Choosing the Perfect Qasair Rangehood: A Comprehensive Guide

Qasair, an Australian brand, has been a pioneer in kitchen rangehoods for over 40 years. Renowned for its commitment to superior quality, functionality, and aesthetics, Qasair has revolutionized kitchen ventilation solutions to meet diverse needs. Whether you’re a gourmet cook or someone who loves to entertain, Qasair rangehoods ensure a smoke-free and pleasant kitchen environment. This guide will explore the variety of Qasair rangehoods available and help you choose the right model for your home.

Understanding Your Kitchen Requirements for a Qasair Rangehood

Choosing a rangehood isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. Every kitchen has unique requirements that need to be addressed. Some key considerations include:

The Influence of Your Kitchen’s Location and Size on Your Qasair Rangehood Choice: If your kitchen is located indoors, the rangehood should be capable of clearing smoke and odors without creating an uncomfortable environment. For outdoor kitchens, particularly those used for BBQs, you’ll need a rangehood with even more robust extraction power. The size of your kitchen also plays a crucial role; larger kitchens may require more powerful or multiple rangehoods. 

Cooking Style: Your cooking habits significantly influence the type of rangehood required. High-smoke or high-heat cooking, such as grilling or frying, necessitates a rangehood with high extraction power. In contrast, low to moderate cooking styles can be managed with less powerful models.

Installation Location: The area that your rangehood is being installed and its surrounding environment plays a big part in the rangehood you should select. If you have existing cabinetry you will need to install an undermount. If you do not, or plan to remove your cabinetry you could install a canopy rangehood. For island benches you will need to install an Island rangehood, Ceiling Cassette or Downdraft. .

Questions to Consider: 

  1. Is your Kitchen indoor or outdoor? 
  2. How large is your kitchen space?
  3. Are you a heavy or light cooker? Are you cooking fatty foods?
  4. What type of cooktop & How many burners is your cooktop?
  5. Are you installing an island bench? 
  6. If installed into a standard bench, is there existing cabinetry that will remain?

Understanding Qasair Rangehood Extraction and Ducting Systems

When considering a Qasair rangehood, it’s important to understand the different types of extraction and ducting systems. Essentially, there are two main types: ducted (or vented) and recirculating (or ductless).

Ducted Systems

In a ducted rangehood, air is pulled through a filter and then expelled outside the home through ductwork. This method is efficient at removing heat, smoke, and odors but requires an installation location that allows for proper ducting to the outside. This might not be possible in some kitchens, especially if they are located in the interior part of the house or if structural elements interfere with ductwork installation. Ducted systems are generally more suitable for wall-mounted and island rangehoods.

The ductwork can be installed in various ways depending on the layout of your home and the specific rangehood model:

  1. Wall Ducting: This method involves running the ductwork through the wall, usually when the cooktop is positioned against an exterior wall. This is a common setup for wall-mounted rangehoods.
  2. Roof Ducting: If your kitchen is positioned away from exterior walls, ductwork can be run up through the ceiling and vented out through the roof. This option is often seen with island rangehoods.
  3. Floor Ducting: In some circumstances, especially with downdraft rangehoods, ductwork can be run through the floor, usually in kitchens located on the ground level.

It’s also important to note that the motor, which drives the extraction process, can be located in different places for Qasair rangehoods:

  1. Internal Motor: Here, the motor is housed inside the rangehood unit itself. This is a compact solution but can lead to slightly higher noise levels.
  2. External Wall or Roof Motor: Placing the motor outside on an exterior wall or roof helps reduce noise levels in the kitchen. However, it requires additional installation considerations.
  3. In-Eave Motor: An in-eave motor installation places the motor in the eaves of your roof, offering a balance between noise reduction and ease of installation.
  4. Underfloor Motor: Particularly useful for downdraft rangehoods with floor ducting, this places the motor beneath the floor, reducing noise and maintaining a streamlined look in the kitchen.

