The Best-Selling Range Hoods on Amazon (not just for Induction)

In the market for a range hood?

Amazon is a great place to buy one. Here's why:

  • Best prices around
  • Full warranty plus the option to purchase an Amazon extended warranty​
  • Can purchase with or without installation
  • Free shipping
  • Excellent customer reviews to guide you to the right purchase.

​And more. 

Here, I've put together a list of the best-selling range hoods on Amazon. These hoods have the best reviews and the greatest number of reviews.

Like so many products on Amazon, the least expensive hoods have the greatest number of reviews. Unfortunately, this doesn't always mean they're the best products. (See Can You Trust Amazon Reviews?) This is particularly true with range hoods, which require fairly heavy-duty parts (fans and ducting, for example) to properly exhaust cooking gases, grease, and odors. For this reason, I've included some more expensive hoods with fewer reviews for comparison.

These best-selling range hoods on Amazon are divided by type, so you can browse them all or just skip to the one you're interested in by clicking in this table:​

Best Sellers at a Glance (Table Summary)

These tables--for under-cabinet, wall-mount, and ceiling-mount--provide a quick summary of the most popular and best-selling range hoods on Amazon:

Best Selling Under-Cabinet Range Hoods on Amazon​

Model

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 Type

Size

Rating

App. Price

Broan 41000 Series

Non-ducted

Many sizes

no CFM given​

>$100

Kobe Brillia

Non-ducted

30-in., 36-in.

400 CFM

$400

Broan QS1 Allure

Ducted or
Non-ducted

Many sizes

220 CFM

>$200

Proline PLJW

Ducted

(install as
under-cab. OR wall mount)​

30-in., 36-in.

600 CFM

$350+

Best Selling Wall-Mount Range Hoods on Amazon​

Model

 Type

Size

Rating

App. Price

Z Line

Ducted OR
Non-ducted

(many models available)​

30-in., 36-in.

760 CFM

Start around
$320

KBC STL75

Ducted OR
Non-ducted

30-in.
412 CFM

$200

KBC HA75

Ducted or
Non-ducted

30-in.

412 CFM

$200

Cavaliere SV218B2-30

Ducted

30-in.

900 CFM

$250

Proline PLJW

Ducted

(install as
under-cab. OR wall mount)​

30-in., 36-in.

600 CFM

$350+

Best Selling Ceiling-Mount (Island) Range Hoods on Amazon​

Model

 Type

Size

Rating

App. Price

Golden Vantage

Ducted OR
Non-ducted

30-in.

400 CFM

$420

Firebird 30-in.

Ducted OR
Non-ducted

30-in.
400 CFM

$310

AKDY 36-in.

Ducted OR
Non-ducted

36-in.

400 CFM

$300

What a Range Hood Does

A range hood is an exhaust fan you install over your cooktop that pulls up air and exhausts it outside (in the case of ducted hoods) or filters and recirculates it back into the kitchen (in the case of non-ducted hoods).

Here's what this accomplishes:

  • Removes a large amount of cooking grease and other particles
  • Removes cooking odors
  • Removes hot cooking air 
  • Reduces condensation and steam in the kitchen.

In doing all of this, range hoods perform a rather important function: a range hood can greatly improve indoor air quality.

By removing smoke, grease particles, and chemicals created in the cooking process, a range hood can greatly improve indoor air quality.

Tips for Using a Range Hood

  • If possible, choose a hood with a perimeter a few inches larger than your range. This ensures the best possible conditions for the removal of cooking fumes and grease.
  • Turn the fan on a few minutes before you start cooking to create air flow through the hood.​
  • Let the fan run for a few minutes after you turn off the range to pull out all the lingering cooking fumes.

How to Select a Range Hood

Here are some important considerations for choosing a range hood:​

Size

Overall Size. Size is one of the most important considerations because you want a hood that fits properly over your cooktop.

Range hoods come in the same sizes as ranges/cooktops do: 24-inch, 30-inch, 36-inch, 42-inch, 48-inch, and 60-inch. All of the best sellers on Amazon are 30- and 36-inch because these are the most common stove/cooktop sizes, but some are also available in the other sizes.

In many cases, your hood can't be any larger than your cooktop because it's limited by cupboards, windows, or other space restrictions.

However, if you have room, it's best to get a hood that extends beyond the perimeter of the cooktop by a couple of inches. For example, if you have a 30-inch cooktop but have the room for a 36-inch hood (and the budget), get the 36-inch hood. 

If you have room for a hood that extends a few inches beyond the borders of your cooktop, it will exhaust air much more efficiently than a hood the same size as your cooktop.

Height. Height--the distance from the bottom to the top of the hood--can make a difference to fan performance in a number of ways. A taller hood will extend lower down, bringing it closer to the cooktop surface, which makes it more effective.

