There was a time that canopy range hoods were considered to be unfashionable and unfit to be installed in any Australian kitchen. However those days are gone and now the trend is to fit canopy range hoods made from glass. In the nineties it was trendy to fit stainless steel canopies but not any more. The focus is on smaller hoods and ones made from glass. But just why is this trend in kitchen decoration taking off so keenly across Australia?
For starters the plus points of installing a canopy range hood are clear when you think they successfully pull steam and nasty cooking smells in a much more effective way than retracting range hoods. Fixed glass range hoods are positioned underneath an overhead cabinet with all the parts concealed from view. The range hood is positioned in place and adequately covers the majority of the cooking area.
The distinct advantages of glass range hoods over stainless steel are clear. The stainless steel top range hoods required you to purchase a stainless steel cooker and usually one from the higher-end of the market too. But simply this meant too much stainless steel in the kitchen. It would seem Australians’ love affair with stainless steel has come to an end and the glass range hoods that are flooding the market now have become all the rage.
The attraction of glass range hoods is that Australians are saying they just look so good. It seems to make the same impact as one that is stainless steel and as a result this could be why the trend is shifting heavily towards glass canopy range hoods. The shape has also determined why Australians are falling over themselves to install these glass range hoods in the kitchen. There are oval-shaped ones, rectangular shaped range hoods and even circular designs have been seen on the market.
Having the cooking area centred in the middle of the kitchen has become popular in recent years in Australia and the distinct advantage of glass as your canopy range hood is clear and cookers positioned in the centre of the kitchen means the canopy range hood must be mounted from the ceiling. Glass is now the clear range hood of choice for most Australians.
It is possible that the fad was stemmed from the numerous cookery shows popping up on television and many of them have that island cooking space in the kitchen.