Your Kitchen Needs A Proper Ductless Range: Here Is Why

April 18, 2020

The year is 2020. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, the living room looks right, TV rests against the wall, and everything is in place. Well, almost everything.

There is just one thing — the kitchen.

You spend a large part of the day in the kitchen; you have always talked about how you want to remodel.

There is just one problem; you never got around to it, because there are a lot of decisions and you just cannot seem to choose which would work for you. We have all been there!

From deciding the theme of the kitchen to selecting colors of walls and materials for kitchen cabinets, we can agree that kitchen remodeling can be very demanding and the processes that go into deciding which materials stay, can be daunting.

It does not always have to be a race between the forces of kitchen utilities. In some cases, the answer is right in front of your face. One such cases involve installing a proper ductless range.

If you have ever considered kitchen decor, you must have heard about ductless ranges and how they are the solution to a lot of your kitchen challenges.

There are a lot of views and different opinions that follow ductless ranges, but I will tell you right now from experience, ductless ranges can be one of the best things to happen to your kitchen. Here is a good website that has a great article about them. 

Whether you are a seasoned kitchen decor expert looking for the next best thing in kitchen utility or you are just considering ventilation options for your kitchen model, a proper ductless range should be way up in your catalog, here is why:

What Are Ductless Range Hoods And Why Are They So Important

A lot usually goes down in the kitchen. Apart from being one of the most important places in the home, because it is where the magic of cooking happens, a kitchen is much more than where you whip up your lunch or practice that new recipe you saw on TV. The kitchen is vital in the home, because it is the center of the family’s day-to-day living. It is where you have your first cup of coffee in the morning, where you prepare meals, and even eat with the family. 

A lot of the time, you also host guests and family, and friends gather to socialize, eat, cook together. Think of it as the bonding area. As crucial as preparing meals and having those bonding sessions are, so also is the ventilation and comfortability of the kitchen.

Imagine having guests over, hanging out in the kitchen area, trying to have a pleasant conversation when the only thing you can think of is that musky smell you cannot get rid of. You can smell it; they probably can too and as much as you want to enjoy the nice chat about the new TV series, your mind or nose, in this case, cannot seem to stop smelling it.

Enter, Range Hoods

This home saving appliance provides your kitchen with adequate ventilation. It helps eliminate cooking odors and other particles from the room’s air, making sure that you and your guests do not have to deal with unwanted smells.

Having range hoods installed in the kitchen has a lot of benefits that range from ventilating your kitchen to removing unwanted smells, steam, smoke, and heat that come from frequent cooking. This way, range hoods also are efficient in absorbing and trapping grease before it builds on cabinets and other kitchen appliances. If you have ever wondered how some people managed to keep their kitchens looking and smelling fresh even after extended use, my best guess is range hoods.

Range Hood Style: Ductless

Ducted range hoods are usually the go to when it comes to getting the kitchen ventilated and getting rid of odors, but, the cost of production, installation, and maintenance meant that people needed to have an alternative that was easier to install and equally cost-effective. That is where ductless range hoods come in, a much cheaper and equally effective alternative to a ducted range that uses a mechanism that involves a fan and charcoal filter to suck up grease, smoke, odor, filter it and recirculate it back into the kitchen.

Since the main purpose of a range hood is to remove unwanted smell and materials, which both ducted and ductless do quite efficiently, the main difference between the two hood ranges is the installation process. In a vented system, ducts that pull the air out of the kitchen are created (this can be difficult, especially if your stove is not located on an outside wall). 

When using a ductless range hood, there is no need to worry about your stove’s placement because you don’t need an exhaust pipe. Rather than bring air in from outside, a recirculating hood cleans and filters the existing air in your kitchen.

Where the ducted rangehood uses a ventilation system to drive polluted air out of the kitchen, a ductless range hood takes the polluted air, recycles it using filters and puts it back in the kitchen. 

 As long as the range hoods filters are taken care of, recycled air is just as clean as the air coming from a vented hood.

Advantages Of A Ductless Range Hood

There are a lot of reasons to love ductless range hoods. Apart from the fact they are quite affordable as evident in this list of best ductless ranges, having a ductless range set up is great because you can do it anywhere you want.

Because you do not need to go through the hassle of installing ventilation systems that require space and run up costs, a ductless range hood is perfect especially if you do not have or want a ventilation system installed in your kitchen.

Ultimately, much cheaper to set up than ducted range hoods, ductless range hoods are flexible, easy to use and move around for smooth positioning.

Although you have to clean or replace filters regularly to ensure that the range stays efficient in filtering particles, getting a recirculating ductless hood generally saves you a lot in kitchen expenses while affording you the freedom to place your stove wherever you want.


Renovating or upgrading your kitchen can be overwhelming especially if it means moving things and ruining your theme décor. With ductless range hoods, you can stick with your plan and stay within your budget when you remodel your kitchen. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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