New Product Watch: Outdoor Kitchen Hood

November 10th, 2009 § Leave a Comment

So who needs an outdoor hood you ask? Anyone who enjoys outdoor living. Here in Southern California where we spend a great deal of our time enjoying our backyard patios, outdoor cooking is second nature for some. 
With DANVER’S recent introduction of the first Stainless BBQ grill hood built at 32 inches deep, there are more design placement options than ever for locating the BBQ grill.

Knowing that my readers may ask the question “why do I need a hood in my backyard?” I have taken time to interview the great folks at DANVER.

Q: “Why do I need a hood for my BBQ?, My BBQ is not in a covered area and I have been doing fine without one so far.” 
DANVER responds: You only need a hood for a covered area. For instance, most outdoor kitchens in FL are open and do not require hoods. However, DANVER has seen a growing trend throughout the country for outdoor living and entertainment areas that included not only kitchens, but also TVs and sitting areas. Even in colder climates homeowners are looking to invest in outdoor living spaces they can use year-round. These particular areas are normally covered increasing the demand for outdoor hoods.

Q: “Why can’t I use a standard stainless steel hood for my outdoor BBQ?”

DANVER responds: Besides the extra installation and costs mentioned before, the UL listing for outdoors hoods is different. Some stainless steel hoods may work for both indoor and outdoor kitchens, but not all of them. It depends on the hoods ability to handle direct flame.

Q: “Does my local building dept. require a vent hood for an outdoor BBQ?”
DANVER responds: If the outdoor kitchen and BBQ are under a covered area, Yes.
Q: “Where does an outdoor hood vent out to?”

DANVER responds: Considering it is in covered area- either straight up to the roof or straight up the back wall out to the area of the house that is not covered. The hoods are always attached to a wall.

For more information on designing with DANVER HOODS, follow the link below:

Before DANVER’s production introduction, the deepest hoods available measured 27 inches front to back, which did not fully cover the depth of most outdoor grills. To compensate, installers had to build some sort of box to add depth, adding cost and complexity to the hood installation. To simplify installation and cut costs DANVER worked with a major U.S. hood manufacturer to develop a 32 inch deep stainless steel BBQ hood.

Introduced in Summer 2009, the BBQ Hood is available in 36 inch, 48 inch and 60 inch widths to work with various outdoor kitchen designs. The all stainless steel exterior design is easy to keep clean and eliminates grease traps. For even easier clean-up the baffle filters underneath the hood are durable and dishwasher safe. For builders, dealers and other installation professionals who want to build their own hood, Danver’s hood liner is available providing the same 32” deep capture area.
For more information on DANVER’s outdoor BBQ grill hood or to design your own outdoor kitchen, visit and call 888.441.0537.
Headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., DANVER is the leading provider of stainless steel cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living including island inserts, grills, specialty burners, pizza ovens, bartenders, refrigerators, freezers and beverage coolers, sinks and faucets, floating shelves and kitchen carts, and door and drawer fronts. DANVER is dedicated to providing a luxurious outdoor kitchen experience.

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