Range Hood Dimensions (Size Guide)

Here’s our range hood dimensions guide including standard hood sizes for different ranges and how to measure under cabinet range hoods.
Modern kitchen with black cabinets black ovenIt can be time consuming to clean a regularly used kitchen. It’s difficult to remove the greasy deposits that cover all of the cabinets and counters, particularly around the cooking zone.

Thankfully, a range hood helps in filtering out airborne grease before it settles all over and causes severe cleaning difficulties. It’s far simpler to push the power switch on the range hood and block the grease in its path than it is to spend hours washing kitchen surfaces.

Range hoods are a must-have feature to every kitchen, whether you’re rebuilding or updating. They’re the greatest way to get rid of kitchen grease, moisture, and heat. It’s crucial to know the right dimensions of your range hood to ensure that it will work efficiently. 

What are the various dimensions of a range hood? Read on to find out more details about range hood dimensions.

Standard Range Hood Dimensions

The standard dimensions of range hoods are typically 24″, 30″, or 36″ wide. The hood is precisely the same width as the cooktop.

Range Hood PlacementThe most popular dimensions of range hoods are 30 inches or 36 inches wide. The range hood must be 20 to 24 inches away from the electric cooktop for maximum effectiveness.

The range hood should also be installed 24 to 30 inches away from the stove if you have a gas stovetop

Hood Size for 36-inch Range

For a 36-inch range, a 36-inch range hood is what’s normally selected by the majority of homeowners. However, a 42-inch range hood is always the most ideal option. It’s best to add an extra allotment.

Hood Size for 30-inch Range

The 30-inch range is the most preferred option by the majority of people. For a 30′′ range, a 36-inch range hood provides the greatest coverage. At most range hood manufacturers, 36′′ range hoods are by far the most common size since it’s the most practical as well.

Range Hood Size Requirements

To give you a much clearer idea of what size of range hood you will need, take a look at some of these range hood size requirements:

24 inch range hood and 42 inch range hood

Range Hood Size for a 24-inch Range

A 30′′ range hood would be an excellent size option for a 24′′ range, however, such a small range is uncommon in today’s kitchens.

Range Hood Size for a 42-inch Range

A 48-inch hood offers excellent coverage for a 42-inch stove. However, if you have a 42-inch range, you may want to consider a 54-inch range hood, according to your cooking habit.

Upsize your range hood if you often use intense heat, grilling, boiling, woks, or other forms of cooking that produce a lot of grease or smoke.

48 and 54 range hood

Range Hood Size for a 48-inch Range

We highly suggest a 54 or 60-inch range hood on 48-inch kitchen ranges to ensure you receive the maximum coverage you need. In this case, you won’t have any disappointments about your range hood selection.

Assuming you don’t cook frequently, a 54-inch range hood will suffice. If you cook frequently, or if you cook using a lot of heat or smoke, a 60-inch range hood will come in useful.

Range Hood Size for a 54-inch Range

It’s highly recommended to select a 54 or 60-inch range hood with 54-inch kitchen ranges. For any range hood size, you have to keep in mind that you have sufficient power (CFM), but this is particularly critical for the bigger hoods.

What Size Range Hood Do I Need? 

Kitchen with white cabinets black countertop range hoodTalking about indoor range hoods, remember that the coverage of your stovetop or cooktop is the most crucial factor to take into account when choosing a range hood size.

Your wall-mounted range hood must extend 3 inches past your cooktop upon every side to optimize performance.

Island hoods need more range cover. With every side, they must reach 3 to 6 inches beyond your cooktop.

Island hoods, unlike wall-mounted hoods, are vulnerable to the air in your kitchen in all directions. To ventilate grease, grime, and other pollutants outside your house, you’ll need extra coverage.

If you have a 30-inch range, for instance, a 36-inch wall-mounted range hood, which is 3 inches longer on each side than the range, is much more ideal. With remarkable efficiency, it will vent harmful pollutants out of your kitchen.

If you’re building an island hood above a 3-inch range, the optimum length is 42 inches, 6 inches on each side beyond the cooktop.

If you’re looking to put in an outdoor range hood, it’ll have to be bigger than an inside range hood. Outdoor burners create more hazardous pollutants than indoor burners because they generate more extreme heat.

To exhaust out these excess pollutants, make your hood 6 to 12 inches bigger upon every side than your stovetop. If you have a 36-inch outdoor range, for instance, the most ideal range hood size is 48 to 60 inches.

Read more about types of kitchen layouts on this page for more design ideas.

How to Measure Under Cabinet Range Hood 

  1. Calculate the Width. The width of your cooktop should be measured. Opt for a range hood that matches that width as a minimum requirement. You may alternatively choose one that is one size bigger on each side and 3 inches wider. 
  2. Identify the Minimum Height. For under cabinet range hood installations, start measuring from the top underneath the cabinet. Take the measurement from this spot to your stovetop.

Microwave Range Hood Dimensions

Kitchen with gray cabinetsOver-the-range microwaves open up the counter area while also venting kitchen smells from beneath the range hood.

Microwaves come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 0.8 cubic feet for small versions to 2.1 cubic feet for full-sized ones.

Widths will typically be around 30 inches to fit the normal range width below and the conventional cabinet breadth where the microwave will be installed.

The majority of over-the-range microwaves stand about 17 inches tall. The depth of a closed-door can vary from 15 to 18 inches.

The open-door depths will vary from 42 to 45 inches, but due to the standardized breadth of over-the-range microwaves, all variants will have the same swing-out radius. 

Over-the-range microwaves will likely reach over the tops of your cabinetry. Built-in microwaves, which are intended to fit directly into existing cabinets, are a great option for a perfectly seamless fit.

See more related content in our article about the types of kitchen hoods on this page.

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