Knowing the Different Kinds of Hoods for your Kitchen

Although the smell of food is appetizing and enticing, there is no need for you to let it linger to the entire house. You can check out for a kitchen hood that could reduce the spreading of smells, condensation and heat. Hoods are designed to handle all these stuff especially to trap the grease and prevent it from getting deposited in different parts of the kitchen.

Here are a few types of kitchen hoods which you can choose from depending on your requirements and resources such as space and materials to be used:

  • Under cabinet mount – as per its name, it can be understood that this type is built under a particular cabinet. This can be helpful in saving spaces but then again it will be difficult for you to access the cabinet of top of the õhupuhasti If you would opt to use the cabinet above, then consider knowing that it will be messy up there that you might want to clean it regularly.
  • Ceilings mount – this would mean having it installed in a stand-alone position that allows the hood to hang up above an island or a peninsula. Most people would opt to hang it higher in order to prevent it from blocking the view. A lot of installers would suggest that you allow around 3 inches more to provide a breathing space from the stove.
  • Wall mount – this type allows you to have it installed directly to the wall. You can choose whether you want an additional decoration like chimney or soffit. Some brands offer it with a remote or internal blower which you can turn on or off according to various levels. Opt


  • Downdraft – this type of kitchen õhupuhasti or hood allows the smoke to go downwards towards the floor and out. Most people with basements opt for this type. Usually, the smells are drawn towards the basement and then pushed out of the house through a small opening. This is considered as a modern space-saving idea that will allow you to use the cabinet or the wall spaces for decorations. Most experts consider this style of eradicating smells and foul air as inefficient because air usually travels upward and downdraft goes against this natural flow.
  • Power packs – these are ventilators that come in a package of containing the grease trap, the blower, controls and light in one. They are manufactured out of plaster, metal or wood. They can be customized according to your preference. And since these are the latest models, they are coated with stainless steel liner or metal for easier cleaning process.
  • Ventilation fan – those who would want smaller materials for ventilating use the wall fan intended for this purpose. These are very efficient in terms of regulating airflow but they cannot actually clear the fumes that originate from the stove. These can also lead to greasing of the surfaces and walls because the tendency is for the air to be spread all over the place before being drawn out of the house.

Author Bio:

Mark Rutherford is a certified home design expert who deals not only with design but with overall functionality of house accessories.