1. Cosmo 5MU30 Under Cabinet Range Hood
Probably the most appealing element of this Cosmo 5MU30 Under Cabinet Range Hood under the cabinet hood is its appearance. It has a slender form that tapers toward the front — giving it a unique European appearance.
The hood's body is constructed from 430-grade stainless steel with a 20-gauge thickness. This small range hood is ideal for flats, condominiums, and kitchens with limited space. It is available in 30-inch and 36-inch sizes (5MU36).
This Cosmo ductless hood has three fan settings, push-button controls, and a high-speed fan that operates at 65 decibels. It has a 3-watt energy-efficient LED light for additional stovetop illumination. The filters are constructed of aluminum mesh and are multi-layered to catch more grease.
Additionally, the filters cover a substantial amount of the hood's bottom, which aids in the collection of additional smoke and pollutants.
2. Broan-NuTone 41000 Series
Unlike other Broan range hoods, the 41000 Series does not feature a 'convertible' option to switch from vented to ventless. In front of the aluminum mesh filter is a carbon filter, which is placed in a single piece.
If you don't have a duct or can't install one, this range hood is an excellent choice for compact homes, flats, condominiums, basement kitchens, or any other space without one.
However, since Broan-NuTone does not indicate the CFM, we may assume that this range hood has a capacity of about 200 cfm, which is much less than the usual hoods. You'll need to provide your own 75-watt incandescent bulb for this lamp.
The hood includes a primary two-speed rocker switch (high and low). But it does have the necessary filters, which are made out of aluminum mesh and carbon. Grease is captured by the metal mesh, while smoke and odors are charged by the carbon filter.
3. Cosmo 63175S Wall Mount Range Hood
Stainless steel baffle filters are referred to as "grease filters." These permanent baffle filters may be cleaned in the dishwasher. Carbon filters should be updated on a regular basis, depending on how frequently you use the hood.
The Cosmo 63175S Wall Mount Range Hood's 380-cfm capacity, 30-inch width, and three-speed fan make it great for any kitchen. The LCD display on this top-rated hood's control panel removes the need for buttons or switches. Two 2-watt LED lights offer illumination.
This non-vented hood comes with a three-year limited components guarantee. On the wall, brackets secure the chimney and hood. Two frames support the chimney, while a third bracket attaches the kitchen hood.
If your ceiling is higher than 8 feet, the Cosmo unvented vent hood will need an additional chimney extension. The chimney extension (about $165) is almost as expensive as a whole range hood.
4. IKTCH Built-in/Insert Range Hood
IKTCH's IKB02 is a superb range hood insert option. A charcoal filter is needed for ventless installation, which is included in the purchase price. The carbon filter, like the Cosmo hood, is engine mounted. Be aware that a vented wood insert may need to be left open to let air into the kitchen.
The top-rated IKTCH insert features a 900-cfm engine. Depending on the model, it comes in 30in, 36in, and 42in. The hood has four speeds and a maximum noise level of 65 decibels. The hood contains two 3-watt LED lights for the cooktop.
The IKTCH convertible range hood has gesture control. You can control the fan speed by sliding your hand over the range hood. To change the tempo, just glide your hand from left to right (right to left).
Consequently, some vent hoods switch on and change speeds without the user's agreement. Cooking with high steam may also produce weird gesture control behavior.
5. Cosmo COS-QS75 Under Cabinet Range Hood
When it comes to ductless kitchen hoods, the Cosmo COS-QS75 is believed to offer the most control options. A backlit LCD touchscreen panel is featured. As a result, you may control it from the comfort of your own home. The timer enables the range hood to be switched off for as short as 1 minute or as long as 15 minutes.
Additionally, 36-inch and 48-inch widths are offered for the Cosmo under-cabinet range hood. It comes with two LED lights and two stainless steel baffle filters and has a flow rate of 500 cfm. Baffles made of dishwasher-safe materials act as grease and smoke filters, while the charcoal filter collects ash.
A vent/damper will need to be fitted to recycle exhaust from the COS-QS75 range hood into the cabinet. Even with baffle filters (with carbon filters), some grease may still enter the cabinet.
Apart from the fact that it must be vented into the top cabinet, this range hood's primary disadvantage is its installation difficulty. You will want the assistance of a second individual to raise it since it weighs 50 pounds (or use cabinet jacks). If the instructions and hardware provided are of low quality, you may need to buy your screws or bolts.