Monthly Archives: September 2017

Pro Tip: Cleaning An Aluminum Mesh Range Hood Filter

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Range hoods vary in look, color, style, shape, and size. Did you know that they also vary in the type of filter the use?

Some filters come with a baffle filter. Others are designed with mesh. Others still have charcoal filters. If yours is a mesh style, don’t panic. Keeping the filter clean is actually really easy.

The aluminum mesh grease filters should be washed in your dishwasher approximately every month, depending on the amount of usage. However, some dishwashers have increased pressure, so hand washing is recommended.

Not sure what kind of filter your range hood has? No problem. Note your range hood’s model name and number and give us a call. We’ll help you out!

Featured Product: Imperial WH2036PS-8 36 Inch Wall Range Hood

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Today’s Featured Product is the Imperial WH2036PS-8 36 inch wall range hood.

We love the sculpted, minimalist design here. The layered tiers in brushed stainless steel draw the eye up toward a sleek chimney to the ceiling. Perfect for any size kitchen, this range hood style makes a small kitchen feel large and spacious.

Quiet, yet powerful, this range hood is perfect for those with gas ranges or who love to cook. Check out the details below:

  • 8 inch Vent Size
  •  20-1/8″ inch depth (front/back)
  •  Front panel requires two 50 watt halogen lights (PAR 20)
  •  115 AC, 60 HZ, 9 Amps Suggested use with 15 Amp Circuit
  •  single air ring fan
  •  independent control of variable fan speed and lighting intensity
  •  2.5 (low) – 7.6 (high) Sones
  •  900 ( CFM)

Need more information? Give us a call. We love hearing from you!

Q & A: How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Range Hood

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We’re all about the online experience. We’ve got experts on the line to help you out when you have questions, and great pictures of all the products we carry.

But, once you’ve figured out what style of range hood you like best, and you’ve spoken with our support team, you’re going to need to know about shipping details. We’re an online retailer, so you won’t have to worry about how to cart your purchase home with you. We deliver it right to your door.

Here’s what you need to know about shipping your range hood from our factory to your home.

We ship using Fedex Ground only (no express options) within the continental United States for free. We cannot ship to Canada, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. However, we can bill your Fedex or UPS account directly for international or Express shipping.

If you’re wondering about if we can ship to your exact location and how much it might cost, give us a call. We love hearing from you!

DIY Tips: Figuring Out Range Hood Measurements

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Most of us look around our kitchens and wonder how we might maximize the space we’ve got. There are so many things we need to pack into that one room. Everything from big appliances to utensils needs to have a place in the kitchen. So, when you’re shopping for a new range hood, size becomes a top concern.

Given that you can’t easily shift cabinets around to accommodate a range hood that’s a little too big or small, knowing how range hoods are measured is very important.

So, let’s go there. How do range hood measurements work anyway?

The first place to start is with the advertised measurement. Range hoods are actually between a 1/8″ and 1/4″ smaller than listed. What? So, if you order a range hood that’s 36 inches wide, what exactly are you getting?

You’re actually getting the right range hood. It’s been built to be a slight bit smaller than advertised so that it will fit properly into an opening of that nominal size.

Read more: Measurements for Range Hood Installation and How To Install A Range Hood

Need to know more? No problem. Give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Featured Product: Cavaliere 198D 30 Island Mounted Range Hood

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Sometimes you just need to make a statement. Island range hoods do just that. There they are, set off from the kitchen walls where they typically live. They catch the eye with no effort at all. Island range hoods become as much a focal point in kitchen design as lighting or granite countertops.

So, take your time deciding on the style that best suits your kitchen.

Today’s featured product is the Cavaliere 198D 30 inch Island Mounted Range Hood.

  • 600 CFM centrifugal blower
  • Three-speed electronic, touch sensitive control panel with LCD display (both side accessible, EZreach design)
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    Delayed power auto shut off (programmable 1-15 minutes)

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    30 hours cleaning reminder

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    2 Touch Sensitive Control Panels

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    Four dimmable 35W halogen lights (GU-10 type light bulbs)

  • Aluminum 6 layers micro-cell washable grease filters (dishwasher-friendly)
  • Heavy Duty 22 gauge stainless steel (brushed finish) 
  • Telescopic decorative chimney of variable dimension
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    6″ round duct vent exhaust and back draft damper

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    Tempered glass canopy

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    Venting Mode: Duct (optional re-circulating kit available to convert this to a ductless island range hood)

Wondering if this range hood will work for your kitchen? Give us a call. We’ll help you figure it out!

