Copper Range Hoods
Our designer and artisanal copper range hoods include built-in lighting (incandescent, fluorescent, or halogen) to illuminate the cooking surface. In addition, some manufacturers offer matching accessories, such as: backsplash panels, pot racks, shelf units, dish racks, and other attachments, allowing a greater flexibility of design. We offer complete copper kitchen counter and splash fabrication services.
Control systems for our designer and copper range hoods are electronic in nature. Copper Range Hoods with electronic control systems may offer one or more of the following features: remote control, motorized height adjustment, thermal sensor, overheat protection, boost mode, delayed shut-off, filter cleaning reminder, active noise cancellation, temperature display, user presets (memory), or a combination of the above.
Our designer and copper range hoods may be made from a variety of materials, including: copper, steel, aluminum, and brass. The Straford copper range hood shown at the top left is hand contructed from 24 ounce copper sheet. The brass straps are one quarter inch thick and domed head fasteners. The Straford copper range hood shown has a lacquered copper patina finish.
Range Hoot Ventilation
There are 2 major applications of designer and artisanal copper range hoods: ducted (or vented) application, and ductless (or recirculating) application. In a ducted range hood application, the output collar of the range hood's blower motor is attached to a duct system, which terminates outside of the residence. In a ductless range hood application, a filter containing activated charcoal is used to remove odor and smoke particles from the air, before releasing the cleaned air back into the kitchen environment. Classic Copper Works offers our designer and artisanal copper range hoods range hoods in either configuration.
A ducted application is generally preferable, since it allows for removal of all forms of airborne contamination, while ductless range hood application recirculates heat and moisture into the kitchen environment. In addition, a ducted application eliminates the need for replacing the activated charcoal filters on a regular basis, and avoids the airflow restriction (and resultant loss of power) caused by activated charcoal filter placement. However, some kitchen environments do not allow ducted range hood application, due to lack of space or ability to install a duct system, make-up air requirements, or the additional cost of heating/cooling the make-up air. We carry the Prestige America liners which have a range hood recirculation kit available for our copper range hoods when a ductless installation is required for our designer and copper range hoods.