Example of a tall range hood:

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Example of a shallow range hood:

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In general, you want the hood as close to the cooking surface as possible for obvious reasons--that is, the closer the fan is to the cooktop, the easier it can exhaust cooking fumes and particles. Most manufacturers recommend that hoods be somewhere between 24 and 36 inches above the cooktop.​

Shallow hoods are fashionable right now, and admittedly they do look great: they can update any kitchen to a sleek, modern style. They also tend to be less expensive. (Hmmm...maybe one of the reasons they're so popular?) And there are a number of them that perform really well--just be sure you're able to install it close enough to the cooktop surface to get the job done.

Most manufacturers recommend that a hood be between 24 and 36 inches above a cooktop. The installation manual for your hood will have these specifications.

Fan Type

While you're probably going to consider style and power first, you should know a little bit about the fans in a range hood and how they make a difference.

There are two types of fans used in range hoods: centrifugal or "squirrel cage" fans, and flat or "axial" fans.​ Here's what they look like:

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A centrifugal "squirrel cage" fan. (from Wikipedia)

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A "flat" or axial fan assembly for a Broan range hood. (from Amazon)

In addition to being closer to the cooktop surface, a taller hood is also likely to have the more durable and more powerful centrifugal fans. (You can read more about centrifugal fans here, on Wikipedia, if you're interested.) This is particularly true for under-cabinet mounted hoods, where there often isn't room for a centrifugal fan.

​Even with the same CFM rating, axial fans sometimes are not as powerful, or they have to work harder to produce the same exhaust, which means they're likely to wear out sooner.

Upshot? If you choose a hood with axial fans, you may want to compensate by getting one with a longer warranty and/or a higher CFM rating. 

Installation

Before you select a range hood, you have to know what will be easiest to install in your kitchen. Under cabinet? Wall mount? Ceiling mount?​ Downdraft?

The truth is, you can make just about any type of hood mount work if you're willing to pay for it. But the path of least resistance is also going to be the path of least expense.​

Ducting and electrical work is complicated stuff. (Anything that involves cutting holes in the walls of my house I consider complicated!) Unless you're doing a non-ducted hood or are very handy around the house, I recommend paying for a professional installation. It will save you hours of headaches, and you'll get exactly what you want (not to mention a warranty on the work should anything go wrong). 

You can purchase installation with all of the best-selling range hoods on Amazon, but before you go this route, make some calls. You may be able to find a local contractor for a better price.

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Whether you hire a contractor or install the hood yourself, be sure to use the duct size recommended by the manufacturer. Using the wrong duct size can restrict air flow, make the fans work harder than necessary, and make hood operation noisier. 

Cooking Habits

How you cook will also affect your hood purchase. If you do a lot of stove top cooking and a lot of frying, you will probably want a fairly powerful range hood to deal with the grease and cooking odors (e.g., at least 300 CFM for electric and induction, more if you have gas--see the "Power" section below for more info).

However, if you don't cook a lot and fry/saute very little, you can probably get by with a less powerful range hood. ​

Power

Range hood power is measured in cubic feet per minute or CFMs. This is an acronym you should familiarize yourself with well before selecting a range hood!

What's a good CFM rating? Every situation is different. Here's an excerpt from the Kitchen Source website (kitchensource.com) on range hoods that explains what you need to think about before buying:

Cubic Feet per Minute (cfm) is a measure of the volume of air being exhausted through your range hood. This measurement is always based on when the hood is running at full speed and at zero pressure, i.e. without the resistance of any ducting. Depending on its distance to the outside, the type and number of bends, and the resistance of the blow-back damper and wall plate, this output may be considerably reduced. The cfm requirement for your kitchen will depend on the type and output of your range top, the size of the hood, the positioning of the hood, plus the length and configuration of your ductwork. Every situation is different so I can only make average suggestions for the cfm required; but I can say with confidence that it is better to have too much than not enough.
Suggested CFM requirements for Cooktops:
Electric: [TRK note: this advice goes for induction cooktops too]
Generally speaking an electric cook top is low powered and should only need a range hood output between 150cfm - 300cfm. If you have an electric deep fat fryer you will need to treat it as if it was a gas stove top.
Gas:
"Regular" gas cooktops have outputs of up to around 40,000btu [British Thermal Units] and, since they are almost always used in an "against the wall" situation, you can use this simple formula to help make your choice. Calculate your cook top's btu rating by adding the power of each burner and then divide the total by 100, e.g. a 30,000btu top will require a 300cfm fan.
High Output ["Professional"]:
Professional style range tops can reach outputs akin to a small stove in a restaurant and they can generate enormous amounts of heat. The simple calculation of Total BTUs/100 = CFM (e.g. a 60,000 BTU top will need 600cfm blower) is fine in many situations, but you may need to consider more CFM:
if you have an extra long run of ducting (especially with 90degree bends).if the range hood is positioned extra high over the range top;if you cannot provide a bigger catchment area by choosing a width and depth greater that the range top - especially in an island or peninsula situation;if you want to keep the noise level down by choosing an extra powerful hood but running it at a lower setting.
Rational Kitchen tip: Because CFM is the best way to determine the capability of a range hood, don't buy one without a CFM rating.

