Cooker Hoods Buying Guide

Cooker hoods not only look good but also help to keep your kitchen cooler as well as minimising airborne grease and smoke.

Available in different sizes and finishes to complement your cooker, hoods can neutralise or remove cooking odours and smoke.

Ducted or extraction hoods need to be mounted on an external wall which can require professional installation unless there is already ducting in place.

Recirculation hoods can usually be fitted yourself and can be situated on internal walls.

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Width

Hoods are available to fit all of the freestanding cookers that we sell.

It is best to get a hood that is the same size as your cooker to ensure it will work efficiently but there are no rules: you can fit any size you want as long as you have the space.

Smaller hoods are quieter and usually have lower extraction rates making them more suitable for compact kitchens. Larger kitchens require bigger hoods with more powerful motors to recycle greater volumes of air.

Some cookers also feature a matching hood to continue the aesthetic in your kitchen.

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Type

We have many types of cooker hoods in our range that all have different characteristics.

It is useful to understand exactly what each type does to ensure that you have the right hood for your kitchen.

In our range we have:

Visor hoods Telescopic hoods Canopy hoods Integrated hoods Chimney hoods Island hoods

Remember, whatever hood type you choose, you will need to clean the filters regularly in order to keep it working efficiently.

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Noise

Cooker hoods operate at different volumes depending on the speed of the fan and motor.

Depending on the size of your kitchen certain hoods will sound louder than others. All operating volumes are listed in dB(A) in the product details. The lower the number, the quieter the hood will be.

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Filters

Filters sit inside the hood and are used to trap the residual grease and smoke created by cooking.

Most filters will last approximately 3-6 months depending on usage and can be easily replaced to keep your kitchen cooler when cooking and grease free.

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Extraction

Many of the cooker hoods in our range have both extraction and recirculation technology.

Recirculation hoods work by sucking the grease and cooking smells in the air through a filter to neutralise them before passing the clean air back into the kitchen. This is best used if your cooker is not on an external wall.

Extraction hoods work in the same way, but instead of recirculating the air, it is vented outside. This is only possible if you have a cooker positioned on an external wall due to the venting required.

The rate of extraction determines how quickly the air in your kitchen is recycled. Typically manufacturers recommend a hood be able to extract 12 times the volume of your kitchen per hour. As a guide, this means a room measuring 3 m x 3 m x 2.5 m would need a hood with an extraction rate of at least 270 m3 per hour.

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Lights

Almost all cooker hoods have LED lights to make it easier to see what you're cooking.

Interchangeable bulbs make maintenance easy and keep dishes illuminated while you cook.

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