Perhaps each of us spends a little time in our kitchen every day so we can prepare meals, cook or clean. Therefore, your range hood has been mounted at the best height is essential to ensure that any bad smells or odors are properly dispensed with in the kitchen. A range hood that is too close to the cooktop could pose a fire hazard, and one that has been installed too high likely won't be able to do its job of removing grease, smoke or steam. Therefore, they will all have a huge impact on the practicality and functionality of your kitchen. Besides, the height will dictated by several factors such as the specific range hood that you desire to acquire and the height of the ceiling in your kitchen. And it's also important to have proper ductwork, a good capture area with a deeper hood and a good blower for moving air. So, you shouldn’t buy a powerful blower for poor or undersized ducting for your range hood.
- 1 What should be the height of the range hood over the range?
- 2 How high should an indoor and outdoor range hood be from the stove?
- 3 Where do you want to install a vent range hood?
- 4 Tips for successful range hood operation
What should be the height of the range hood over the range?
Most standard range hoods are 6 inches high by installing a 24 inches high cabinet over the range hood. Therefore, the minimum clearance required by building codes in most areas in the US would be 18 inches from the top to bottom of the range hood. So, manufacturers of range hoods recommend 30 inches to 36 inches above the range top for effective ventilation.
In addition to, each range hood has its own recommended installation height range. The closer the range hood is to the cooking surface, the more effectively it can remove odor, smoke and grease from your kitchen. And if it's too closer the cooking surface that grease trapped in the filter is highly flammable and it poses a fire hazard. Conversely, the range hood will be ineffective and fumes can't remove out the kitchen.
Installing the range hood at the lower increases its effectiveness but it's so limit cooking space. Installing the range hood at the maximum height reduces effectiveness remove fumes, odor and grease. Therefore, you need a stronger motor to make up the difference and choose a height that is within the range hood of the recommendation, it allows you to work comfortably below the range hood.
A. Height: 24 inches to 30 inches above the cooking surface is typical.
B. Width: Minimum range hood width should match the width of the cooking surface.
C. Depth: Minimum range hood depth should cover.
How high should an indoor and outdoor range hood be from the stove?
With indoor range hoods, you should be installed between 28 inches to 36 inches from your cooktop.
With outdoor range hoods, you should be installed between 36 inches to 42 inches from your cooktop. If possible, set the extra distance because outdoor temperatures can be much more intense when grills goods are prepared outside.
Where do you want to install a vent range hood?
In your kitchen, there're three places that you can a vent range hood such as: under kitchen cabinets, on wall or over kitchen island. So, islands range hoods are always vented through ceiling and under cabinet or wall range hoods models typically vent vertically or horizontally.
- A wall range hood: Most of wall range hoods come with mounting brackets, you have just fasten screws through the holes in the bracket. They are easy to install.
- Under cabinet range hood: It's a similar to installing wall range hood, but you are going to hang the range hood on the mounting screws and support it by drilling into studs in the back of it. Besides, ductwork can be taped to the top of the range hood using airtight aluminum tape.
- Island range hood: Since this range hood is free-standing above an island, you need to ensure that it's supported with extra support brackets and make several mark on your ceiling to fix the island range hood. Additionally, the chimney needs to be installed before it is mounted island range hood on the ceiling. Since the ceiling bracket and support brackets are so important that keep the chimney firmly in place on the ceiling is absolutely essential for safety when you cook underneath them.
Tips for successful range hood operation
1. Distance between the range hood and cooktop:
The height from the underside of your range hood to the top of your cooktop is a very important measurement. To safety, most manufacturers recommend a minimum height of 700 to 750 millimetres. Because range hoods vary from high-capacity models to standard range hoods. To find out what height clearance is required between your particular appliances, high-capacity range hoods are typically installed between 24 inches and 30 inches above the cooktop and standard range hoods are installed on average between 18 inches and 24 inches above the surface of the cooktop.
2. With the professional gas cooking:
This is the 18 inches high professional canopy wall hood, a higher burner output. So, it will restrictions when installing a range hood above cooktop. The cooking surface to the bottom of the range hood requires a distance of 30 inches to 36 inches. Besides, the vent, the filters and blowers made to be built inside a custom range hood above the cooking that remove odor, smell and steam when cook meal.
3. Capture area and cross-currents:
The capture area of the range hood is also important because it is defined by the size of the cooktop underneath. And, a cooktop that measures 36 inches from side to side that should be paired with a 42 inches wide range hood. Besides, the features that block crosscurrents from moving directly over the cooking surface can affect range hood capture ability because forced heating registers, patio doors, ceiling fans, entry doors are prime sources of cross-currents.
4. Sizing the range hood:
For the quietest operation, we'd recommend to choose a model with the highest CFM and this will allow the range hood to be operated at lower speeds that sound can be 50% quieter with range hood duct size. With cooktop less than 60,000 BTU indicates a need for 600 CFM (the general rule should be 100 CFM for every 10,000 BTUs on the cooktops) and there is a griddle in the cooktop add 200 CFM to the estimate. So, you will needs 800 CFM for grill. Additionally, for high performance cooktops add 100 CFM to size the range hood and for conventional cooktops that you can use 150 CFM per foot of cooktop.
5. Determining range hood coverage:
Range hoods can be wider and deeper, it width should extend to the width of the cooktop that can be cover 50% of the front burners and 100% of the back burners. Besides, the width of the range hood extend 6 inches greater than the cooktop surface.
6. Installation height:
If the range hood is installed below the lower limit, it could cause damage to the hood. Or opposite, it will have no effect on the cooking surface and result in reduced capture of smoke or remove odor. So, if the range hood is installed above the upper limit, you can be add 100 CFM for every 3 inches above the recommended height and the width of the range hood so it extends 6 inches beyond the cooking surfaces. All range hoods have a recommended range of installation height over the cooking surface and safety tested for by UL.
7. Installation height:
Mesh filters work well regardless of the hood speed, keeps more of the grease by-products out of the range hood, allowing effective, easily cleaned, safe to quiet operation.
8. The range hood stainless steel types:
We want to recommended to you a Marine Grade stainless steel for protected outdoor applications. This type of stainless steel resists the effects of corrosive environments with saltwater coastal areas. This is the best range hood stainless steel that you should buying it.