Your New Kitchen Shopping List: Ventilation Hoods

kitchen ventilation hood

It might not be the first thing you think of, but the right ventilation hood in any new kitchen is very important. You should consider function, safety, and design. Here are some of the appropriate features that might fit your lifestyle.


For an over-the-range microwave oven aperture, select the one that has a sensor. This detector substantially adjusts the microwave cooking period in line with the steam being expelled during the entire heating procedure.

Size does count. Buy a hood that fits with the cooking surface of your stove. If the hood doesn’t completely cover the cooking area, you can lose up to 40% of the venting space.

When selecting a microwave, bring down the biggest dish you usually use. This will help you choose which size is best suited for you.

For an under-cabinet range covering, make sure to use an over-the-stove cabinet. The cabinet significantly conceals the duct-work that vents to the outer surface.

If the cabinets over the stoves are dysfunctional, try to remove them and install a wall-chimney covering for a lovelier, high-tech appearance. Wall-chimney coverings work where there are no cabinets, and they ascend onto the wall with exposed, open stacks.

Island models are vented and/or mounted by means of duct work through the ceiling. It is most effective when the covering is broader than your cooking area. These imposing covers create an amazing look within a well-appointed kitchen. They usually come in stainless copper and steel, and are more reasonably priced than one would think.