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13 range hood trends and features for 2024

Range hoods can help remove smoke and odors from your kitchen while you're busy making your family’s favorite meal. Read this guide to learn more about range hood trends and the features available on different models.

Range hood trends to look for this year

As kitchen designs continue to evolve, range hoods also become more stylish as well as functional. Whether you are looking for a particular finish or a certain style, there is likely a range hood to match your needs. Read on to learn more about range hood trends to look for this year.

Downdraft range hood

1. Downdraft range hoods

Downdraft range hoods are concealed to offer a seamless and integrated ventilation solution. Staying level with the countertop when not in use and rising above the cooking area when activated makes them the perfect addition to a kitchen island with a cooktop. Downdraft range hoods direct smoke and odors downward, channeling them into the ductwork beneath the floor. There are often options for recirculating kits, as well.

Whirlpool® Range Hood over a Gas Range

2. Canopy range hoods

Suspended from the ceiling, canopy range hoods often require ductwork in the ceiling. They are typically finished on all sides and not only serve a functional purpose but also make a bold style statement. Available in a variety of finishes, a canopy range hood might be the perfect addition to your kitchen island.

Under-cabinet range hood over a range

3. Under-cabinet range hoods

Under-cabinet range hoods provide discrete ventilation and a seamless, built-in look. Although they are smaller than other range hood options, they still offer powerful ventilation. The ductwork can either be placed in the wall or in a cabinet above the hood.

Microwave hood combination

4. Microwave hood combination

A microwave hood combination might be the best choice for you if you want to make the most of your space. Not only do microwave hood combinations provide ventilation for the cooktop below, they can also cook food and save space on your countertop.

Stainless steel range hood over a cooktop

5. Stainless steel range hoods

Stainless steel range hoods blend seamlessly with your stainless steel appliances to create a full kitchen suite that matches your taste. Stainless steel is a versatile and timeless choice that won’t easily go out of style and will help give your kitchen a modern look.

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6. Fingerprint-resistant stainless steel

Fingerprint-resistant stainless steel is a game-changer in kitchen appliance aesthetics. Designed to combat smudges and marks, this innovative finish maintains the sleek look of stainless steel while helping reduce the visibility of fingerprints. A fingerprint-resistant stainless steel range hood can stay cleaner and retain its polished appearance, even in a kitchen bustling with family and friends.

What range hood features are available this year?

Range hoods have many features available to help ventilate your cooking space. Select Whirlpool® Range Hoods come with the following features:

  • LED Task Lighting: Bright, long-lasting LED Task Lighting makes it easy to see whatever’s simmering on the cooktop.

  • Perimetric Venting Technology: Targeted ventilation from Perimetric Venting Technology concentrates vent hood suction, quickly helping to remove smoke and odors so smells don’t linger.

  • Noise Reduction Technology: Cook and have conversations at the same time with Noise Reduction Technology that provides sound insulation and a special chimney design for quiet ventilation.

  • FIT System: Kitchen hoods with the FIT System come pre-measured and cut for easy installation and the perfect fit for your kitchen.1

  • Powerful 3-Speed Fan: Choose the right amount of ventilation for every meal you prepare with a Powerful 3-Speed Fan.

  • Low Profile Design: Get the venting you need and help maximize space with the Low Profile Design that fits in your under cabinet hood space.2

  • Concealed Touch Controls: Controls are out of the way and easy to clean with a smooth touch panel hidden behind the door.

What range hood colors are trending in 2024?

Range hood color preferences depend on your personal style and your kitchen’s existing aesthetic. Stainless steel is a timeless option that provides a modern look and integrates well with existing stainless appliances. Black stainless range hoods, such as these options from Whirlpool brand, are gaining popularity in modern kitchens, as well. If you’re looking to make an eye-catching statement to accent your kitchen, a bronze finish can add a splash of style to the room where you prepare your family’s feasts.

Are stainless steel appliances going out of style?

Stainless steel appliances are a timeless kitchen look that continues to stand the test of time. Other styles that are becoming popular include black stainless steel and panel-ready appliances. The style you choose for your kitchen depends on personal preference and the aesthetic you hope to achieve.

How do you choose a range hood?

To find the ideal range hood, consider the size that matches your cooktop and the finish and style that align with your preferences. Taking into account both the dimensions of your cooktop and the available space for installation is important for proper ventilation. Opt for a range hood width that matches the width of your cooking surface, with common options being 30", 36", 42" and 48".

Additionally, consider the CFM (cubic feet per minute) and BTU (British Thermal Units) ratings. CFM indicates the ventilation strength by measuring how much air the range hood can exhaust in a minute. A higher CFM rating signifies greater venting capability. On the other hand, BTUs provide insight into the range hood’s ability to handle the heat and intensity of a gas burner’s flame. To ensure good ventilation, choose a range hood with a BTU rating that matches or exceeds the BTU output of your range. This helps ensure effective and efficient venting that meets the needs of your kitchen.

Finally, consider the look and style of your kitchen and determine which finish and shape will integrate best into your existing layout.

Explore Whirlpool® Range Hoods

Range hoods from Whirlpool brand come in various styles and finishes and have the ventilation capabilities you need to help free your kitchen of smoke and odors. Enjoy features on select models, such as Full-Width Grease Filters to help keep your kitchen clean and High Performance Venting that quickly helps remove smoke, odor and moisture.

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1. Based on typical installation with existing electrical and ventilation connections. Consult a professional installer to ensure your installation complies with code requirements.
2. Based on 24" minimum install for under-cabinet hoods and Low Profile Microwave Hood Combination.