The range hood is an essential: It removes odors, heat, and grease from your kitchen. Lately we’ve been admiring low-profile vents (especially those that can be concealed under a kitchen cabinet that hovers over your stove).
Most of the styles we show here are convertible: They can be either vented—that is, attached to a vent or duct that sends the air outdoors—or unvented, by adding a recirculation option with charcoal filters that clean the air. (See more in
Remodeling 101: The Verdict on Vented Vs. Non-Vented Range Hoods.) Most come in a variety of sizes; for comparison purposes, we’ve largely focused on 36-inch-wide models. Above: The Bertazzoni Professional Series 2-Motor Range Hood is $1,824 at US Appliance for the 36-inch model. The hood can be mounted under a cabinet or on the wall and has two three-speed motors for plenty of air-cleaning power. Stainless steel only. Above: The Bosch 500 Series 36-Inch Slide-Out Range Hood is $714 at Amazon. It slides in flush with the cabinets when not in use and the front is stainless steel—and also panel-ready. Above: Dacor’s high-tech Modernist 36-Inch Wall Hood is $2,699 at AJ Madison. It has a WiFi auto-connect button that lets you control it remotely by smartphone. Available in Graphite Stainless Steel (shown) and Stainless Steel. Above: The Miele 36-Inch Insert Ventilation Hood is extra-slim to fit under a 12-inch cabinet and is available in stainless or white. The fan has four settings, including an “intensive” level. It’s $1,699 at Miele. Above: Whirlpool’s 36-Inch Convertible Under-Cabinet Hood has halogen task lighting (including a nightlight) and push-button controls. It switches to ductless operation without a conversion kit; $499 at AJ Madison. Above: Fisher & Paykel’s Decorative 36-Inch Wall Hood Liner keeps a low profile under your cabinetry. The easily removed filters are dishwasher-safe. It’s $799.00 at AJ Madison. Above: The Broan 30-Inch Non-Ducted Range Hood is designed to be installed without a duct, is well priced, and gets high marks from customer reviews; $81.46 on Amazon. Above: The Gaggenau 200 Series Visor Hood in Stainless Steel measures 35 3/8 inches and is $1,999 at WDC Appliances. Above: The XO Under Cabinet Glide-Out Range Hood is $599 for the 30-inch model and $649 for the 36-inch model at AJ Madison. Shopping for ranges? See our posts: Above: The Viking Professional 5 Series 36-Inch Under Cabinet Range Hood is $1,099 for the 36-inch model in stainless (it’s $1,899 for specialty colors, which include Graphite Gray and Apple Red) at AJ Madison. This model has a powerful blower and two dimmable halogen lights.