An invention that has become a staple in kitchens all over the world in more recent times is range hoods. Range hoods, or more commonly known as extractor hoods in the United Kingdom, are devices specially designed to keep the air in your kitchen fresh and clean.
Stubborn smells in the air caused by cooking or any of the other various activities carried out in the kitchen can easily become a turn-off for many hygiene-conscious homemakers. Range hoods can easily suck out this type of unpleasant smells and odors from your kitchen and then pump it right out of your home. Certain models are also specially designed for apartments and work by cleansing the drained air before re-circulating it into your home.
Range hoods are typically placed above your cooking stove and are about the size of a small table. You do not require a big range hood for your kitchen unless you do very heavy cooking and produce a lot of smoke and smell. Otherwise, small, quality range hoods are more than sufficient to handle your every need.
One problem with range hoods that used to keep them from being installed in people’s home is the fact that they seem rather bulky and out of place. For the aesthetically concerned home owner, a huge extractor hood can cause the overall appeal of the kitchen to starkly fall and this cannot be allowed. However, newer range hoods are being sold on the market these days, many of which are stylishly designed.
Range hoods are typically priced at a couple of hundred dollars although higher end, top quality models can cost much more. Range hoods are an essential item for every home kitchen and if you do not have one yet, perhaps it is time you head down to your nearest electronics store and get one.