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Best Range Hoods for Gas Stoves

Best Range Hoods for Gas Stoves - Proline Range Hoods

A gas stove range hood is one of the most valuable appliances in the kitchen. It removes odors, steam, smoke, and potentially harmful fumes and contaminants produced during cooking.

Since gas stovetops burn fuel, they produce more heat and fumes than electric ranges. Thus they require better ventilation. Gas cooktops release toxins such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide as you cook.

We want to protect your health and safety, and ensure you choose the right range hood for your stove. Check out this guide on how to choose a range hood for your gas stove.

Later we’ll go over some of our best range hoods for gas stoves, complete with customer reviews and helpful graphics!

How to Choose a Range Hood for Your Gas Stove

Gas Stove Hood CFM

The first thing to consider when looking to purchase a gas stove hood is the cubic feet per minute, or CFM. This is the absolute minimum power your range hood should have.

Start by determining the amount of British thermal units (BTUs) your gas stove produces. BTUs are the measurement for the amount of heat produced by your gas burner. One BTU increases the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.

To find the total BTUs of your gas range, consult the owner’s manual. Or, look up the make and model of your stove on the internet. Many stove manufacturers advertise the BTUs on their product pages and website.

On average, a burner on your kitchen range puts out about 7,000 BTUs. Some may produce less because they’re designed for low-heat cooking whereas some can be much higher, up to 18,000 BTUs.

To determine the CFM of a gas stove hood, the general rule is this: for every 10,000 BTUs generated by the gas range, 100 CFM is needed. So, if your range has two 5,000 BTU burners and two 15,000 BTU burners for a total of 40,000 BTUs, you will need 400 CFM or more for your range hood.

At Proline, most of our customers purchase a hood with a CFM higher than this initial minimum amount. This improves the ability of your range hood to keep your cooking space free of unwanted contaminants, smoke, and steam.

Also, the high CFM is incredibly convenient in the event of an emergency.

If you do a lot of high-heat cooking with your gas range, consider adding 200 to 300 CFM to this initial calculation.

If you have an electric deep fat fryer, we encourage you to follow the recommendations for a gas stove.

For more information on determining the CFM of your hood over a gas stove, click here.

Gas Stove Hood Size

Island Hood with Stainless Steel Baffle Filters

The larger the range hood, the more air it will capture to vent outside your home. To ensure that all unwanted contaminants and cooking exhaust is vented outside, we recommend that you purchase a hood six inches larger than your range (3 inches on both sides).

Even if you have a powerful blower in a range hood but your hood is too small, you won’t have adequate coverage and some fumes will escape into your kitchen.

If you have a gas stove in your outdoor kitchen, the size of your range hood will need to be even larger. You’ll have to compensate for weather conditions and the intense heat of your grill.

Choose a hood that is two sizes up from your stovetop, extending six to 12 inches on each side. For example, if you have a 48” range, a 60” outdoor hood is ideal.

Remember, bigger is better when it comes to the coverage area of your range hood for a gas cooktop. Make sure the depth of your hood is also sufficient to capture fumes and odors. If your hood is too shallow, it will miss the smoke and grease produced during more intense cooking.

Typically, vent hoods will extend at least halfway past your range, and some may reach up to its edge.

Remember, every range hood should be installed 28 to 36 inches away from the gas stovetop. If the hood is further away than 36 inches, you’ll require more ventilation power. If it’s too close, your hood will not operate efficiently and may become damaged.

Baffle Filters

Select a range hood with stainless steel baffle filters as they allow the air from your gas stove to move through the hood faster than regular filters.

Baffle filters are ideal to handle the heavy smoke and grease from cooking with high heat gas stoves. Stainless steel filters are also easier to clean and they are a nice modern touch to your vent hood.

Many of Proline’s range hoods come with attractive stainless steel baffle filters.

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Duct to the Outside of the Home

Ventilation is one of the most important things to consider with your gas stove. For the best results, use ducted venting with your gas stove so that your dirty kitchen air will be vented outside. The more BTUs your gas stove has, the more important it is for you to duct your hood to the outside.

