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What Is CFM? How Much Do I Need in My Kitchen? (Full Guide)

What is CFM? In this article, we will cover CFM, how it's measured, and how to select a range hood with the right CFM for your specific kitchen.
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Law & Safety

Can Range Hoods Prevent Grease Fire? (Answered)

Range Hoods are great, but can they stop or prevent fires? In this article, you will learn if a vent hood can help prevent a grease fire from starting.
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What Is BTU? And How Does It Affect Your Kitchen?

In this article, you will learn what BTU is, what it's used for, and why it's important, so you can make the right decision when shopping for appliances.
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How to Safely Put Out a Kitchen Grease Fire (3 Easy Steps)

Do you know how to put out a fire? In this post, you will learn how to safely put out a grease fire so you can feel more confident in the kitchen.
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What Is a Range Hood Blower (Answered)

Wondering what a range hood blower is? In this article, you will learn what a blower is and what the different types of blowers are.
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Are Range Hoods ADA Complaint? Do They Need to Be? (Answered)

In this article, we will cover what the ADA is, what it’s for, and ultimately, find out if range hoods are ADA compliant or not.
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What Is Make-up Air? And When Is Make-Up Air Required? (Answered)

What exactly is make-up air? In this article, you will learn what make-up air is, why it’s essential, and how to determine if you need it in your kitchen.
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What’s a Ducted Range Hood? Kitchen Vent Hoods (Explained)

A ducted range hood is a must-have kitchen appliance. In this article, you will learn about ducted range hoods and why you should invest in one.

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What is a range hood?

A range hood, also known as a kitchen hood or exhaust hood, is a device installed above a stove or cooktop to remove smoke, heat, steam, and airborne grease and particles from the air. The range hood contains a fan and filter system that sucks up the contaminants and vents them outside the home, or recirculates the air through a filter to remove the impurities before releasing it back into the kitchen.

Why do you need a range hood?

A range hood is an essential appliance for any kitchen because it helps improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants and odors, prevents moisture buildup and mold growth, and reduces the risk of fire and smoke damage. It also helps to keep the kitchen clean by preventing grease buildup on surfaces and cabinets.

What are the different types of range hoods?

There are several types of range hoods available, including wall-mounted, under-cabinet, island-mount, downdraft, and custom-built hoods. Wall-mounted and under-cabinet hoods are the most common and are installed against the wall or under a cabinet above the stove. Island-mount hoods are installed above a stove on an island in the middle of the kitchen. Downdraft hoods are installed on the cooktop surface and pull the air down and out through the floor. Custom-built hoods are designed and built to fit the unique layout and style of the kitchen.

How do I choose the right size range hood for my stove?

To choose the right size range hood for your stove, you should measure the width of your cooktop and choose a hood that is at least as wide as the cooktop, or slightly wider. The recommended airflow rate for a range hood is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), and it should be able to exchange the air in the kitchen at least 15 times per hour.

The height of the hood should also be considered to ensure it is at the appropriate distance from the cooktop to effectively capture smoke and grease. It is recommended to consult a professional or refer to the manufacturer's guidelines to ensure proper installation and sizing of the range hood.