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How to Find the Right Hood Design for Your Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood

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Finding the right hood design for your commercial kitchen exhaust hood can be more challenging than it might first appear. The truth is that there are significant differences between the various hood styles and how well they perform.

It’s common for restaurant owners or managers to think that they’re looking for the exhaust hood that offers maximum performance. The problem is that which one offers any particular kitchen maximum performance varies based on the design of that kitchen. Following are a few simple tips from Hoodmart to help you make the right decision. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to us.

Who are proximity hoods designed for?

A proximity hood is smaller than other options. It attaches in closer proximity to the cooking equipment, hence the name. There are a number of different styles within this category, which include pass over, eyebrow, or back-shelf. It’s common that these styles require less exhaust while still remaining effective. As a result, they’re great for applications that have lower exhaust rates.

Who are island canopy hoods designed for?

This option hands from the ceiling of a restaurant and is typically used over top a row of appliances. Generally speaking, those appliances will be in the center of a room, in an island formation. In most cases, island hoods require more exhaust volume than other options. Still, if your commercial kitchen has an island with cooking appliances, then it’s likely to need an island canopy hood.

Who are wall-mounted canopy hoods designed for?

As you may have guessed from the name, a wall-mounted canopy hood mounts to the wall. Typically it will extend over the back of a row of cooking appliances that are themselves installed against the wall. This is often the largest type of hood and it requires more exhaust volume than a proximity hood but not as much as an island canopy hood.

Now get the best deal and expert advice from an industry leader

Now that you know the basics about the three most common types of hoods, it’s time to find the best deal. Hoodmart offers you direct pricing that cuts out the profit a middle man would get. If you want the lowest prices, the highest quality, great selection, and expert advice from a company that specializes in commercial kitchen exhaust products then you want to work with Hoodmart.

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