The Top 5 Best Island Range Hoods of 2018

Are you looking for a new range hood for your beautiful cooking island? It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of range hoods available, especially since they all look somewhat similar. Since modern range hoods are an important and very visible part of your kitchen, the decision to buy a specific range hood is a hard. That's why we at Rangehoodguide.com have put the five best island range hoods of 2018 in one list.

5. Golden Vantage  
GV-RH0219 (36")

Best island range hoods - Golden Vantage large PS

The best island range hoods
Range Hood Review - Golden Vantage GV-RH0219 (36")

The first thing about the GV-RH0219 that caught our eyes are the unique baffle filters. Where normal baffle filters have rectangular slits to pass air through, this range hood is equipped with something Golden Vantage calls ‘maximum efficiency baffle filters,’ which have circular holes in them to provide a greater surface area. This supposedly helps with extracting grease from the air. We haven’t had enough experience with this range hood to fully check this, so at the least you will end up with a great looking range hood.

Even though this range hood has 4 LED lights (blue tone), they seem to be a bit dim. We wouldn’t recommend these LEDs to be your primary kitchen light source. The touch screen on the controls can be a bit flimsy, as sometimes it needs a hard press for the command to be registered, and sometimes a light touch is sufficient. Lastly, this range hood isn’t the sturdiest of range hoods. Then again, do range hoods need to be heavy and thick plated?

  • Competitively priced
  • Baffle filters (maximum efficiency baffle filters)
  • Not the sturdiest range hood
  • Controls can be a bit flimsy

Brand:

Golden Vantage

Model:

GV-RH0219

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted and ductless

The latter requires two Golden Vantage carbon filters (sold separately)

Installation type:

Island mount

Filter:

3x Baffle filter

CFM:

400 CFM at normal speed

Loudness:

Less than 65db at 400 CFM

Fan Type:

Centrifugal

Duct Size:

6 Inch

Weight:

38 Pounds

Lights:

4x LED (2W)

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

36 Inch

35.4 Inch

21.3 Inch

45.7 Inch

Material:

Brushed stainless steel

Color:

Brushed stainless steel

Controls:

Touch Panel, 3 speeds

Warranty:

3 Years (Parts Warranty)

Certifications:

ETL Compliance with US and Canada Safety Standards

Other:

Required Ceiling Height: 8’ - 9’

4. AKDY AK-RH0217 (36")

Best island range hoods - AKDY - big PS

The best island range hoods
Range Hood Review - AKDY AK-RH0217 (36")

The first things which stands out is that the AKDY AK-RH0217 is equipped with baffle filters. Compared with the alternative, aluminum mesh filters, they do a better job in trapping grease and are easier to clean. Combined with the modern stainless steel finish, the AKDY AK-RH0217 has an almost commercial-grade look to it.

Another nice feature of the AK-RH0217 are the controls. There’s a touch panel located on two sides of the range hood, which comes in handy as it’s an island mount range hood. If that’s not enough, you could always use the remote control. Another nice touch is the automatic activation, which turns on the range hood when the stove gives off too much heat.

Similar to many of its brothers and sisters, this range hood will come with a very limited instruction manual, which means that you might have to get someone to help you with the installation. Before installing your range hood, be sure to check it for dents or other damaged parts, as some people have complained about receiving damaged goods, which is most likely a result of mass production (hence, the competitive price).

  • Baffle filters
  • Touch panel on two sides
  • Remote control
  • Installation manual is lacking
  • Some people complained about receiving damaged parts

Brand:

AKDY

Model:

AK-RH0217

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted 
Ductless (through conversion by using Carbon Filters, sold separately)

Installation type:

Chimney (island mount)

Filter:

3x Baffle filter

CFM:

400 CFM

Loudness:

Less than 65db at 400 CFM

Fan Type:

N/A

Duct Size:

6 Inch

Weight:

58 Pounds

Lights:

4 x 35W halogen

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

36 Inch

35.4 Inch

23.6 Inch

47.8 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel

Color:

Stainless steel

Controls:

4 Speeds (dual touch panel)

Remote control

Warranty:

3 Years (limited parts warranty)

Certifications:

ETL Compliance with US and Canada Safety Standards

Other:

N/A

3. Kitchen Bath Collection ISL90A-LED (36")

Best island range hoods - Kitchen Bath - big

The best island range hoods
Range Hood Review -
Kitchen Bath Collection ISL90A-LED (36")

What immediately jumps out when looking at this island range hood is the stylish glass canopy. The glass transforms the range hood into an eye-catcher, which makes for a great focal point in your kitchen.  However, incorporating glass into a range hood meant that they had to make room for it. So instead of the usual three baffle filters, this island range hood has two.

