"Caliber's Culinary Corner features VAHTC!"

Vent-A-Hood of the Twin Cities (VAHTC) is the featured dealer in November's edition of Caliber Culinary Corner! We are proud of VAHTC's beautiful new Caliber™ display (mounted in Urban Bonfire outdoor kitchen cabinetry) and grateful to see them recognized on Caliber's national blog!

Click the images below for a closer look and product details.

Stop by VAHTC in Hopkins, MN, or find a Caliber™ dealer near you! As always, feel free to contact us at Shady Oak.

"Shady Oak on YouTube!"

We're currently in the process of producing how-to videos to cover our most frequently asked Vent-A-Hood DIY repair/part replacement questions. The first of the series has been posted to YouTube and linked on our Vids and Specs page, titled: "How to Replace a Rocker Switch."

Shout-out to our resident jack-of-all-trades, Paul P., for bringing this excellent resource to fruition!

"Convert that OTR to a VAH!"

Introducing the Vent-A-Hood (VAH) undercabinet extender! It's a non-combustible filler piece to extend projection of ANY undercabinet Vent-A-Hood when upper cabinets are deeper than the "standard" 12 in.

Varying cabinet depths and heights are becoming increasingly popular among new-builds. It adds visual appeal and also serves a functional purpose to add more storage space, and -- dare I say -- to allow for installation of the Over-The-Range microwave (OTR), which typically have a top-depth of more than 12".

In the past, homeowners would have a tough choice to make: live with a glorified kitchen night-light that would allow smoke and grease to sprawl across their beautiful new home (or home renovation) or spend big money for a custom-sized VAH. Now the choice is simple! Get all the performance, no matter your kitchen layout, without breaking the bank!

Below are images of modern homes that formerly had to pay a big price for a custom-fit VAH.

Check out the Undercabinet Extender Spec Sheet for more information!

"Urban Bonfire featured in Hearth & Home Mag!"

Hear from co-founders, Ryan Bloom and Stefan Marchant, alongside other industry-leading experts, on the outdoor space ecosystem and latest trends in outdoor design in H&H's August 2020 Special Issue on The Outdoor Room®.

"Like indoors, an outdoor kitchen is where we cook, hang out with family or friends, drink wine [...]. It is an outdoor space for living, cooking, and entertaining."

-- Ryan Bloom, Urban Bonfire's Co-Founder and President

"People don't need a large outdoor space, but they need a well-designed space that's flexible and multipurpose, with functional storage, and elements selected to suit a family's lifestyle. [...] The smaller the space, the more sacred it is for people, and the greater the need for good design."

-- Stefan Marchant, UB's Co-founder and Head of Design

Find a dealer near you!

"Tilt-Out on display in Canada!"

Fellow Vent-A-Hood distributor in Eastern Canada, Redman Distributing, Inc., shared this elegant triple display featuring the elusive Tilt-Out hood at the top of the middle section. The rest of the display does not disappoint, featuring a great cross section of Vent-A-Hood's most sought-after models and trim options. Well done, Redman Distributing!

Click the images below for design details | Check out our Indoor Idea Gallery for more inspiration!

"Chic Riverfront Condo"

Annette at ABK Interiors -- servicing Green Bay, Appleton, Door County, and Manitowoc Wisconsin -- hit it out of the park with this "functional and minimally sophisticated" design featuring a custom Vent-A-Hood. More photos of the entire project can be found in their photo gallery titled: Chic Riverfront Condo. Big thanks to Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in Wausau, WI for providing the hood and other appliances for this absolutely stunning project.

Click the image below for design details | Check out our Indoor Idea Gallery for more inspiration!

"Forbes Magazine - 'Best High-End Freestanding Gas Grill'"

We are so proud -- though, not surprised -- that Forbes Magazine has called the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill the "Best High-End Freestanding Gas Grill." The full story can be found here.

Contact us to inquire about Caliber Appliances or find a dealer near you!

"New Vent-A-Hood Retailer in the Midwest!"

Royal Flooring in Des Moines (Urbandale) Iowa has just joined the Shady Oak family! Check out their beautiful display featuring all the best that Vent-A-Hood has to offer: Magic Lung, Power Lung, powder coat and real metal finishes; and the ClearVue canopy, featured in this year's KBIS booth, which gives you an inside look at the mechanics and centrifugal technology unique to the Vent-A-Hood brand.

Stop at Royal Flooring today and see for yourself what makes Vent-A-Hood the best range hood on the market (since 1933)!

"Olympic Gold Medalist + Vent-A-Hood = Winning Combination!"

Is it just a coincidence that Michael Phelps' Silk® ad features a Vent-A-Hood?! We don't think so - 😉 ! What appears to be a JDH-C2, with mirrored stainless steel lip treatment and vertical bands, can be seen in this Instagram ad. The Designer Series Vent-A-Hood also makes an appearance in Phelps' personal Instagram post [m_phelps00].

We are drawing the conclusion that Champions Choose Vent-A-Hood!

[Disclaimer: Neither Michael Phelps nor Silk® officially support VAH products... we just think the cameo is super cool.]

"Testimonial from Sam's Best Brands Plus in Springfield, IL"

Sam's Best Brands Plus is all about offering the best brands of appliances and furniture at the best price. Want to know one of the Best Brands Sam Moriconi uses in his own home? You guessed it -- Vent-A-Hood! This is what he had to say about his beautiful and functional custom hood:

"...With the wok cooking or deep frying, there is no smell at all in the house [like I've experienced with other brands]. My wife is really impressed with our Vent-A-Hood... Thanks for spending all the time you did putting our [design] together."

"An Oldie but a Goodie!"

This vintage Magic Lung (600 cfm) Vent-A-Hood was snagged at an auction and restored to its original shine (of course, all the mechanics were in working order - it's a Vent-A-Hood after all!).

This is a great example of how raw copper will naturally tarnish and patina over time; but have no fear, it can almost always be restored by a skilled professional! Click on the images below for a close-up look and further detail.

Glad to see this ol' girl brought back to life. Well done, Leah!

"NARI event at Ferguson in Golden Valley, MN"

News Release!

Ferguson® in Golden Valley, MN and Omaha, NE are new Caliber™ and Urban Bonfire™ dealers in the Midwest!  Ferguson is a top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies, but has grown to be so much more to the home builder and design community. At Shady Oak, we value our long-standing relationship with Ferguson and are very excited to announce this new endeavor with them. It was a privilege to take part in Ferguson Golden Valley's private NARI event where they featured their new Caliber™, Urban Bonfire with Dekton®, and Vent-A-Hood® displays.

Above: Caliber 22" Pro Kamado™ in red and 42" Rockwell Social Grill™ are now on display within an Urban Bonfire Outdoor Kitchen System, featuring Dekton® countertops, at Ferguson Golden Valley!

Below: Caliber 48" Indoor Professional Range with French Top and 6 burners with custom brass bezels, trim, and end caps and cherry wood handles paired with custom JCH-C2 Vent-A-Hood® in stainless steel with brass trim, now on display at the Ferguson Omaha, NE location !