Are ZLINE Range Hoods Good? - ZLINE Range Hood Review

Are ZLINE Range Hoods Good? - ZLINE Range Hood Review

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Yes, ZLINE is an industry leader with an extensive selection of range hoods available in a variety of sizes, styles, and mount types. ZLINE range hoods offer exceptional performance, durability, and style, at an affordable price making them a great choice for any kitchen and they provide a good benchmark for what to look for in a range hood. We’ll be exploring the performance, affordability, durability, style, and ease of use of ZLINE range hoods in further detail below.

As a company, ZLINE got its start when founder Andrew Zuro could not find a range hood that was up to his standards. Fast forward to the present day and ZLINE has expanded into ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, and more, but the range hood still remains one of their top products and they continue to revolutionize the industry.

ZLINE Range Hood Insert in Farmhouse Style Kitchen

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What is a Range Hood?

The range hood is often overlooked when building or remodeling a space, but it is an essential part of any modern kitchen. Range hoods help remove smoke, odor, heat, moisture, and grease from the air while cooking and are recommended for fire safety and air quality. 

Range hood performance is primarily based on the size, ducting type, filters, and ventilation power offered by the fan and motor. A range hood should match or exceed the width of the cooking surface it covers and should be equipped with a fan and motor offering an appropriate CFM (cubic feet per minute) rating. To calculate what CFM rating you need for your range hood, add the total number of BTUs (British thermal units) your cooking surface provides and divide the total by 100. For example, a 10,000 BTU range would need a 100 CFM range hood.

If you’re considering purchasing a new range hood, you may be wondering where to get started in your search. Here are 5 key metrics you should look for while shopping for a new range hood.

1. Performance

ZLINE range hoods are available in sizes ranging from 24 inches to 60 inches with up to 700 CFMs, meaning ZLINE makes range hoods suitable for ranges and cooktops up to 60 inches wide and 70,000 BTUs. With high-performance 4-speed motors, ZLINE range hoods offer outstanding ventilation performance in the kitchen. Additionally, ZLINE range hoods come with dishwasher-safe stainless steel baffle filters to make cleaning easier.

700 CFM Range Hoods

2. Affordability

With a commitment to providing affordable luxury without compromising on performance, ZLINE manufactures some of the most budget-friendly range hoods on the market. With a wide variety of models at different price points, finding a ZLINE range hood at the right price is easy. ZLINE also offers hundreds of kitchen appliance packages that include range hoods at an additional discount for bundling between $299 - $1500. We also offer custom kitchen packages so that you can pick the exact appliances your kitchen needs.

ZLINE Kitchen Package with Range Hood, Range, Dishwasher, and Refrigerator

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3. Durability

Range hoods are used frequently and for extended periods of time, making durability an important factor. By using high-quality materials like 430-grade stainless steel and solid pine wood for their range hood housing, ZLINE makes sure that every range hood they manufacture is built to last. Should anything go wrong, ZLINE stands by all its products with a 3-year parts warranty, and a lifetime warranty on all motors.

ZLINE also introduced a proprietary finish they appropriately named DuraSnow (Dura is short for durable). DuraSnow is available on most ZLINE kitchen appliances including range hoods. DuraSnow range hoods retain the classic look of stainless steel but have additional durable enhancements such as a fingerprint-resistant property and the ability to effortlessly diminish scratches created from everyday wear and tear.

ZLINE DuraSnow Range Hood in Kitchen

DuraSnow Range Hoods

4. Style

Style might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about range hoods but as one of the largest appliances in the kitchen, it’s important to find a range hood that matches your style. With a variety of styles to choose from including island mount, under cabinet, wall mount, and insert, ZLINE range hoods can be placed virtually anywhere in any kitchen. They also offer a huge selection of finishes like black stainless steel, copper, and wood with crown molding available. ZLINE takes range hood customization options even further with their Autograph Edition, which adds elegant accents in gold, champagne bronze, or matte black.

ZLINE Autograph Edition Black Stainless Steel and Gold Range Hood

Autograph Edition Range Hoods

5. Ease of Use

When it comes to kitchen appliances, we here at Rustic Kitchen a Bath have found that it’s best to keep things simple. ZLINE range hoods come with an easy-to-use button panel and display so you can get right to cooking without any complicated operation. Plus, ZLINE Range Hoods are ETL Listed and have one of the easiest installations in the industry.

In summary, if you’re in the market for a new range hood you should look at 5 key metrics — performance, affordability, durability, style, and ease of use. We highly recommend considering ZLINE range hoods because of their success in each category with over 300 different options.

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