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Choosing the right hood

October 12, 2018
Choosing the right hood
Choosing the right hood

A rangehood can frame or block views. It can determine the cabinetry layout, and it can influence the character of the space. A carefully considered rangehood can look masterful, whereas ignoring this detail can threaten the overall success of your kitchen design. With the array of options available in the market for you to choose from, selecting the right hood can get very confusing if you are thinking of kitchen remodelling.

There are many factors to consider when selecting your new rangehood. Style, performance, noise and lighting all play a crucial part in your decision. We’ve organised the various rangehood options into the categories that drive design decisions; namely, whether the hood vents to the ceiling, walls, cabinetry or even the floor.

Ceiling Cassette Rangehoods

Are you planning a lavish cooking island bench? Then the ultimate appliance for your kitchen should be a ceiling cassette rangehood. These extraction systems include a host of hoods that get installed into a bulkhead or the ceiling. Stylish, sleek and sophisticated, ceiling rangehood cassettes sit over an island or peninsula style kitchen bench. Ceiling cassettes usually feature LED down-lights too, which serve to illuminate the cooking area. This feature adds to the contemporary glamour of the space, creating a design highlight at the centre of your kitchen.

Wallmount Rangehoods

Turn your cooking area into an eye-catching focal point of your kitchen. Wallmount rangehoods are positioned against a wall, over your cooktop area. This is a highly functional solution as the back wall and surrounding cabinets help to direct the steam and aromas directly into the hood above. Wall canopies are renowned for their excellent performance.

Island Rangehoods

An Island rangehood setup is a necessity if your kitchen has an island cooking area. Recent design trends see the island bench as a popular modern choice for the location of stovetops. This central placement means the cook can be involved in conversations with family or friends gathered around the island as opposed to standing with their backs to guests. Occasionally the hood will be oversized compared to the cooktop below to compensate for the lack of a wall to contain steam and aromas.

Undermount Rangehoods

This category of rangehood is installed into a cupboard above your cooktop. This solution is the best way to hide your rangehood while still having optimal performance. Slide-out range hoods can be a cost-effective alternative and are often available with an onboard motor where ducting to the exterior of the house isn’t possible (such as in an apartment). Like other styles, these ventilation systems are available as a 600mm undermount range hood or a 900mm undermount range hood.

BBQ Alfresco Rangehoods

Do you have an Alfresco dining area? Then you may consider investing in a Bbq rangehood. Outdoor BBQ rangehoods are an effective and efficient way of removing smoke, odours and grease from your alfresco area. Not only do they keep the alfresco vicinity smoke-free and hygienic, but they make a bold design statement in your outdoor dining space.

BBQ rangehoods are comparatively different from indoor rangehoods in that they have an expediential amount of airflow to remove high smoke content, grease and odours. Preferably, you should externally duct your new Bbq rangehood so that all unwanted matter can be successfully and efficiently removed from the alfresco dining area.

Have any questions? Do check out out Silent Rangehood Buying Guide or give our friendly team a call on 1300 881 693.
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