Making the right choice for kitchen ventilation

[ 0 ] July 8, 2012 |

One of the last kitchen appliance choices that customers make is often the ventilation system. It is, nevertheless, a very important choice. The reason that the kitchen is the most frequently painted room in a house is because of wall discoloration or grease buildup, often caused by ineffective ventilation.

The considerations on choosing your hood or vent include ducting method, vent type, location, vent volume (cfm), sound level, style, and as always budget.


  • Hood ducting methods may be to the outside or it may be re-circulating.
  • Hood vent types include undercabinet mount, wall mount, island hood, liner inserts, and downdraft
  • Vent location will vary from blowers located inside the hood enclosure or located remotely.
  • Vent hood volume is determined by the volume of air at a certain speed = cfm = cubic feet per minute.
  • Sound levels for hoods are measured in sones.
  • Hood styles vary greatly. An attractive hood vent can be a focal point of the kitchen
  • Hood prices can vary from a production budget model to a luxury European built custom hood costing thousands of dollars.

As you can see, there is much more to making a good vent hood selection than meets the eye. Avoid making the mistake of choosing a vent hood that won't do the job you need. To review the selection of hoods at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center click on the links below for the vent hood type of your choice:

Undercabinet Hoods

Wall Mount Hoods

Island Hoods

Liner Insert Hoods

Downdraft Hoods

Consult the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center to make the right ventilation choice. Call or visit today:

Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center
12025 Ventura Blvd. Ste B-105
Studio City, CA 91604
PH 877 696-2987
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