Featured Product: Imperial 1936D 36″ Under Cabinet Range Hood

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We love the Imperial 1936D 36 inch Under The Cabinet range hood! Not every kitchen is able to accommodate an island range hood or even one that spotlights a stylish chimney. Sometimes, the key to stunning kitchen design is to opt for understated elegance.

Today’s featured range hood fits the bill.

This Imperial Under The Cabinet range hood comes in white or black powder coat, and features a mesh filter. This is a mighty range hood when set over an electric stove and situated in a small kitchen. Here’s why:

  • 7 inch vent size
  • 6 inches high, 18 inches deep
  • 1 – 40 watt halogen light bulb
  • 2-speed fan
  • 1.5 (low) to 4.6 (high) sones

Wondering if it will be perfect for your kitchen? Give us a call. We’ll help you work it out!

 

DIY: Get The Electrical Right When Installing Your Range Hood

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Today, we’re going to answer a question we received recently from a homeowner: What are the electrical requirements for installing a range hood?

With so many people now making the choice to renovate their home instead of moving, electrical wiring can become an issue. Many older homes naturally have wires that may be obsolete, like knob and tube. Or, the wiring may have been sufficient to power the few appliances and low electrical load that most people used in homes over 50 years old. Just think: a home built in the 1930s didn’t have to accommodate cell phone chargers, television sets, computers, air conditioners, and in some cases, room lights!

Our range hoods require your home to have a circuit box that can handle 110V at 3 AMPS with a standard 3-prong plug. That’s not at all excessive by today’s standards. But, it might be an issue if your home is of an older vintage. I recommend asking your range hood installer to double check your home’s power capabilities before installing the unit. That way, the wiring can be adjusted before the unit is installed.

Call our Support Team if you have any other questions. We love hearing from you!

Converting A Ducted To Ductless Range Hood

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Depending on the shape and size of your kitchen, you might find yourself considering whether or not you need a ducted or ductless range hood.

Buyers can often be concerned about how much space a chimney-style range hood might take up. In small to medium-sized kitchens, every bit of space counts, and an interior designer or general contractor can help homeowners figure out the best way to make use of space.

But, it really is a good idea to install a range hood in even the tightest space. Range hoods absorb odors, steam and grease that would otherwise end up on the walls and ceiling of the kitchen. That just makes more work for the homeowner who has to turn around and regularly deep clean the kitchen. No one wants to do that, right?

Apart from space considerations, many homeowners really like the idea of using a ductless recirculating system because it comes with a secondary charcoal filter that allows for extra air filtration. If you’ve fallen in love with a particular range hood model, but you’d prefer a ductless system, I encourage you to speak with one of our knowledgeable sales staff or call our Support Team. We do have some models that come with the option of converting the ducting. We’d love to help you choose the right one.

How To Install A Range Hood

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For most of us installing a range hood to the wall or ceiling is a job for the professionals. But there are a few intrepid individuals out there who are more than willing and able to tackle a do-it-yourself job like this one.

If you fall into that DIY camp, here’s my best advice:

Our range hoods come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles. If you’ve looked through our selection – And if you haven’t, I definitely recommend that you do! – you’ll see that some range hoods mount to the wall while others mount to the ceiling. Which you choose depends entirely on the space available in your kitchen. You also need to consider how the ductwork runs and whether it needs to vent out from the side of your home or up through the ceiling.

As always, I really encourage you to talk with one of our Support Team or hire a general contractor to assess the space before you purchase a range hood. There are so many factors that go into a proper installation, that it’s really important to make sure you have all the information you’ll need from an expert source.

Once you’re armed with all the right information, you’ll find that installing the range hood you’ve chosen is pretty straightforward. For the wall-mount type, the range hood has holes built into it that allow it to be easily fastened to the wall. The island-mounted units are a bit different. They have a chimney skeleton frame that supports the hood. The frame then gets securely bolted to the ceiling. At that point, installing the rest of the hood around it is quick. In either case, it’s best to have two people doing the installation. One person should hold the range hood pieces in place as they’re connected, and the second person can connect the pieces to each other and to the wall or ceiling.

Call our Support Team if you have any other questions. We love hearing from you!

The Kitchen Round-Up – The Labor Day Version

Photo: GigMasters

From our family to yours … Happy Labor Day!

Given that today is all about relaxing, having fun with family and friends, and eating fabulous food, we’ve put together a list of articles that will help you do just that … to the max!

Let us know what you have planned today.

5 Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend

5 Outdoor Summer Recipes

Monthly Pick – KIY Kitchen Cabinets

5 Great Kitchen Gifts For Students

The Best Music To Cook To