Kitchen is usually the place where there’s a lot of food smell, grease, and even dirt. In that case, a ceiling fan would help to circulate the unwanted air out and create a comfortable environment with a cooling breeze. But if you’re just considering to remodel your kitchen, you should also consider a ceiling fan for that space too because fans are the real update for your kitchen.

Ceiling fans are used for many purposes, they’re energy-efficient and most of the time, you can find really affordable options. But as it happens with other spaces, in order to find the best ceiling fan for your kitchen, there are some factors to consider, such as:

  • CFM – Airflow: The first and most important factor to consider is how powerful the fan is. The airflow of a fan is measured through cubic feet per minute and anything above 2000 CFM will probably be sufficient for a kitchen.
  • Motor: Always double check the speeds, whether the fan has 3 or more speeds. Usually, DC motors include more than 3 speeds and they’re more efficient than a traditional AC motor. If a fan has a reversing function, that’s even better but perhaps it’ll cost a little extra.
  • Lights: Kitchens need light at all times. Accessories are sometimes a necessity, especially in a kitchen because a light provides illumination over your table and it acts as a chandelier too so it’s a 2in1 fan.
  • Mounting style: A lot of modern fans have adjustable-mounting options or multiple options even, that’s why it’s important to know what model you choose because some models may not work with your kitchen. Especially when you have an angled or somehow uneven ceiling, some models may not have the adequate hardware for that.

It’s also important to match your ceiling fan to your kitchen appliances because they’re there to be seen too, not just to circulate air. There are many different ceiling fans that range from the most vintage to the most modern ones and they can include many accessories that will just enhance your space.

And with so many options on the market, we know it can be very difficult to pick the best fan, especially because your kitchen is a very important space that needs all the attention. That’s why, we have compiled a list of only the best ceiling fans for your kitchen which are not only highly functional, but they also act as a real statement piece. Below, you can find our top picks:

Casablanca Wisp Indoor Ceiling Fan with LED Light and Remote Control

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Casablanca always has some of the best ceiling fans for kitchens and the Wisp is no exception either. It includes many amazing features that are specifically made for a kitchen area starting from the functions and its stylish design which is definitely a conversation starter.

Features: Your small kitchen would benefit from the Wisp as it measures 44 inches and has a 16-degree blade pitch which offers the best breeze. The DC motor is always a plus; especially since it has multi speeds and is reversible, with a powerful airflow – 3558 CFM. If you also want some light in your kitchen, you’ll be happy to learn that the Wisp comes with an integrated LED light kit that has the dimming option too. For adjusting the brightness, speed, or the power, you can use the handheld remote control that’s included within the kit.

Design: If you already have an all-white theme on your kitchen, the Wisp is an extra addition that will take your décor to the next level. The white finish of the fan and the painted cased glass are a perfect combo and they add a retro vibe to your space. The curvature in the blades is a unique and elegant touch that makes the fan look and feel expensive.

What we like:

  • Blade span is perfect for small or medium kitchens
  • DC motor is efficient and silent
  • The white finish matches every décor
  • Fully-dimmable LED light bulbs
  • Three-position mounting system: standard, low, and angled

What we don’t like:

  • A slight clicking sound starts when the fan is restarted but it disappears

Honeywell Ceiling Fans 50614-01 Carnegie Ceiling Fan

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The Carnegie by Honeywell has a simplistic design that matches almost any kitchen interior or appliance. It has simple and straightforward features that every kitchen needs such as the airflow, lighting, and the design of course!

Features: This one works best in medium or large sized kitchens because it has a blade span of 52 inches and it provides adequate airflow. You can illuminate the area thanks to its LED light bulbs which have a 360 degree beam angle; the motor is reversible and has 3 speeds; a remote control to adjust every speed and it works on slopped ceilings too.

Design: The industrial style of the fan gives off modern yet rustic vibes and that’s why we think it works with pretty much any kitchen style. The reversible blades have a rough pine and chestnut finish which complement the bronze finish on the motor housing so well. The best detail of the fan has to be the steel mesh drum which has an industrial feel to it, so there’s a geometric appeal that acts like a statement piece in your kitchen. You could also opt for pewter or a copper finish that looks just as good.

What we like:

  • 3 light bulb sockets – dimming option
  • Remote control has an automatic ‘Smart Sync’ and ‘Walk Away Light Delay’
  • Very silent operation
  • Works as a flush mount too
  • Perfect industrial farmhouse design
  • Well made and sturdy, no wobble or rattle
  • Easy to install

What we don’t like:

  • The remote control box is too large

DLLT Modern Ceiling Fans with Lights, 40W Led Dimmable Ceiling Fan

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Not everyone wants to see the blades of the fan or maybe your kitchen has a very low ceiling and that’s where the DLLT ceiling fan comes into play by hiding all the working parts and giving your kitchen a modern and sleek look.

Features: This one is available in two sizes: 22 inches and 23 inches and it’s perfect for a small kitchen that needs cooling down. Comes with a 40W LED light bulb that has 3 different color temperatures to choose from and it’s dimmable too. The motor also works with 3 speeds that offer the best airflow and breeze while you’re dining. Lastly, you can use the remote control to adjust the speed, brightness, or timing of the fan from anywhere in the room.

