All cooks need a way to keep their kitchen well-ventilated. Our experts selected high-end range hoods with powerful ventilation, dishwasher-safe grease filters, and LED lighting for beautiful illumination of your cooktop. These hoods are designed and crafted to be both useful and attractive. Any of these range hoods can truly complement the other high-end appliances in your designer kitchen. Keep reading to find out more about three of the best high-end range hoods of 2021.
This 36-in. wall mount convertible hood from Bertazzoni's Professional Series has a single motor with three speed settings up to 400 CFM for effective ventilation of the steam and odors in your kitchen. Aluminum mesh filters capture grease and can be safely and easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Illuminate your cooktop with the help of two bright LED lights on the range hood. Enjoy the distinctive Italian style of this hood, which is designed to complement other Bertazzoni appliances in your kitchen. Bertazzoni hoods are made from high-grade materials and components, giving you a high-performance hood that works for years and looks amazing, too.
Take a closer look at this 36-in. island mount convertible hood from Miele. This is a chimney style hood handcrafted in Germany, which means it is expertly made with precision tools and assembled by craftsmen with very high standards. It ventilates up to 625 CFM and includes a Booster setting to briefly provide very high air flow when you need it to whisk away strong odors or heavy smoke. You can program the Booster setting so it only lasts five minutes, limiting the amount of energy it consumes. 10-ply stainless steel grease filters are dishwasher-safe and designed to last without becoming discolored from multiple washings. This Miele range hood uses LED ClearView Lighting to illuminate the cooktop with warm, natural light and save electricity. You can set the light and power settings on the convenient front mounted backlit controls.
One of the best high-end range hoods of the year is this 48-in. pro-style wall mount ducted hood from Thermador's Professional Series. With a 24-in. depth, this hood plus a Powerfully Quiet® blower capable of up to 1,300 CFM (sold separately) removes a large area of smoke and odors from your kitchen work area with minimal noise. Use the fan's four different speed settings to get the precise amount of air flow you want, or select the Automatic Mode to allow the fan to adjust its own speed based on air temperature. The stainless steel baffle filters are built durable for commercial use and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. A Check Filter light reminds you it's time to clean the filter after 40 hours of operation. Keep the fan blowing after the cooking is finished to fully clear the air by selecting the 10-min Delay Shut Off feature. This range hood also includes white multiple-level LED lighting for illuminating your cooktop while you're preparing food.
What is the best CFM for a range hood?
In general, you need 100 CFM for every 10,000 BTUs that your gas range generates. If you own an electric cooktop, figure on 100 CFM for every 10 in. of stove width. Still not sure what CFM to get? The higher the CFM, the more air your range hood will move.
How do I choose a range hood?
Decide what installation type you need. Find a range hood that is the same width as your cooktop, or a bit larger. You'll want to choose a hood with a CFM that is powerful enough to ventilate your cooking area. Choose a model with good quality filters that can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Other factors to consider include the amount of lighting beneath the hood, the amount of noise it makes during operation, and the stylistic design of the hood.