Cooker hoods are an essential appliance to have in your kitchen. This is because they extract any steam, smoke, odours and grease created during cooking. This protects your walls against damp and damage and it also stops grease discolouring your cupboard doors.
Integrated Cooker Hoods
Cooker hoods can extract cooking fumes from your kitchen in two ways:
Via ducted/vented extraction, which pumps odours out of your kitchen via an external vent. Although this does require the hood to be mounted on an external facing wall.
Via re-circulation, which draws air into the appliance through the filters to neutralise odours and remove grease particles. The cleaned air is then returned into the kitchen. This is great if an outside wall cannot be reached, although a carbon filter or re-circulating kit is necessary for re-circulation, which must be replaced regularly.
They are available in a range of styles, including chimney cooker hoods , canopy cooker hoods , which are designed to be built-in to the underneath of a cabinet directly above the hob. There are visor cooker hoods, which stick directly out of a wall and are great if you have a small kitchen with low ceilings and no space for a cooker hood with a chimney. Fully Integrated cooker hoods , are designed to be built into the cabinet above your hob and hidden behind a panel or door which must be open in order to use. And finally island cooker hoods such as the Baumatic PV372SS are designed to be suspended from your ceiling over a hob in the middle of your kitchen.
Fully Integrated cooker hoods are designed to be built into the cabinet above your hob and hidden behind a panel or door which must be open in order to use.