A non ducted or ductless range hood is not the best option for gas stoves because they work by filtering the air inside the hood and returning it into the kitchen. Even if you have a hood with a high CFM rating, charcoal filters will not capture all the gas produced by the stove.

In addition, a ductless range hood is incapable of removing the heat and moisture from your kitchen, which may leave you hot and humid while using your gas burners on higher settings.

Duct Length

Wall Hood with Brick Backsplash

The shorter your ducting, the more efficient it will be at removing air contaminants from your kitchen. The air has less distance to travel and thus requires less power to evacuate from your home.

You may require a professional level hood if your ducting is very long or if it has more than two 90-degree turns. For maximum efficiency, don’t run your ducting more than 30’, or 20’ with two elbows.

Duct Size

If you choose to go with a high CFM gas stove hood, the most important thing to do is make sure that your ventilation ducting is a wide enough diameter to accommodate the power of your range hood.

Here is a helpful chart to determine the duct size for your hood.

Range Hood Duct Sizing Chart

If your duct is too small, it will decrease the ability of the blower to capture enough air for peak efficiency. Overall, a larger, more powerful kitchen range hood is best suited for gas cooktops as they release more concentrated fumes.

Aim for at least 1000 CFM and an 8” or larger diameter duct. Add beautiful baffle filters to that to enjoy the best range hood for your gas stove. The exact CFM will depend on your cooking habits, but 1000 is a safe bet for most cooks. When in doubt, go for the higher CFM.

Best Wall Range Hoods for Gas Stoves

Now that you know how to choose the best range hood for your gas stove, we’ll give you many different options that you can purchase today! We’ll start with wall mounted range hoods.

PLJW 104

Best Wall Range Hoods for Gas Stoves - PLJW 104

The PLJW 104 is one of our more powerful wall mount range hoods. It boasts a strong 1200 CFM dual blower that will clean your kitchen air with ease. A wall hood with this amount of power is a great fit for those who love Asian or wok-style cooking. The stainless steel baffle filters catch all of the grease from your kitchen air and the blower pulls it all to the outside of your home. The impressive power and efficient filters make this hood an amazing fit for your gas stove.

You’ll also enjoy a beautiful backlit control panel with dial knobs, where you can control main power, blower speed, and the bright lights. Speaking of the lights, the 104 is one of a select few that features four dimmable Halogens! They keep your cooktop incredibly bright to help you have a smooth cooking experience.

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If you own an outdoor kitchen but love the look and power of this hood, don’t fret! Scroll down and check out this model with a more durable outdoor-rated 304 stainless steel!

Wall Range Hood with Stone Backsplash

Customer Reviews

“This range hood is high quality and it looks beautiful in our kitchen. I'm pleased with my experience. Highly recommend Proline!” - Angela

“Our recently installed Proline PLJW 104.36 Range Hood is awesome! It is a high quality heavy duty unit. The stainless steel is heavy gauge commercial quality. The switches and controls feel beefy and durable. The dual blowers are quiet and have 4 speeds on each side. The 4 lights mounted in this hood provide plenty of light while cooking and nice ambient light in the kitchen after dinner is done. Kudos to Proline for providing a great quality product at a reasonable price.” - Rick S.

Proline Range Hoods is the place to go for range hoods. I loved doing business with them. The biggest perk by far was how fast my hood got to my home!” - Butch A.

PLJW 129

PLJW 129 Product Picture

The PLJW 129 is one of our most popular wall mount range hoods! Our customers love everything about this hood: the sleek look, powerful blower, efficient filters, four speed settings, and more. The stainless steel push buttons in front of the hood are user-friendly and easily accessible while you’re multitasking in the kitchen. Don’t forget to turn on the bright LED lights – trust us, they’ll make your life in the kitchen much easier!

The 900 CFM dual blower is a fan favorite too; not many range hoods pack that kind of power!

