Reasons for using a kitchen exhaust fan

The kitchen fan is an essential part of most kitchens and can provide your home with a number of benefits and so there are many excellent reasons for their use.


The fundamental ground for kitchen exhaust fans is extraction of air, smoke, steam and the smells in that air. Exhaust fans provide this by pulling the old air out of the kitchen and allowing it to escape through exterior vents. This ensures that kitchens, which are often the hub of the home, don’t end up steam and smoke filled areas. This makes the kitchen a more comfortable place for all the family and can lead to an improved quality of life.

The higher the CFM of a fan the higher the extraction rate of the air from the room. Fans with between 600-1400 CFM provide a strong extraction ability and help you with any problems caused by cooking.

These rooms are often filled with the grease, smoke and moisture of cooking. These unwanted produce of cooking can cause all sorts of problems for a home. Residue of smells and smoke often stick to walls, ceilings, carpets and furniture and can be difficult to get rid of, maybe even causing damage. Regular cleaning and upkeep can cost a lot of money. Exhaust fans can remove these greasy pollutants and ensure things are working smoothly and that there are no problems with your possessions caused by your cooking.


In the summer especially, the kitchen can be a very warm and uncomfortable place to be. Exhaust fans ease this burden and provide proper ventilation in the kitchen. They also remove the smoke caused by cooking, which can cause health issues. The products and particles of cooking cover your kitchen during cooking. In time these can cause problems for you if not removed. The exhaust fan removes these pollutants immediately, ensuring they aren’t left around the home and then may damage your health.


If you own a business that requires you to cook for patrons, you certainly don’t want some of the less attractive smells being experienced by the patrons. Restaurant owners will find that a good kitchen fan can prevent the products of cooking, boiling, frying, or baking reaching the business’s customers.

In the case of a business, not purchasing a good extraction fan is a foolish move that costs more in the long term, than the short term.


Exhaust hoods keep areas cool, and once they are maintained, reduce the incidence of fire and danger to employees and customers. This of course is the most important benefit and in some cases may even be a factor in the reduction of insurance costs.

The benefits of an exhaust fan are clear for both safety and also practical reasons. They can make the kitchen a more enjoyable, safer and plainly, better place.

The superior range hood blower fan

Many of us use the kitchen for more than cooking alone. The kitchen is as much the social hub of the home as it is the area for food preparation. So, why would you want your family moments to be drowned out by your range hood blower?

Fortunately, the superior range of hood blowers we provide can make your requests for silence come through. These range hood blowers manage to eliminate all smells, odors and smoke through high-quality ventilation that doesn’t have the downside of being noisy.

Hy-Ex Exterior Ventilator

The Hy-Ex Range of hood blowers are capable of producing the ultimate in quiet ventilation and are ‘The Dolby’ of external range hood blowers. However, performance is not all they offer, and they are also aesthetically very attractive and create a pleasing look that will really add to your home. Their low profile dimensions of 9 inches at the apex, curving to just 7 inches means they offer a very neat ventilation system.

These fans reduce noise to an unrivalled degree as they offer a powerful system that is situated away from the living area and come complete with an inline silencer to reduce the noise indoors to 66 decibels. They also offer very high performance with CFM of 1000 or 1400.

Functionally and notably, they are also maintenance-free units, which don’t require periodic oiling as they come with sealed ball bearings. They come with thermal overload protection meaning the motor shuts off before it is damaged and resets again once safe operation is cleared. They also come with an external rotor that provides better cooling than other fans as the motor at the centre is constantly attached to the fan wheel.

Confidence is added by the fact that ABBAKA is offering a seven year guarantee with this product, which is two years longer than the competition’s maximum.


Attic In-Line Duct Ventilator

These blowers are installed outside of the kitchen area in the attic and so are quite demure, though offer a very powerful amount of ventilation. The range hood blowers are situated under the rood in a crawl space, or another area that is easily accessed if maintenance is required.

Coming with a three year warranty, this should be unlikely, though you know that if there is a repair needed, you are covered for a long enough time to ensure the blower you install runs more than smoothly.

The compact size of these blowers means that they take up little space and at just 12.5 to 14 inches in diameter, and 15inches in length they are far from extraordinarily large and yet provide a great deal of near silent, powerful ventilation.

Depending on the range hood blower, it is possible to get between 800-1200 CFM of ventilation, which is more than enough to ensure your kitchen is clear of smoke, smells and steam. This power is in no way a compensation for noise and as mentioned before these range hood blowers are created around the premise your kitchen is an area for talk, socializing and family.

Interior Ventilators

This is a great choice of the kitchen exhaust fan if you decided against an exterior ventilator, an attic blower cannot be used, and the hood is on an outside wall. . They have variable motor speed control and provide 600 or 1200CFM meaning, there is substantial power for clearing your room of odors, smoke, or unwanted steam.