We’re glad the manufacturer chose to produce the range hood with LED lighting, rather than halogen, fluorescent or incandescent lights. The LEDs are relatively very bright and give off a blue tone. This gives off a very modern feel and complement the stainless steel and tempered glass exterior. A missed opportunity is to incorporate a dimmer so that the brightness of the LEDs can be controlled.

Sadly, the installation manual is very limited. It will give you a general outline of how to install, but the details are lacking. Especially if you have a non-standard ceiling height, you might run into some installation problems.

All in all, this is a great range hood.

  • Stylish
  • Touch screen control panel
  • LED lighting (very bright)
  • Does its job well
  • Installation manual is very limited
  • Relatively noisy

Brand:

Kitchen Bath Collection

Model:

ISL90A-LED

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted

Ductless (through conversion by using Carbon Filter; filters are included)

Installation type:

Chimney (island mount)

Filter:

2x Mesh

CFM:

467 CFM

Loudness:

3.5 Sones

Fan Type:

N/A

Duct Size:

6 Inch

Weight:

31 Pounds

Lights:

4x LED

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

36 inch (also available in 36 inch)

35.4 Inch

23.62 Inch

28-48 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel

Color:

Stainless steel

Controls:

3 Speeds

Touch screen panel

Warranty:

1 Year (defect warranty)

Certifications:

UL-certified motor

Other:

N/A

2. Firebird FB-RH0003-CF0001 (36")

Best island range hoods - Firebird - Big

The best island range hoods
Range Hood Review - Firebird FB-RH0003-CF0001 (36")

This island range hood is beautiful. The curved glass is a nice touch for the already modern stainless steel look. If you want an attention grabber in your kitchen, you should definitely get this range hood. Combine it with a great price and you have yourself a great looking range hood which won’t break the bank.

The sleek curved glass might have a small downside though. Especially when boiling water, there’s a possibility that the resulting steam might accumulate under the glass (as there’s no filter in the glass part) and drip down. The LEDs

It's great that Firebird decided to equip the range hood with LED lighting, however, they don't seem to be that bright. Therefore we wouldn't recommend the range hood to be the primary source of lighting in your kitchen.

There's really nothing more to say about this range hood other than:
It's a very stylish chimney island mount range hood with a great price/quality ratio which does what it has to do.

  • Great price/quality ratio
  • Very stylish
  • LED lighting
  • Design might cause water dripping down
  • Mesh filters
  • LEDs aren't that bright

Brand:

FIREBIRD

Model:

FB-RH0003-CF0001

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted

Ductless (through conversion by using Carbon Filters; filters included)

Installation type:

Chimney (island mount)

Filter:

2x Mesh

CFM:

400 CFM

Loudness:

Below 65DB (quiet operation)

Fan Type:

Centrifugal

Duct Size:

6 Inch

Weight:

N/A

Lights:

4x LED 2W

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

36 Inch

35.4 Inch

23.6 Inch

30 - 47.7 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel, glass

Color:

Stainless steel

Controls:

3 Speeds

Touch screen

Warranty:

3 Years (part warranty)

Certifications:

ETL Safety approval Within US And Canada

Other:

Fits 8-9’ ceilings

1. XtremeAIR PX07-I42 (42")

Best island range hoods - Xtremeair - big

The best island range hoods
Range Hood Review - XtremeAIR PX07-l42 (42")

​​We find it incredibly refreshing to see a company like ExtremeAIR have faith in their product to an extent that they are willing to provide customers with a 10 year warranty on their motor.

With 900CFM under the hood, the ExtremeAIR PX07-I42 is a powerful island mount range hood. Its 1.0 mm thick stainless steel body makes it feel like a solid piece of quality engineering. The quality of the range hood is very noticeable. Aside from the powerful motor, with a maximum output of 6 sones, the ExtremeAIR PX07-I42 is a surprisingly quiet machine (relatively speaking).

