Cooking - Hoods - Downdraft Range Hoods
Keeping your kitchen clean can be a big challenge, especially if you ignore all the steam, smoke, and grease that flies into the air while using your cooktop or rangetop. A range hood can provide the ventilation you need to help keep your kitchen clean. But if your kitchen layout cannot facilitate a standard updraft range hood, you may want to consider a downdraft range hood.
Downdraft range hoods are installed behind a cooktop to reverse the direction of rising fumes, smoke, and steam downward. These hoods feature a motor built into the base cabinet the pushes fumes outside via metal ducts. Because of this design, downdraft range hoods can only be used with drop-in cooktops, and are typically used in island kitchen configurations. That said, many downdraft range hoods still feature multiple circulation settings and fan speeds like standard rand hoods. This type of hood is perfect if you don’t like the design of an island range hood, or if other hood styles just don’t work in your kitchen.
Consider Universal Appliances and Kitchen Center for all of your range hood needs. We offer an impressive selection of the best downdraft range hoods from the top brands including Gaggenau, Dacor, Miele, Wolf, KitchenAid, Viking, Thermador, and Jenn-Air. Browse our range hood collection to find the perfect choice for your kitchen.