Archive for May, 2009

Danver Develops Range Hood Specifically for Outdoor Applications

May 15, 2009

Hood Product Announcement

With the explosion of outdoor kitchens all over the country, towns and cities are looking at a bonanza for permits and fees. One of the things required more and more is ventilation for barbeques where the area has any overhead cover. In Florida, the lanai or pool cage is a popular place to put the outdoor kitchen and under that cover, ventilation may be required. In the Southwest and California we find many covered outdoor living areas that include kitchens and they too are beginning to require ventilation.

The number of requests we have gotten for BBQ hoods has increased dramatically over the past year. In investigating what is available in the market, the deepest hoods available were 27″ front to back. This is ok for indoor ranges, but most grills cannot be put against a wall and stick out further than the hood can draw. Hood manufacturers recommend that the hood be mounted off the wall 4″ or so to help with this problem. This necessitates that the installer build some sort of box to add the depth. This area then has to be finished separately. This adds cost and complexity to the hood installation.

Danver’s cabinet line was developed with the cost of installation in mind. Improvements to the cabinet line focused on helping installers reduce their labor which in turn can flow to the consumer. With this in mind, Danver worked with a major US hood manufacturer to develop a 32″ deep Stainless BBQ hood to complement the stainless outdoor kitchens Danver is known for. The extra depth will capture the whole grilling area and be able to be installed just like any indoor range hood saving installation dollars.

By being sensitive to the fact that the market REQUIRES an outdoor hood but doesn’t necessarily WANT one, Danver worked with the manufacturer to hit a very competitive price point. The result is three sizes to handle most applications, 36″, 48″ and 60″. They will be available in early June and orders can be taken today.

Stainless Outdoor Kitchen with Hood

Stainless Outdoor Kitchen with Hood

UPDATE: THESE UNITS ARE ALSO NOW AVAILABLE AS HOOD LINERS SO THEY CAN BE BUILT INTO ANY HOOD. THEY CAN ALSO BE USED INDOORS WHERE EXTRA DEPTH IN CAPTURE AREA IS DESIRED.

Please visit our website or contact us for more information.

Mitch