Whether you are making a perfectly seared steak or frying up some bacon, no one likes a lingering smell or odor. If you are looking to get rid of smoke, odors, or grease, then you'll want a range hood or another ventilation solution. If you don't have one, it can be difficult to clean greasy residue from your countertops and cabinets. Range hoods can be either non-vented or vented. Vented range hoods suck up the polluted air and filter it out of your home through a duct. A non-vented range hood will recirculate the air using a fan and a filter to suck up the contaminated air and extract clean air. Range hoods are available in various styles and finishes, making them a great center piece of your kitchen. When you are buying a range hood, make sure to take the size of your room into consideration because that will determine the size of your range hood.