Slide-out rangehoods are a type of exhaust fan that can play an important part in keeping the kitchen and surrounding areas free of grease, smoke and foul-smelling odours. Slide-out rangehoods come in an assortment of styles, which makes it possible to find models that fits budget requirements and needs.
Slide-Out Rangehood Sizes
Many slide-out rangehood manufacturers recommend that a rangehood extends to fit the dimensions of the cooktop surface, or even a little beyond, to receive the full benefit of the exhaust fan and lights. Many standard cooktops range anywhere from 60 to 90 centimetres wide, which is why most slide-out rangehoods fall into categories between 60 centimetre widths and 90 centimetre widths.
Types of Slide-Out Rangehoods
The two main types of rangehoods include models that use exhaust fans with carbon filters and those that strictly use fan modules with no additional filtering system. Slide-out rangehoods with carbon filters offer users an extra layer of odour and smoke absorption that many module fan rangehoods do not, but users need to ensure timely filter changes to maintain this benefit. Slide-out rangehoods with fan modules typically have high power settings that help to clean air without the need of a filter, but users may need to ensure that the venting system receives adequate and timely maintenance to prevent grease and soot buildup.
Slide-Out Rangehood Features
One of the main features of the slide-out rangehood is its ability to slide out from under a cabinet or other surface, and then retract back into place when it is no longer needed. This feature helps to add clean lines for greater aesthetic appeal. Slide-out rangehoods can also include lighting with variable settings, which makes it easy to see the cooktop while preparing meals.
Slide-Out Rangehood Finish Options
A number of glass stainless steel hood slide-out rangehoods have smooth finishes, which makes them easy to clean. There are also painted slide-out rangehoods that are available in colours like black or white. Many consumers find neutral colours to be attractive choices because they blend well with existing decor and the colour can often be repainted to match future colour scheme changes.