If you tired of coming home and still smelling yesterday's supper, a good range hood can help you and your house breathe better. Decide what features you want for your particular kitchen since under cabinet range hoods come in a variety of color, styles and price ranges. Available features include fan speeds, light settings, thermostat control, exhaust timer and ductless range hoods. Most models can easily be installed by homeowners.
Kenmore makes several models of under cabinet range hoods, ranging in price from $225 to $600. The Kenmore 5234 costs approximately $225 and features 2 fans and thermostat controls. The ductless unit was rated among the top under cabinet range hoods by consumers online at the Consumer Search website (www.consumersearch.com). Find Kenmore appliances at Sears and Kmart stores of their websites.
Maytag offers many under cabinet range hood styles in a variety of prices. The Maytag UXT5430A, moderately priced at $340 to $400, features 3 fan speeds and 2 light settings. The ductless unit includes an exhaust timer. Find this Maytag model at most appliance stores, Lowes, Sears and online.
Whirlpool Gold GZ7730XG
The ductless Whirlpool Gold GZ7730XG comes with 3 fan speeds and 1 light setting. This model does not feature an exhaust timer or thermostat control. Prices for this economy model range from $200 to $250. Find this model at Lowes, Sears, some small appliance stores and online.
Moderately priced at $460 to $540, the ductless KitchenAid KITU705R has 1 light setting, 3 fan speeds. Consumers find the KitchenAid easy to clean and use, an important element for those with little time for maintenance. Buy it at most home improvement stores, appliance stores and online.
The Broan U1021 offers all of the options available in under cabinet range hoods. This model has 4 fan speeds and 2 light settings. U1021 features include a thermostat control, exhaust timer and is ductless. Priced among the more expensive models be prepared to pay between $865 to $1,050. Find this model at home improvement stores and appliance stores.
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