Stainless steel is one of the most popular metal types for range hoods. Styles range from simple and streamlined to contemporary and elegant—complementing a wide variety of kitchen styles. Here is some more information to help you decide if stainless steel the right choice for your range hood.
The cost of a stainless steel range hood depends on the size, quality of materials used, and the number of extra features that are added. Stainless range hoods can cost from $200-$1500 or more. Get a couple price quotes from licensed installers to learn more.
One of the most durable metals available, stainless steel is a great option for everything from appliances to range hoods. It will easily look great for years to come.
Maintaining a stainless steel range hood requires a bit of work, but the task is made significantly easier if it’s cleaned on a regular basis. To get rid of tough grease, use a sponge to apply vinegar to the greasy areas. Scrub in a circular motion until the areas are clean. For the rest of the range hood, use a cleaning solution of 1/3 vinegar, 4-5 drops of dishwashing detergent and water. Spray down the range hood and wipe dry with paper towels.
The CFM rating comes with all range hoods, including stainless steel models, and tells you the amount of air that is moved per minute in cubic feet. The amount of air that the unit will actually move once installed in your kitchen will depend on how airtight the room is.
Stainless steel range hoods come in wall-mounted styles as well as styles designed for island ranges. There are options available with lights to highlight the range top, different types of fans, and other functional aspects, such as fan speed choices and automatic shut-off.
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