Luxury Hampton's Style Weatherboard Home
What Houzz contributors are saying:
What are the cons?A completely concealed or undermount chimney covers only about half of the cooktop below, as it fits inside a standard 12-inch-deep upper cabinet. These chimney therefore have to be more powerful to effectively suck air up from pots and pans on the front burners. This usually means that concealed chimneys are more expensive than slide-out models, which pull out to cover more of the cooktop when in use and therefore don’t have to work as hard. Another issue with a built-in chimney is that the cabinetry in which it’s housed is generally custom-made to suit the hood. This can make it more difficult not only to access the relevant areas of the hood for repair, but also to find a replacement that fits into the same cabinet if the current one breaks.