It's fun to shop for new kitchen appliances like ranges and dishwashers, but range hoods rarely get the credit they deserve. A high quality range hood will add an element of elegance to your kitchen space while removing unpleasant odors and unsavory grease from the air when you cook. We've gathered up the best 34 in. range hoods on the market so you can decide which one fits your kitchen decor the best.
The Inca Lux insert hood by Faber will enhance your kitchen space with its sleek stainless steel design. White LED lights shine onto your stovetop, illuminating your cooking space. The Perimetric filter system ensures that all the harmful substances are removed from the air while keeping noise to a minimum. A Variable Air Management system allows you to set your motor to 295, 395, or boost it to 600 CFM for extra power, and your range hood can be converted to a ductless system for recirculation. The four-speed electronic control makes it easy to adjust the power on your range hood and it is equipped with a 15 minute delay auto shut off function. The biggest perk to this product is its removable mesh grease filter with perimeter aspiration. It's completely dishwasher safe, making it easy to keep your range hood in pristine condition for years to come.
This Professional Series Pro Style insert range hood by Elica is made with a heavy gauge, stainless steel "Seamless" construction that will be a sophisticated addition to any kitchen. It's equipped with a Hush System that reduces sound levels by over 35% so you can cook dinner while chatting with family at the same time. Most range hoods have LED bulbs that require the assistance of a skilled technician to replace them, but this model was specifically designed so a homeowner could replace their LED bulb in under a minute. The Heat Guard senses extreme temperatures over 158°F and automatically adjusts the blower speed to high. Running at 1,200 CFM and with fully retractable knobs, complete with blue backlighting, this range hood is stylish and effective. The patented baffle slot filters on this range hood are "S" shaped and hold larger volumes of grease than comparable models are able to hold.
This XO XOI series cabinet insert range hood is handcrafted in Italy. It is equipped with a three-speed 600 CFM high-velocity blower + Power Boost, and its code compliant design allows you to reconfigure it for 395 CFM or 600 CFM during installation. The high efficiency 3,000k LED lights make it easy to see what you're cooking and electronic controls make it convenient to use your range hood. This model made the best 34-in. range hoods list because of its dishwasher safe stainless steel baffle filters. Not only do they trap smoke and grease, but they're easy to clean without needing a lot of TLC. Select the delayed shut off function so your range hood will continue working once you're finished cooking and you've walked away.
What should I look for when buying a range hood?
Make sure you purchase a range hood that is the same width or larger than your cooktop. You'll also need to consider the range hood's mounting type, ventilation power, filters, power supply, noise level, and height relative to your kitchen's height.
Is higher CFM better for range hood?
The higher the CFM rating, the more air your unit can vent. If your cooktop is gas, purchase a range hood that provides 100 CFM for every 10,000 BTUs that your cooktop produces. If your cooktop is electric, purchase a range hood that provides 100 CFM for every 10 in. of width across your cooktop.