Round Up: Kitchen Rangehoods

Round Up: Kitchen Rangehoods

Jenny Butler
Nov 17, 2009

We're very excited that our kitchen renovation is happening THIS WEEKEND. A couple of weeks ago we rounded up our favourite splashbacks and this week all eyes have been on rangehoods. See our favorites below the jump.

While trying to decide what look we were after in our kitchen we just added up the pros and cons. Our absolute favourite rangehood was the Smeg IS505 [image 1]. Cylindrical and simple this good looking rangehood gets more complicated with it's $2,200 price tag per cylinder. At times we found ourselves drawn towards the more industrial looking rangehoods, bold statement pieces with large intakes but these were much more expensive. We also liked a streamlined look with the rangehoods built into the overhead cupboard, particularly when they're not visible like in image 7. As attractive as they are, the display models we saw had very poor suction. Glass rangehoods are attractive but their forever visible grease and dust would drive us batty. So what did we decide? After all that we chose a simple stainless steel rangehood just like that seen in image 10. After all the different models we looked at, we found this had the best suction and was within our budget. Do you have a preferred rangehood style? What has worked best for you?

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3. Eric Haeberli of We Love Jam
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5. Kitchen Tour: Virginia and Mateo's Just-in-Time-for-Baby Brooklyn Renovation
6. Julie's Well-Loved Family Kitchen
7. House Call: Greg Natale's Moody Apartment
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10. House Tour: Natalie, Nicholas and Arthur's Circus

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