A kitchen hood, also known as a range hood or exhaust hood, is a device installed above a cooktop or stove in a kitchen to remove smoke, steam, heat, and cooking odors from the air. The hood typically consists of a fan or blower that draws in air and filters out grease, smoke, and other airborne particles, and then vents the filtered air outside the building.
Kitchen hoods come in a variety of designs, ranging from simple, functional models to decorative units that add to the kitchen’s aesthetic appeal. Some popular types of kitchen hoods include:
Wall-mounted hoods: These hoods are mounted on the wall above the cooktop and vent the air outside through a duct.
Island hoods: These hoods are mounted above a cooktop on an island in the middle of the kitchen and vent the air outside through ductwork installed in the ceiling.
Downdraft hoods: These hoods are installed behind the cooktop and draw the air down through a vent, which then vents the air outside through a duct.
Under-cabinet hoods: These hoods are installed underneath cabinets above the cooktop and vent the air outside through a duct.
CAD (computer-aided design) blocks are digital representations of real-world objects that can be inserted into architectural drawings. In the case of kitchen hoods, CAD blocks allow architects to easily incorporate the device into their designs and ensure that the hood is correctly placed and sized for the kitchen. By using CAD blocks of kitchen hoods, architects can save time and ensure accuracy in their designs.