Clearing the Air
The focus on health and wellness continues to gain momentum in everyday life, and indoor air quality is recognized as a key element in that story. Proper ventilation is a critical component in keeping the air clean and clear, and range hood manufacturers are rising to the challenge, introducing units that clear smoke, grease, odors and other pollutants from the air.
The latest kitchen ventilation products deliver powerful and quiet function. Connectivity allows users to operate range hoods remotely, and sync options mean hoods can react to whatever the range is delivering into the air.
–Bluetooth connectivity and Wi-Fi capabilities allow hoods to react and adjust ventilation speeds according to cooking and air quality.
–Stainless steel is still a leader in finishes, but darker metal finishes, such as black stainless, are gaining steam.
–Inserts provide powerful ventilation within casings that can be customized to kitchen designs.
–Brighter colors and even pattern are turning range hoods into statement pieces in the kitchen.
–Smart range hoods can send notifications to cell phones and other smart devices, allowing the user to operate and monitor from remote locations.
–A variety of metals, including stainless, copper and brass are being used in combination and as accents in range hood design to add a little bling to the space.