With their durability and features, professional range hoods are designed to bring the utmost quality to your kitchen set-up. However, many brands offer their own take on a professional range hood, so it can be difficult to know which one to choose. This list brings together three of the best professional range hoods, leaving you to choose one that's best for your needs and budget.
The Electrolux Icon E30WV60PPS from the Professional Series is a 30 in. range hood with plenty of features. The range hood's motor reaches up to 600 CFM, and has four different speeds for different circumstances. It also uses a quiet and energy-efficient centrifugal fan. The stainless steel exterior is designed to match seamlessly with other professional kitchen appliances, such as a range. It also uses stainless steel filters, which are dishwasher-safe and designed for easy cleaning. In addition, this range hood's halogen lights are naturally bright to illuminate your cooktop surface and are also adjustable depending on how much light you need.
The Bertazzoni KU36PRO1XV from the Professional Series is a 36 in. range hood among the best professional range hoods on the market. Its motor has a ventilation capacity of 400 CFM, which can be adjusted thanks to its three power settings. The range hood comes with aluminum mesh filters that are designed to catch grease and reduce odors. The filters can easily be removed and washed in the dishwasher. It has multiple installation options to fit in your existing set-up and can be mounted on the wall or underneath your cabinetry. If it's installed underneath a cabinet, it is recirculation-capable using its recirculation kit. The range hood also makes it easy to see your cooktop thanks to its two bright LED lights. In addition, the range hood is both CSA Certified and made in Italy, ensuring its quality.
The Thermador PH42GWS from the Professional Series is a 42 in. range hood housing some of the best features money can buy. The fan is capable of adjusting to four different speeds and has an automatic mode designed to save energy and use only the necessary amount of power. It also features a 10-minute delay shut-off to eliminate any lingering odors. The stainless steel filters are easy to clean and dishwasher-safe, and the range hood has a check filter light built in so you don't forget to clean it. In terms of lighting, it comes with bright LEDs for greater visibility when cooking. The range hood also has infrared heat lamps, which allow you to keep foods underneath it warm if you aren't serving them immediately. In addition, the range hood uses Powerfully Quiet® blowers that are designed to protect your hearing by minimizing fan noise, even at maximum power. It also connects to theHome Connect™ app for quick adjustments, including changing the default delay shut-off time and the brightness of the LEDs.
Should a range hood be wider than the range?
At a minimum, you will want a range hood that is as wide as your range. However, it's generally recommended to get a range hood that's at least a few inches wider, such as 3 or 6 in. on each side. Choosing a range hood that is wider than your range allows it to work more efficiently and effectively.
How many CFM do you need for a range hood?
The range hood CFM you will need depends on your specific cooktop. For gas cooktops, you should generally have 100 CFM for every 10,000 BTUs. The CFM needed for electric cooktops depends on the width-- at a minimum, every 10-in. will generally need 100 CFM.