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Under cabinet and built-in range hoods

Bulit-in range hoods are hidden behind a cabinet front so it blends in with the rest of your kitchen. It gets rid of steam, grease and cooking smells just like a regular range hood. Most of our hoods offer you the choice of a charcoal filter that recirculates air or the ducting system to vent outside.

Upgrade your kitchen with an under cabinet range hood

Is it time to replace your current range hood, or are you updating your exhaust system as part of a major kitchen renovation? Either way, IKEA has affordable under cabinet range hoods to clear the air and shine a light on your cooking. Read our helpful tips below!

Select ducted vs. ductless range hood systems

Ducted under cabinet range hoods expel air outside of the home via ventilation ducts. Recommended for serious home chefs, they help keep you cool and comfortable while cooking and entertaining by aggressively exchanging heat, smoke, and humidity for a breathe of fresh air. And you don’t have to settle for a noisy range hood that makes it impossible to enjoy good conversation or your favorite music while cooking. Choose a ducted system with an inline fan that operates up inside the ductwork instead of directly over the stovetop for a quieter kitchen.

Ductless under cabinet range hoods are an option when existing ductwork is inconveniently located or the cost of installing new ducts is too expensive. Since they can be easily installed anywhere in the kitchen, they can make additions like a new kitchen island much more affordable and manageable. While not as effective as ducted range hoods, they use a suction fan with charcoal filters to trap grease, debris, and odors while recirculating cleaner air.

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Select the right range vent filter

Most ductless under cabinet range hoods require filters. For proper ventilation, you need 100 CFM (cubic feet per minute) for every 10,000 BTUs generated by your stove—or every 250 square feet of kitchen. Get the right HVI (Home Ventilating Institute) certified charcoal filters to keep grease and airborne debris at bay. Six-month filter replacement intervals are recommended.

Match your kitchen style

For a clean, minimalist look, go with an under cabinet hood mounted almost invisibly within your wall cabinet. When you’re ready to cook, just pull out the hood’s bottom area. Looking to make a bolder statement in the kitchen? Choose a semi-integrated range hood that soaks up even more cooking fumes and odors thanks to a larger extraction area that will add the look of a professional kitchen. Match black stainless steel range hoods with the modern, opulent look of quartz countertops. Or consider white range hoods to match soft white and cream cabinets for a farmhouse aesthetic. 

Choose the right range hood dimensions

At minimum, you want your range hood to be as wide as your cooking surface. Plan on cooking often? Frequency and type of cooking—say lots of frying and sautéing—means a wider range hood is best. Most under cabinet range hoods are at a height 30-36 inches away from the cooking surface. Any further and they lose their effectiveness. Lastly, you want a depth that covers all your back burners while giving you the space up front to let your cooking skills sizzle.

Find the right under cabinet range hood for your stovetop

Choosing a built-in range hood for gas versus electric stoves is as simple as looking at the output in BTUs. After adding up the output of all four burners, remember that you’ll need 100 CFM of ventilation for every 10,000 BTUs generated by your stove. Gas stoves, which produce more heat, will require more extraction power or CFMs. You can also increase the width of your hood by 3 inches on each side to increase uptake.

Plan ahead to make installation simple and easy

If you’re integrating your range hood into your cabinets, start by measuring dimensions. Also consider if you’re going with existing ductwork or if your renovations require a ductless range hood. While ductless under cabinet range hoods are the easiest to install, existing duct work can make for an easy install with any range hood—as opposed to installing a ceiling mounted hood for a new kitchen island.