The effective operation of the hood depends on certain criteria that must be considered when choosing a particular model. The quality of the device depends on its performance. A properly selected hood can provide a sixfold or tenfold air exchange in the kitchen. The best models of technology have powerful fans that can operate at 2 or 4 speeds and effectively remove polluted air. The hood working hood umbrella should completely cover the hob.
The hood for wall mounting has an angled “wing” a fashionable modern trend
An important parameter when choosing a Kitchen Range Hood is a low noise level during its operation. For this purpose, devices with a noise figure of up to 45 dB should be selected. The noise during the operation of such models will look like a quiet conversation coming from a distance of 10 m.
Preference should be given to a hood equipped with a high-quality lighting system for the working area using halogen or LED bulbs located on the device panel. Determining which hood is better will help the study of all the advantages and disadvantages of each particular type of device.
Types of hoods
The first step is to decide on the type of housing of the device. Modern manufacturers produce hoods of the following types:
What hood to choose for the kitchen?
Customer reviews give preference to the traditional option, a suspended hood, which fits perfectly into the modern design of the kitchen. The casing of the device is mounted directly above the hob under the cabinet. It is easy to install and has a relatively low cost. However, the pendant Range Hoods have a low productivity, due to the fact that the device operates in air recirculation mode. It is ideal for small kitchens with an area of 6 square meters.
The domed, or fireplace, hood has the shape of an umbrella and is attached directly to the wall. Its self-installation does not cause any difficulties. This type of household appliances has high performance. Among the rich assortment of different hood options, you can choose the most suitable model, depending on the price that fits perfectly into the kitchen design. Such hoods can be horizontal or inclined.
- If you do not want to spoil the interior of the kitchen with a dimensional hood, then you can choose the built-in type of device that is mounted directly inside the kitchen furniture.
- The modern type of hood, which has been very popular since 2016, is dominoes. Such a device is installed in the countertop and pushed out of it during operation of an electric or gas stove. However, the cost of this trendy design is 2 times higher than that of alternative options. In addition, this type of device has a small capacity, which is suitable for small kitchens.
- An ideal option for the kitchen-living room is the ceiling hood, which is located above the kitchen island. Such a device has impressive dimensions and has high performance.
It is necessary to select a specific hood model based on the total volume of the room where it will be installed. The device must have the required performance in order to efficiently remove polluted air into the ventilation shaft. To determine it, the area of the room should be multiplied by height and the resulting volume should be multiplied by a factor of 12, which corresponds to the number of air updates in the room.