Range Hood Top 3 -
Best 36 Range Hood Insert (2018)

Welcome to our top 3 picks for the best 36 range hood insert of 2018. Why range hood inserts, you might ask. Good question. For some people having a shiny (literally) new range hood hanging above their stove would really add to the allure of their kitchen. However, not everyone will be happy with such a stainless steel addition to their cooking environment. For some, the contrast between a silver colored steel range hood and wooden kitchen cabinetry is unacceptable. 

In such a case, a range hood insert will prove to be a perfect solution, as most of your range hood won’t be visible since it will be integrated into your custom cabinetry. This means that range hood inserts are a great way to have the range hood integrate well with the rest of kitchen. Instead of making the range hood the focal point in your kitchen, using a range hood insert will ensure your kitchen to be one coherent whole, rather than several distinct parts. It will help to preserve the kitchen’s unified character, in which everything is compatible with each other when it comes to look and feel.

Since you will probably put most of your thoughts on design of the outer shell of your range hood insert, we have taken care of researching what to fill your beautiful cabinetry with. Below you will find the very best 36 range hood insert picks for the coming year. Hope you'll find it useful!

3. Ancona Inserta Plus 36 Range Hood Insert

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Best 36 Range Hood Insert -
Ancona Inserta Plus
36 Range Hood Insert

The Ancona Inserta Plus 36 Range Hood Insert will be a great choice to integrate into the cabinet above your stove. Its stainless steel look is complemented by modern LED lighting, which will provide sufficient lighting to be the main light source for your stove. The Ancona Inserta Plus 36 Range Hood Insert doesn’t just have a sleek exterior, it’s also delivers a solid performance when it comes to keeping your kitchen free of cooking pollutants. The 420 CFM fan combined with three easy to clean aluminum mesh filters will capture the majority of your cooking stove’s heat, as well as the resulting smoke and cooking oil particles. The only flaw we could find when it comes to the Ancona Inserta Plus 36 Range Hood Insert is that the exterior, while quite beautiful, is rather thin. This shouldn’t pose a problem when it’s integrated into a cabinet, but for the sake of honest it needs to be touched upon in this review.

  • Good price/quality ratio
  • Sleek exterior
  • LED lighting
  • Rather thin exterior
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Brand:

Ancona

Model:

AN-1364

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted

Installation type:

Range hood insert

Filter:

3x Mesh filter

CFM:

420 CFM

Loudness:

Around 50 dB

Fan Type:

Centrifugal fan

Duct Size:

6 Inch (top)

Weight:

22 Pounds

Lights:

2x 2.55W LED

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

35.4 Inch (also available in 28 Inch)

36 Inch

11.5 Inch

10.1 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel (430)

Color:

Stainless steel

Controls:

3 Speeds (push button), delayed auto shut-off function (up to 10 minutes)

Warranty:

1 Year (limited)

Certifications:

1-UL Listed (safety)

Other:

N/A

2. Foremost FRHI-36S (Professional Series)
36 Range Hood Insert

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Best 36 Range Hood Insert -
Foremost FRHI-36S (Professional Series)

Foremost FRHI-36S (Professional Series) 36 range hood insert is a work of beauty. The heavy duty 600 CFM, 430 Watt German made motor is relatively quiet for the amount of power it has, and provides excellent performance to make sure all the hazardous cooking particles will be removed from your kitchen. This 36 range hood insert is designed to look and perform like a commercial grade range hood, right in your own kitchen. It’s apparent that this range hood is in a class of its own, as every detail has been meticulously thought-out and designed. With premium features like its different light settings (incl. night light), its patented non-clogging baffle filters, and its brushed stainless steel exterior, this 36 range hood insert is one of the best we’ve seen thus far.

Although having this 36 range hood insert in your kitchen will require you to provide makeup air, the great people at Foremost have thought about that while designing the Foremost FRHI-36S (Professional Series) 36 range hood insert, as it is makeup air ready. This means that it won’t have to be modified to be compatible with makeup air kits (sold separately).

All of this will obviously come at a price. Although the Foremost FRHI-36S (Professional Series) 36 range hood insert is a relatively expensive piece of fine engineering, in our honest opinion, it’s worth every dollar. If you want to keep your house odor free during (and after) cooking, while impressing your guests, get this 36 range hood insert!