Design: The DLLT only shows the LED light ring; anything else is enclosed and hidden so it doesn’t become a focal point in the kitchen. If you already have a lot going on in terms of décor, this will only complement the room and not add any extra fuss and for being flush mounted it’s very comfortable. It comes in a black or white finish, both of which match the style of your kitchen but it’s very stylish and modern, not to mention that it doesn’t collect any dust thanks to its safe design.

What we like:

  • Dimming option lets you choose the best light
  • Remote control is very convenient
  • Uses 216 LED chips which are very energy-efficient
  • Contemporary design that’s minimalistic and works in any room or kitchen
  • Pushes a LOT of air on all speeds
  • Takes around 30 minutes to install
  • The sleep mode is great to use as a nightlight

What we don’t like:

  • If you lose the remote control, you can’t operate the fan any other way

Honeywell Ceiling Fans 50601-01 Ocean Breeze Contemporary

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For those of you that prefer a vintage look in your kitchen or you already have one, the Honeywell Ocean Breeze is the one for you. It works great in small kitchens and installation takes little to no time at all.

Features: The blade span is 30 inches, making this an ideal fan for smaller kitchens; it includes a reversible 3 speed motor that pushes a lot of air for a tight space; it uses two E26/B10 LED light bulbs that light up the kitchen just enough plus they’re dimmable and efficient too; the fan is operated by the pull chain that’s included within the kit and it makes everything easier for you.

Design: This is the classic vintage ceiling fan, especially with the light oak and satin nickel finish which make this even better. The blades are reversible so you can mix and match whatever style you feel like it but it also comes in an espresso bronze and white finish and they both give off vintage vibes, along with the pull chains that hang on the sides of the blades. The white frosted globe is a nice touch to it too.

What we like:

  • Little but moves plenty of air
  • Doesn’t wobble or rattle
  • Installation steps are easy to follow
  • Looks nice and has a sleek, compact look
  • Works with remote controls too (bought separately)
  • Can be installed with a standard downrod and on slopped ceilings

What we don’t like:

  • A slight humming sound on its highest speed

Hunter Builder Indoor Low Profile Ceiling Fan

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Some people just can’t get enough of traditional and vintage-looking fans and we can’t blame them when it comes to the Hunter Builder low profile ceiling fan. This one has just the right size for a smaller or larger kitchen since it measures 42 inches only.

Features: The multi-speed reversible motor of the Hunter Builder provides excellent airflow, while also operating silently so it’s definitely a winner this one. It includes an LED light kit with LED light bulbs that save you a lot of money and last you for a long time. This one needs a larger place so it can operate better since it has a flush mount design and you can use the pull chain to adjust these settings.

Design: The low-profile design of the fan is perfect for a classic kitchen interior. The brushed nickel finish is that ultimate traditional finish that matches pretty much any décor. The clean and sleek blades bring freshness to your kitchen with the tulip globes that look really cute.

What we like:

  • Simple and clean looking
  • Quiet as a mouse – literally
  • Easy installation
  • Made out of high quality materials that ensure a sturdy base
  • The 3 LED lights are really bright but you can always take one of them out if you want less light
  • Great for kitchens with a low ceiling

What we don’t like:

  • Assembly is a little different from other fans so you have to double check many times

Westinghouse Lighting 7863100 Quince 24-Inch Chrome Indoor Ceiling Fan

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The Westinghouse Quince is perfect for those of you who want a laid-back type of fan for your kitchen that has a low ceiling. You’ll expect an all-year around comfort because it comes with a reversible motor that is very energy-efficient during winter, with 30% less expenses.

Features: At 24 inches, this becomes the best hugger fan for a small kitchen, up to 80 square feet and has a relatively silent motor with an airflow capacity of 1270 CFM that’s enough for a small area. But this one fits any type of ceiling that you might have whether it’s high, low, angled, or standard; the integrated light fixture brightens up the room evenly because it’s so compact. This one doesn’t have a remote control but it works with one if you want to get that separately because it uses a pull chain instead.

Design: The asymmetrical reversible blades are the first detail that we notice about the Quince; they’re so prominent and blend in with the design of the light fixture. The chrome finish works so well with the wengue/beech finish of the blades, creating a sleek contrast that looks great in the kitchen. It’s just a cute addition and it’ll go perfect with your kitchen appliances too.

What we like:

  • Small and compact design
  • Moves a lot of air for its size
  • Decent amount of light
  • Fits nicely and is very easy to install
  • Looks trendy and simple
  • Energy-efficient motor

What we don’t like:

  • A humming sound

Fanim Industries LP8350LAZ Vintere Ceiling Fan

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The Fanimation Vintere ceiling fan proves that design and lighting fixture shouldn’t be boring; instead they can be a combination of both, becoming a stylish kitchen fan. It’s highly functional but also has an interesting design that feels industrial yet vintage at the same time.

