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How Do You Choose The Best Kitchen Rangehood For You?

by Nathan Zachary

A rangehood is a device that you install above your stove. It sucks up the steam and grease from cooking, filtering it through charcoal before releasing it back into the air.

They come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s a lot to consider when you’re shopping around for one. I’m going to walk you through how to choose your next kitchen at Undermount Rangehood by explaining what they do and how they work, plus providing some tips on finding the right one for your home!

What is a rangehood?

A kitchen rangehood is a device that sits above a stove or cooktop and filters out smoke, grease and odors from the air.

Rangehoods can be installed above gas or electric cooktops. If you have an old fashioned fire box, there are several other options as well (more on this later).

You might also hear these devices referred to as ventilators, fans or extractors depending on where you live in Australia or what brand of equipment you’re talking about buying.

How to choose a rangehood

  • Consider your cooking habits. If you cook regularly and often, look for a rangehood that has a powerful motor. The more powerful the motor, the more suction it can create.
  • Consider the size of your kitchen. Make sure that your rangehood is not too big or too small for your kitchen space!
  • Consider the size of your rangehood (and filters). For example, if you want to use grease filters as opposed to mesh filters, then it would be best if they were easy to access from inside the hood without having to reach behind a wall or underneath anything else in order for them not only fit but also work well with each other as well.”

Different types of rangehoods

Rangehoods are available in a variety of designs, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

  • Ducted systems have an exhaust vent that connects to your kitchen’s existing ductwork. A fan inside the rangehood pulls air out through this vent and exhausts it outside the building. This is the most common type of rangehood because it offers you more flexibility in choosing where to place it within your kitchen space. It can also be used as part of a ducted/ductless system, which will be explained below.
  • Ductless systems don’t have any vents outside; instead, they pull air from inside via filters at their backside and exhaust through vents located at their front side (usually on top). This makes them ideal for those who don’t want their rangehood visible from within the home or if there isn’t enough room for both an exhaust pipe and filter on top of your ceiling cabinet.
  • However, some people may find that this design makes cleaning harder since dust particles tend to accumulate between filters rather than being swept away by fans like with other designs (which then need frequent cleaning). If you’re interested in purchasing one but aren’t sure how often they’ll need maintenance due to dust buildup compared with other types available today; look at user reviews before making up mind because some models require frequent maintenance due cleanup while others do not need any wiping down after every use whatsoever!


There are many different types of Undermount Rangehood to choose from and they can all come at different costs. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing your next range hood, just make sure that you do some research before making any big decisions.

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