How well is a range hood suppose to work?

Gigi_4321February 10, 2012

I had my 1500 cfm range hood installed 33" above my range. It worked well, but I wanted it a little higher so moved it up to 37" above the range. It seems to work just as well, even while wokking. I'm wonder if, with the venting on, you should not be able to smell any food odor outside the range area?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

"I'm wonder if, with the venting on, you should not be able to smell any food odor outside the range area?"

Most likely, especially if the food has a strong odor that can easily be picked up.

Capture is rarely 100% except in a commercial kitchen with large fans and a very large air flow.

The volume of the kitchen can be expelled in 4-5 minutes if needed to ensure cooking odors do not enter the dining area of the facility.

By providing good volumes of make up air smells are kept under control.
The air flow is arranged so it goes from the dining area and into the kitchens, and then out.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2012 at 10:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vgkg

You say "range hood" but what type is it? A good one exhausts to the outside, a worthless one (like the one I have) just sucks in the air over the range, runs it thru a worthless carbon filter (which is rarely changed by home owners) and blows it back into the room.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2012 at 10:21AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Under counter water filters…again
I've lurked here for over a year and have learned so...
motherwallace
New Water Softener problem (Fleck 5000 ProFloSXT)
Hello, I recently moved into a home that uses well...
djt511
softener is not using up salt
I have hard well water (35 gpg, 0.5ppm iron, pH 7.0,...
deepdrop
Marble shower panels valve replacement :( !!!
We have a couple of bathrooms with a single handle...
Vamsi Kodavanty
what brand water softener
have 2400 sq ft rancher on town water. do not have...
questionoftheday
Sponsored Products
WhiteHaus WHQDB542 20 in. Double Basin Farmhouse Sink - WHQDB542-WHITE
Hayneedle
Traditional Chrome Thermostatic Shower Faucet Valve Dual Control
Hudson Reed
Tolomeo Mega Wall Light by Artemide
$730.00 | Lumens
Cirrus Ceiling Fan with Optional Light by Modern Fan Company
$368.00 | Lumens
Mythos Taupe and Red Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
$368.00 | Bellacor
30" Cesena Series Stainless Steel Wall-Mount Range Hood - 900 CFM
Signature Hardware
XtremeAIR 36 Inch Wall Mount Stainless Steel Range Hood PX03-W36
eModern Decor
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Kas Rugs Rugs Abstract View Brown/Black 2 ft. 2
$69.97 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™