Range hoods are essential for keeping our kitchen air free of smoke, fumes, and odors. And one brand you will definitely want to keep in mind when shopping for such an appliance is Miele. Miele's German engineering provides some of the best range hood technology around. So if you're considering a Miele for your next range hood, read on for our expert-picked list of the best Miele range hoods of 2021.
This 36-in. hood chimney style hood from the Classic Series adds a striking touch to any modern kitchen. As a convertible hood, it can be used ducted or for recirculation. (Recirculation kit is sold separately.) This Miele features a 625 CFM blower to help you keep your kitchen air fresh and odor-free.
The stainless steel grease filters on this unit consist of 10 layers for maximum filtering, and they're machine washable for ease of maintenance. And speaking of maintenance, Miele's CleanCover design means that grease and grime are easy to wipe off without worries about water infiltrating the sealed-off electrical components.
LED Clearview lighting saves energy while providing a natural light to help you keep an eye on your dishes as they cook, and four-speed electronic controls allow you to choose just the right blower power to handle what's cooking.
Next on our list of the best Miele range hoods of 2021 is this 36-in. cabinet insert hood. With 625 CFM of blower power, it's capable of venting most standard kitchens.
This smart hood is decidedly high-tech. It's Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to interact with it from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. What's more, thanks to Miele's Con@ctivity technology, the hood can make adjustments automatically by communicating with a compatible Miele cooktop. You'll never need to think about changing blower speeds while also trying to concentrate on cooking. Con@ctivity also maximizes energy efficiency by adjusting the blower to a lower setting when appropriate.
To help keep maintenance as seamless as possible, a filter indicator will remind you when it's time to clean the dishwasher-safe grease filter. And when you need to wipe down the hood, you can count on Miele's CleanCover design to protect its inner components from soap and water.
Finally, you'll always be able to see what you're cooking with ease, thanks to Miele's LED ClearView lighting, which illuminates the cooktop with a warm, natural light.
Last on our list, but certainly not least, is this 36-in. wall mounted canopy hood, which can be used ducted or adapted for recirculation. (Recirculation kit sold separately.) This unit offers an impressive 1,100 CFM of blower power, meaning it can extract strong fumes and odors from the air quite quickly. Four fan speeds allow you to select the appropriate power for whatever you're cooking up.
This unit gives a sleek look to your kitchen, thanks to its recessed controls and stainless steel finish. LED ClearView lighting also provides a warm, natural glow for your cooktop while cutting down on energy costs.
Dishwasher-safe baffle filters are easy to keep clean, and Miele's CleanCover design prevents water from leaking below the surface into this hood's electronics when you give this hood a wipe down. To further enhance safety and prevent unnecessary energy consumption, a temperature sensor provides continuous monitoring of the cooktop to adjust blower speeds as necessary.
What is the best CFM for a range hood?
For electric cooktops, look for 100 CFM per 10 in. of stove width. For gas, it is best to choose a hood providing 100 CFM for every 10,000 BTUs that your range is capable of producing.
How do I choose a range hood?
First, make sure that the width of your hood is at least equal to if not greater than your cooktop width. It's also important to keep in mind the type of cooktop you own, because gas needs more ventilation power than electric, due to the fumes produced.