The Experts



It looks like everything is set in the kitchen department. As Deb ticks items off her checklist, Emily hints on an important purchasing consideration that most people skimp on: rangehoods!

We already know how important having a rangehood in the kitchen is. “You don’t want all those cooking vapours not being extracted properly and going back clinging to the walls and furniture,” explains Emily.

For Deb’s dream kitchen, she knows that she wants the rangehood to be integrated, concealed, and ducted out to the external wall to suit the kitchen layout. Another thing to worry about would be the noise.

Emily notes some important things when it comes to rangehoods:

  1. Go for the same size as or slightly larger than the cooktop so to properly catch all the cooking vapours
  2. Turn it on prior to (not halfway through!) your cooking to correct the airflow
  3. Proper ducting with no bends – Bends should be taken into consideration when designing the ducting syste as bends with sharp edes and too many angles greatly reduce air throughput and cause higher noise levels in the kitchen.

Bonus tips

  1. Calculate the air throughput for the room before you buy your rangehood, as the room volume of the kitchen and the air change are both key factors.
  2. Find out which hood is suitable for which cooktop. If you already know your cooktop type and size, the rangehood can be selected to suit your cooking habits.
  3. Have you decided between extraction or recirculation? This list gives you the most important criteria for consideration when choosing the right mode for you.

Find out more rangehood basics in Miele’s Rangehood Guide.

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1 Comment


    March 11, 2017 at 1:42 am

    The layout of your kitchen largely dictates the type of range hood you can use. To choose the right size range hood, be sure that any model you consider is at least as wide as the cooking surface it goes above. Here are the types of range hoods to consider.

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