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The size of your kitchen range hood depends on the size of your range or cooktop. Typically, your vent hood should be at least as wide as your cooking appliance. However, we recommend going at least three inches longer on each side if you have the room.
When installing your range hood, please read the specified requirements for the proper height. For installation over an electric cooktop, you need a 20 to 24-inch space from vent to cooktop surface. For gas cooktops, you need a 24 to 30-inch space for optimum ventilation.
Please note that capacity refers to the power of range hood, measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute) and not the actual size.
The difference between a ducted and duct-free vent hood is that ducted--or vented--range hoods vent away irritants to the outside through a duct. Duct-free range hoods pull the air through a charcoal filter to trap irritants and recirculate that air back into the kitchen.
Ducted range hoods provide cleaner air, but these usually require professional installation. Duct-free or non-vented range hoods are ideal if you can’t install a duct, but the air doesn't ventilate as clean.
The different kitchen hood types are under cabinet, wall-mount, island, downdraft, and insert range hoods.
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