What to Look For in a Kitchen Vent Hood
A properly functioning and efficient kitchen vent hood is an important piece of equipment when it comes to protecting the health of you and your family. Kitchen vent hoods capture and eliminate airborne contaminants that are produced during cooking. Cooktop hoods also help prevent grease and other cooking-related byproducts from accumulating on surfaces such as walls and countertops, saving you the time and energy needed to keep your kitchen clean. At Euro-Kitchen, we specialize in providing high-quality kitchen ventilation hoods and accessories at affordable prices to homeowners, tenants, distributors, designers and contractors.
The Importance of CFM in Ventilation Range Hoods
CFM stands for "cubic feet per minute" and is a measure of the airflow speed generated by a ventilation hood's fan. According to the Home Ventilating Institute, a 30-inch-wide ventilator hood, which is mounted against a wall, should function at a minimum of 100 CFM, while 36- and 48-inch vent hoods should produce a minimum of 120 and 160 CFM respectively. Another factor is the location of the range itself. Ranges located against a wall require a minimum of 40 CFM per linear foot, while island ranges require 50 CFM per linear foot.
Euro-Kitchen Outperforms the Competition Regarding Ventilation Range Hood CFM
Each of our competitors has their own ideas of what an "acceptable" CFM level is. On average our competitors sell range hood vents with a CFM level of 600. We believe that you deserve more "power" for your hard-earned money, as most Euro-Kitchen ventilation range hoods average 860 CFM. More CFM means a more effective range hood vent and a cleaner, safer home for you and your family.
Range Hood Vent Use
Use of range hood vents also plays a role in determining the range hood vent you should purchase. In today's society, many people rely on microwaves for a large portion of their cooking needs. However, if you use your stovetop frequently, especially if you perform cooking processes like frying or boiling, you have a greater need for a ventilation hood with a higher CFM capability. Cooking frequently on higher heat settings also demands a more powerful ventilator hood.
Quietly Operating Vent Hoods
Many types of kitchen vent hoods produce noise to the point where they disrupt normal conversation around the kitchen table or cooking island. At Euro-Kitchen, not only do our kitchen vent hoods operate with maximum efficiency, they also do so with a minimum amount of noise. Depending on which range hood vent you purchase, it will contain either a single chamber or dual chamber motor, both of which feature an ultra-quiet operating capability. You won't have to worry about a noisy kitchen vent hood disrupting your dinner routine.
Ventilation Hood Styling
A ventilator hood doesn't have to be an ordinary addition to your home. In fact, the right ventilation range hood can actually enhance the beauty of your kitchen. If your kitchen features a cooking island, a ventilation range hood can even serve as an attractive showpiece that draws positive comments from visitors. At Euro-Kitchen, our ventilation range hoods feature a standard brush finish, which is comparable with other kitchen appliances. A brush finish is a textured finish that simulates a series of decorative, parallel lines along the hood's surface. This finish helps keep your range looking new, as well as protects it from visible scratches.
The Right Company Means All the Difference in the World
To ensure you are buying the range hood that is right for you, it's also important to buy it from the right company. At Euro-Kitchen, we've been selling high-quality range hood vents since 2004, during which time we've sold more than 35,000 units. We were pioneers in importing European-style range hoods into the United States. We research and manufacture our kitchen ventilation hoods in our Ningbo, China manufacturing facility, and all are sold factory-direct, eliminating middleman markups. This means that in many cases, we can sell vent hoods at half the price of our competitors. You'll also find regular deals on vent hoods on our website offering the opportunity for even greater savings. Our products come backed with a one-year limited warranty for additional buyer protection.
Customer Service Is Our Mantra
At Euro-Kitchen, we strongly believe that are high level of commitment to customer service is what sets us apart from our competitors. We feature 99 percent same-day shipping for orders received by 2 PM PST, and our easy checkout system greatly simplifies the online ordering process. Unlike many e-commerce websites, you won't be mislead by our web photos or item descriptions, as we guarantee that the range hood you receive will be exactly what is depicted on our website. Our friendly, courteous sales and service team have the expertise to answer any questions you may have. When you're looking for high-quality ventilation range hoods, rely on Euro-Kitchen.