How To Choose A Range Hood - Spend Money On The Right Range Hood
What to Look for when Buying a Stainless Steel Range Hood
Baffle Filter – is the most important area to consider when buying a range hood. The filter should be easily removable, so that it can be cleaned and maintained at proper intervals. This is because a blocked filter (aluminum filter) will stop the whole system from working. Make sure the filter is either aluminum cassette filter or baffle filter. The aluminum filter is cheap and not durable while the baffle filter is expensive and heavy but very efficient.
High CFM (cubic feet per minute): Extraction capacity is the power in the machine that pulls out the air within range. Higher CFM will have greater volume of air being exhausted through your range hood.
Thick and Rust Resistant Hood Body: Make sure the hood body is made of rust resistant stainless steel because a thicker body will:
Make a stronger hood body
Reduce the noise
Be easier to clean
Have greater durability
Be less likely to scratch
Have a sturdy Stylish Appearance
Multi Speed Sealed Control Panel: – The speed of the fans should be adjustable according to the type of cooking you are doing. If you are cooking a light meal, you will not need to use the system on full power. A sealed control panel protects components from grease build up causing mal-function
LED Lighting – Cooking area should be well lit so the lighting that the range hood provides is very important. LED lights provide you with better and brighter lighting, energy saving, lights burn cooler, reduced electricity consumption, longer lasting, low heat – Cool to the touch
Less and easier Maintenance: No filter and aluminum filter models range hoods require disassembly to clean inside the hood body. A baffle filters range hood needs no inside cleaning and baffle filters can be easy cleaned in a dishwasher.
**CEC CFM- Required testing by the state of California per Title 20 under certain restricted conditions.**