By Francis. Range Hood. Published at Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 - 09:08:36 AM.
What is an Island Mount Hood and Why Should I Consider Buying One? Island hoods come in two varieties, the island mount and wall mount varieties. The choice between these two styles of hood will depend where your cook top is located, if it is in an island or peninsula setup you will need to buy an island range hood. If however your range is next to a wall, then a wall-mount hood will do. An island range hood is a unit that sits above your cook top that that consists of a ventilating fan unit and a filtration system that is used to absorb the moisture, grease and odor from the air within your kitchen. The importance of this is that these grimy pollutants are kept from spreading over the surfaces of your kitchen and instead are expunged from the air in which you are cooking. This in turn will save you cleaning surface tops to remove grease and smell stains.
When you are in the market for a new kitchen range hood, choosing between the ducted and ductless type is your first consideration. Both have advantages and disadvantages so its wise to understand these differences in order to choose the most suitable type for your own use. Your requirements and budget will also be important factors in the decision-making. Here are things to consider when selecting the right kitchen hood. Ease of Installation Ducted hoods are designed to expel the smokes, steam, grease, and odors in your kitchen to the outside area. Ductless hoods, on the other hand, sucks in the grease, odors, and smokes, filters these, then releases back clean air into the room. The difference in the process of exhausting air also means that they differ in installation and requirements. The ducted type requires drilling a hole through a wall or ceiling to create a path to vent out the unclean air. With the ductless hood, no need to drill a hole but simply mount the equipment at its ideal location in your kitchen.
During the cooking process, air pollutants such as smoke, steam, grease particles, and odors come up from the cooking surface. Gas cooktops and ranges add carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide to the mix, and grilling tops it off with volumes of greasy smoke. In addition, excess moisture from the dishwasher, escaping odors from the trash can, the lingering smell of last nights takeout, and many other sources, together create a serious air quality problem. Range hoods solve this problem by removing the polluted air to the outside (ducted installation) or cleaning it with a series of filters (ductless / recirculating installation). However, besides the obvious benefit of keeping the kitchen air odor-free, range hoods offer several other, more subtle, advantages.
There are literally hundreds of designer range hood models on the market, with styles ranging from antique to the ultra-modern. Whether the kitchen design calls for a large angular "pro-style" hood, or a sleek Italian beauty with curved glass, or a classic hood with wood trim, there is a perfect design out there to match any kitchen. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to install a range hood in your kitchen. Start your search by determining what type of hood youll need - wall-mount or island-mount, as well as the size - at least as wide as the range/cooktop, and style that fits your kitchen design and personal taste. Price-wise, range hoods vary from bargain-basement specials for under $ 200, to luxury designer units with price tags from $ 1500 to $ 5000, to outrageous custom hoods that can run into tens of thousands of dollars. Keep in mind that like all other major appliances, a range hood needs to be installed, so the cost of installation should be figured into the budget.
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