Range Hood Reviews

I know for a fact that there is no particular range hood that works for everyone. Yes, there are some great models and some that are not worthy of mention. But how do you pick the right one for your home from the many "great models"? That's where I come in. I've done the research for you.

Together with my years of experience working with range hoods, the research I've carried out on consumer forums such as Houzz, the feedback on various merchant sites such as Amazon, eBay, and AJMadison and very importantly the back and forth communication I've had with manufacturers to clarify information on their models and service procedures has resulted in range hood reviews that are honest and to the point thereby saving you hours and hours of research. But, I still recommend that you do your own research before you buy a product, my goal is to guide you, that's all. Before we jump into the actual reviews, there are just two points that you MUST keep in mind. You could also directly skip to the range hood reviews by installation type or by brand.

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Range Hoods

When buying range hoods, it is vital that you keep the following points in mind as they often end up burdening you as additional unexpected costs:

  • Warranty: No matter the brand or the product, there is a possibility that the range hood has faults after a year of operation (a common initial warranty period). Replacement parts are typically expensive and it is highly recommended that you also buy the extended warranty whenever you buy a range hood. This is something I recommend on all high end appliances.
  • Installation Costs: It's very likely that you are not a professional at DIY projects and you may not have the confidence to install the range hood yourself. Therefore, when keeping your budget in mind, make sure that you leave room for installation costs. At times professional help for 2-4 hours. In case of heavier hoods, it's possible that you would have to hire two people to get the job done.

Apart from the critical points above that most people tend to forget about, there are plenty of other factors to consider when picking a range hood for your kitchen. Please check out our range hood buying guide to help you better understand this appliance.

Range Hood Reviews by Installation Type

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Under Cabinet Hood Reviews

A very common kitchen layout includes having cabinets above the stove to best use all available kitchen space. If you’re reading this, your kitchen fits this description and you’re in search of a suitable under cabinet range hood. Luckily for you, there are plenty to choose from and I’ve gone ahead and reviewed some of the most sort after models from various brands. Range hoods in this configuration tend to have a lot of color options allowing you to have a hood that compliments your cabinets.

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Wall Mount Hood Reviews

Wall mount range hoods are also popularly referred to as chimney hoods because of their appearance. They are typically the kind of range hood you’d want to get if you have your range backed up against a wall with open space above the stove top. Wall mount hoods in my opinion look a lot classier than under cabinet hoods. They tend to have a canopy to capture the exhaust and this is directed into the chimney through grease and/or charcoal filters. I’ve reviewed some of the finest models.

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Island Hood Reviews

If you’ve got an island cook top, there are mainly two exhaust options, an overhead island range hood or a downdraft hood placed next to the stove top. Downdraft hoods are less efficient, but do allow a completely open layout. There are also a few range hoods that retract up into the false ceiling. However, I have chosen to review some of the best island range hoods that stay put and act as a focal point in the kitchen because they are generally more efficient and are the kind most people look for.

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Ductless Hood Reviews

If you’re in the position where you have absolutely no option to install a range hood that needs to be vented outside, you’re probably going to be interested in my page that reviews three each of the most popular under cabinet, wall mount and island hoods that are ideal for ductless operation. If you’re not sure if this is what you need or if the drawbacks outweigh the benefits, you should first head to my article that explains how ductless range hoods work. Ductless hoods are not useless, as some claim.



Browse Range Hoods by Manufacturer

Air King

Air King offers an extensive variety of range hoods, and they boast that they offer one of the widest ranges of Energy Star qualified kitchen ventilation products serving all budgets and performance requirements.


Akdy offers over 200 range hood options that incorporate stylish design and superior manufacturing processes. They use technology well offering unexpected features such as remote-controlled hidden vent systems.


Broan is a household name in the range hood industry offering range hoods with a stainless steel finish as well as other popular finishes and colors, not seen in other brands. They offer fast, effective ventilation.


With a robost online presence, this Illinois brand specializes in modern range hoods with touch controls and multi-installation options. Their products are affordable and ideal for everday kitchen use.


They have a complete stainless steel collection of range hoods, along with the latest features and controls, making them a forerunner in the Range Hood industry with a special understanding of your kitchen.


Offering some of the best warranty periods in the industry, Chef is one of the few brands that critically takes user feedback into consideration. It’s no wonder their products rank among the best sellers.


Cosmo refers to themselves as a relatively young brand on the market with their products featuring the latest features and trends. Their hoods are sleek and sophesticated and blend well with most modern interior looks.


Eureka offers a unique collection of stove hoods. They aren't really technologically advanced, so finding information is hard. That's why we've reviewed their most popular products, to help you make informed decisions.


Frigidaire does not offer a variety, which maybe a good thing. They do sell downdraft hoods, wall mount, island mount as well as under cabinet hoods; all within a good price range. You should check them out.

Golden Vantage

Golden Vantage offers over 200 options in wall, island and under cabinet hoods. Most designs include high quality and easy to use LED touch panels. High power and quiet operation, due to their noise absorption technology.

Kitchen Bath Collection

Our personal best choice of range hood brand would be Kitchen Bath Collection, due to their excellent customer service and response to customer feedback. The few models on display could be exactly what you need.


Perfetto Kitchen and Bath, a relatively modern brand have come into prominence through their online sales specializing in a variety of kitchen and bathroom essentials. Their hoods look and work great and require little maintenance.


Zephyr is one of the more popular high end range hood brands and I would highly recommend their products to people looking for top-of-the-line kitchen ventilation systems. The features on their hoods are unparalleled.

Z Line

Z Line is another industry leader offering range hoods which are very durable and reliable. They offer powerful, yet silent operating hoods in the island, wall mount and under cabinet categories at competitive prices.


Zuhne is a young brand with a strong online presence that is competing very well with established names offering range hoods with great features at affordable prices. They are focused on functionality and innovation.