Cooker hoods aren’t just there to complete the look of your kitchen, they are very important. They get rid of any steam, smoke, odours and grease created when cooking, that could cause damp and damage to your walls and cupboards.
Visor Cooker Hoods
All cooker hoods have an extraction rate and the rate of extraction you require depends of the size of the room the cooker hood is in. The bigger the room the higher the rate of extraction you will need. It is also essential that you get a cooker hood that is at least the same width as your hob or cooker top. For example if you have a 60cm wide hob then you will get the best results from a hood that is 60 - 70cm wide. It is also vital that all cooker hoods are positioned so that the bottom of the unit is approximately 75cm above the hob.
Cooker hoods can extract cooking fumes from your kitchen in two ways; you can vent them through an external facing wall, so all the cooking fumes are pumped out side. Or you can recirculate them so that the air is drawn in and cleaned and then filtered back into your kitchen.
They are a number of different styles of cooker hood available. For example island cooker hoods are designed to be suspended from your ceiling over a hob in the middle of your kitchen. Chimney cooker hoods are the most traditional and come with a tall chimney vent. Fully Integrated cooker hoods , are designed to be built into the cabinet above your hob and hidden behind a panel. Canopy cooker hoods , are designed to be built-in to the underneath of one of your kitchen cabinets. While conventional visor cooker hoods, protrude from the wall like a shelf and are great for small kitchens.
Visor cooker hoods are perfect if you have low ceilings and no space for a cooker hood with a chimney.