A BEST Range Hood is the Missing Link to a Truly Luxury Kitchen
- Jul 29, 2014
By Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor
The kitchen has been the site for many luxury upgrades in the most recent generation of apartment assets. While granite countertops, islands and high-end stainless steel appliances are industry standards for trophy product kitchens, one feature remains notably absent: the range hood.
Sure, the most complicated thing many apartment dwellers do in their beautiful kitchens is use the microwave to heat up leftovers. But cooking—in part due to the popularity of food-related TV programming—is making a big comeback. This is especially true for the millennial generation. There isn’t much better than getting a good group of friends, food and beverages together for a dinner party. There isn’t much worse than having smoke and strong food odors put a damper on things.
That’s where the range hood comes in. Broan-NuTone has expanded its BEST iQ Blower System into 18 range hoods, and there is a unit that will fit with your unit design. The iQ Blower system sets the bar high for hood ranges with operation that is up to two times quieter than the competition while providing 30 percent faster smoke and odor removal.
If you are looking to update an existing property or keep things simple in a new development, than a non-ducted hood is probably the way to go. The Circeo Chimney Hood (above) with its angled canopy is one attractive solution that also provides LED lighting so the user can see what they are doing. And the brushed steel finish will match your nice appliances.
Your demonstration kitchen can benefit from the Centro Pro Hood (left) to keep your common areas nice and fresh. The unit can be installed with or without a duct, and there are six widths from 30 to 60 inches to ensure that the unit fits the space.
Broan-NuTone also offers several island hood units, so be sure to check out their full line offering the BEST iQ Blower System.