Category Archives: Range Hoods

Range hoods, also known as kitchen hoods or kitchen vents, are appliances that ventilate the kitchen, keeping it safe from grease, smoke, smells and harmful gases.

The Amazing Centrifugal Fan

jan. 8

Can’t picture what a centrifugal fan looks like? Just think of a whirligig or spinny wheel that some people place in their gardens and that spins when the wind blows. It’s basically a series of blades enclosed in a container inside a range hood. That’s why it’s called a fan wheel.

When the hood fan is turned on, the wheel spins. The spinning motion creates high pressure that draws air in. Centrifugal fans are typically found in more powerful range hoods because they need more power to operate properly. Centrifugal fans are particularly good at removing smoke, steam, grease, and odors from the kitchen.

Contact us if you want to find out what kind of fan is built into the range hood model you’ve chosen.

All About Automatic Shut-Off

jan. 2

Many range hoods come equipped with a heat sensor. This is a very handy feature, indeed. It allows you to concentrate on cooking, entertaining, and eating instead of trying to figure out how much grease, smoke, steam, or odor that cooking is producing.

The point is that if there is a lot of smoke, grease, steam, and odor being produced, you would have to stop whatever you’re doing and select a higher fan setting. Then, once you’ve finished cooking – and you’ve let the fan keep running for another 15 minutes or so – you would have to remember to go turn the range hood fan off. The heat sensor takes that responsibility off your shoulders.

But now, some range hoods can go one better.

Not only do they control the fan setting automatically as you cook, they even switch on and off automatically.

The heat sensor on these range hoods is programmed to activate, then de-activate, when the air reaches a particular temperature.

The fact that the range hood keeps the indoor air in our homes clean and fresh is great. The fact that it does that without us needing to worry about it at all is simply fabulous.

Recipe Collection – Honeyed Figs With Walnuts and Blue Cheese

dec. 21

I love, love, love fresh figs. Yes, dried figs are great, too. But, there’s something so special about soft, ripe, slightly sweet, fresh figs. Toss in a few other fabulous flavors and you really have the simplest and most wonderful of holiday treats.

Remember to turn on your range hood fan about 15 minutes before beginning this recipe, and to leave it running about 15 minutes after you’re all done.

Honeyed Figs With Walnuts and Blue Cheese

  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts
  • 12 fresh, black figs
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 (300g) pkg of blue cheese, well chilled (Feel free to use any cheese you love!)
  1. Toast walnuts on a baking sheet in a preheated 425°F oven for 4 minutes or in a hot pan on the stovetop. Let cool and chop finely.
  2. Cut an “X” in the top part of each fig. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Place figs in a roasting pan. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with thyme sprigs over the top. Sprinkle with pepper.
  3. Roast figs for about 10 minutes, or until slightly softened.
  4. While figs are roasting, form blue cheese into 12 small balls.
  5. Place figs on a serving platter. Place one cheese ball in the center of each fig. Sprinkle walnuts over top of each fig. If juices remain at the bottom of the roasting pan, drizzle it over top of the figs.

Enjoy! Find more great recipes here.

Featured Product: Cavaliere-Euro Wall Mount Range Hood

dec. 11

Deciding which range hood to buy can be an exercise in confusion. There are so many to choose from! So, we thought we’d feature one of our favorites. The Cavaliere-Euro SV218B2 Wall Mount range hood is sleek, simple, and gorgeous. It’s also on sale! It comes with a chimney, so you don’t have to install cupboards above the range hood if you don’t want to. The edges are “folded” stainless steel. So, they make the range hood look both modern and traditional. In other words, it will look great no matter what your kitchen decor and style happens to be.

Check out the features:

  • 900 CFM centrifugal blower. Perfect amount of power for a gas range or for the avid cook.
  • Programmable power auto shut off. This little feature saves you from having to always remember to turn the fan on and off.
  • 30 hour cleaning reminder. By far, this is our favorite feature. Otherwise, months would go by before we remembered to wash the filter.
  • Dimmable halogen lights. For those times when you just want a little, ambient lighting.
  • Dishwasher-friendly filters. Dishwasher-friendly!

