In 2020, families started spending more time in the kitchen than they had in decades. If your family is among the many who love passing time at home in this common hub, you already know that having the best appliances can make all that cooking much more enjoyable. It’s true that state-of-the-art refrigerators and stoves get a lot of attention, but if you want to keep the air in your home as clear as possible while you cook, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of a great stove hood when you're designing or renovating your kitchen.
Vented hoods come in a range of styles and colors with many different features. If you think the noise is a problem with typical stove hoods, then try an option like the Cosmo 5MU30 model with smooth, quiet operation. If you're working your way up to complete smart home capabilities, check out the Cosmo QS75 to control this kitchen hood with your smartphone. Here's our take on some of the best stove hoods on the market.
Best Overall: Broan-NuTone 413004 Stainless Steel Ductless Range Hood Insert with Light
The Broan-NuTone 413004 stainless steel ductless range hood insert with light occupies a sweet spot between function and price. It easily and efficiently removes odor and smoke from your kitchen while providing light, and it can be ADA compliant with certain modifications. Over 750 reviewers give this range hood five stars for how well it performs and how elegant it looks.
Best Value: Broan-NuTone Range Hood Insert with Light
For a quality range hood at a seriously value price, you can’t go wrong with the Broan-NuTone range hood insert with light. This hood tucks neatly under a cabinet, ventilates effectively, and provides excellent light coverage. Nearly three quarters of reviewers give this one five stars for its simplicity and function, as well as its incredible price.
Best for Easy Cleaning: Hauslane Chef Series Pro Performance Stainless Steel Slim Under Cabinet Range Hood
The Hauslane Chef Series Pro Performance stainless steel slim under cabinet range hood could easily become your best friend in the kitchen. It performs exceptionally well as befitting a high-end hood, easily clearing the air of grease, smoke, and scents. It also boasts sleek style for days. But its most outstanding feature is its ability to turn steam into self cleaning. Sixty-nine percent of reviewers give it five stars for its efficiency, effortless cleaning, and quiet given its powerful fans.
Best Use of Modern Technology: Cosmo QS75 Under Cabinet Range Hood
Gourmands with taste for high-tech will adore the Cosmo QS75 under cabinet range hood. This state-of-the-art range hood does everything you’d expect a hood to do (remove unpleasant smells, provide light for cooking, etc.) while unexpectedly allowing users to control it using a smartphone. Sixty-one percent of reviewers give it five stars for its amazing function and the convenience of control through an app.
Best Slim Design: Cosmo UC30 Under Cabinet Range Hood
If your modern kitchen demands sleek, minimalist accents, check out the Cosmo UC30 under cabinet range hood. This range hood is effective, yet it doesn’t take up excess space above your stove. It’s energy efficient, yet it works powerfully and has plenty of options. Reviewers rave about how well this range hood performs even with its slim profile. They also spoke highly of the energy efficient LED lights, and the convenience of using dishwasher-safe permanent filters.
Most Versatile Installation: Broan-NuTone F403004 Two-Speed Four-Way Convertible Range Hood
It’s always nice to have options, and the Broan-NuTone F403004 two-speed four-way convertible range hood gives you four options for optimal installation, both ducted and non-ducted. It’s easy to use and even easier to clean, and you can count on the powerful fan to make cooking more pleasant. Nearly two-thirds of reviewers give this range hood five stars for looks, function, and versatility. Said one pleased user: "For the price and flexibility it can’t be beat."
Best Touch Screen: Hauslane Chef Series 30" Stainless Steel Under Cabinet Range Hood
Touch screens give you more convenience, and the Hauslane Chef Series 30" PS18 stainless steel under cabinet range hood adds the function of a touch screen to an already quality range hood. It’s efficient and energy saving, and the touch screen puts control at your fingertips. Sixty-two percent of reviewers give this one five stars for its power and easy use. They touted its heavy duty dual fan, solid construction, good looks, and easy installation provided it fits (so make sure to measure before buying).
Best Basic Range Hood: Proline Wall/Under Cabinet Range Hood
If you’re searching for an unfussy, yet high-end model, the Proline wall/under cabinet range hood is the one for you. This versatile hood has LED lights to illuminate your kitchen, and four speed dual blower for powerful ventilation without a lot of noise. Reviewers like the streamlined look of its low 5" design, but love how well it clears the kitchen of smoke, unwanted scents, and more.
Best Modern Design: Perfetto Kitchen and Bath 30" Convertible Wall Mount Range Hood
To add a striking, European aesthetic to your kitchen, give the Perfetto Kitchen and Bath 30" convertible wall mount range hood a look. The chic, contemporary build combines stainless steel and tempered glass for a eye-catching design sure to elevate any kitchen, and reviewers found it to be efficient and functional, with a three-speed fan and easy cleaning filters. Not to mention gorgeous. "It adds a little razzle dazzle," said one user.
Quietest: Cosmo 5MU30 30" Under Cabinet Range Hood
Shhhhhhh. If you want to reduce noise in your kitchen, listen up. The Cosmo 5MU30 30-inch under cabinet range hood is a sleek, space-conserving pick that’s a standout thanks to its most notable feature: a super quiet fan. Reviewers love the function and value of this affordable hood, praising its good looks and hushed but high performance.