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Range Hoods & Downdraft Ventilation

Find your perfect range hood.

Breathe easy in your kitchen.

From subtle under-cabinet installations to dramatic kitchen statement pieces, your perfect range hood is here.

Here’s why you need a range hood.

Range hoods remove cooking odors, condensation, smoke, steam and heat from your kitchen. Plus, they help to keep grease from building up on your stove, countertops and ceiling.

How to choose a range hood.

Best Buy carries a wide range of range hood styles with an even greater range of features. Here are some things to keep in mind while shopping:

  • Vented hood installations move kitchen exhaust to the outside of the home. Non-vented (or ductless) installations recirculate air back into the kitchen, typically passing through a charcoal filter that absorbs smoke and odors. A vented range hood is typically considered more effective at clearing the kitchen air.
  • Your kitchen size and configuration can help to sort your priorities when choosing a hood type. If your room is large and you cook often, choose a hood with a stronger blower and more speeds to take care of excess odors.
  • Take advantage of new technology: some models feature Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capability and others come with remote controls. Check out heat-sensing range hoods that can adjust the fan speed to the temperature of the stovetop, or models with a timer.

Shop range hoods by type

Whether simple in design or dramatic like a chimney hood, this type attaches to the wall above the stove where there is a break in your cabinetry.
A focal point in your kitchen, this hood hangs from the ceiling over your island cooktop.
Simple and effective at saving space, these hoods mount directly under kitchen cabinetry. Slim models are available for very tight spaces.
Over-the-range microwave
This type of microwave, mounted above your stovetop, often contains a built-in air ventilation system.
Down-draft ventilation
Using a filtration system that installs near or behind your stovetop, downdraft vents are useful when your range is in an awkward area or you want it to be visually subtle.

Selecting a range hood.

Which vent is right for you?

While designed to fulfill a simple purpose, a range hood is often one of the most visible parts of your kitchen. Some call range hoods a vent or a hood, while others know them as stove hoods or oven hoods. However you refer to it, this one piece can say a lot about your sense of decorating style as well as the importance you place on cooking. You’ll want to find a range hood that fits the character of your home and exhausts air effectively based on the way you use your range. No matter the size of your kitchen or your cooking skills, Best Buy has a variety of range hoods to meet both your culinary and your budget needs.

Range hood considerations.

First and foremost, you’ll need a range hood that’s designed for the exhaust opening in your kitchen. Some range hoods are made for mounting on the wall or under a cabinet, while others are made to stand alone as an island range hood.

Next, think carefully about the maximum air flow you’ll need from your range hood. Range hoods with an air flow below 300 cubic feet per minute (CFM) are sufficient for most home cooking on a moderately sized electric cooktop, which produces less heat. Gas ranges generally require range hoods with at least 300 CFM of airflow. If you have a high-output range and you often find yourself cooking on all burners, you’re going to need a range hood that pumps out 600 to 700 or more cubic feet per minute.

Finally, think about finish and features. Depending on the other appliances in your kitchen, you can choose silver, white, black and stainless range hoods. Beyond that, ask yourself whether you want features like integrated lights, a removable grease filter, variable ducting, a temperature sensor, delayed shutoff, or remote control on your range hood.