Hood Size And Measurements
Hoods come in standard widths of 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 54” and 60”. Specialty hoods can span up to 66” and 70”. The width of the vent hood should be as wide as your range or cooktop for maximum performance. Hood depths vary from 12” for inserts and up to 25” for professional range hoods.
Secondly, are cooker hoods a standard size?
Cooker hoods are available in a range of widths — 60cm and 900cm being popular. Large 120cm-wide cooker hoods are available for use with range-style cookers. 50cm cooker hoods are also available for more compact kitchens. Your cooker hood should ideally be either equal to or bigger than the width of the hob.
Moreover, do I need a hood over my stove?
Do I need a range hood for a gas stove? Yes. Gas stoves produce intense heat and smoke, so you need a kitchen fan that can vent heavy cooking exhaust outside your home. Buy a range hood that is at least 900 CFM to keep your kitchen air clean and fresh.
How do I choose a range hood?
Measure the distance from the top of the range to the bottom of the cabinets or the ceiling above the range. Install hood vents at least 18 inches above an electric range and 20 inches above a gas range. Choose a hood vent with a height that will not place it lower than recommended.
How to measure for vent hood dimensions
- Step 1: Measure the width of your cooking surface. …
- Step 2: Measure the width of the area between the cabinets. …
- Step 3: Measure the height of the space above the cooking surface. …
- Step 4: Measure the depth of the cooking surface.
Most range hood manufacturers recommend mounting your range hood between 20 and 24 inches above your kitchen range, but we recommend at least 28 inches for our professional-quality, powerful vent hoods.
We recommend purchasing a hood that is more powerful than 400 CFM, but the casual cook might be able to get by with 400. Most 400 CFM hoods are manufactured cheaply at big box stores, so they are not very durable.