Loudness (Sones)

Range hood loudness is measured in sones. One sone is ​about equal to the sound a refrigerator makes when running. Normal conversations are about 4 sones. If a quiet hood is important to you, be sure to compare sone ratings when shopping.

For comparison: 1 sone=40 decibels; 5 sones=63 decibels.

Sone ratings are typically given at a hood's highest output. So if a hood has a noise rating of 5 sones, that means it's 5 sones when running at its highest capacity. It will be quieter at lower speeds. (Some manufacturers provide sones at lower levels as well, which is excellent information to have.)

One drawback of a high CFM rating is noise: the more powerful the fan, the louder it's going to be. Unfortunately, a loud fan means the hood is doing its job. A high CFM rating and a low sone rating is the ideal combination--but it will cost you.

However, there are other factors that affect the loudness of a fan, as well. Improper ducting size, for example, can make fans work harder than they should and create more noise. And where the fan is located will affect the noise output as well: a fan located remotely, at the outer end of the ducting, will (obviously) be quieter than one inside the hood. Remote fan options are more costly to implement, but may be worth it to you if you desire both performance and quiet operation.

Once again, unless you're a handy person, a professional installation is the best option for the most efficient and the most quiet operation.

A high CFM rating and a low sone rating is the ideal combination.

Style

If the looks of your kitchen are important to you, you've probably started here and worked your way backwards (to performance, cost, loudness, etc.). Which is great, because it's your money, and you should have a hood style you love.

My only word of caution is to stay away from trends for their own sake--for example, "flat" or "shallow" range hoods are very popular right now, but they don't always perform as well as taller hoods because it's harder to get them close enough to the cooktop surface to exhaust air properly. Shallow hoods--particularly under-cabinet hoods--are also more likely to have the less durable axial fans; not a deal breaker, perhaps, but certainly a consideration.

It's all well and good to get a hood that looks great, and if you're going to spend the money, you should always get exactly what you want--just be sure performance and proper installation are equal parts of your buying equation. Because if a hood doesn't pull air properly, it's just a noisy, expensive prop that adds nothing functional to your kitchen landscape.

Style is important, but make sure the performance is good, too, or you'll just have a noisy contraption taking up space in your kitchen.

Extra Features​

Lighting: All range hoods have lights, and these are important for good working conditions. (Turning on the lights over my cooktop is the first thing I do when I start cooking!)​ Less expensive hoods use standard bulbs, but you can get some with halogen and LED options. These provide fabulous lighting and a great work environment. 

Some hoods have dimmer switches, which are mostly useful for ambient lighting when the work is done. If you have other sources of ambient light, a dimmer switch should be low on your priority list. However, if your kitchen lacks good lighting, this may be an important feature for you.​

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High-end LED lights, such as these in the Kitchen Bath Collection hoods reviewed below, are worth a few extra dollars.

Fan Speed: Most hoods come with at least two fan speeds. Some have three or more, and some have a dial, or "infinitely adjustable" fan speed. Fan speed options tend to increase with price. 

You need at least two fan speeds. Even the quietest range hoods can be quite loud when running at high speed, so you will want the option to run the fan at a lower (and quieter) speed. If you don't have that option, you may find yourself reluctant to turn the fan on at all. This defeats the whole purpose of having a range hood!​

All of these best-selling range hoods on Amazon have at least two fan speeds.​

Other features: Modern electronics make many other extras possible today. You can get hoods with features like automatic shutoff, filter change indicator lights, a heat sensor that automatically adjusts blower speed, and--my personal favorite--remote control (not sure why this would be remotely necessary!). 

Be sure to get the extras you want--although my only absolute recommendations are for excellent lighting and at least two fan speeds. For more information, see Range Hoods and Induction Cooking: What You Need to Know.​

And now, the best-selling range hoods on Amazon...​

Best Under-Cabinet Non-Ducted Hoods 

Non-ducted range hoods don't exhaust air. They recirculate it. The hood pulls air through charcoal filters which trap grease and other cooking particles, then sends the air back into the kitchen. This means that steam, condensation, noxious gases, and even some odors are cycled back into the house. 

For this reason, many people ​think non-ducted range hoods are a waste of money. (Here's an article that compares them to recirculating toilets--ewww.) And it's true that if you want to exhaust nasty fumes (important if you have a gas stove, but not quite as important with induction), a non-ducted hood doesn't do much.

However, if you've ever looked at a used charcoal filter removed from one of these guys, it's obvious that it does soak up a lot of cooking grease. 

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A dirty mesh filter--see all that grease?

The main advantage of non-ducted hoods is that they're easy to install. But if you desire true removal of cooking fumes from your kitchen and improved indoor air quality, this is not the hood to go with. Even so, the non-ducted hood is by far the biggest seller on Amazon. So if it's your only option, here are the two best under-cabinet mount options.

