Investing in under cabinet range hoods is probably a really good idea and one that you will thank yourself for when you have to cook yourself a meal. The point of an under cabinet kitchen range is to stop the heat, steam, smoke, and odors related to cooking get the better of you while you try to cook. Positioned directly over the stove, the range can have one or many exhaust fans to them that collect all the steam or smoke and literally throws it out of the kitchen through a connected exhaust chimney that points to the outside of the house. While this may seem like a small thing to you it can be the difference between having to shower three times in a day or just once like a normal person for people who like to cook and spend time in front of the stove.
There are a few things you should be the lookout for when you are looking for the right under cabinet range hood. One of the many things you have to consider is the efficiency of the range. Many ranges are slow or not that powerful and that just gives you a slight helping hand when standing in front of a hot stove. The right type of kitchen range will be the correct size. It should cover an area that is a few inches longer than the width of your stove to make sure that all heat is caught and removed. Next you have to make sure that the kitchen has the proper space created for this range. These ranges usually do go under some cabinets as they need to be fixed in that spot. So you have to make sure you get a kitchen range that covers your needs properly instead of just looking fancy.