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Best Range hoods

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Range hoods

Best Range hoods

We tested 19 range hoods to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Range hood based on the following criteria:

  • Volume
  • Noise
  • Smoke
  • Light

Below lists the Range hoods that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Range hood is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Range hoods

Best Range hood for Volume

Volume is how quickly models exchange air.


This Range hood which tested best for Volume has the following features: Number of fan speeds, Hood height (in.), Number of light settings, Stainless steel available, Thermostat control, Exhaust timer and Ductless.

Best Range hood for Noise

Noise is based mainly on the low-speed fan setting.


This Range hood which tested best for Noise has the following features: Number of fan speeds, Hood height (in.), Number of light settings, Stainless steel available and Thermostat control.

Best Range hood for Smoke

Smoke is how well hoods contain and exhaust fumes.


This Range hood which tested best for Smoke has the following features: Number of fan speeds, Hood height (in.), Number of light settings, Stainless steel available and Exhaust timer.

Best Range hood for Light

Light is based mainly on how well the hood light(s) provided appropriate and uniform task lighting.


This Range hood which tested best for Light has the following features: Number of fan speeds, Hood height (in.), Number of light settings, Stainless steel available, Thermostat control and Ductless.