Features: This one measures 23 inches so it’s the perfect fan for a smaller kitchen but if you have a larger one, you could also get two or three of those and they’ll look exceptional. It comes with four 40W E12 candelabra light bulbs that offer decent illumination though you can barely see the bulbs through the cage. On the other hand, the AC motor has a reverse function and a nice amount of airflow – 1360 CFM at its highest speed. The best thing about this one is the remote control because it’s very convenient to use and includes different features like the timer for sleep shutdown.

Design: Let’s be honest, the cage design of the Vintere is something unique and it will look great whether you have a modern, vintage, or industrial setting because it’s so versatile. The aged bronze finish goes perfectly with the drum design of the fan and it gives a rich style to your kitchen. It’s one of those fans that distribute the air evenly so whenever you’re cooking, food doesn’t blow around the kitchen.

What we like:

  • Beautiful, classy, industrial design – all in one
  • Circulates air so well
  • Requires minimum maintenance
  • Dimming lights give a relaxing vibe
  • Remote control includes many settings

What we don’t like:

  • Installation takes some time

Westinghouse Lighting 7247300 Alloy Indoor Ceiling Fan

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Sometimes you want something modern without spending too much and the Westinghouse Alloy ceiling fan is the one you can splurge your money after. The silicon steel motor of the fan produces a lot of airflow with minimum noise.

Features: The Alloy works great in smaller kitchens up to 100 square feet since it’s only 42 inches; the motor is reversible for an all-year round use with 3 speeds and an airflow capacity of 4083 CFM and 80 CFM/W; includes two candelabra-based 40W light bulbs which are pretty efficient and put out twice the light that you need; it uses a pull chain control to adjust the settings so you don’t have to deal much with it.

Design: The reversible blades and the frosted opal glass fixture really add some aesthetics to your kitchen and it’s such a simple yet beautiful design that matches any décor pretty much. The brushed nickel finish is a really traditional look but the oil-rubbed bronze is more on the modern side so you can pick the one which best matches your interior. The nickel finish has beech/wengue blades, while the oil-rubbed bronze has black/graphite blades that you can always change. These make the fan seem clean and modern.

What we like:

  • Stylish and a casual modern addition to a kitchen
  • It’s remote adaptable too (bought separately)
  • Circulates a huge amount of air for its size
  • Silent operation
  • Installation process is quite easy and the instructions are decent
  • Looks more expensive than what it really costs

What we don’t like:

  • Lighting is kind of dull – could be better

kathy ireland HOME Tilo Modern Ceiling Fan, 30 Inch

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The Emerson Tilo makes its way to our list because of its many amazing features and design. Although this is on the smaller size at only 30 inches, your small kitchen or dining room will really benefit from this one and you’ll see why.

Features: This one can be mounted as a standard ceiling fan or as a flush-mount based on the height of your ceiling and you can always get their downrods separately. The 4-speed motor works at a high speed and at a powerful rate of 2278 CFM which is more than enough considering its size. This one can be used with or without a light kit (sold separately) but the two best features that we like have to be the wall control because it’s really easy to use and the fact that it’s damp-rated which makes this a perfect fan whenever there’s humidity or moisture near it.

Design: The minimalistic design as well as the versatility make the Tilo fan one of the best kitchen fans out there partly because of its white finish which complements any appliance. The three matching blades have round lines and are curved which helps the fan provide as much air as possible. It’s pretty compact in design and looks very modern so it’s best used in areas which have a contemporary style.

What we like:

  • Plywood blades ensure longevity and amazing airflow
  • Great option when you’re remodeling your kitchen
  • Operates very quiet
  • Assembly part is easy and quick
  • Can be used in outdoor covered areas too
  • Very lightweight

What we don’t like:

  • The order of speeds on the wall switch is backwards

Hunter Fan Company Hunter 44″ LED Kit 59452 Low Profile 44 Inch Ultra Quiet Minimus Ceiling Fan

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The Hunter Minimus is just what the name suggests –a minimal design that’s great for smaller kitchens because it’s so trendy and matches your appliances so well. The modern design and the reliability of performance are what make Minimus stand out from the rest.

Features: The 44-inch blade span and the low profile design make this the perfect fan for small or medium kitchens or dining areas but when the LED light is put into function that takes the fan to a whole new level. Airflow delivery is pretty silent thanks to its whisper wind motor that circulates enough air and has a reverse function. Remote control includes the 3 speeds that you can change, along with the light and switching the fan on/off.

Design: The thing about the Minimus is that it can be both a modern and traditional fan based on the interior of your kitchen. It’s on the simpler side but that’s what we love best because it fits and blends right in with the rest of the décor. The frosted globe which protects the light is a nice touch to the design of the fan since there’s not much going on but it’s enough to make it a focal point in your kitchen. You can choose between a fresh white finish, a matte black finish, and a brushed nickel finish – all three of them make the fan look sleek and more expensive than it actually is.

What we like:

  • Ultra-powerful air circulation
  • The LED lights are bright, dimmable and consume less energy
  • Functions and looks amazing for its price
  • Remote control design is the right size and not bulky at all
  • No noise at third speed
  • Installation and manual are easy to follow

What we don’t like:

  • Some were complaining about a beeping sound but that can be switched off easily
  • It could use more than 3 speeds