Contemporary hood lovers tend to be more than practical — they can also be a showpiece for the kitchen. Some strategies and examples to consider on the next hood enthusiast purchase:
Power. Look for components which will exhaust at least 300 cubic feet of air per minute (cfm). Remember that higher cfm will waste more energy because of the additional heat the fan is drawing out of the home, thus raising weight on your furnace. Size. When possible the fan unit should be 3 to 6 inches wider than the cooktop for greatest efficiency. How is the unit vented? There are essentially two types: Top and rear vents. The perfect place for hood lovers is behind an outside wall. Look for filters which can be altered easily. This will save a lot of hassle and frustration in the long run. Built-in lighting. Consider account for additional lighting for the cooktop in case this feature isn’t available. Noise. Choose centrifugal fan over rotary fans for smoother operation. Avoid re-circulating kind range hoods. As the Name Implies, smoke and fumes are just going back inside the house, which defeats the purpose of having a fan in the first place.Some modern range hoods to consider:
Blanco by Gutmann Adelante Wall Mounted Cooker Hood – GBP 2,733.66
This layout breaks the typical form of a hood fan for ultra modern kitchens. The unit has four power settings, 1200 cfm, two 20-watt halogen lighting bulbs and metal grease filters.
This is, hanging proud and solo in a kitchen.
Zephyr Trapeze 48″ Island Hood – Stainless Steel – $1,880
Here is another cfm fan with a curved detail. The four side pubs make the duct slimmer and stabilize the hood enthusiast.
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The designer incorporated bar stools that were curved to match the hood enthusiast in this kitchen.
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Bosch Stainless Steel Slim Silhouette Hood – $1,139
This model has a clean and simple layout, 600 cfm fan with two halogen lights and four-speed enthusiast settings for additional customization with the meals you’re cooking.
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It looks great supporting the pots and pans in this country-style cabin in Michigan.
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Here two big windows in a kitchen highlight the hood fan.
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Cavaliere Euro AP238-PSD Wall Mount Range Hood – $549.95
This 860 cfm Centrifugal fan unit comes in widths of 30″, 36″ or 42″ to match in many kitchens. The curved glass makes it distinctive among some of the stainless steel hood lovers.
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Its slim profile makes this hood fan ideal for showcasing the marble tiles in the back.
LUFTIG HOO C50 S Exhaust hood – CAD 499
This 400 cfm hood enthusiast is the least expensive of the group. Its timeless tapered form functions in any kind of kitchen. There are two grease filters along with two light bulbs indoors.
This IKEA kitchen proves this hood fan is able to look good in funding flats, too.
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