Broan 41000 Series Under-Cabinet Non-Ducted Range Hood

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Broan 413004/413604 range hood in stainless steel.

Pros: Inexpensive, several size and color options.
Cons: Recirculates air rather than exhausting it.

​Type: Non-ducted only with changeable charcoal grease trap.

Size: 24-, 30-, and 36-inch.​

Color: Stainless, although they are also available in several colors (different model numbers).

CFM rating: Not given.

Sone rating: ​Not given.

Fan: 2 speed rocker type (meaning On/Off switch operation)

Lighting: Takes up to 75W bulb (not included).​

Wattage: 75W.​

Approximate Price: $80 for 30-inch stainless. $96 for 36-inch stainless. (Price varies on other colors/sizes.)

The 41000 series is Broan's non-ducted range hood, and by far the most popular hood on Amazon. The Broan 413004​ Range Hood (30-inch model) is a no frills, affordably priced hood. It has more than 1,200 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 stars. (This is more than twice the reviews of other popular hoods on Amazon.) If your primary interest is economy, this is the hood for you. 

See also: Broan 413604 Range Hood (36-inch model).

See also: Broan F403023 Range Hood (black 30-inch).

The Broan ​41000 series comes in several sizes and colors. Here, we list the stainless hood in the 30-inch and 36-inch sizes (the most popular color and sizes); click through to Amazon on any of these links for more options. 

This non-ducted hood ​comes with a removable charcoal filter that must be changed periodically--depending on how you cook, you'll have to change it every 2-6 months (or so).

It has two fan speeds and a light that will accommodate up to a 75-watt bulb (not included).

The 41000 Broan range hoods are manufactured in China and come with a 10-year factory warranty.  Another nice feature of Broan hoods is that you can get most of the replacement parts on Amazon, as well as the charcoal filters:

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Broan charcoal filter, available on Amazon.

Check out the Broan charcoal filter on Amazon!​

This non-ducted hood has no CFM rating, so it's hard to say how well it works. It will certainly remove some grease and odors, but will recirculate steam and gases back into the kitchen. If you're a serious chef, a non-ducted hood is a last-resort option--but if it is your only option, then this is a viable choice. 

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KOBE Brillia (CHX3830SQBD-3)

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The powerful 400 CFM Kobe non-ducted range hood: is that gorgeous or what?!

Pros: Gorgeous design, powerful (400 CFM), very high quality.
Cons: Non-ducted, expensive.

​Type: Non-ducted.

Size: Available in 30-inch and 36-inch (same Amazon page for both sizes).​

CFM rating: 400 CFM.

Filter type: Baffle, with charcoal traps for grease.​

​Approximate Price for 30-inch: $505.

​Approximate Price for 36-inch: $572.

Fan: 3 speed with mechanical push-button controls.

Sone rating:​ Low speed (150 CFM)-1.2; Middle speed (280 CFM)-3.0; High speed (400 CFM)-5.0. 

Lighting:​ Two 3-watt LED lights (120V).

Wattage: 232W​.

In 2016, the Brillia took home the ADEX Platinum Award for excellence in design. This is an award given out yearly by designjournalmag.com. And I can certainly see why--the Brillia is gorgeous! It is also powerful and functional. It's one of the best looking range hoods in any category.

The Brillia is made of 18-gauge commercial grade stainless steel. Underneath its curved, streamlined design are two powerful centrifugal fans made to last for years. It has removable, dishwasher-safe stainless baffles, regarded in the industry as the best-performing filter available. It also has low-energy consumption LED lights. But maybe best of all is its quiet operation: just 1.2 sones at low speed. This is remarkable considering it has two high-powered centrifugal fans--and no ducting.

Here are the key features of the Kobe Brillia non-ducted hood (from the Kobe website):

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The KOBE CHX3830SQBD-3 Range Hood only has 5 reviews, but at this price point, that says a lot. If you can have only a non-ducted hood and want the very best, this Kobe is it.

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​Best Under-Cabinet Ducted and Convertible Hoods

Under-cabinet range hoods can also be ducted or convertible, meaning they can be installed in a number of different configurations, including non-ducted. Some can even be installed as an under-cabinet or a wall-mount.

Many of the best sellers also come in different sizes. Therefore, you can get a 30- or a 36-inch model which can be installed multiple ways.

Confused yet?

Relax; it's not all that hard to figure out. You just need to pick the model you want in the right size and figure out where the venting should go (out the back or out the top of the hood).

If you don't want to deal with all of that, you can have a professional installation done. All the range hoods on Amazon have this option, and while not cheap, it's well worth the cost if you're not too handy.

Broan QS1 Under Cabinet Hood

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The Broan QS1 Allure convertible under-cabinet range hood: people looooove this hood!

Pros: Several installation options, reasonably priced.
Cons: Only 220 CFM, halogen lights are expensive to run (but can be replaced).

