How fond of you designing and arranging your kitchen? Well, you have to know that a kitchen range is an essential kitchen appliance, whether it is connected to an oven or not. Among all the kitchen appliances you have in your kitchen, what really makes a kitchen to be a kitchen is the stove. It is because the stove is the main core of your kitchen, regardless of you are fond of cooking or not. So, it makes sense if people pay the most attention to the stove area, right?
There are two main parts of your kitchen. The first is where you do the cooking activity, while the rest is where the smoke, grease, and steam go. Your kitchen may survive without a range hood or with a cheap one, but that will make your kitchen ends being up polluted, and you will also pollute your house! Therefore, using an island range hood is recommended to make your kitchen in its optimal working order. In addition, it will also make your kitchen out of food grease and smoke. A dirty kitchen will make a dirty house, right? Below is listed the most popular kitchen island range hood for you
Windster HI42 Series 42” Island Hood
One of the most popular island hoods you know. The specifications are 1400 rpm heavy duty squirrel cage motor, 4-20W Halogen Lights, size 42” W x 26” D x 6” H. Its duct size is 6” Round. In addition, it features duct or ductless application, a 3-speed push button control to adjust the fan, and 2 high-density dishwasher-safe aluminum filters. From the specifications and features, it can be concluded the pros and cons.
- Can be applied in duct or ductless
- Easy to remove and clean the filters
- Only a 2-year warranty
- Duct and Ductless may be interchangeable but it is not easy
Summit Professional 36-Inch Island Range Hood
It offers the elegant look for your kitchen with its brushed stainless-steel construction. With its professional European blower motor, it can wipe away the smoke and odors from your cooking. It has time function and 50W halogen light, bright light for your cooking.
- Adjustable chimney height for the installation flexibility
- The 4-speed fan which can be operated digitalize with 15-minute timer
- Can be duct or ductless
- The ductless type is sold separately
- The light may be too bright for some people
Zephyr Arc in-ceiling Island 43” Range Hood
Though the name is Arc in-ceiling, it is available in duct tape. It offers stylish and beautiful stainless-steel construction for the look of your kitchen. With 3 stylish LED strips and tri-level lighting, cooking will be more comfortable and cozier.
- The wireless remote is included
- Recirculating Range Hood
- The battery for the remote only lasts for 3 to 4 months
Duct or Ductless
Reading the list, now you learn that there are two types of the island range hood, they are duct and ductless. For you who have not used any range hood before, these two types are not familiar with you. A duct range hood features a fan or set of fans that pushes all air up and out from your kitchen and your house. The air is pushed out through a vent. You may add a vent or some vents if you have none in your house. Therefore, you need to create a home improvement project for adding the vent to install a duct range hood.
On the contrary, a ductless range hood works in a different way. The air that the ductless caught will not be pushed out of your kitchen and house. Instead, the air is filtered through charcoal filters which trap the odor and grease. So, the “fresh” air will be re-circulated back into the kitchen. The benefits of installing ductless island range hood are that it can be installed regardless of the presence of the vents because the hood does not need it. However, ductless range hoods cannot cool the kitchen because they re-circulate the air.
Some Things to Consider
Before deciding which island range hood you want to buy and use, you should consider several things beforehand. You do not want to end up to regret buying the wrong things, do you?
Though there are lots of option of the island range hood, you should choose the one which suits and works well with your house. Your house may have some restriction in installing any kitchen appliances. If you do not want to draw the attention to the range hood, there are in-ceiling range hoods which installed directly into the ceiling. However, not all houses can be installed on the in-ceiling range hood.
The size of the range hood does matter. The size varies from 36” to 42”. Make sure you measure your kitchen well so you will not buy the over-size range hood.
Both duct and ductless range hood feature filters. The filters need to be cleaned periodically. Therefore, the more filters the range hood provides, the less often you will have to clean them. In addition, pay attention to the dishwasher safe options for the filters. Though the filters need to be scrubbed, it will be great if you can just throw them into the dishwasher. It saves you time.
Stainless Steel or Glass
It is just a matter of design. They work the same way but the difference comes up when it comes to cleaning it. No matter what island range hood you use, they will still be dirty eventually. Keep that in mind.
Warranty sometime may be forgotten, but you need to check what the warranty covers and for how long it will expire. the island range hood is not a cheap appliance, so you have to think it carefully.
Buying an island range hood may become an outstanding and focal point for your kitchen. Since it is an expensive appliance, everything must be carefully planned and researched so you will not regret the range hood you just bought. Now you know what to consider to buy the perfect island range hood for your kitchen.