When buying a range hood for your kitchen, it’s important to make sure it provides enough airflow to remove the odors, smoke, and excess moisture from your home that are generated by cooking.

A range hood for an average size kitchen with a standard 30” stove should be rated to exhaust at least 250 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air.

If you have a larger than average kitchen or a stove more than 30” wide, then you would need a range hood that moves more air.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford: Amanda wants to know, “How do I make sure I have the right size range hood in my kitchen?”

That’s actually a very good question. It’s just one of the factors that a lot of homeowners don’t consider when they are selecting a range hood for their kitchen. But it is very important that you have a range hood that’s strong enough to provide the right type of air movement and exhaust out of your kitchen.

So, how do you know? Well, an average range is around 30 inches, and for 30-inch range you need a range hood that’s capable of moving 250 CFMs, that’s cubic feet per minute of air movement.

Now, if you have a little bit of a larger stove, which a lot of people do, you want to upsize it just a little bit. Now another factor that would need a larger range hood is if you have a larger than average kitchen.

That way you can ensure that you’ll get all of the odors, the moisture, and proper ventilation that you need for your kitchen.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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