Type: Under-cabinet mount, non-ducted or ducted, with 4-way convertibility (for easy installation):

  • 3 1/4” x 10” vertical discharge
  • 3 1/4” x 10” horizontal discharge
  • 7” round, vertical discharge
  • Non-ducted recirculation (requires two Clean SenseTM charcoal filters, BPSF30, sold separately).

Size: 30-inch and 36-inch.

Color: Comes in stainless, black, white, biscuit, and almond.​

CFM Rating: 220 CFM.

Filter Type: Aluminum (dishwasher safe). If installed as non-ducted, charcoal filters are required (not included).

Fan: 2 speed rocker type (meaning On/Off switch operation).

Sone Rating: 1.5 at 110 CFM, 5.0 at 220 CFM.

Lighting: Halogen (bulbs not included), with 2 setting rocker-type switch.

Warranty: 10 year manufacturer warranty.​

​Approximate Price for 30-inch: $163 (stainless).

​Approximate Price for 36-inch: $183 (stainless).

The Broan ​QS1 Range Hood is a convertible, 220CFM hood that has more than 650 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.4 stars. People love this hood.

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The Broan QS1 Allure in black over an induction cooktop.

Here are some of its features:

  • Brushed stainless steel construction.
  • High-contrast controls for ease of use.
  • One of the quietest range hoods in its class. 
  • Two fan speeds.
  • Permanently lubricated fan motor (maintenance free).
  • Two halogen lights for bulbs up to 50 W with two light levels and soft-touch control.
  • Two aluminum, baffle-style grease filters you can put in the dishwasher (For non-duct option use charcoal filter, Model BPSF30, sold separately). 
  • For non-ducted option, charcoal filters have a color indicator that alerts you when its time to change.
  • Easy installation with keyhole mounting slots, connector/backdraft dampers, and four ducting options.
  • Adjustable duct connectors for off-center ductwork and easy installation.
  • UL listed for safety and HVI certified to ensure confidence in performance ratings.
  • Free 10 year manufacturer warranty.
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Broan QS1 Allure underside--almost the entire surface can get popped in the dishwasher!

The QS1 comes in 30-inch and 36-inch sizes and several colors. It is designed for gas stoves up to 22,000 BTU, which means it should also be powerful enough for an induction cooktop. 

If you're looking for affordability and decent, middle-of-the-road performance (which may be plenty for an induction cooktop, depending on your cooking habits), this is a great choice.

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​See also these similar models on Amazon (all with excellent reviews):

Broan QML30SS Stainless 30-inch Range Hood (200 CFM, ducted or non-ducted convertibility)

(about $180):​

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Broan QML30SS stainless range hood (200CFM, ducted/non-ducted, 30-inch only).

Broan 403004 Stainless Steel Ducted Only 30-Inch Range Hood (160 CFM) (about $80)

Broan 403604 Stainless Steel Ducted Only 36-Inch Range Hood (160 CFM) (about $95)

Broan 423004 Stainless Ducted only 30-inch hood (190 CFM) (about $87)

Broan 423604 Stainless Ducted only 36-inch hood (190 CFM) (about $110):

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Broan 403001 ducted-only 160CFM (42000 model similar).

Proline PLJW Under-Cabinet or Wall-Mount Ducted Range Hood

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The Proline PLJW under-cabinet or wall-mount hood.

Pros: Under-cabinet OR wall-mount, very powerful 600 CFM, great style, easy to clean, excellent YouTube instructional videos.
Cons: A little pricey at around $350.

Type: Under-cabinet or wall-mount, ducted only.

Size: 30- and 36-inch (same Amazon page).

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 600 CFM.

Filter Type: Dishwasher safe stainless baffles.

Fan: 4 speed dual blower.

Sone Rating: 5 sones at max output (600 CFM).

Lighting: Two 1.5W LED lights

Warranty: 3 year manufacturer warranty.​

​Approximate Price for 30-inch: $350

​Approximate Price for 36-inch: $370.

This is a fabulous hood, and a Rational Kitchen best pick!

Proline is one of the best names in range hoods. They make several hood types, and the PLJW is the best-seller on Amazon, with more than 70 reviews and an average rating of 4.0 stars.

At this price point, this is a lot of reviews. People are spending money on this hood! And you get a lot of great features for the money, including great looks, easy installation options, and at 600 CFM, one of the most powerful exhaust fans available. 

Here is a short video describing the Proline PLJW:​

Here are some of the Proline PLJW's great features:​

  • 10-in. x 3-in. rectangular duct which can be ducted out the top or the back.
  • Stainless steel baffle-type filters, dishwasher safe
  • Dual blower with 4 speeds
  • Energy efficient 1.5 W LED Lights
  • 5.0 sones at max output (600 CFM). This is one of the quietest blowers available.
  • Standard 110v 60hz (USA and Canada Certification)
  • Slim contour, 5-inch height saves space and has streamlined appearance.
  • 3 year limited manufacturer guarantee.
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Proline PLJW Underside--it's all LED lights and easily removable baffles for easy cleaning.

If you're looking for top-of-the-line performance, bold style, and easy installation options, the Proline PLJW is the hood for you.

