In order to install a range hood under a sloped/angled/cathedral ceiling, or a very high ceiling, your contractor may build a “soffit box”. A soffit box is a simple structure that extends downward from the ceiling, effectively lowering the ceiling height in a portion of the room. A typical soffit is made from 2×4’s, covered with sheetrock and usually painted to match the ceiling.
A soffit box only needs to be large enough to provide a secure mounting point for the range hood’s vertical chimney, but can be made much larger to add to the overall design of the kitchen. For example, a large soffit over the countertop provides a visual “divider” that separates the cooking area from the dining/living room, creating a design counterpoint to the island counter below.
The soffit can become a design element in its own right. For example, additional lighting, decorative trim, or a creative paint technique can be added to the soffit in order to liven up the area.
Hello this is Sheila Allarrez n I was wondering if my ceiling is slanted sa a 30 feet maybe 20 feet slant is there a way to hang a stove hood maybe using a soffit or something like those hanging pot island lights it’s a 60 inch stove here’s my number [phone #] or u could email me at [email address] I’ve seen some pictures but most of them had a short ceilings anyways any solutions or ideas would be great thank you
There is no way of installing a chimney-style suspended hood on a sloped ceiling, period.
Here are your options:
1) Build a soffit box and install an island-mount suspended range hood.
This is a simple frame made of 2×4’s, covered with Sheetrock and painted to match the ceiling. This will allow you to level the ceiling with the floor at the place where you want to install the hood.
You can build it any size and shape you want. Plus you get really creative and add some lights to it, giving additional illumination to your hood, or LED stripes facing the ceiling. So it will look very beautiful and elegant, like it meant to be there.
You can find more information about this subject following the link below:
2) Go with one of our Air Loop ductless range hoods.
As you can see, majority of them mount on strings. This makes them very flexible in terms of installation on any type of ceiling: high, low, sloped, cathedral, vaulted, etc.
This is the newest technology of re-circulation.
Comparing to carbon filters technology, Air Loop really does a job. Plus, it does not use carbon granules inside the filters, which creates additional noise. It uses Micro Infusion Carbon Filters with powder inside. This makes it much quieter.
Let’s put it this way: This is as close as you can get to ducted range hood, both performance-wise and noise-wise.
According to our factory, in Italy they use this technology even in commercial applications (restaurants, pizza places), which proves it’s credibility.
Moreover, Air Loop range hoods do not require changing filters every 2-3 months, which can result in around $200 additional spending yearly.
Micro Infusion Carbon Filter can operate without any maintenance for 12-15 months period (depending on the volume of cooking). Then you have to put it in the oven, heat it up under 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, and it will ready to serve you another cycle.
Micro Infusion Carbon Filter can last 3-5 cycles before you have to replace a powder inside and start it all over again.
3) Go with a recessed ceiling range hood.
You can install it practically everywhere, and it doesn’t make a difference if the ceiling is sloped, or whatnot.
Performance-wise recessed ceiling models work differently as compared to suspended range hoods.
By reason of being installed rather far from the cooking surface recessed ceiling range hoods work more like fans – they can clear the air in the room EVENTUALLY, but they cannot do it right away.
Therefore, if you’re doing some heavy cooking, you have to be ready that at some point your kitchen will be filled with smoke.