Katriane Rousseau Range Hood January 25, 2019 07:25:02
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.
The first considerations when looking for the best range hood to buy are its shape, size, and mounting type. These features have a large bearing on how well the unit will install in your kitchen. The new hood you buy should be as wide as your cooktop or range and about 3-inches longer on both sides. The commonest range hood widths are 30 inches and 36 inches. As a general rule, the new hood you buy should be installed about 20 to 24 inches away from the gas cooktop. Ensure you look at the height dimensions in order to dictate proper mounting.
The BV under cabinet range hood is fitted with 2-watt assist lighting with two high-intensity energy-efficient LED bulbs. These are meant to illuminate your workspace so you see what you are cooking. The product measures 30-inches L x 22 inches W x 10-inches. Keep these dimensions in mind so that you can compare with the available space for installation in your kitchen. Enjoy a 3-year product warranty if you choose to buy this ducted range hood. You can be sure you are getting a good product because this range hood is cUL and ETL rated.
This made-in-the-USA unit is well-constructed and gives a professional-grade appearance. The company stands behind the integrity of the fan motor with a 10-year warranty. This unit is at a higher price point than under cabinet hoods with a lower CFM, but it is well-priced for professional-grade power.
The powerful motor drives a high-quality fan capable of filtering cookstove smoke, grease, and odors at 860CFM. The inner settings feature a high-quality stainless steel baffle filter. The filter is very easy to clean. Simply remove it and throw it into the dishwasher. It is as easy to clean as that. Being a replaceable filter, you can expect it to last you a lifetime. A user-friendly touch screen displays a clock as well as an auto shut off function. The touchscreen advanced technologically and makes the range hood easy to control. A set of halogen lamps light your working space. This feature is a little different because most models are fitted with LED lights. If you buy this range hood, you will get a grease container. The overall dimensions of this hood are 30 inches x 7 inches x 22 inches.
While this is a lower end CFM capability, this range hood is a great budget buy and many users like that it does not require specialized or expensive light bulbs. Instead, the light operates using standard 75 watt bulbs. For a convertible range hood with more power than a budget model, choose the Broan QS1 with 220 CFM. Available in five color options, including the stainless-steel range hood on our list, this unit is versatile and will meet the needs of many kitchen configurations.