  • 600 CFM German made motor
  • Commercial grade
  • Absolutely beautiful
  • LED Lights
  • Auto Turn On mode
  • Baffle filters (patented non-clogging design)
  • Makeup air ready
  • Relatively expensive
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Brand:

Foremost Groups

Model:

FRHI-36S

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted
(Non-ducted charcoal filter kit sold separately)

Installation type:

Range hood insert

Filter:

3x Baffle filter (patented non-clogging design)

CFM:

600 CFM

Loudness:

3.0 Sones (at low) - 7.0 (at max speed)

Fan Type:

N/A

Duct Size:

6 Inch (round)

Weight:

N/A

Lights:

2x LED (Ultra Bright Energy Efficient)

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

36 Inch (also available in 30, 42, 48 inch)

34- 7/16 Inch

18-3/16 Inch

4 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel

Color:

Brushed stainless steel

Controls:

4 Speeds (control knob),
4 Light settings incl. night light (control knob), Heat sensor with Auto Turn On, 
Remote control

Warranty:

5 Year warranty on the motor + LEDs,
2 year limited warranty on all other electrical components

Certifications:

UL approved

Other:

In order to not void the warranty, this 36 range hood insert needs to be installed by an accredited professional

1. KOBE Deluxe IN2636SQB-650-5
36 Range Hood Insert

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Best 36 Range Hood Insert -
KOBE Deluxe IN2636SQB-650-5

The KOBE Deluxe IN2636SQB-650-5 range Hood Insert is an absolute work of beauty. Its 18-Gauge commercial grade stainless steel, combined with its well designed baffle filters, makes this 36 range hood insert have a very solid, yet elegantly refined feel. Although the largest part of this range hood will be hidden, as its integrated into the cabinet above your stove, people’s eyes will automatically be drawn to this amazing piece of machinery.

It’s not just the exterior of the range hood we’ve been impressed by, under the hood we find an absolute monster: a powerful 700 CFM squirrel cage blower. That’s more than enough for any kitchen to be cleaned of its hazardous air particles. The amazing part is that given the amount of power the KOBE Deluxe IN2636SQB-650-5 holds, it’s relatively quiet. At its maximum speed of 700 CFM, its relatively quiet for its amount of CFM (6.0 sones at 700 CFM). Where it really shines is when its on the lowest setting (300 CFM), which is when the QuietMode™ feature kicks in, which carries the motto “So Quiet… You Won’t Believe It’s On!”. This extra silent setting (1.0 sones at 300 CFM) prevents you being ear-blasted by having the equivalent of a jet take off next to you while preparing your meals.

The KOBE Deluxe IN2636SQB-650-5 36 range Hood Insert is also chock-full of extra’s, controlled by a modern LED display, as well as a remote control. For example, the delayed shut-off function will let the range hood run for a set amount of time after you’re done cooking, so as to remove any lingering odors. Or how about a filter indicator, which notifies and reminds you when it’s time to clean your baffle filters. Another well thought-out extra is the ECO mode, which will turn on the range hood every hour for about 10 minutes, so as to remove excess moisture, microscopic particles and odors from your kitchen . This leaves you with a cleaner and healthier air in your kitchen, without having to manually turn on/off your range hood every hour.

As you can imagine, this kind of quality won’t come cheaply. We must admit, the KOBE Deluxe IN2636SQB-650-5 36 range Hood Insert is relatively pricey. However, if you want to buy a piece of carefully engineered machinery and are willing to pay for it, this 36 range hood insert is an amazing choice.

  • Absolutely gorgeous
  • Powerful 700 CFM motor
  • Baffle filters
  • LCD Display
  • LED lights
  • Auto shut-off function
  • QuietMode™ feature
  • ECO Mode
  • Filter cleaning indicator
  • Relatively expensive
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Brand:

KOBE Range Hoods

Model:

IN2636SQB-650-5

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted

Installation type:

Range hood insert

Filter:

2x Baffle filter

CFM:

700 CFM

Loudness:

1.0 Sones (QuietMode, 300 CFM)

2.0 sones (Low, 400 CFM) 

5.0 sones (medium, 550 CFM)

6.0 sones (high, 700CFM)

Fan Type:

Centrifugal

Duct Size:

6 Inch, round (top and rear);
3-1/4 Inch x10 Inch rectangular (top and read)

Weight:

44 Pounds

Lights:

2x 3W LED

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

36 inch (also available in 36 inch)

34-3/8 Inch

19-1/4 Inch

12 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel (18-Gauge commercial grade)

Color:

Stainless Steel/Silver

Controls:

4 Speed, LED Display,
3-Minute delay shut-off, 
2 Light settings,
ECO Mode,
Remote control 

Warranty:

2 Year warranty on parts,
1 Year warranty on labor

Certifications:

CSA, ETL Certification (North American Safety Standards)

Other:

N/A

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