Our team at Appliance Educator is always striving to bring you the best information for your kitchen appliances and projects. Any major appliance is a major decision. Like other appliances, range hoods have become an essential element when it comes to kitchen design. We have reviewed and ranked the top five best range hoods that are currently on the market. From number five to number one, here they are:
Broan is known for being leaders in maintaining great indoor air quality for their customers across the nation. Their Broan Elite RM52000 has three motor speeds with a total of 370 CFM. The three-speed controls allow you to set the right exhaust speed to keep up with what is cooking. This ensures that the grease and smoke created when cooking is easily ventilated out to make better indoor air quality.
With its variety in sizes, you can easily choose which hood application would work best for your kitchen. One downside there might be to Broan is that their brand is displayed on the front of their hoods. If you are looking for something with a sleeker design, try checking out the other four hoods we recommend next.
The Whirlpool GXW7330DXS is a wall-mounted 300 CFM canopy hood. Its simple design gives it elegance as well as excellent performance. It is also easy to clean with dishwasher-safe mesh filters – which helps trap grease and odors while cooking.
The whirlpool maintains a sleek aesthetic with its small button panel and no visible branding. However, it does have a higher price point for a lower CFM, but it is well-priced for professional grade power. Home cooks that don’t use a lot of grease and don’t find themselves battling smoke will benefit from the low-medium power fan settings this hood offers.
If you’re looking for a great convertible range hood, the GE Convertible Wall-Mount Pyramid Chimney can easily recirculate your air with no duct work required. It has a modern design with that is quiet on every setting, even on high at 350 CFM. It even has various finishes available to match your kitchen.
One of this hood’s coolest features that we don’t see often is the Night Light feature. This allows you to keep a dim light on for visibility at all hours. It also has an automatic shut off that you can set for the fan to automatically shut off after 15 min.
If you’re looking for a wall-mounted range hood with ample power, designer looks, and ductless venting, Frigidaire has the perfect option for you.
With approximately 400CFM and bright halogen lighting, this hood is sure to move air quietly and efficiently and illuminate your cooking. Like the Whirlpool, this hood has a simple and sleek design with no visible branding. However, the button panel has a bigger display that is front and center. Most people choose this hood for its bright lights and strong fan.
1. ZLINE KB
This range hood is built to last – the quality and longevity of ZLINE products are the best in the industry. We chose this as number one because it is known for high-end design and extremely powerful yet silent motors. At the highest setting, the decibel level gets no higher than a relaxed conversation between a couple people.
At 760 CFM, the ZLINE KB is one of the most powerful fans on the market. Home cooks that use a lot of grease and do high-heat cooking will appreciate the suction capabilities of this fan. Its sleek and modern design with an LCD screen is the perfect addition for any kitchen. For a range hood on a budget, ZLINE can provide a high-quality and powerful product for a great price.
There are many innovative range hoods on the market right now and you should be sure to choose the one that best fits your kitchen’s needs. Either way, you are sure to keep the atmosphere in your kitchen clean and smoke free with these various elegant styles.