Hoods are necessary to properly ventilate your kitchen, but that doesn't mean that all hoods are equal. We recently came across the full range of hoods from A-Line Appliances and we were suitably impressed.
All of the hoods by A-Line Extraction are very sturdy and robust. If you need a range hood in a different width, then A-Line will custom build you a hood if your kitchen has non-standard dimensions. They come in a variety of models, from wall-mounted, island-mounted, or recessed.
Almost all A-Line extractors come with a newly designed filter, which has a lifetime warranty. Instead of just trapping the particles, it treats them with a plasma-based oxidation process, which neutralizes them completely, at least this is what the manufacturer claims.
The Horizon model has a sort of Bauhaus influence and comes in a variety of widths, from 3' to 6.5'. The Telescopic extractor range has got a pull-out canopy. Lastly, the Sky is a motorized retractable extractor, than is completely made out of stainless steel. It rises and recesses automatically, thanks to a remote control. The Integra is a sleek celing mounted model.
We really like these range hoods, but needless to say they are expensive. They are currently available in the UK and will probably be available soon in the US. They are available at Bradshaw Appliances.