Last Updated: 9/5/2023
Author: James Zhao, Sr. Tech Specialist & Alex Park, Product Specialist
When you're redesigning or upgrading your kitchen, one of the critical appliances that might not get as much attention as it should is the range hood. The debate between under cabinet range hood vs. wall mount is one many homeowners face.
If you're looking to optimize your kitchen's airflow and aesthetic, then understanding the benefits and drawbacks of each type of range hood is essential. In this blog, we’ll help you make an informed decision by comparing the two based on multiple factors such as efficiency, design, cost, and more.
Read on to learn more or shop FOTILE’s collection of range hoods today.
A range hood, also known as a vent hood or extractor hood, serves an essential function in your kitchen. It is installed above the stove or cooktop and helps remove smoke, odors, heat, and airborne grease particles generated while cooking.
Range hoods not only keep your kitchen smelling fresh but also extend the longevity of your appliances and improve indoor air quality throughout your home.
Under cabinet range hoods are installed directly under the cabinets above your stove. These are some of the most commonly used types of range hoods and come in various styles and sizes. Like all kitchen appliances, some advantages and disadvantages come with each product.
Here are some for under-cabinet range hoods.
Wall-mounted range hoods are attached directly to the wall and often come with a chimney that helps vent the exhaust outside your home. These are typically seen in modern or contemporary kitchens.
When comparing an under-cabinet range hood to wall-mounted options, some critical distinctions can influence your buying decision. Let’s examine these differences across multiple factors, such as size, ventilation capabilities, aesthetic appearance, noise level, and price range.
When it comes to the battle between an under-cabinet range hood vs. a wall-mounted range hood, FOTILE offers stellar options for both. Our collection of range hoods offers effective ventilation and elevated kitchen designs.
If you’re searching for an under-cabinet range hood that eliminates odor at a 99% rate and separates grease at a 94% rate, all while being the perfect, ultra-slim size to fit under your kitchen cabinets, then the FOTILE Pixie Air UQS3001 is the model you’re looking for.
This sleek under-cabinet recirculating range hood features an intelligent air management system that automatically detects and removes harmful gasses and is controlled by push button controls.
Plus, FOTILE’s WhisPower Technology allows the range hood to deliver a more powerful CFM performance due to our Capture-Shield Technology that creates a Venturi effect. This model also features an optional Recirculation Kit so ducted range hoods can be converted to a ductless range hoods for more flexibility.
While some kitchens may only fit an under cabinet range hood, others have more space for wall mount range hoods that cover 7.2ft ² of cooking area (5-6 stove burners).
FOTILE’s Model EMS9026 wall-mounted range hood comes in black tempered glass and stainless steel options, has a touchscreen operating system, and owns a 92.5% grease separation rate and a 97% odor elimination rate.
There are 3-speed settings with the EMS9026, including Auto Turbo Mode, and the range hood uses FOTILE’s WhisPower Technology to capture a higher CFM. Additionally, the Manually-Adjustable Captur-Shield Technology can lower this range hood's plate to capture cooking fumes, so there’s no chance smoke can escape into your kitchen.
There are many complexities about range hoods, so here are a handful of frequently asked questions to help you decide which range hood suits your kitchen best.
Selecting the perfect range hood doesn't have to be a daunting task. Whether you're leaning towards an under cabinet range hood or considering a wall-mounted option, each has its own set of advantages and drawbacks that cater to different needs and preferences.
FOTILE specializes in offering a broad range of high-quality kitchen appliances, including both under-cabinet and wall-mounted range hoods. Our team is always ready to assist you in making an informed decision that aligns with your requirements and budget.
Experience efficient ventilation and elevate the aesthetics of your kitchen by shopping for FOTILE range hoods today.