The decision is up to you and your circumstances, though we can assure you that these offer top class range hood blowers

High Quality Range Hood Inserts

High quality range hood inserts can really add an element as style as well as, function to your kitchen.

This selection of range hood inserts is the equivalent of the beautiful ABBAKA Hood Collection in vent hood liner form. These inserts are completely finished before being placed under your custom hood and are suitable for wood hoods, mantles, arches, alcoves, stone, tiled, or plaster formed hoods.

Available in both standard and custom sizes, these high-quality range hood inserts are attached in a concealed manner and there are no visible screws, furthering their sleek attractive aesthetic. All of these hood inserts are pre-wired and so come ready to be installed. The stainless manner of these hoods ensures they are rust proof, while the mixture of high-performance blowers ensures they are extremely silent in operation.

All hoods come with a solid state light dimmer with control. This halogen lighting is placed with skill and measurement and provides a flood/ angle ratio that offers the user the perfect illumination all over the surface area. Because of the halogen lights used there are no hot spots and the high-quality range hood inserts, of course come with mood lighting, ensuring you make the most of your range.

Hoods come in a range of sizes from 36-78 inches wide in 6-inch intervals, and custom hoods can be made in a four-week time period to any required dimensions.

The exhaust capacities of these hoods vary from 600-1400CFM, ensuring there is a high capacity of ventilation and enough power for even the most challenging tasks. This is not to say the fans produce a significant amount of noise; some liners produce sounds of below 5.1 sones – about the noise a car makes at a distance of 33 feet away. This will ensure kitchens won’t sound like airplane engines and ensures your comfort when using your hood insert.

The quiet manner in which these machines works is created by the level of technology in the high-quality range hood inserts. The anti-vibration motor and dual inlet squirrel cage blower in the interior ventilation version allow for silence and high performance up to 1200CFM.

For capacity of up to 1400CFM the liner insert powered by Hy-Ex Remote ventilator is the world’s quietest. Of course if you can’t install the motor on the roof, but wish to place it on the outside, the Attic range hood Blower will fulfil requirements and produces a CFM capacity of 800-1200. Both high-quality range hood inserts CFM capacities are regulated by fully variable motor speed control.

The mixture of a high power, to size ratio allows the liner hoods to move air through longer duct runs, which is of significant advantage in the kitchen. All hoods are made of commercial-grade materials and are constructed to that degree, ensuring you’re getting the very best product available and satisfaction with your high-quality range hood inserts.

Professional Custom Range Hoods

Purchasing a professional custom made range hood for your kitchen’s needs, means not only ensuring you have a ventilation system that will meet the demands of your cooking equipment, but also that you own a sleek, seamless piece of art precisely integrated with the look, feel and design of your kitchen.

Custom range hoods can be created without any seams in one piece, without screwed connections, rivets, or break-lines. With the fusion-welding process the lower canopy is joined to the chiminey of the hood without any ridge. Range hoods are not only extremely attractive; they are also modeled on the traditional blacksmiths hood of old, with some modern elements. This gives them the best of the classic original hood aesthetic, with all the conveniences of the top of the line modern hoods.

Such a factor means it is a highly efficient ventilation system, which utilizes every inch of space it fills. The range hoods design is least to say extremely efficient and is as functional as it is attractive.

The old world craftsmanship of these range hoods is one of the most intriguing and desirable aspects of the hoods. The aesthetics, old world feel and range of styles means that there is a range hood for every style of kitchen.

The professionally made aspect of the hoods is certainly one element that has seen such hoods receive significant acclaim. The skill that goes into creating the seamless design of these pieces of kitchen engineering is certainly a worthy talking point in the kitchen.

The silence, yet amazing quality and efficiency of the fans also means they are vastly superior to alternatives. This efficiency will ensure they won’t interrupt you as your kitchen’s talking point.

The enduring beauty of these range hoods of course is another factor in their sought-after status. Choosing from a number of finishes is possible, with distressed antique copper, bronze, hammered aged copper and satin brushed copper all options as well as mirror polished, stainless polished, brass and satin brushed stainless finishes.  These individual finishes can really create a very elegant and distinctive look in a range hood and certainly hark back to an older and more attractive time. For many they will find such finishes go beautifully with their current kitchens and contrast wonderfully against the current materials, whether modern, or natural.

This natural beauty and the ability to blend in with the traditional and contemporary, while still be an individual piece of eye-catching beauty is one of the reasons many choose these range hoods. Add to this the high tech design and top of the range components and you have the ultimate balance of beauty and functionality.

We all want something that marries the timeless and the elegant and range hoods can certainly easily achieve such a coming together. These quality creations, with their aesthetic beauty, engineering excellence and individual, often seamless style means you will find it hard to better yourself in terms of a kitchen centerpiece.