What Is A Custom Range Hood Insert?

A hood insert is a ventilation unit that fits inside a custom range hood enclosure, allowing you to choose exactly what your kitchen ventilation looks like. It is the working part of the range hood, providing ventilation to control smoke, odors and grease from cooking.

Built-in Viking Range Hood Insert
A Viking range hood insert built into a custom wood enclosure.

Specific hood insert types are available for use in either wall mount or island range hood. Hood inserts are also referred to as custom built-in ventilators, power packs and cabinet inserts. A hood vent insert supplies power for the unit, and is finished only on the bottom side. It contains blowers, lights and speed controls – the functional ventilation unit inside the wood cabinet or other decorative housing.

Custom range hood enclosures to house a hood insert can be crafted from from stainless steel, wood, brass, copper or other material specified by the customer to match their kitchen décor. The mechanical blower that provides ventilation is then installed into the custom enclosure. A custom range hood insert is usually between 19″ and 60″ wide, depending on the ventilation needs of your kitchen.

Concealed Vent Insert
Conceal your kitchen ventilation behind cabinetry with a custom hood insert.

Inserts include an internal or external blower with a CFM (cubic feet of air moved per minute) that varies from as low as 200 to as much as 1600 CFM. With a custom insert, you have the flexibility to combine different features as you see fit – several manufacturers will customize a ventilation kit for your range hood based on your specifications. Others offer a wide selection of pre-built blowers/range inserts to fit into just about any custom range hood enclosure.

Cabinet inserts offer a variety of features, depending on the brand and model number. Some units have built-in heat sensors that turn up the ventilating power as the stove or cooktop temperature rises. Halogen lights with dimmer controls are included on some upscale custom range hoods. You can order custom inserts with professional-quality baffle filters that remove even large amounts of grease and smoke from the air, removable troughs to trap liquefied grease or a charcoal recirculating kit. Most manufacturers offer custom range hood inserts with seamless stainless steel construction.

Hood Insert with Lighting and Speed Controls
Hood inserts typically feature lighting and controls on the bottom finished surface.

Some range hood inserts require a metal sleeve, or liner, to complete the installation. A range hood liner protects a custom hood’s exterior base. A hood liner may contain an optional light panel, and many liners have a flexible design that lets you make height adjustments to fit different range hoods.

At Designer Home Surplus, we offer range hood inserts from Viking, Falmec, Faber and other manufacturers at discounted prices. Our inventory changes daily, so if you have a custom range hood and are in the market for a cabinet insert, we may have just what you need. Call us today for more information on our custom range hood inserts.

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