With newer kitchens trending more and more toward professional grade cooking appliances – especially large gas ranges – it’s more important than ever to have proper ventilation. Ducted range hoods improve indoor air quality, keep kitchens cleaner, and even help lower heating and cooling costs. Of course, not all models are created equal, and there are a few features to look for s
Kitchens are increasingly becoming the entertainment hub of the home, and entertaining has become more casual. Instead of formal dining rooms, these days people are turning to kitchen islands for a place to seat their guests. In fact, full sized, custom kitchen islands – complete with a built in range – are one of the most desirable additions to a kitchen with an open floor plan. But i
Sleek, modern kitchens are the big “it” thing right now – stainless steel appliances, granite or concrete counters, and modular MDF cabinetry. But if you like something a little homier, or if you live in an older home where a modern decor just wouldn’t jive, it might be time for you to consider investing in vintage kitchen appliances. Done right, a retro kitchen is w
It’s usually the first competitors in the market that nab the generic name – xerox, kleenex, jacuzzi, tupperware – but whether or not you call your range hood a Vent-A-Hood, these pioneers in range hood technology still bring something unique to the table. The secret’s in the fan. Vent A Hood range hoods all come standard with their patented “magic lung” centrif
I never understood range hoods. It’s that one appliance in the kitchen that’s always sort of there, but unlike a lot of other kitchen fixtures, I never really questioned why. Especially since a lot of the ones I’ve had have been pretty old and ratty, to me they’ve always been those things you turn on if your pasta boils over. But if you’re wondering whether or not you
They are a breath of fresh air in the world of design. These Elica range hoods come in designs that tell the story of their maker’s foresight and talent. They are gorgeous, unique, efficient, and clever additions for any kitchen. In a country where we are encouraged to express our individuality, Americans often desire a style that’s a little different. Elica makes each of their range h
Of course we know the obvious benefit, that range hoods ventilate odor and smoke from the kitchen. The other benefits of a range hood include preventing grease deposits all over the kitchen. It also sucks out the heat that emanates from the stove, which is particularly nice in summer. Best of all, the ventilation prevents that awful chain of events in my apartment where the room gets all misty, th
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