Check it out here. Contact us for more information.

How To Properly Use Your Range Hood

dec. 5

You’d think that a range hood is a pretty basic device to use … and it is. But there are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind each and every time you cook. Following these best practices ensures that your range hood stays in good working order for a long time. It also means that the air in your home remains as clean as possible.

Some basic best practices are:

  • wash the filter regularly
  • wipe grease and dust away from surfaces
  • turn the fan on at least 15 minutes before you start to cook
  • leave the fan running at least 15 minutes after you finish cooking

Watch the video (courtesy of Broan) for more tips:

Featured Product: Spagna Vetro Wall-Mounted Range Hood

Photo: rangehoodsinc.com

This week, our featured product is the Spagna Vetro wall-mounted range hood. This gorgeous range hood is constructed out of top quality stainless steel. It comes with a chimney, which gives you the option to install the range hood under the cabinet or against the wall.

It also features:

  • 860 CFM centrifugal blower
  • 6-speed electronic, touch sensitive control panel with LCD display
  • Programmable power auto shut off
  • 30 hour cleaning reminder
  • 4 dimmable 35W halogen lights
  • 0.7 sones on the lowest setting to 6.5 on the highest (ultra quiet)

This stainless steel range hood suits both modern and traditional kitchens. Contact our customer service experts if you’d like to know more!

How To Clean A Range Hood With A Baffle Filter

Photo: Martha Stewart | Youtube.com

Keeping your range hood looking great and functioning well is easier than you might think. Simply wipe the hood with a non-abrasive cleaner and pop the filter into the dishwasher. But, if you live without a dishwasher, or you just like to be hands-on, check out the video below and this video on how to clean a range hood with a baffle filter.

How To Install A Ductless Range Hood

Photo: Danny Four Square | YouTube.com

This one’s for all of you out there who love DIY projects. Although we always recommend that you hire the right professionals to do the work for you or to help you out, there’s no reason you can’t install a range hood yourself. You’re going to need to know your way around working with drywall and electrical wiring.

Check out this great video, and contact us if you have any questions!

How To Clean The Range Hood Filter

Photo: Build.com

The range hood does wonders when it comes to helping you maintain a healthy home. It’s purpose is to draw up all of the smoke, fumes, grease, and odors that are normally produced every time we cook. It then exhausts all of that stuff to the outdoors where it can dissipate safely. If those by-products stayed in our homes, the indoor air we breathe would become potentially toxic. The paint and other types of surface materials would also discolor and become damaged over time.

So, other than making sure that you purchase the best range hood that suits your cooking habits and lifestyle, you should also make sure that the range hood filters are cleaned regularly.

Check out this video (courtesy of Build.com) that takes you through a step-by-step mesh filter cleaning.

 

Featured Product: Rangemaster RM51000 Wall Mount Hood

Broan Rangemaster RM1000 Wall Mount

Sometimes you just need your range hood to be so much more than a powerful cleaning machine. If you weren’t sure before why we bother to install a range hood in the kitchen, you need to know that the purpose of a range hood is to ensure pristine indoor air quality. It does that by drawing up all the smoke, grease, odor, and fumes that are produced every time we cook. For best results, remember to turn on the range hood fan about 15 minutes before you start cooking, and leave it running for about 15 minutes after you’ve finished cooking.

Beyond it’s ability to keep the air we breathe clean and healthy, a range hood acts as a beautiful focal point. This Broan Rangemaster RM1000 Wall Mount is no exception.

Check out its features:

  • 370 CFM, 7.0 Sones
  • 22 gauge stainless steel, #4 brushed construction with seamless corners
  • 3-speed slide control
  • 2, 20-watt halogen lamps
  • Dishwasher-safe aluminum filters with quick-release latch
  • Vertical or non-ducted options
  • Telescopic chimney for ceilings up to 10 feet tall
  • Sleek, graceful design

Want to know more? Contact us here.