Vitals

How much does it cost? Prices vary, depending on size, functionality, and style. A basic 30-inch hood can be had for under $100, while a custom copper 60-inch ceiling-mount chimney-style one can go for more than $20,000. Most mid-priced, high-style hoods can be found for around $1,000.

DIY or hire a pro? Swapping in a similar unit is a simple job that requires basic electrical work to connect the wiring. To install a new vent, you'll need to cut holes in the walls, ceiling, or roof and run ductwork. This could be a project for an experienced DIYer or might best be left to a contractor.

Where to buy? You can order a variety of hoods online or find them at appliance retailers, showrooms, restaurant suppliers, and home centers.

What about maintenance? Experts recommend cleaning the filters after every 30 hours of use—typically every month or two—to keep a hood running smoothly.
Ask TOH users about Ventilation

Contribute to This Story Below