Futuro Futuro Kitchen Range Hoods

(718) 236-1570
www.futurofuturo.com

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Business Description
Futuro Futuro is the leading Italian manufacturer of residential kitchen range hoods, with over 200 models of high-end modern and contemporary range hoods, as well as a selection of classic style hoods. Whether your kitchen design calls for an ultra-slim contemporary stainless-steel hood, a more traditional rounded design, or even a classic white hood with wood trim, our extensive online catalog contains pieces that compliment every style.

With over 30 years of design and production experience, we're able to bring truly innovative products to the United States and Canadian markets, backed by our fullest confidence in the quality and fine craftsmanship of our kitchen range hoods. Since our inception in 1980, we have been providing customers all over North America with the highest level of expertise and customer satisfaction. Our challenge was not to merely keep up with the standards of range hood technology - but rather to set those standards.

Using only the premier quality AISI 304 stainless steel, exceptionally quiet blower motors, and advanced sound-reduction technologies, the Futuro Futuro design philosophy brings together the best of Italian craftsmanship, cutting-edge design, and high-end materials to produce unique range hood products that set us apart from the competition.

Certification and Awards
HomePortfolio Editor's Choice 2010/2011, Red Dot 2011.
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Ducting is a major disadvantage to any tight, well built house. It's actually not recommended as it will create negative pressure. Trade offs to everything!
August 25, 2014 at 9:41AM     
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@Lisa A: negative pressure is a valid concern, and thank you for pointing it out.

But, there are plenty of ways to avoid or solve that problem.

The air-conditioning system of the house can provide make-up air, or a dedicated make-up air pump can be installed (and is actually required by code in some places, if the hood's CFM exceeds a certain value).

During the cooking process, a window can be opened slightly to allow passive air replenishment. And so on, and so on.

Recirculating hoods can't get rid of carbon monoxide/dioxide, moisture, solid smoke particles, and waste heat. Ducted hoods can - as long as they don't unbalance the air pressure too much.
August 25, 2014 at 9:55AM     
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@fluckycharm: your inspector is right. Well, half-right. Let us explain...

Range hoods which are not ducted to the outside - a.k.a. "recirculating" or "ductless" ones - use carbon filters to remove some of the odors, after the metal filters capture the grease; then the air is recirculated back into the room.

Unfortunately, the additional charcoal filter reduces airflow, increases noise, and must be replaced on a regular basis (typically 3-9 months, depending on manufacturer's recommendations and cooking style).

@halbraswell: this is where you might get an unpleasant surprise a year down the road - it's not just the initial $ 50 cost of the charcoal filter, it's an ongoing expense for the lifetime of the hood. If the charcoal filter is not replaced, eventually it gets clogged up with grease that gets past the metal filters, and completely blocks the airflow.

Long-term, it's better to run the duct - especially in your type of installation, which appears to be on an outside wall (according to the window in the background) - just use a 90-degree elbow, and you're outside - than have to pay $ 50 every 3-9 months to keep the hood operating properly. Your range hood supplier should have discussed this option, but it's not too late to install a duct, ask your contractor for a cost estimate.

Where fluckycharm's inspector is right, is that yes, ductless range hoods are much less effective than ducted ones. The reduced airflow and extra noise, and the fact that all the excess heat, moisture, and solid smoke particles will be recirculated back into the room, makes them much less attractive than ducted hoods.

In addition, you don't get the benefit of the range hood extracting the air from the kitchen, and thus forcing fresh air to be pulled in from the outside - which improves the air quality throughout the house.

Where the home inspector is mostly wrong, is that in situations like condominiums (hello, Miami and Vancouver!) or co-op buildings (half of Manhattan...), it's impossible to run an outside duct, and a full-size range hood, even ductless, will still remove the grease and odors, which is better than nothing. (Note that this doesn't apply to microwave or undercabinet hoods, those are useless in any configuration.)

