ADA compliance is often the number one factor for customers who have or live with someone with disabilities and mobility issues when shopping for appliances in their homes. Fortunately, many companies have placed a higher priority on ADA compliance with newer models, and there are more ADA compliant range hoods options than ever before. Learn about our picks for the best ADA compliant range hoods of 2021 below.
The Miele DA6698DOBSW island mount convertible hood is a beautiful 36-in. obsidian black model that would look fantastic in any kitchen. This model looks sleek and modern, and it provides ClearView LED lighting to illuminate your workspace. It also features four fan speeds up to 625 CFM to suit your needs when circulating air, and its stainless steel filters are removable and dishwasher-safe. The filters in this unit come with a filter saturation indicator, which alerts you when the grease and charcoal filters need cleaning or replacing.
When connected to the Miele@Mobile app and WifiConn@ct, this convertible hood is ADA compliant, allowing users to have full control with a few taps on their smartphone or tablet in the presence of Wi-Fi. From your phone, you can even program a delayed shut down for five or 15 minutes or an automatic shutdown for 10 minutes.
For those looking for a more budget-friendly ADA-compliant hood, the Faber STRTIS36WHNB is hard to beat. This 36-in. ceiling mount convertible hood made our picks of the best ADA-compliant range hoods of 2021 because it allows full control of the hood with an included remote control. This is a perfect choice for those who don't have a smartphone or don't want to use a smartphone to control their kitchen appliances. This unit has a stainless filter system panel that enhances its efficiency and decreases its noise levels, and the grease filters are dishwasher safe.
It also features a 24-hour anti-pollution mode to keep your kitchen's air clean and free from smoke or other unpleasant smells. When the filter gets too saturated, this unit's filter wash alarm will go off to let you know it's time for a cleaning. Its LED lighting shines brightly while using minimal electricity, and its 30-minute delay auto shutoff makes sure the light isn't kept on all night.
The Zephyr ZVEE36DS from the Core Series is a 36-in. smart wall mount convertible hood that features a gorgeous Venezia pyramid shape and bright LumiLight LED lights to effectively illuminate your cooktop and workspace. This unit also offers PowerWave™ 3-Phase Blower Technology that clears the air efficiently and quietly, and its pro-baffle filters are easily removed and simple to clean.
Owners can control every setting with their smartphone from any room in the house thanks to the Zephyr Connect App and Wi-Fi capabilities, including various fan speeds, which go up to 700 CFM, as well as Auto Delay-Off.
How do I choose a range hood?
The main purpose of a range hood is to improve the air quality in your home by filtering out or diluting the concentration of cooking fumes. When choosing a range hood, one of the most important things to look for is a powerful enough fan to accommodate your cooking range. A common rule of thumb is to have fans that provide at least 100 CFM for every 10 in. of your electric cooktop or 10,000 total BTUs of your gas cooktop.
Should a range hood be wider than the range?
When shopping for a new range hood, you should definitely purchase one that is at least as wide as your cooktop. Purchasing a range hood that is at least 3 in. wider on each side can help with efficiency and improving air quality.