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Best Wall-Mounted Hoods

Wall-mounted hoods mount against a wall that has no cabinets. Thus, there is a chimney that goes to the ceiling, and the exhaust can typically be installed through the wall or ceiling. Some of these can even be installed as recirculating--that is, non-ducted. (In this case, the chimney is just for show.)

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Wall-mounted hoods can be ducted through the ceiling, but they must sit against a wall (not above an island).

​Wall-mounted hoods look great and are currently "all the rage" in kitchen design. (Just watch any home makeover show on HGTV to see what I mean.) They come in many styles and have many options for power and extra features.

Here, we review the top four most popular and best-selling wall-mount hoods on Amazon.

Important: In installing wall-mounted and ceiling-mounted hoods, you may need extra ducting (for example, if you have a very high ceiling). Be sure to figure this out before buying! Manufacturers provide kits and will help you determine what extras you'll need--if any--for a good installation.

Z-Line Wall-Mount Range Hood (Multiple Styles Available)

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The Z-Line KL3 Z Stainless Range Hood. 

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The Z-Line KN Range Hood with glass canopy.

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The Z-Line KE Range Hood.

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The Z-Line KB Range Hood.

Pros: Comes in many different styles, powerful 760 CFM rating.
Cons: A few reviewers complain of loud fans and cheap parts. 

Type: Ducted or non-ducted.

Size: 30-inch and 36-inch. Some models also come in 42-inch and 48-inch.

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 760 CFM.

Filter Type: Stainless steel baffles (dishwasher safe). Charcoal filters available for non-ducted installation.

Fan: Centrifugal, 4 speed settings (280 CFM, 400 CFM, 580 CFM, 760 CFM).

Sone Rating: 1.2/2.6/4.2/6.5.

Lighting: 2 LED lights with high and low setting (2V/3V).

Approximate Price: Varies depending on model/size, but starting around $270.00.

Warranty: 3 year warranty on parts only. Lifetime warranty on fan.

​Z-Line is a family-owned kitchen and bath company based in the USA. They are known for quality products and superb customer service. Their hoods have a reputation for easy installation. Check out Z-Line's quick video on this:

When you go to the Amazon page for the Z-Line range hood, you'll see that there are many style and size options available. Thus you may think it's a little misleading to say that this range hood has more than 350 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.1 stars. 

However, despite the different styles, all of the Z-Line hoods have the same internal parts, the same warranty, and pretty much the same installation procedure. So whichever hood you choose, you can be sure you're getting a quality product in the exact style you want. 

​Here are some of the features of the Z-Line hoods:

  • Configured for both ducted and non-ducted (recirculating) installation.
  • Dishwasher safe stainless baffles. Charcoal filters for non-ducted also available.
  • Adjustable LED lights (high/low).
  • Quiet 6.5 sones at max (760 CFM) speed.
  • Powerful 760 CFM fan with 4 speeds.
  • Constructed of 21-Gauge 430 brushed stainless steel.
  • Fits ceiling heights 7- to 14-ft with optional chimney short kit or extension kit available.

Z-Line also has a lifetime warranty on their fans, which is nothing to sneeze at. They're a top-notch manufacturer and will work to make sure you're happy with your purchase. (And it doesn't hurt that their hoods have fabulous style, too!)

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The Z-Line KL3 installed.

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Kitchen Bath Collection STL75 Wall-Mounted Range Hood

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Kitchen Bath Collection STL75 Wall-Mounted Stainless Range Hood.

Pros: Reasonably priced, adjustable chimney for easy installs.
Cons: Some complaints about noisy fan and "weird" to use buttons.

Type: Ducted or non-ducted (recirculating); charcoal filters included for non-ducted install.

Size: 30-inch.

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 412 CFM.

Filter Type: Aluminum micro-cell, dishwasher safe. Charcoal filters included for non-ducted install.

Fan: 3 speed settings, max 412 CFM. UL certified motor.

Sone Rating: 48-58 decibels (about 2 sones at lowest speed and 3 sones at highest speed).

Lighting: Two LED lights.

​Approximate Price: $200.00

Warranty: 1 year limited manufacturer warranty. Void if not installed according to specifications.

Kitchen Bath Collection is a reputable maker of range hoods with a good reputation for reliable products and great customer service. The KBC STL75 Range Hood is an Amazon best-seller, with more than 240 reviews and an average rating of 4.0 stars. Most complaints about this hood are that it's noisy.

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The KBC range hood control panel: attractive, well-lit, and easy to use.

Best Features: One of the best features of the KBC hoods is that they come with most parts for a complete installation. The chimney is adjustable, so you rarely need another kit to install it. It also comes with the charcoal filters for a non-ducted installation. It has excellent modern style and at 412 CFM, offers enough power for most cooks' needs. ​

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Kitchen Bath Collection HA75 Stainless Hood with Glass Canopy

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The Kitchen Bath Collection HA75 30-inch hood with glass canopy.

