms but will still require some electrical and ventilation ducting installed. these are the cheapest and most affordable option but still expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $900 for one.
Liner Insert Vent Hoods are a very popular designer option because it blends into custom cabinets for a more perfect, clean, and uniform look. If going this route it is important to work with a professional to make sure you purchase the right type of liner for your kitchen needs. While still generally cheap this option is not the cheapest. Expect to pay between $300 and $900 not including the cost of installation and the cabinet hood.
Island or Peninsula Vent Hoods can be a stunning part of a kitchens design focal points. When you have your range or grill built into an island the Peninsula vent hood becomes a very viable option to have. these specific hoods have to be vented through a chimney and will require ducting that runs above the ceiling to an outside wall. these tend to run on the expensive side and can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $2,200 or more.
Wall Mount Hoods are a type of wall chimney model that goes on a wall that has no cabinets. This style of cabinet is large and heavy and will require special installation from a professional. Although these are a more expensive type of unit this style offers much more in the way of quality and design. If powerful cooking equipment has been invested then a range with enough power to handle that will be needed and this unit has that. It will cost around $650 to $1,800 or more.
Downdraft Models have a design that can take steam and odors at the cooking source and will pull them down and out of the kitchen. The ventilation will be part of the cooktop. The downdraft models can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000 but you are also buying two items, not one. The items are the cooktop and the ventilation system.