Recirculating Systems

If ducting to the outside isn’t feasible, a recirculating rangehood can be an excellent choice. Recirculating systems filter the air and then recirculate it back into the kitchen. While this method doesn’t require complex ducting, it’s less effective at removing heat compared to ducted systems. However, Qasair’s advanced filters effectively remove smoke and odors, making recirculating rangehoods a practical choice. These systems are often used for undermount and downdraft rangehoods where ducting can be challenging.

Questions to ask yourself? 

  1. What is the layout of my kitchen and home? (The spatial arrangement, including the positioning of walls, ceilings, and available cabinetry)
  2. Do I have the necessary clearance for a rangehood? (Different types of rangehoods have specific height clearance requirements for safety and efficiency.)
  3. Can ductwork be feasibly installed in my kitchen? Where? (Wall, Roof, Floor?)
  4. Where can the motor be installed? (Inside unit, Wall, Ceiling,)?

Exploring the Different Types of Qasair Rangehoods

Qasair offers a broad spectrum of rangehoods, each catering to a specific kitchen design and need. Let’s delve into the specifications and typical costs associated with each rangehood type:

Qasair Undermount Rangehoods

These models, installed underneath a cabinet or a custom canopy, provide an extraction rate typically ranging between 900-1800 cubic meters per hour. They are compact yet powerful and perfectly suitable for small to medium-sized kitchens. As for the ducting, undermount rangehoods can either be ducted through the wall or roof. These rangehoods typically cost between $1,500 – $3,000 AUD.

Qasair Wall-Mounted Rangehoods

Mounted directly on the wall above your cooktop, these rangehoods offer extraction rates usually between 900-2200 cubic meters per hour. They are designed for kitchens without overhead cabinets. Ducting can be done either through the wall or roof. These rangehoods typically fall within the price range of $2,000 – $4,000 AUD.

Qasair Island Rangehoods

These stylish models hang from the ceiling and become a central element in kitchens with an island cooktop. Their extraction rates typically range between 1800-3000 cubic meters per hour, and they can be ducted through the roof. The cost for these rangehoods can range from $3,500 – $6,000 AUD.

Qasair Canopy Rangehoods:

Qasair’s Canopy rangehoods, designed for larger kitchens, deliver powerful extraction typically ranging from 1800-3000 cubic meters per hour. They can be ducted through the wall or roof and generally cost between $2,500 – $5,000 AUD.

Qasair BBQ Rangehoods

Specially designed for outdoor kitchens or indoor BBQ setups, these rangehoods offer powerful extraction rates of up to 3520 cubic meters per hour. They typically require wall or roof ducting, and their prices usually start at around $3,000 AUD, increasing based on size and features.

Please note that the above cost estimates can vary based on the specific model, size, and additional features of the rangehood. It’s recommended to contact a Qasair supplier for the most accurate pricing details.

Other Features and Considerations with Qasair Rangehoods

While the type of rangehood and its extraction capabilities are essential factors to consider, there are several other features that can influence your choice. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for:

  1. Noise Levels: Rangehoods are a necessity in the kitchen, but nobody wants a noisy appliance disturbing the tranquillity of their cooking space. Qasair rangehoods are designed to operate quietly while ensuring effective extraction, allowing for a peaceful cooking environment. When selecting your rangehood, consider the noise level specifications to ensure it aligns with your comfort and convenience.
  2. Filter Systems: Efficient and easy-to-maintain filter systems are an integral part of rangehoods. All Qasair rangehoods come with high-quality filters that can be easily removed and cleaned. Some models even offer an indicator that signals when the filters need to be cleaned or replaced, ensuring optimal functioning.
  3. Energy Efficiency: In today’s eco-conscious world, energy efficiency is a crucial factor when selecting any appliance, including rangehoods. Qasair rangehoods are designed to balance powerful extraction with energy conservation, reducing your carbon footprint and potentially saving you on utility bills.
  4. Smart Features: Modern rangehoods, like those from Qasair, come with a range of smart features that enhance functionality and ease of use. These may include touch controls, digital displays, automatic sensors that adjust extraction levels based on cooking activity, and programmable settings for customised operation.
  5. Special Technology: Qasair incorporates several innovative technologies into their rangehoods. For instance, some models feature ‘Condor’ technology, which enhances the efficiency of airflow and extraction. When browsing Qasair rangehoods, consider these advanced technologies and how they can benefit your cooking experience.

