Elaine Bernard Range Hood January 27, 2019 08:46:10
Unless you are among the 0.66 percent of the American populations who suffer from Phantosmia (smell hallucinations), any smell coming from your home should be a cause for concern. The commonest source of such smell is the kitchen. It is particularly true if you frequently cook on a high-powered stove. That’s where the best range hoods come in. Range hoods vent the smoke that causes the bad smell. They also trap grease resulting from certain styles of cooking. A good quality range hood is a vital part of any kitchen configuration. It offers the most assured way to remove dangerous smoke and odors from the kitchen.
XtremeAir UL10-U30 is one of the best under cabinet range hoods you can invest in. This 30-inch unit will change the configuration of your kitchen while at the same time guaranteeing the safety of your household against the many negative effects of the smoke and odor coming from your cookstove. Made from high-quality non-magnetic stainless steel, this range hood will stand the test of time. The material can withstand heat, grease, smoke, and moisture. Its filtration unit consists of an efficient filter that will trap most grease, smoke, and odor leaving your indoor atmosphere fresh and healthy.
The QS1 has two fan speeds, and two different levels of lighting. Both are controlled by a rocker switch for straight-forward operation. Installing the Allure to be ventless, or horizontally or vertically vented is possible thanks to its four-way convertibility. This model of under-cabinet hood claims to be the quietest in its class of range hoods. Many users agree that the fan noise is moderate and not overly disruptive. An affordably priced model, the QS1 by Broan is a solid choice if you are looking for convertible installation and a CFM robust enough for many cooking applications.
The Chef PS18 30-inch qualifies if you are in need of a contemporary design range hood. It is simplistic in design but offers a performance you can only expect from the sophisticated and expensive models. Unlike most models in this best range review that feature 3-speed motors, the PS18 comes with a powerful and versatile 6-speed motor.
Overall, users love the solid construction and quality look of this powerful under-cabinet range hood. This makes a great choice for cooks looking for a high CFM unit that will fit under existing cabinetry without compromising performance. For a wall-mounted range hood that looks great and offers high-power fan operation, the Cavaliere SV218B2-30 is hard to beat. This sleek stainless-steel range hood offers powerful operation and simple design elements compatible with the décor of many kitchens.
A very loud range hood is not good for installation because such sounds may be disruptive. The sound that comes from range hoods is measured in terms of sones. Generally, one sone is equal to the sound you hear when a refrigerator is running. Normal tone conversations are approximated to measure about 4 sones while that of light road traffic is measured at 8 sones. Manufacturers of range hoods usually label their products with the loudness measurement in sones. Be keen to buy one that is not so loud. This may become a challenge because the lower the loudness measurement the lower the CFM measurement the hood will have. Therefore, you must balance between sound and power.