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Picking the Best Range Hood Mount Type

Picking the Best Range Hood Mount Type

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Picking the best range hood mount type can be a huge part of building or renovating your kitchen. You’ll want to find the best finish and style to match the decor and theme of your home, but what type of mount should you use? Finding the right mount installation is an essential part of picking a hood and can be daunting, as there are multiple options to choose from. Here are some of the most known mounting styles as well as some of our favorites in each. 


Wall Mounted Range Hoods:


Picking the Best Range Hood Mount Type


Wall mounted range hoods are one of the most common mount types. Just as its name suggests, the range hood is mounted directly to the wall right above the range in order to capture fumes from cooking. Wall mount range hoods come in a variety of different finishes so it’s easy to find the perfect match, no matter what style your kitchen is. 

One of our current favorites is the ZLINE Wooden Wall Mount Range Hood in Walnut. It brings both elegance and power to the table with its hand-finished wood walnut paneling and a powerful high-performance 4-speed motor. It's also simple to clean thanks to its dishwasher-safe stainless steel baffle filters.


Under Cabinet Range Hoods:


best range hood mount type

Under cabinet range hoods are one of the best range hood mount types for those who want to keep their current cabinetry or need extra storage. These are similar to wall-mounted range hoods except there is no chimney. 

One of our favorites is the ZLINE Recirculating Under Cabinet Range Hood. It is made with a durable 430-grade stainless steel and comes with ZLINE’s lifetime motor guarantee. What we love the most about this range hood is the fact that it’s a recirculating hood, which eliminates the need for any ductwork and keeps the above cabinets free for whatever you might need.





Sometimes you want your kitchen to be your own all the way down to one-of-a-kind hoods. An insert allows you to have your own custom-made hood built, and then add in your insert to make it functional. 

We suggest the ZLINE 20.5" Ducted Wall Mount Range Hood Insert for those looking to get a highly efficient yet wallet-friendly insert. This insert is designed to fit seamlessly into your custom hood, and provides powerful performance all while remaining very quiet. It has an easy-to-use control panel and also meets current make-up air requirements which can be required in some small kitchens or kitchens with poor ventilation.


Island Range Hoods:



Some kitchens feature a layout where the range or range top is placed in the center of a kitchen island. In cases like this, an island range hood is the best range hood mount type. Since the range hood isn’t located near any walls, this hood is mounted directly into the ceiling and is sure to be one of the most eye-catching pieces in your kitchen.


Our favorite island mounts is the ZLINE Island Mount Range Hood in DuraSnow® Stainless Steel & Glass. It features ZLINE’s signature Durasnow® Stainless Steel, a stainless steel finish that is fingerprint-resistant, with a glass hood that will complement any modern homestyle. Its powerful motor will keep your kitchen fume-free and its built-in LED lights will ensure you have no troubles cooking at any time of the day.


No matter what mount style your kitchen needs, The Range Hood Store offers a wide selection of finishes and styles of each of these types of range hoods. Contact us if you need assistance with finding the best range hood for your kitchen, as our Customer Service Department is ready to help with any questions that you might have! 

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