An efficient cooker hood will remove smoke, steam, grease and odours from the air in your kitchen to provide a much fresher environment.
Hoods reduce heat and steam coming from your hob, making it more comfortable when you cook. Plus, many have built-in lighting to give extra illumination when you’re standing over the hob.
The style of cooker hood you choose will depend on the design of your kitchen and the space you have available.
Built-in or integrated cooker hoods can be concealed behind the same style of door as your cabinets. They’re designed to be installed in fitted kitchens and are ideal if you want your cooker hood to be hidden or are short on space.
Integrated cooker hoods are suitable for use above four-ring hobs, offering efficient extraction as fumes are removed quicky.
Wall-mounted cooker hoods can be mounted above the hob and are ideal if your work surface is next to the wall.
There is a wide range of styles to choose from, including flat and boxed – depending on the space you have available. Wall cooker hoods need to be positioned as close to the cooker as possible to efficiently remove fumes and smells.
For maximum efficiency, position your ceiling cooker hood at the highest point of the ceiling. It will extract fumes from the whole room and not just from above the hob.
Ceiling cooker hoods are perfect for open plan kitchens that allow cooking fumes and odours to circulate around the room.
Visor hoods are the traditional hoods that stick out horizontally from the wall above the hob.
This type of hood is ideal for a small kitchen or for extracting from above a smaller hob. These are still widely used due to their affordability.
This is a discreet cooker hood that sits flush with the underside of kitchen wall units above the hob. Canopy hoods are useful if you have limited space.
Some canopy hoods offer an extendable telescopic section, this feature gives a larger surface area for extraction.
Chimney cooker hoods are great if your cooker backs on to a wall. They comprise of a canopy and chimney to give powerful extraction.
As well as offering efficient fume extraction over four-ring hobs, they also have the capability of being used above eight-burner and wide-range cookers. Usually made from either stainless steel or glass, they can become a stylish design feature.
A downdraft extractor can be installed below a kitchen worktop behind the hob. They’re often used on kitchen islands as the extractor sits flush with the worktop when it’s not in use, rising to extract air when you’re cooking.
If you want to create a minimalist look, a downdraft extractor is ideal as it’s discreetly hidden when not in use.
If possible, your cooker hood should be 50% wider than your stove, and there should be a maximum of 80 to 90cms between stove and hood, especially for induction hobs, as the steam will spread further.
Gas and electric hobs push steam straight upwards by the warm air around the pan, whereas with an induction hob, steam is drawn up in a fan shape.
As a rule of thumb, the bigger the distance from worktop to hood, the wider the hood should be.
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