For more information about range hoods, please feel free to read our guide "Top 10 Reasons To Have A Range Hood", available at http://www.futurofuturo.com/rangehood-FAQ-10-reasons-to-have-a-range-hood.php
August 19, 2014 at 2:07PM   
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So, to summarize:

Ducted range hood (to the outside) > ductless range hood (recirculating) > undercabinet/microwave hood > no range hood.
August 19, 2014 at 2:08PM   
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Custom range hoods like this one are usually built from a combination of wood and plaster, but could use a variety of materials - stone, tiles, metal, etc.

Here's a gallery of custom range hood ideas, with several dozen photos:
http://www.futurofuturo.com/rangehood-FAQ-custom-range-hoods-and-inserts.php
August 19, 2014 at 7:35AM   
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Agree with Sophie. Move the cooktop to the wall, use any standard wall-mount range hood (we have 120+ wall-mount models on our site, check it out - www.FuturoFuturo.com). The duct can run through the wall if it's an outside wall, or up to the ceiling and then out, or sideways through a soffit.
August 19, 2014 at 7:31AM   
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Karen Heffernan
If the cooktop cannot be moved, definitely go with a downdraft. I've had them in 2 different homes, and find them to be just as effective (and no noisier than an overhead one). You may have done this already, but make sure that building codes in your area allow you to have a gas cooktop at a window - we ran into that issue when building our first house.
August 19, 2014 at 8:46AM   
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Hi everyone. Thankyou so much for all your comments. You are all totally correct. We will change the cooktop position to the other bench. It really does not make sense having it below the window. I also would prefer a wall mounted exhaust.
August 21, 2014 at 8:16PM   
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Nathan Nostaw
Who cleans the range hood and behind the cabinets?
I can't keep mirrors clean for more then a day or so, let alone cooking with oil under them. I was going to say I see a soy sauce run happening down the back of the cabinet in full view of the windows and no way to clean it off and mould building up till it grows legs and takes over the suburb, but on closer inspection I think all the glass slides away making for an island bench. (not keen on the mirror, but the island bench is pretty slick)
August 19, 2014 at 7:38AM   
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UGH!!
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Kitchen Design: To Hood or Not to Hood?

When we renovated our kitchen, one of our bigger decisions was how to handle the vent over our stove. We ended up going with a super cool stainless... Full Story
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Carolferrara: it depends on what you mean by this. Is the hood already installed? What's the distance between the hood and the cooktop? What brand is the hood? How high would you like it to be, and why?

Please feel free to reply here, or send us a message on our profile.
August 11, 2014 at 6:55AM   
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yes it is already installed and is plugged in w/ a gfi outlet. from the undermount part of the hood which is ductless, it is approximately 17-171/2'. i'm not sure of the brand name, however i ordered on-line from lowe's...
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What is the recommended and minimum height specified in the hood manual? Some undercabinet/in-cabinet hoods do allow installation as low as 17"-18", without voiding the warranty. If the hood is only as deep as the cabinets, or a little deeper (12"-15"), it should not interfere with the cooking process.

Keep in mind that once an undercabinet/in-cabinet hood is installed, changing its location will typically involve modifying the cabinet, which is a lot more work & expense.
August 11, 2014 at 7:11AM   
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There are a few hoods on the market with this type of design. Note that this particular installation is using a custom hanging system - the 4 metal bars/cables above the hood are not included.

It's a totally different look from the usual installation, with the exposed duct - which works very well with this space. Kudos to the designer/builder!

Here's a hood with a very similar design - Futuro Futuro 36" Moon Inox Island:
http://www.futurofuturo.com/island-range-hood-IS36MOONINOX.php
August 7, 2014 at 1:15PM   
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Tracy, take a look at our 36" Rainbow model: http://www.futurofuturo.com/wall-range-hood-WL36RAINBOW.php
August 7, 2014 at 1:11PM     
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This is an example of a custom-built hood using a premanufactured "hood insert".