Design Aesthetics: Qasair’s Commitment to Style

When it comes to design aesthetics, Qasair doesn’t compromise. Their rangehoods are not only functional appliances but also an integral part of your kitchen decor. Crafted from high-grade stainless steel, Qasair rangehoods bring a sleek, modern look to any kitchen. Undermount and wall-mounted models offer a subtle, seamless look, blending perfectly with your cabinetry, while island and canopy models make a stylish statement.

But it’s not just about the stainless steel finish. Qasair offers a variety of color options for selected models, including white, black, and custom colors, enabling you to match your rangehood with your kitchen palette. From minimalist to extravagant, Qasair has a rangehood to match every kitchen style.

Maintenance of Qasair Rangehoods

Maintenance of Qasair rangehoods primarily involves cleaning the filters. Depending on your cooking frequency, filters should be cleaned every 2-4 weeks to maintain optimal extraction. The cleaning process is straightforward – simply remove the filters and place them in the dishwasher or clean them manually with a non-abrasive cleaner.

Moreover, the exterior of the rangehood should be cleaned regularly to maintain its appearance. Use a soft cloth and a mild detergent to prevent scratches and maintain the finish.

Recap on questions & what to know. 

  1. Is your Kitchen indoor or outdoor? 

You will need a BBQ rangehood if it outside. 

  1. How large is your kitchen space?

You will need a bigger rangehood with a higher extraction rate the larger your kitchen space. 

  1. Are you a heavy or light cooker? Are you cooking fatty foods?

High volume cooking as well as high smoke / fatty meats cooking will require suitable / higher performance rangehood than steam.

  1. What type of cooktop & How many burners is your cooktop?

Different Rangehoods are suited to different cooktop types (Gas, Induction etc). A wider cooktop will require a wider rangehood. 

  1. What is the layout of my kitchen and home? Are you installing an island bench? If installed into a standard bench, is there existing cabinetry that will remain?

Island bench’s will require an Island or Ceiling cassette rangehood. Undermount rangehoods can be installed into cabinetry. Canopy range hoods can be installed into the ceiling/wall. 

  1. Do I have the necessary clearance for a rangehood? 

Each rangehood has a required clearance amount for it to be safe and work effectively. It can not be too close or too far from the range. 

  1. Can ductwork be feasibly installed in my kitchen? Where? 

Do you have the ability to install ductwork into the wall behind the rangehood? The ceiling? Floor? Or do you require an alternative option with a recirculating filter? 

  1. Where can the motor be installed? 

This ones probably best left to the professionals…

  1. What other considerations do you have?

Noise levels, energy efficiency, smart features, aesthetic.

Recommended Rangehoods

Undermount Rangehood: Qasair Eastmore – 

Canopy Rangehood: Qasair Statesman – 

Island Rangehood: Qasair Stadium – 

Recirculating Ability: Qasair Rangecraft RPD – 

BBQ Rangehood: Qasair Baltimore – 


Choosing the right rangehood is crucial to maintaining a clean and comfortable kitchen environment. Qasair, with its wide range of models and impressive features, offers quality solutions for diverse kitchen needs. Consider your kitchen requirements, explore the Qasair rangehood range, and choose a model that best suits your needs. Remember, a good rangehood is an investment in your home, your health, and your cooking experience. Choose wisely, and happy cooking with Qasair!

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