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PLJW 129 in White Kitchen with Shaker Cabinets

Customer Reviews

“I remodeled my kitchen about 2 years ago and decided that I wanted a real exhaust fan and hood above my stove. So I ordered a model PLJW 129.30 from Proline. Of all of the improvements to my kitchen, this has turned out to be one of the best. It really looks great. The fan is so powerful that most of the time I run it on the lowest setting, but more power is there when I need it. Hanging the hood was very easy (watch the installation video on the Proline website); however, if you don’t have an electrical outlet and a duct vented up through the roof at the right locations (I didn’t have either), installation is going to be a lot more involved and expensive – so plan accordingly. Proline shipped the unit right away after I ordered it. It was well packed and contained all of the parts. I’ve emailed them a couple of times and they respond by the next day. If I had it to do over again, I would order the PLJW 129.30 from Proline. It turned out great.” - Steve M.

“We had a GE hood installed in our home when it was built in 2017. The GE hood did not have much power 350cfm and did not do a good job removing the cooking fumes. Our new Proline hood works amazingly and is beautiful also. My wife loves it. Thank you for making an excellent product.” - Tim E.

Best Under Cabinet Range Hoods For Gas Stoves

Next up are under cabinet range hoods. These hoods are typically the lowest CFM range hoods on the market. But, professional quality under cabinet hoods from Proline are some of the most powerful on the market. They are more than capable of handling the high heat produced by your gas stove. Check out our complete list of under cabinet hoods here.

Some homeowners can get away with under 600 CFM for their electric stove, but for gas stoves, we highly recommend 600 CFM or more. As we’ve emphasized throughout our article, when in doubt, go with the higher CFM hood.

PLJW 185

PLJW 185 Under Cabinet Hood

The PLJW 185 is our most popular under cabinet range hood. It features a quiet, ultra-efficient dual blower rated at 600 CFM. This product provides great value – professional quality at an incredibly affordable price. Like most of our other under cabinet hoods, the 185 is complete with efficient grease filters and LED lights to brighten your stove top. The control panel is beautiful and functional, with elegant stainless steel push buttons.

Most hoods from big manufacturers don’t feature motors that are powerful enough for your gas stove, but our 185 checks all the boxes. It’s one of the best range hoods for gas stoves that fits under your cabinet.

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If you’re not yet convinced, check out the reviews!

Best Range Hoods for Gas Stoves - 185 Under Cabinet Hood


Customer Reviews

“I love how slim and sleek it is! It's super powerful and buttons on top make it easy to use. I am so happy to have a great quality range hood!” - Shane C.

“I love my range hood, especially the lights on it. The ventilation is amazing. I could not ask for anything more out of it.” - Nick L.

Purchased this hood back in 2016, love it, I have no problems with it at all. Highly recommend.” - Richard

PLJW 125

PLJW 125 Product Photo


If you’re looking for an under cabinet range hood with unprecedented power, the PLJW 125 is the vent hood for you! At 900 CFM, this hood sucks heavy smoke and grease from your kitchen in just moments. You have incredible versatility too; thanks to the four-speed blower, you can cook a wide variety of food. The 125 features a sleek rounded look, a nice contrast to the sharp slant of the 185. They both include the small stainless steel push buttons which are a nice, modern addition.

Is the 125 for you? Learn more about it below and see what customers have to say.

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White Cupboards Small Hood

Customer Reviews

“Hood range came as advertised. Great instructions, packaged well. The range hood works awesome. I never turn it up past the 2nd speed. There’s no need to. It’s super capable.” - Christopher S.

“I have had this hood installed for 2 years and it continues to perform well. I love being able to sear steaks and not set off any smoke detectors throughout the house!” - Mical S.

“The range hood is so quiet. I had to do ductwork to install it. We are very happy with the new kitchen and new range hood. Thank you for helping me choose the right range hood.” - Tam N.

