A restaurant kitchen hood is invaluable. Simply placing a kitchen hood over your commercial oven protects your customers and your livelihood from grease fires and filth. A kitchen isn’t safe without a kitchen hood. Whether it’s a grease fire or bacteria, neither should be present in your kitchen. But how much does it cost to install a kitchen hood?
As with anything else, the cost of installing a kitchen hood depends largely on the kind of kitchen hood you buy. And you should certainly do your research before purchasing just any kitchen hood. They are not all created equal, and the needs of your business may require a specific type. Ambient Edge can help you determine which kitchen hood is best for your business. Give us a call today at 888-229-4166 to learn more.
The Cost of Installation
If a wall or cabinet-mounted kitchen hood sounds like the way to go, you can expect installation to cost anywhere from $200 to $500. A cabinet insert is more expensive. Here, you are looking at an installation cost of between $500 and $1,000. However, a cabinet insert is less obvious, so you may feel it is worth the price difference.
Downdraft kitchen hoods install into the range and disappear from the public eye once you close for the night. These fancier kitchen hoods cost $1,000 or more to install. Keep reading for a more in-depth look at what these different kitchen hoods can do.
Types of Kitchen Hoods
The cost of installing a kitchen hood in a restaurant can vary, depending on the type of kitchen hood you need. For example, do you solely deal with cold food or hot? Does the food you make create more steam or grease? What if you work with both?
There is also the issue of where you want your kitchen hood installed. Some restaurants may consider a wall or cabinet-mounted kitchen hood “unsightly.” Others may decide the cost outweighs the appearance and opt for it anyway. There are cabinet and range-inserted kitchen hoods as well, but these cost more to install. They may also not be a great fit for your business.
Did you know there is more that goes into purchasing a kitchen hood than how good it looks on (or under) your wall? The issue of exhaust ventilation and how the hood handles it is also incredibly important to consider here. And, just like appearance, you have a wide variety to choose from insofar as the kind of exhaust styles out there.
Depending on the exhaust style you ultimately settle on, the installation cost can range from $100 to $1,000. On the lower end, you have your ductless exhaust system. This is the easiest system to set up, which is why it is also one of the least expensive to purchase.
You may have guessed this, but ductless exhaust systems are not for everyone. They filter irritants out of the air, then push the cleansed air back through the kitchen — not the best idea for a kitchen that creates an abundance of grease. You would need to clean the system every hour to ensure it was clean enough to do its job.
Grease needs a vented exhaust style of kitchen hood. Vented exhaust systems pull the exhaust out of the kitchen entirely and redirect it outside. The installation price for this kind of system varies, depending on the size and needs of your kitchen. Ambient Edge can work with you on a price and system that best suits your needs and budget.
How to Know Which Kitchen Hood Is Right for You
You should not purchase a kitchen hood unless you are sure you have your bases covered. The last thing you want to do is buy a kitchen hood that is only meant for steam and odors, and then discover your oven has splattered your kitchen with grease. The kitchen hood you choose should foster good airflow while removing steam, odors, and grease from the atmosphere.
Our professionals at Ambient Edge are here to answer your questions so that you do not make a mistake when purchasing a kitchen hood. We can also install it for you in no time to get you back to work with little to no interruption.
Looking to Install a Restaurant Kitchen Hood? Ambient Edge Has You Covered!
At Ambient Edge, we have over two decades of experience installing every restaurant kitchen hood make, model, and exhaust system you can think of. When you call us to schedule a price quote, we will take measurements of your business and ask you some basic questions to get an idea of which system would work best for you.
And if you are not happy with the result, we promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our parts and labor. Just let us know that you are unhappy, and we will do what we can to make it right.
To schedule your consultation today, give us a call at 888-229-4166 or message us via our online contact form. When it comes to commercial food-service equipment, we do it all, from repairs to installations. So, give Ambient Edge a call today, and we will help you design a kitchen space that will be so comfortable, your customers will consider it their second home!