Budget Friendly Wall Mount Range Hood

murphysfOctober 19, 2012


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?


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


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Check out Signature Hardware dot com They have lots of hoods and reasonable prices. They are imports. I have purchased from them and find them nice to deal with.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 6:22AM
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Check out Kobe hoods, which give a lot of bang for the buck. My preference is baffle filters instead of mesh filters. The Costco Summit hood you linked has mesh filters. Mesh filters tend to clog with grease which diminishes the hood's efficiency quickly. Baffle filter hoods typically cost more, but I believe the added expense is very worthwhile.

You mention you are replacing a fan in the ceiling. Does that mean you will be installing new ductwork for this wall-mount chimney hood? If so, try to install an exhaust duct that is 8". Most hoods (though not all) with 600 cfms or more require an 8" duct. If your duct is smaller than that, your hood will be less effective and more noisy through no fault of the hood. Having said that, there are hoods that are made to fit 6" ducts, just not as many of them.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 8:32AM
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A friend of mine bought a 30" ENJEN wall range hood $279 from ebay it looks nice, the seller gets great reviews and shipped quickly. It looks awesome and comes with everything needed for install. It can also be ducted or ductless. I will post pictures once she gets it installed in the next couple weeks.


    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 9:11AM
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