The latest range hoods and kitchen ventilation products are sleek and stylish, crafted in finishes and shapes that blend well with popular stainless steel appliances. Graceful arcs, glass accents, and brass trim highlight the latest designs.
Viking. Designed for use with the company's Designer Series of appliances, this rear downdraft rests flush with the cooking surface when not in use. The unit features four ventilation speeds, a remote-mounted control, a delay-start feature, and a filter alert. (888) 845-4641. www.vikingrange.com.
Exhausto. The BESF ventilator is mounted at the exit of the duct, offering high-performance ventilation and quiet operation. The fan can be used for any type of kitchen hood, wall-mounted or island, and also can be used for downdraft units. (800) 255-2923. www.exhausto.com.
Caldera. Matrix range hoods can be controlled with the same touch controls used to operate the company's cooktops. The hoods are available with mix-and-match options or in a modular option that can be integrated with cabinetry. (800) 725-7711. www.calderacorp.com.
Zephyr. Inspired by the shape of a martini glass, the Torino range hood features a cylindrical stainless steel body and an oval, hand-blown glass canopy. The unit includes six variable speeds, touch-pad controls, dual two-level halogen lights, and a delay-off option. (888) 880-8368. www.zephyronline.com.
Broan-NuTone. The European-styled Rangemaster RM52000 features a 370-cfm centrifugal blower, a multi-speed slide control, halogen lighting, and a dishwasher-safe filter. The unit's telescopic flue accommodates ceilings from 8 to 9 feet; an extension flue for higher ceilings is available. (800) 558-1711. www.broan.com.
Sirius. Crafted in Fabriano, Italy, this line of range hoods offers quiet operation, a dual high-torque 600-cfm centrifugal fan, four fan speed settings, and halogen lights. The units are available with a wash warning, 10-minute timer, heat overload sensor, and wireless remote control. (716) 853-0045. www.siriushoods.com.