Check out this gallery of custom hood ideas, with detailed explanations and a few dozen photos: http://www.futurofuturo.com/rangehood-FAQ-custom-range-hoods-and-inserts.php
August 7, 2014 at 1:10PM   
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This is an example of a custom-built hood using a premanufactured "hood insert".

Check out this gallery of custom hood ideas, with detailed explanations and a few dozen photos: http://www.futurofuturo.com/rangehood-FAQ-custom-range-hoods-and-inserts.php
August 7, 2014 at 1:08PM     
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Generally, you can replace halogen lights with LED's, but not the other way around.

The reason is, halogen lights typically draw 20-25 watts per bulb, so for a hood with 4 lights, you would need a transformer that provides 80-100 watts *minimum*.

LED lights usually draw a lot less power - 1 to 3 watts. So the transformer that's driving the LED lights would be in the 12-20 watt range, typically.

If you try to put 4x halogen lights that need 80 watts at least, onto a transformer that can provide 20 watts at most, you will either have no results, or burn out the transformer.

In addition, putting halogen bulbs into fixtures that aren't designed for them, is an overheat/fire hazard.

To do what you're asking, you would have to find a transformer AND compatible light fixtures AND appropriate halogen bulbs AND matching wiring - replacing the entire lighting system.

Sorry to hear that AKDY is using sub-par LED bulbs (but expected from a range hood made in China), but it would be relatively complicated to change the light bulbs to halogen at this point.
August 7, 2014 at 8:43AM   
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I can live with it. Wished it could have been replaced.
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August 7, 2014 at 8:12PM   
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It's a 36" hood, based on the dimensions of the range below it - 6 burners = 36", in most cases.

Generally, the range hood should be the same size, or a little larger than the range. This is why we offer some of our most popular models in 42" and 48" sizes, as well as the more common 36" widths.

Here are some slim curved glass range hoods that are very similar to the one pictured:

42" Acqualina Glass Island: http://www.futurofuturo.com/island-range-hood-IS42ACQUA-GLS.php

36" Acqualina Glass Island: http://www.futurofuturo.com/island-range-hood-IS36ACQUA-GLS.php
August 7, 2014 at 8:35AM   
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Another similar model, with a more traditional, symmetrical look:

42" Moon Crystal Island: http://www.futurofuturo.com/island-range-hood-IS42MOONCRYS.php

36" Moon Crystal Island: http://www.futurofuturo.com/island-range-hood-IS36MOONCRYS.php
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Thanks for providing the information
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Yes, with many range hoods it's possible to cut the chimney to accommodate a low ceiling height.

Please note that in this installation, the hood is set MUCH higher than the typical recommended height (26"-36" above the cooktop). In most installations, you should not need to cut the chimney, unless you're planning to install the hood much higher than normal.

Here's a manual showing how the chimney on our range hoods could be cut to accommodate ceiling heights as low as 7 feet: http://www.futurofuturo.com/manuals/Futuro-Futuro-Minimum-Chimney-Height.pdf (1-page PDF).

Almost all Futuro Futuro island-mount range hoods can be cut down in this manner. Please feel free to visit our website to see the complete selection of 230+ models: http://www.futurofuturo.com/
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I currently only have 7 ft ceiling to work with because of soffit. There is only a distance of 47 inches from range top to soffit. Thank you. That was very helpful
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This is an example of a custom-built hood using a premanufactured "hood insert".

Check out this gallery of custom hood ideas, with detailed explanations and a few dozen photos: http://www.futurofuturo.com/rangehood-FAQ-custom-range-hoods-and-inserts.php
August 7, 2014 at 8:27AM   
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Custom range hoods like this one are usually built from a combination of wood and plaster, but could use a variety of materials - stone, tiles, metal, etc.

Here's a gallery of custom range hood ideas, with several dozen photos: http://www.futurofuturo.com/rangehood-FAQ-custom-range-hoods-and-inserts.php
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