Pros: Great looking hood with 412 CFM, adjustable chimney for easy installs.
Cons: Glass canopy could be hard to keep clean.

Type: Ducted or non-ducted (recirculating); charcoal filters included for non-ducted install.

Size: 30-inch only.

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 412 CFM max.

Filter Type: Aluminum micro-cell, dishwasher safe. Charcoal filters included for non-ducted install.

Fan: 3 speed settings, max 412 CFM. UL certified motor.

Lighting: Two LED lights.

Sone Rating: 48-58 decibels (about 2 sones at lowest speed and 3 sones at highest speed).

​Approximate Price: $200.00

Warranty:​ 1 year limited manufacturer warranty. Void if not installed according to specifications.

The Kitchen Bath Collection HA75 is pretty much the same hood as the STL75 above. It has the same internal parts, the same installation procedure, as well as the same great installation kit which includes an adjustable chimney and charcoal filters for a non-ducted application. 

This hood has more than 150 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 stars. That's really impressive. People love these Kitchen Bath Collection hoods!

The HA75 has a fashionable glass canopy, which is primarily an appearance thing. ​And I love, love, love how this looks! It's very stylish, very on-point design right now.

However, I suspect the glass canopy could be a small nightmare to keep clean. The groove between the glass and the stainless could be a grease trap-- and that glass might show every smudge and fingerprint!

If you truly love it, then this is great style and performance at a really excellent price. However, the all-stainless hood above (the KBC STL75) might be a more practical choice.

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Cavaliere SV218B2-30 Range Hood

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The Cavaliere SV218B2-30 Range Hood: simple, functional, and very, very powerful.

Pros: Excellent price for the power.
Cons: Some reviewers complain of noise and don't like how the buttons work.

Type: Wall mount. Ducted only.

Size: 30-inch. (See a Cavaliere, 860 CFM model on Amazon here.)

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 900 CFM.

Filter Type: Dishwasher safe aluminum mesh filters.

Fan: 4 speed, 218W dual chamber centrifugal motor.

Sone Rating: 25dB- 56dB (about 0.5 - 3.0 sones).

Lighting: LED, 2 settings.

​Approximate Price: $250.00

Warranty: One year manufacturer warranty on parts.

The Cavaliere SV218B2-30 Range Hood offers classic design that goes in any kitchen as well as more power than most people will need for a 30-inch cooktop (900 CFM--wow!). It's always good to have too much than not enough, though, particularly if your ducting is long and/or has a lot of bends in it. The more ducting, the more power you need to achieve good results. So if  you're in that situation, this is a really excellent choice for the money. 

Features:

  • Made of heavy duty 19 gauge stainless​ steel.
  • Telescopic chimney to fit up to a 10-foot ceiling without extension kit.
  • 6-inch diameter ducting.
  • Timer on fan you can set to come on/shut off.
  • Auto shutoff timer programmable from 1-15 minutes.
  • Dimmable LED lights.
  • Ultra low noise level with only 3 sones (56 dB) at max power.
  • Touch-sensitive keypad with blue LED lighting.
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty.
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Cavaliere Hood underside.

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The powerful Cavaliere fan.

With more than 50 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.2 stars, this powerful Cavaliere hood comes highly recommended. 

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Proline PLJW Wall-Mount/Under-Cabinet Range Hood

This hood can be mounted under a cabinet or on the wall. See review in Under-Cabinet section above.

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Best Ceiling (Island)-Mounted Hoods

Ceiling-mounted hoods have gained popularity in recent years for a couple of reasons, First, people love islands, and it's really fashionable right now to have your cooktop on an island (and the oven often against a wall). Second, and more importantly, they are a better option than the old choice for an island cooktop, the downdraft vent. 

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A custom ceiling-mounted hood over an induction cooktop.

Here I review three of the best-selling ceiling-mount range hoods on Amazon. Two are 30-inch and one is a 36-inch (although you may be able to find the models in different sizes on the manufacturer's website).

Interestingly, all three of these offer an optional ductless installation, which means the chimney is basically for show (or, I suppose, to hold the fan in place over the cooktop). Once again, I recommend a ductless installation only as a last resort because the hot air, steam, and cooking fumes mostly get recirculated back into the kitchen rather than vented outside.

If your interest is better indoor air quality, throw down for the ducted install. You won't regret it!​

Golden Vantage Island Mount Range Hood

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The Golden Vantage Ceiling-Mount fan for islands: handsome and powerful.

Pros: Great design, powerful 400CFM blower.
Cons: A little spendy at around $420.00.

Type: Ceiling-mount, ducted or non-ducted installation.

Size: 30-inch. (See a Golden Vantage 36-inch island hood here.)

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 400 CFM.

Filter Type: Aluminum mesh filter, dishwasher safe.

Fan: 3 speed, 198W motor, centrifugal.

Sone Rating: About 5 sones at max fan speed (400CFM).

