Buyer's Guide


4 Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Range Hood





STEP 1 : CHECK YOUR DUCTWORK
  • Ducted Range Hoods vent cooking odors, smoke, grease, and steam out of your house.
  • Ductless Range Hoods use charcoal filters to recirculate and filter the air back into your home.
  • Convertible Range Hoods allow for either ducted or non-ducted ventilation systems.
Ducted kitchen hoods tend to be more efficient for getting rid of cooking odors, smoke, grease, and steam in the cooking area. They are not simply filtering and recirculating the air, but are instead venting it out of the kitchen altogether. That is why at Pacific Kitchen Life, all of our range hoods require ductwork.
The ideal duct size for our high-CFM hoods is 6” or larger. A smaller duct size may decrease your kitchen range hood’s efficiency by restricting the airflow as it travels through your ductwork. If you do not have existing ductwork in your kitchen, please contact customer service for guidance from our experts.

STEP 2 : SELECT YOUR MOUNTING TYPE

Under Cabinet

Under cabinet range hoods are mounted to the bottom of a wall cabinet.

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Wall-mounted

Wall-mounted range hoods are attached above the stove to a wall without cabinets.

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Island

Island range hoods are mounted to the ceiling.

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STEP 3: CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE
Check your measurement >>


Under Cabinet: 

Choose the same width as the cabinet above the range top or cooktop.
30 "
36 "
42 "


Wall-Mounted Hood: 

Choose the same size or slightly larger than the range top or cooktop. Make sure you have enough space in both sides.
30 "
36 "


Island Hood: 

Choose a larger size than the range top or cooktop.
36 "
STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR KEY FEATURES

Under Cabinet:

There are three under cabinet product lines to choose from:

TruSteam

Best seller
Suction power: 900+ CFM
Self-cleans the hood interior by spraying high-temperature steam (130℃ / 266°F) onto the fan blades and interior housing.

Auto Clean

Minimalist design
Suction power: 900+ CFM
Self-cleans the hood interior by spraying liquid cleaner onto the fan blades and interior housing.

Economy

Builder and landlord favorite
Suction power: 550+ CFM
Durable quality and strong ventilation at an affordable price.


Wall-mounted

Sleek European style that’s suitable for streamlined kitchens.
Mesh filter that effectively isolates the oil fumes, odors, and grease during cooking.



Island:

Popular for home remodels where a kitchen island or peninsula has a built-in stove or cooktop.
Mesh filter that effectively isolates the oil fumes, odors, and grease during cooking.

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