Range hoods are a stylish elegant way to keep the kitchen well ventilated and clean especially for those cooling on high powered stoves. They help to contain and exhaust smokes and fumes in the kitchen. Choosing one may be a difficult task as one may not be well informed about all their qualities. For example, for a small simple kitchen, you may choose to have one with less speeds while for a bigger kitchen, one may need a more powerful one with more fan speeds. Here is a review on some of the best range hoods you may find this year.
10 Best Range Hoods Comparison Table
10 Best Range Hoods Review By Consumer Reports of 2020
#1. Broan 413004 Economy 30-Inch Two-Speed Non-Ducted Range Hood
This range hood filters well with a charcoal filter that installs as a non-ducted only. It requires a bulb that is protected by a lamp lens to evenly distribute light across the cook-top. It has a light controller that lets you regulate the amount of light illuminated and a double speed rocket type fan to keep the place cool.
#2. AKDY 30″ Kitchen Wall Mount Stainless Steel Touch Panel Control Range Hood
This hood can be mounted on the wall. It is made using stainless steel making it strong and durable. It has a control panel made using LEDs that make it look classy and easy to use at the same time. Maintaining it is easy as the filters are made of easy to remove and wash aluminum material. When the hood isn’t in use, heat is kept form escaping by the non-return air flap. It offers three different speeds with a high motor power.
#3. Broan 413001 Economy 30-Inch Range Hood
It has a grease-charcoal filter that can be easily removed for cleaning. Its rocket type fan, designed to last long, has two speeds for effective filtration. The protective lamp lens illuminates light over the cook-top evenly. The light and speed have control switches that use LED display making it look beautiful. The materials used to build it make it durable.
#4. Broan 413023 30 In. Black Non-Ducted Range Hood
This range hood works as a non-ducted only with filters that remove smoke and stench effectively. It has a high speed fan that can be operated with two different speeds for effective filtering. It light bulb is protected by a lens that keeps the cook-top well lit. There are switches to control the bulb and fans. The bottom has been edged for safety. This together with the mitered sides make the hood looks elegant.
#5. Kitchen Bath Collection STL75-LED Stainless Steel Wall-Mounted Kitchen Range Hood
This is a modern hood as its light and fan speed control system is touch screen. Its lighting system uses LEDs which are way brighter than normal bulbs used in other hoods. The fan can rotate in three different speeds for effective filtering. It looks posh as the welded joints on the adjustable chimney made of two pieces are not visible on any of the three sides. Attaching the duct on the wall is easy as the aluminum material is flexible. The aluminum charcoal carbon filters can be removed are easy to clean. The other parts are made of stainless steel that doesn’t corrode hence makes the hood last long.
#6. Z Line ZLKB-36 Stainless Steel Wall Mount Range Hood
The hood range uses easy to clean baffle filters to filter out charcoal, grease and odor. Its lighting system is close to perfect as it is bright and can be adjusted towards any direction of choice to ensure proper illumination of the cook-top. It has a sleek design that uses non-corrosives stainless steel that is durable. Its fan has a high power motor that can go up to 4 different speeds ensuring proper filtration. The controls use LED display and it incorporates a timer that can automatically shut the range hood down.
#7. Broan 413604 Non-ducted Under Cabinet Hood
It design looks good as its sides have been mitered and the bottom’s edges hemmed to give it a classy finish. Its light lens and polymeric blade can accept a high power bulb that lights the cook-top nicely. The hood has switches for controlling light and the fan speed. Its grease and charcoal filter can easily be removed for cleaning. This product only installs as a non-ducted filter.
#8. AKDY New AZ1802 30″ Under Cabinet Stainless Steel Range Hood
This product uses an efficient LED lighting system that not only saves much energy but also illuminates the cook-top brightly. It features baffle filters that are easier cleaned with dampers to prevent vented air from returning. Its control panel is an illuminated touch screen with an extra function that allows you to auto-delay the hood’s shutting down. Its blowers work with dual high power and speed motors to ensure effective filtration. The motors also work quietly.
#9. 30″ Kitchen Wall Mount Stainless Steel Glass Range Hood
This classy and elegant hood range works extremely quietly without compromising on the quality of its work. The fan and lights are controlled using a modernized touch screen panel. It requires minimum maintenance as the grease-charcoal filters are made of aluminum which is easy to clean. The high motor power ensures that the three speed fan operates effectively, delivering an efficient filtering system. The lighting system uses energy saving halogen lamps to illuminate the cook-top.
#10. AKDY 36″ Kitchen Wall Mount Stainless Steel Range Hood
Topping the list is this fashionable hood range with a beautiful LED display. The hood is to be mounted on the wall, which is an easy task as the duct is made of flexible aluminum. Its fan has three different speeds, powered by a silent working high power motor to make the filtration flawless. Its LED control panel is touch screen. The hood ensures good air flow and has a convertible vent-less/ductless filter system that caters for homes with no venting option. It is durable because of stainless steel, easy to clean as the baffle filters can be removed and has an automatically shut-down option.
Durability, effectiveness and reliability are among many other factors one should consider when getting a range hood. However, the most important of all if it suits your needs and does the filtering in the kitchen well. You may want to go for the LED lit ones as they use less energy and illuminate the cook-top brighter than the ones that use bulbs. Choose one that functions well without compromising on the elegance it gives the kitchen