By Francis. Range Hood. Published at Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 - 08:42:21 AM.
(Total Wattage X 3.5) / 100 = Cubic Feet Per Minute First, refer to your stoves manual and check the total wattage of your burner and boiler. Multiply the total to 3.5 to get the BTU (British thermal units). You can then divide the BTU to 100 to get the CFM. Once you have calculated, check the range hoods CFM. It should match or be more than the calculated CFM of your stove to be ideal range hood size and capacity. Maintenance and Repair When choosing the right kitchen hood, also consider the ease in maintenance and the price for parts replacement. You can consult with sales representatives or check the specifications or manual to see whether the filters and parts you need to maintain are easy to clean through simple methods. Check if they are made in material that doesnt corrode when washed in soapy water. Buying a range hood with parts that dont wear out easily and cost a lot to replace will be good investment. With all these factors in mind, you can make informed decisions and buy a range hood that will possibly last you for years.
If you are looking to renovate your kitchen and remodel its old style, one of the obstacles you may come across is how to refit your new kitchen range hood into your old kitchen. The problem is largest in an old house that may not have any type of exhaust system in the kitchen let alone a modern range hood. Many years ago, range hoods were not common so in an older home you may have more work to renovate. Its safest to just pull out whatever old system exists and install your modern appliance and range hood. Youll need to know where you want your new range to go in your kitchen. If you have ample space then you may want an island range in which case youll need to consider the different island range hoods available. The most popular of types for an island are stand alone hoods that are stylish and functional. If there is already a cabinet above where you want your range to be located then your solution is to either have a carpenter shorten the cabinet or replace it with a shorter cabinet that will give more breathing space to the range underneath it. Wiring is a consideration as well. A ductless range hood would require that you shorten the cabinet and do the required wiring before you install your range. Ducted kitchen range hoods are different and require an opening in the cabinets bottom to accommodate the ducting. Another hole will be needed for the exhaust.
The hot, moist, greasy effluent stream produced by cooking is suctioned in and exhausted outside, instead of letting it blow right in your face. Any chef who spends a significant amount of time in the kitchen environment will attest to the difference between cooking in comfort, and having to endure a steam bath for several hours. While were on the subject of comfortable cooking, it is worth noting that an overhead range hood provides additional lighting, right where you need it the most. One of the considerations for selecting a range hood should be the amount of light it provides, as well as the type of lighting - halogen, fluorescent, incandescent, or a combination. Keep in mind that the bulb wattage does not need to be high, since the hood will be much closer to the cooktop than the room lights. In addition to work lights, some high-end designer range hoods offer spectacular lighting effects, and some hoods also include warming lights.
It is easy to replace the hood but you should know which model and style to choose before replacing it. Basically range hoods are of two types. The ducted range hood draws the heat, smoke, fumes, odor and moisture from the cooking range and suck it up a vent and release it out side of the house. The ductless range hoods on the other hand filter out the odors from the air. The other components like smoke and fumes are just blown around the kitchen. They are not physically removed. Features-wise there is not much to choose from. They work on very simple system of using a fan to suck out the air away from the cooking area and filter it out through the duct or send it out of the house. What you need to look for is a system that works with little noise and provides sufficient lighting to allow you to cook with ease.
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