The leader in kitchen ventilation for more than 85 yearsVent-A-Hood® consists of three lines of ducted, and one line of duct-free (ARS), ventilation. A quick review of the major differences, outlined below, should help to narrow your search for the Vent-A-Hood® model that will best suit the type of appliance you have, as well as your unique cooking habits.  Why Vent-A-Hood®? Most people believe that range hoods are all the same and, for the most part, that's an accurate assessment...


Visit the Vent-A-Hood® factory website where you can explore standard models, design your dream with Build-A-Hood,  download installation instructions and technical specifications or search for a dealer near you. Prior to visiting the factory website, you may wish to review our information below to get an understanding of the products offered.  Also, don't forget to peruse our How-To Videos & Specs page for extra tips and tricks, and helpful installation guides on our Do's and Don'ts page.

Premier Magic Lung

Introduced in 1937, the patented Magic Lung® blower system sets Vent-A-Hood apart. You shouldn’t settle for anything less than the Magic Lung® because it is: Quiet, Efficient, Easy-cleaning, Fire-safe, and Powerful.


Introduced in 2010, the M-Line range hoods offer high quality, brushed stainless steel perimeter fascia, corrosion-resistant steel canopies, and industrial grade stainless steel baffle filters. This style hood packs a punch in a tight space, where a high CFM rating is needed within a limited width. It is not as quiet or as efficient in removing air contaminants as the Magic Lung® or Power Lung, but The M-Line provides a budget-friendly solution to venting over residential professional-style cooking equipment within a small space. These blowers and canopies are sold separately.


Introduced in 2004, the V-Line features the exclusive and compact Vent-A-Hood Premium Power Lung Blower equipped with centrifugal filtering technology, offering the maximum performance in the value kitchen ventilation category. The Power Lung system eliminates the dirty, greasy, old-technology mesh screen filters to ensure performance at the value level.

Duct-Free ARS Line

Introduced in 2010, the patented Air Recovery System (ARS) offers a duct-free solution, utilizing a proprietary 4-phase technology, which makes this hood the quietest, most efficient, and easiest to maintain in its category. It is ideal for light, residential cooking where outdoor venting is not possible.