Best Island Range Hoods for Gas Stoves

Do you have a kitchen island? If so, check out this list. These hoods will be a little higher in the CFM category than our under cabinet and wall hoods, since air enters the hood from all four sides!

ProSI

ProSI Product Picture

The ProSI is a huge hit among our customers! By far, its best quality is the ultra-powerful 1800 CFM dual blower! This packs enough power to handle dual ranges and high-performance stovetops alike! Check out the sleek black LCD touch panel too; the island model has matching panels on opposite sides of the hood!

This hood wouldn’t be complete without long-lasting LED lights to help you see while in the kitchen. Buy yours below!

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ProSI with Long Chimney

Customer Reviews

I had been told repeatedly that I could not install a vent hood above my outdoor grill. After researching this vent hood from Proline, I began to have hope. It was not an easy installation, but the final results were amazing. The power of this vent hood can handle even the most fat rich foods without smoking out my guests on the patio. Thank you Proline for a wonderful, quality and not to mention, beautiful product.” - Pamela S.

“Ordered this hood online a few months before I was ready to install. Installation went without a problem and I was surprised how sturdy it was supported by the ceiling. It has no movement when turning on/off or in use. Even on low it kept a paper towel attached to underneath when I tested it. This is one well built machine!” - Ray L.

I was told locally that no one made a hood for an outdoor island, and that if they did, it wouldn't work. Proline proved them wrong! Thank you!!!” - Dan B.

ProVI

ProVI Product Picture


The ProVI is one of our most versatile island range hoods. It is one of few models compatible with a remote blower that sits inside your ductwork. This makes the hood incredibly quiet while it’s running. The remote blower is quite powerful at 1300 CFM – and you also have two options for local blowers: 1200 and 1700 CFM.

Like the other hoods on this list, it is easy to clean, thanks to beautiful dishwasher safe baffle filters. In addition, it includes bright lights that you can’t go without. Our ProV models feature dial knob controls – if you like the look, this is the island range hood for you! Did I mention that knob controls means you have full control over the speed? They are an innovative feature!

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ProVI in Outdoor Kitchen


Customer Reviews

We love our Proline range hood. It is good looking and it is massive and powerful. We love how it sucks out the gross cooking fumes .......and is NOT noisy.....We love our lighting....... It makes our kitchen a PREMIER Kitchen and we receive many compliments...... A very good powerful hood at a good reasonable price. Quality. Great customer service and built well....THANKS, Proline.” - Karen H.


The range hood we ordered (42" Island Pro VI.42) is gorgeous and very well built. We have a cathedral ceiling and it installed very nicely over our 36" Wolf stove.” - Daniel G.

Best Outdoor Range Hoods for Gas Stoves

PLJW 104 304

PLJW 104 304 SS Product Picture


Does this hood look familiar? It’s the PLJW 104, but in a highly durable 304 SS. This is a fantastic vent hood for your outdoor kitchen! Purchase yours below.

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Outdoor Kitchen Over Stainless Steel Grill


Customer Review

The hood looks amazing and works perfectly! We love it!” - Christine C.

PLJI 103 304

PLJI 103 304 SS Product Picture

The PLJI 103 304 SS is another robust vent hood with an impressive 1800 CFM dual blower. Manufactured in 304 SS, this is the perfect fit for your outdoor grill or kitchen range. It has more than enough lighting to help you see at any time of the day. Dishwasher safe stainless steel baffle filters take just seconds to toss in the dishwasher. How convenient! This hood includes matching stainless steel control panels too, offering you great accessibility in the kitchen.

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Outdoor Island Vent Hood

Customer Review

I LOVE the outdoor Proline hood that I purchased for my outdoor kitchen.” - Frank M.

Best Range Hood Inserts for Gas Stoves

Hurricane

Hurricane Insert

The Hurricane insert is an amazing companion for your custom vent hood. It can come as a single 600 or dual 1200 blower depending on the setup in your kitchen. For gas stoves, we recommend the 1200 CFM option. You’ll also enjoy the LED lights and dishwasher safe grease filters which ease your stress while cooking.

