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.
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.
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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.