A kitchen is the heart of the home and one of the most important rooms in the house. As the kitchen nurtures and feeds the family, it is important that it is equipped correctly. Next to home appliances such as the refrigerator and stove, rangehoods are necessary to clean and rid the air of pollution. If you do a lot of cooking, it is definitely worth investing in a rangehood to maintain a steady flow of fresh air in the kitchen and minimise the heat and the odour.

Clean Kitchens

As rangehoods get rid of the airborne grease before it settles, your kitchen will be easier to clean. You can limit overall cleaning time and the need for cleaning products, and be rewarded with a tidier kitchen at the same time. Even though rangehoods may not be a necessary installation by law, you may find that the benefits of installing one far outweigh the legal requirements.

Installation Types

Depending on the layout of your kitchen, you can buy an island mounted rangehood which attaches to your ceiling. This type of rangehood is necessary if your stove is located on an island in the centre of your kitchen. Of course, these are more expensive and slightly harder to install. Wall mounted rangehoods are installed directly on the wall above your stove either as a stand-alone option or under the stove-top counters. Slide out rangehoods tend to be popular for smaller kitchens and for those individuals who do not do a lot of cooking or prefer a more streamlined look in their kitchen.

Venting Types

Some rangehoods will extract the air to the outside of your home while others will filter out the odour and recirculate the air back into the kitchen. Recirculating air rangehoods use an activated-charcoal filter to clean the air and tend to be slightly noisier than those range hoods which extract outdoors.

Rangehood Lighting

Not only do the rangehoods come in different sizes from 60 cm hood widths to 90 cm hood widths as an example, they also offer alternative and adjustable lighting for your kitchen.