The newest kitchen range hoods combine powerful blowers with sleek good looks. The latest models evacuate smoke and odors efficiently while providing a stylish accent for the kitchen.
Kenyon Custom. Now available in a 36-inch-wide unit, the Sirocco under-cabinet slider range hood features a blower that slides out of the upper cabinet for use. The hood is operated by a four-speed mechanical slide control. The unit is also available in 24-inch and 30-inch widths and uses fluorescent lighting. (860) 664-4906. www.kenyonappliances.com.
DCS Appliances. Euro Vent Hoods (shown) are available in 30- and 36-inch widths, and the Euro Downdraft system is available in a 36-inch width. Both feature 600 CFM blowers, dishwasher-safe filters made of 304 stainless steel, and halogen lighting. The systems eliminate grease, smoke, and odors, says the maker. (800) 433-8466. www.dcsappliances.com.
Air King. The Vision Series range hood features an electronic touch pad control, a four-speed motor, a blower delay timer, and a "clean filter" indicator. The quiet-operating series is available in 30- and 36-inch widths and in white, bisquit, black, or stainless steel. (877) 304-3785. www.airkinglimited.com.
Fantech. The SHL Series Stainless Steel Range Hood Liner is available in 36-inch and 48-inch sizes and features variable speeds, halogen lighting, and removable aluminum filters. The liner is pre-wired to work with the company's fans. (800) 747-1762.
Abbaka. Available in stainless steel, brass, copper, or combinations of these metals, the Craftwork range hood features accents such as mirror-polished and brushed finishes, a scalloped breast plate, and an offset bottom apron. (800) 548-3932. www.abbaka.com.
Vent-A-Hood. New range hood liners can be customized with wood, plaster, or tile panels or covers. Featuring the maker's patented Magic Lung centrifugal blower system, the hood liners provide up to 300 CFM and remove up to 99% of grease, smoke, and odors from the air, says the maker. (972) 235-5201. www.ventahood.com.
Broan. Featuring multi-speed push button controls, two-level halogen lighting, a delay timer control, and dishwasher-safe filters, the Best K30 range hood operates off a high-efficiency motor that blows up to 500 CFM of exhaust. To accommodate ceilings higher than 9 feet, the ducted telescopic flue can be fitted with an extension. The hood is available in stainless steel, black, and white. (800) 558-1711. www.broan.com.
Gaggenau. The AH600 range hood uses multiple fans to create a backflow of air that completely rids the kitchen of cooking smoke, odors, and vapors, says the maker. Three 50-watt halogen bulbs provide targeted illumination on four different level settings. (800) 828-9165. www.gaggenau.com.
Rangecraft. Universal Inserts for wood hood covers or panels are available in stock sizes or can be custom sized for wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted, or island applications. The fan is available in 600, 900, or 1200 CFM options. All inserts come with the maker's micro baffle filters and halogen lights. (877) 724-6637. www.rangecraft.com.
Zephyr Ventilation. The newest addition to the Europa Collection, the Milano range hood comes in an all-stainless finish and a combination of hand-blown glass canopy with stainless steel chimney. The hood features 715 CFM blower operation, a six-speed fan, and a 15-minute delay-off function. (888) 880-8368. www.zephyronline.com.