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Beautiful Custom Hood Insert with Decorative Wreath

Customer Reviews

“I love the hood. It fits perfectly above our range and looks great. I love the four lights and remote control. Would highly recommend it.” - Gordon M.

“My family ordered a Proline hood insert and they love it! Their outdoor kitchen looks amazing. The installation instructions were so easy to follow and the insert fits perfectly! Thank you all so much for the great service and product!” - Dawn H.

ProV Insert

ProV Insert Product Picture


You’ve already seen our ProV island hood; now here’s our ProV insert! With this powerful insert, you’ve got a lot of the same functionality: three blower options, dial knobs, dishwasher safe baffle filters, and more. This hood will clear your home of heavy smoke and steam in no time. Like our 104 models, the ProV comes with dimmable Halogen lights so you can control their intensity with ease!

Check it out below.

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Wooden Custom Hood

Customer Reviews

We are very happy with our Pro Line Hood. I particularly like the variable speed fan.” - Jeff T.

“I live in Canada and have twice in the past purchased cooking hood fans from Proline. With each order, they delivered as promised and the packaging was very well done to prevent any transit damages. as well, their after-sale service has been great. Proline makes a fantastic product and delivers 100% on customer service.” - Jim M.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a vent hood for a gas stove?

Yes. Gas stoves, compared to electric stoves, produce a lot of heat. Without a vent hood, cooking exhaust, smoke, and strong odors will fill your room quickly.

What kind of range hood do I need for a gas stove?

The type of range hood you need for your gas stove will depend on your kitchen design.

If your range hood is:

How high should a range hood be above a gas stove?

Your range hood should be between 28” and 36” above a gas stove. Outdoor hoods should be mounted between 36” and 42” above gas stoves.

How many CFM do you need for a gas stove?

To determine the minimum CFM you need for a gas stove, divide the total BTUs of your stove by 100.

How many CFM do I need for a 36-inch gas range?

CFM does not depend on size for a gas range, but rather the BTUs of your range. Look in your owner’s manual or look up your range online to find its BTUs. Then divide that number by 100. Generally, the average cook will want between 600 and 900 CFM for their gas stove.


For more information on choosing a range hood, check out our range hood ultimate buyer’s guide.

Recap

Ducted Wall Vent Hood in White Kitchen

We hope you enjoyed this ultimate guide on the best range hoods for gas stoves. We went over some of our best range hoods from wall mount, under cabinet, and island to insert and outdoor hoods.

Remember, when choosing a range hood for your gas stove, go with a ducted hood. A ductless hood with charcoal filters doesn’t have enough power to clean your air, and it won’t move all the contaminants outside your home.

If you made it this far, thank you so much. Feel free to check out some of our other range hood articles below. If you have any questions about our hoods, call (877) 901 - 5530. We’ll see you around!

Do you need a vent hood for a gas stove?

Yes. Gas stoves, compared to electric stoves, produce a lot of heat. Without a vent hood, cooking exhaust, smoke, and strong odors will fill your room quickly.

What kind of range hood do I need for a gas stove?

The type of range hood you need for your gas stove will depend on your kitchen design.

If your range hood is:

Against a wall, go with a wall range hood.
Under cabinets, purchase an under cabinet range hood.
On a kitchen island, buy an island range hood.
Outside, purchase an outdoor vent hood.
Under a custom hood, purchase a vent hood insert.

How high should a range hood be above a gas stove?

Your range hood should be between 28” and 36” above a gas stove. Outdoor hoods should be mounted between 36” and 42” above gas stoves.

How many CFM do you need for a gas stove?

To determine the minimum CFM you need for a gas stove, divide the total BTUs of your stove by 100.

How many CFM do I need for a 36-inch gas range?

CFM does not depend on size for a gas range, but rather the BTUs of your range. Look in your owner’s manual or look up your range online to find its BTUs. Then divide that number by 100. Generally, the average cook will want between 600 and 900 CFM for their gas stove.
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