How Does a Kitchen Rangehood Work?

Once you see what a kitchen rangehood does, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Mounted to either your ceiling or to the wall above your stove, a kitchen rangehood will likely be the focal point of your entire room. So, is it worth all of the hype?


But to appreciate the full power of these accessories, you have to understand how they work.

A kitchen rangehood is designed to grab onto fumes that are generated as you’re cooking — like steam that comes out of a pot of boiling water or smoke that comes out of a piping-hot pan. Rangehoods funnel these fumes up and away from the room (which is why they’re wider at the bottom). In fact, a good kitchen rangehood will be wide enough to cover the entire perimeter of your stove. That way, it can catch any and all fumes!

What happens once the fumes go into the funnel?

Each kitchen rangehood has fans mounted inside of it. Those fans do one of two things — they’ll either push the fumes into a special duct and out of your home completely, or they’ll filter the grease out and push clean air back into your kitchen.

Luckily, you can adjust the speed of your fans so that they can tackle both big and small amounts of fumes, smoke, and steam.  That way, they can tackle big stinky messes or even just basic kitchen humidity!

Fans inside some rangehoods can operate at four different speeds. That way, it’s easy to find a speed that’s perfect for your mess!

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What if you’ve got a filtering rangehood?  Do you have to maintain it?

Yes. You’ll have to adjust the filter from time to time. Luckily, you can get replacements right from your manufacturer. For example, Fisher & Paykel rangehoods use special filters that are made out of 12 layers of micromesh. Since they are so specialized, you won’t be able to get them anywhere else.

That little bit of maintenance is well worth it, though. With their sleek stainless steel finish, Fisher & Paykel rangehoods offer substance AND style. They’ll work hard for you and look great doing it!

This guest post was written by a kitchen enthusiast, Olivia Slamut who always try to make the most of her kitchen appliances!

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