Lighting: Four 1.5W LED lights

​Approximate Price: $420.00

Warranty: 3 year manufacturer warranty.

Certification: ETL Compliance with US and Canada Safety Standards.

​The Golden Vantage 30-Inch Island Mount Range Hood is a beautiful piece of kitchen design. With its sturdy stainless construction and curved glass canopy, it would blend seamlessly into any modern kitchen decor. 

Features include 4 dimmable LED bulbs and a blue-backlit LED control panel, brushless stainless finish, ​and a single filter for easy cleanup. (Charcoal filters for ductless installation sold separately.) The 198W motor is super quiet at 5 sones on max fan speed (400 CFM).

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Golden Vantage underside (filter removed) showing fan and 4 LED lights.

Note that to install this hood, you need a ceiling between 8- and 9-feet high. The duct size is 6-inch diameter and the minimum drop-down height is 30 inches.

I love the looks of the glass canopy hoods, but I think they might be harder to keep clean than an all-stainless design. Other than that, this is a great hood and a solid performer at 400CFM.

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Firebird 30-Inch Island Mount Range Hood

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Firebird Island/ceiling mount range hood.

Pros: Good-looking, powerful range hood.
Cons: Some reviewers complain of bad installation instructions.

Type: Ceiling/island mount. Ducted or non-ducted installation options.

Size: 30-inch only.

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 400CFM.

Filter Type: Dishwasher safe anodized aluminum mesh filters. Charcoal filters for non-ducted install (included).

Fan: 3 speed, 150W centrifugal motor.

Sone Rating: About 5 sones at max fan speed (65dB).

Lighting: Four 2W LED lights.

​Approximate Price: $310.00

Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty on parts.

Model No: RS-668is2-75.

​The Firebird 30-Inch Island Mount Range Hood looks great, has a powerful 400CFM blower, and offers easy installation that probably won't require an extra kit. Charcoal filters are included for a ductless install option. 

Other features include a telescopic chimney for easy installation with an average 8-9-foot ceiling, 6-inch diameter ducting (the most commonly found), 23 gauge brushed stainless steel, and teflon-coated fan blades that prolong fan life and aid with this hood's super-quiet operation.

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Firebird underside, filter removed, showing fan and four LED lights.

This is an all-around well-built, quality range hood that has more than 20 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.1. These are excellent numbers at this price point!​

If you love this hood and want to avoid some of the installation headaches that people have complained about, here's a YouTube video put out by AKDY (the makers of this hood:

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AKDY Island Mount Range Hood

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AKDY Island Hood (36-inch).

Pros: Great design, reasonable price.
Cons: At 400 CFM, may not be enough for some 36-inch cooktops (although stellar for a 30-inch).

Type: Island/Ceiling mount. Ducted or non-ducted options available.

Size: 36-inch only.

Color: Stainless.

CFM Rating: 400 CFM.

Filter Type: Three dishwasher safe stainless steel baffle filters. (Handles for easy removal!) (Charcoal filters for ductless install not included.)

Fan: 3 speed, 170W centrifugal motor.

Sone Rating: About 5 sones at max fan speed (65dB).

Lighting: Four 2W LED lights.

​Approximate Price: $300.00

Warranty: 3 year manufacturer warranty on parts.

Certification: ETL Compliance with US and Canada Safety Standards.

The AKDY 36-inch Island Mount Range Hood has great looks and, at 400 CFM, a good amount of power for an induction cooktop (although maybe not quite enough for a gas cooktop of this size). I love the flat, angular design, and I absolutely love that the filters have handles on them for easy removal!

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Those are handles poking out of the bottom!

​It also has a clean, simple control panel with pretty blue backlighting. This makes operation a snap.

To install this hood, you must have an 8-9 foot ceiling and use 6-inch diameter ducting. The minimum drop down height is 22 inches. If you do a ductless installation, the charcoal filters are sold separately.

This is a great-looking, super quiet, quality hood with enough power for an induction range. If you're looking for an island hood for an induction cooktop, this one has it all--and it'll be easy to clean, too! ​

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A Word About Downdraft Hoods

Downdraft hoods are the least popular on Amazon, and with good reason: they're expensive, and not as effective as overhead hoods. Hot air rises--and with it, cooking odors, fumes, and grease--so the downdraft is constantly fighting gravity. It will have to work very hard to exhaust the air; much harder than overhead hoods.

Having said that, the technology, according to the Kitchen Source website, has improved in the past few years, so a downdraft isn't nearly the kitchen fiasco it once was. 

Even so, I decided not to review any here. There just aren't enough products with good reviews on Amazon. And the ones that are there are expensive. In fact, ceiling mount hoods, even with installation included, are going to be more effective and less expensive than the downdraft hoods on Amazon.

If there's a demand for more info on downdraft hoods, I'll do some reviews. For now, my best advice is, "Buy a ceiling-mount hood."

Summary

These best-selling range hoods on Amazon are top sellers for a reason. If you're in the market for a range hood, Amazon is a great place to start your search.

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