We were also very surprised with the amount of light the ExtremeAIR PX07-I42 provides. With six 2W LED bulbs, this range hood provides the best lighting of any of the XtremeAir range hoods.

Obviously, all this quality comes at a price. A monetary price. Even though the range hood isn’t as expensive as some other high end chimney island range hoods, it might still put a dent in your budget.

  • 10 Year warranty on the motors
  • Powerful 900 CFM motor
  • Seamless body
  • Baffle filters
  • 6 LED lights
  • 1mm stainless steel
  • Assembled in the USA
  • Relatively pricy

Brand:

XtremeAir

Model:

PX07-I42 900

Ducted/non-ducted:

Ducted

Installation type:

Chimney (island mount)

Filter:

4x Baffle filter

CFM:

900 CFM

Loudness:

1.5 - 6.0 Sones

Fan Type:

Centrifugal

Duct Size:

6 Inch (round, top)

Weight:

89 Pounds

Lights:

6x 2W LED

Range Hood Size:

Width:

Depth:

Height:

42 Inch (also available in 36 inch and 48 inch)

41.8 Inch

23.6 Inch

54.8 Inch

Material:

Stainless steel (non-Magnetic 1.0mm)

Color:

Stainless steel

Controls:

4 Speed touch screen

Remote control

Warranty:

First year: labor warranty

First 2 years: parts warranty

First 10 years: motor(s) warranty

Certifications:

ETL Certification (North American Safety Standards)

Other:

Needs to be installed between 26 – 30 inch above cooking stove.

Max 3 90 degree bends in ductwork. If more than one elbow is used, there needs to be a minimum of 24 inch (61 cm) between the elbows.

Top 5 Wall Mount Chimney Range Hoods 2018

Range Hood pg 6 banner

If you're in the market for a new chimney range hood, you've come to the right place. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of chimney range hoods available, especially since they all look somewhat similar. Since range hoods are an important and very visible part of your kitchen, the decision to buy a specific range hood is an important one. That's why we at Rangehoodguide.com have put the best chimney range hoods of 2018 in one list.

Top 5 Under Cabinet
Range Hoods 2018

Range Hood pg 6 banner

Not everyone wants (or has the space for) a chimney range hood. If you're looking for something more compact yet stylish, you might want to opt for an under cabinet range hood. Check out the best under cabinet range hoods of 2018, bundled together in this Top 5.

FREE Guide
to buying a new range hood
(including downloadable PDF)

Range Hood pg 6 banner

So, you're looking for a new range hood, but you don't know where to start. You've read a couple of other websites, but they're either too technical or don't go into detail enough. You might even have thought about hiring someone to take care of it, but you know they will charge you more than the cost of a new range hood. Don't worry, you've come to the right place. This range hood buying guide will tell you everything you'll need to know about picking a range hood. It even includes a free downloadable PDF, which will take care of all the math. The best part is that it's entirely FREE! All you will need is a tape measure, a piece of string, a pen and paper.

Donate us a cup of coffee

Donate Coffee

Although we're providing free advice, we do have maintenance costs. 
If you like our content, please consider supporting us with a cup of coffee
Thank you! :)

Buy me a coffeeBuy me a coffee

Top 5

Wall Mount Chimney Range Hoods 2018

Range Hood Reviews - Guide picture

Are you in the market for a stylish wall mount chimney range hood? These are 2018's five best ones!

Top 5

Under Cabinet Range Hoods

Range Hood Reviews - Guide picture

Are you looking for an Under Cabinet Range Hood? Check out our 2018 top 5 under cabinet range hoods.

FREE

Guide to buying a new range hood

Range Hood Reviews - Guide picture

We understand that buying a new range hood isn't the easiest task, as there are so many things to consider. That's why we have taken out all the difficulty in this easy to follow guide. It  even includes a free downloadable PDF.

Top 3

Range Hood Inserts

KOBE Deluxe IN2636SQB-650-5 36 Range Hood Insert - Small right

Not everyone wants a shiny stainless steel range hood in their kitchen. Some would rather have their range hood integrated into their custom cabinetry. Check out the best range hood inserts here.