4 Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Range Hood
STEP 1 : CHECK YOUR DUCTWORK
- Ducted Range Hoods vent cooking odors, smoke, grease, and steam out of your house.
- Ductless Range Hoods use charcoal filters to recirculate and filter the air back into your home.
- Convertible Range Hoods allow for either ducted or non-ducted ventilation systems.
Ducted kitchen hoods tend to be more efficient for getting rid of cooking odors, smoke, grease, and steam in the cooking area. They are not simply filtering and recirculating the air, but are instead venting it out of the kitchen altogether. That is why at Pacific Kitchen Life, all of our range hoods require ductwork.
The ideal duct size for our high-CFM hoods is 6” or larger. A smaller duct size may decrease your kitchen range hood’s efficiency by restricting the airflow as it travels through your ductwork. If you do not have existing ductwork in your kitchen, please contact customer service for guidance from our experts.
STEP 2 : SELECT YOUR MOUNTING TYPE
Under CabinetUnder cabinet range hoods are mounted to the bottom of a wall cabinet.
Wall-mountedWall-mounted range hoods are attached above the stove to a wall without cabinets.
STEP 3: CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE
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Under Cabinet:Choose the same width as the cabinet above the range top or cooktop.
Wall-Mounted Hood:Choose the same size or slightly larger than the range top or cooktop. Make sure you have enough space in both sides.
PQ Series:Choose the same width as the cabinet above the range top or cooktop.
STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR KEY FEATURES
Under Cabinet:There are four under cabinet product lines to choose from:
Suction power: 1200 CFM
Self-cleans the hood interior by spraying high-temperature steam (130℃ / 266°F) onto the fan blades and interior housing.
PQ SeriesPowerful & Quiet
Suction power: 1200 CFM
As a powerful and quiet side suction range hood, the PQ68 has the best depth housing design.
Auto CleanMinimalist design
Suction power: 900+ CFM
Self-cleans the hood interior by spraying liquid cleaner onto the fan blades and interior housing.
EconomyBuilder and landlord favorite
Suction power: 550+ CFM
Durable quality and strong ventilation at an affordable price.
Wall-mounted:Sleek European style that’s suitable for streamlined kitchens.
Mesh filter that effectively isolates the oil fumes, odors, and grease during cooking.