Budget Friendly Wall Mount Range Hoods?

murphysfOctober 19, 2012

Hello

I am doing minor upgrade to an original kitchen (haven't demoed yet). The home is located on the San Francisco Peninsula and was built in the mid 1950s. The kitchen is original and could use a complete remodel however we have a 6 month old and 2 1/2 year old and can't afford it at the moment nor can we have the kitchen down for a long time.

Most likely I will remodel the kitchen in about 7-10 years after we save some $ and the kids are older. Therefore I do not want to spend a lot on this minor upgrade.

The scope of my upgrade is to cut out a cabinet and install a dishwasher. I am also going to remove the 4 1/4" tile and replace the counters and backsplashes with Granite.

So far I purchased a dishwasher, sink (KRAUS), garbage disposal, and faucet. I also bought a new 30" gas range (Frigidaire)

I currently have a 8" or 10" Blo-Fan Fryne round ventilation fan in the ceiling, that is as old as the home.

I am thinking of getting a wall mounted range hood and wanted to know what's is out there that is decent to good quality without costing a lot. I don't mind it was made in China. Actually the Kraus sink (made in China) that I got is really nice and the price was great.

I am looking for budget friendly brands to research as well as discount online sellers.

I saw a Summit Range Hood by Valore at Costco Online for $379, its 600cfm. Not sure if this is a good deal or if I can do better?

http://www.costco.com/Summit-Range-Hood-by-Valore.product.11526772.html

Any ideas of what brands to look at as well as discount online sellers would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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dcarch7

Hi, welcome!

That is a very good hood, IMHO, good enough for permanent installation, unless you don't care for the design.

My criteria for hood selection:

1. Style - this is up to you.

2. Maintenance - Stainless steel is easy to clean and will work with any color scheme now or in the future. Washable filter is good.

3. CFM - 600 CFM is good enough for normal cooking. Multi-speed fan saves heat and air conditioning if the hood is ducted.

4. Noise level - This hood has a quiet fan.

5. Hood light - this hood has two 50W halogen GU10 bulbs, they are very bright. Don't turn them on if you don't need them. They only last about 2,000 hours and expensive to replace. I don't like halogen bulbs over cooking, you may want to replace them with GU-10 LED bulbs. Halogen bulbs are pressurized and can shatter if grease collect on the bulb.

6. Durability - should not be an issue, if they use a non-ventilated induction motor, otherwise it will be a problem.

Good luck and let us know what you end up doing.

dcarch

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 8:39AM
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jadeite

You would get a lot more feedback if you posted your question on the Appliances forum. You can also search there for range hood threads since this topic comes up regularly.

Cheryl

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 9:24AM
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