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Don’t Remove The Range Hood Chimney!

august 1

Some range hoods make the decision easy. They just don’t come with a chimney. Of course, all range hoods must be attached to ductwork. Otherwise, they won’t do the work they’re supposed to.

The question we sometimes receive is whether the lower part of the range hood chimney can be used without the upper part.

Chimney-style range hoods are a popular choice. They are certainly the most powerful when compared to other styles of range hoods. They can absorb steam, grease and odors effortlessly. They also fit in with a number of different kitchen styles, whether it be modern or traditional. Depending on the finish – copper, stainless steel, glass or wood – a chimney-style range hood will look fabulous for a long time.

Occasionally though, homeowners may run into spacing issues. Trying to fit a larger chimney-style range hood into a small space isn’t always easy or possible. If you’re thinking that the upper chimney piece can be removed to better accommodate the space, the answer is no. The two chimney pieces are really meant to work together so that the fan can remove as many cooking fumes and odors as possible.

However, I recommend speaking with one of our Support Team or a general contractor to work out a way to have the range hood that you want or one that’s very similar.

Pros And Cons : Stainless Steel Range Hoods

April 7

Were you an early convert to the stainless steel look? Full disclosure: I wasn’t. It’s taken me a while, but I have to say I’ve really come around. I do love the look now. I love how clean it looks, and I love how stainless steel works really well with any other material or color in the kitchen.

When they first came onto the scene, stainless steel fixtures and appliances lived at the high end of the price spectrum. Now that so many manufacturers have jumped in and are producing stainless steel models, the price has come down a bit. Here at Range Hoods Inc, we carry a lot of stainless steel range hood models … many of which are on sale right now … go check them out!

But, if you’re still sitting on the fence wondering whether you should invest in a stainless steel range hood, or whether you should opt for something else, I thought I’d list some pros and cons to help you make your decision.


  • Like I said, stainless steel works well with any kitchen design style – modern or traditional.
  • It lends any kitchen a kind of high-end, upscale look, which can increase your home’s selling value.
  • Although still on the expensive side, the price has come down considerably since they were first introduced.
  • Stainless steel is sturdy and rust-resistant. In other words, a stainless steel range will look great for many years to come.


  • Stainless steel can show fingerprints, dust, and grime.
  • Stainless steel range hoods do cost more than those made from other materials.
  • Not all stainless steel is magnetic. This isn’t a huge problem with range hoods. But, it can be if you’re thinking of matching your fridge, stove, and other appliances.

Are you a fan of stainless steel? Let us know!

Monthly Pick – Featured Range Hoods – Spagna Vetro

Photo: Bloodhound Realty

Photo: Bloodhound Realty

Range Hoods Inc is proud to carry Canadian made Spagna Vetro range hoods. Top quality materials make these range hoods a premium choice for both designers and homeowners. Our customers love the price, too.

Take a look below at this gorgeous stainless steel and curved glass hood.

Photo: Bloodhound Realty

Photo: Bloodhound Realty

This Spagna Vetro 42 inch SV198D-I42 island mounted stainless steel-glass range is on sale for $505. Regularly $1049, you save $544! Give us a call if you have any questions.

Read more about island range hoods: Kitchen Islands.

Photo: KitchenHoods.ca

Photo: KitchenHoods.ca

Photo: Nuerom.com

Photo: Nuerom.com

Which is your favorite range hood design style?