When shopping for kitchen appliances at the home appliance store, don’t forget to add ventilation equipment to your list of must-haves. These products—namely oven hoods—provide the most effective means of collecting and dispersing grease, smoke, and odors that will inevitably accumulate as you cook. Here is a fundamental guide to kitchen ventilation that will help you pick out the perfect hood for your range:
Convertible hoods can be placed in a number of locations around the oven, including under a cabinet or mounted alone on a wall. This type of hood takes in the polluted air that is created as you cook and disperses it in order to prevent a buildup of unbreathable air. Like with other hoods, the air can be ventilated to the outside of the home or re-circulate through filters.
Ductless hoods are the best option for your kitchen if your oven is located on an interior wall that does not allow for ventilation to the exterior of the home. As you cook, the hood will extract any smoke or odors and filter them. The purified air is then released back into the home’s indoor environment. You can choose from over 200 styles of ductless hoods at Concord’s top appliance store—Friedmans Appliance.
Standing in direct contrast to the ductless hood, a ducted hood vents air directly to the outside of the home. These stovetop and oven hoods are easy to install above ovens that are placed alongside walls that are connected to the home’s exterior. If your kitchen is not arranged in such a fashion, be sure to discuss your options for installing a ducted hood with an appliances expert.
The best way to find out which hood is right for your kitchen is to speak with a Friedmans Appliance professional. Our friendly staff has the knowledge and experience necessary to find the perfect match for your kitchen. Call us at (925) 265-8402 to learn more about the other household appliances we carry.