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    Cooker Hoods

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    Did you know?

    Pick from 3 chimney designs to match your kitchen

    When you’ve settled on a chimney hood, it’s time to choose which kind of design you’d like. There are three different shapes - Angled, T-Box and Pyramid. Angled is ideal for low ceilings, T-Box looks great in contemporary kitchens and Pyramid has a distinctive triangular shape.

    Get a hood that talks to the hob

    When you have multiple pans on the go, constantly changing the extraction rate on your cooker hood can be a pain. Luckily, the hob to hood function means you don’t have to. The hood automatically adjusts the settings to match what’s happening below, so whether something is simmering or boiling, food smells and steam aren’t an issue.

    It’s important to meet air ventilation regulations

    Did you know that if you’re building a new kitchen or renovating an existing one, there are air ventilation requirements that need to be met for safety reasons? If you’re short on space and don’t have room for a traditional hood, an extractor hob or downdraft model may be a good option. Ask your kitchen fitter or builder to make sure you're compliant.

    One vents outside, one filters inside

    Not sure whether you need a vented or recirculating model? The answer typically depends on the layout of your kitchen. A vented model sends steam to the outside of your home and is typically more effective at getting rid of odours, whereas a recirculating model passes the air through filters in order to capture grease and steam before pumping clear air back into your kitchen. If you can’t vent to the outside, a recirculating model is a neat alternative.

    Get the right extraction rate for your kitchen

    Did you know we can help you figure out the extraction rate needed for your kitchen? It's actually really simple when you know how. Check out our buying guide for a step-by-step guide.

    Mind the gap

    The ‘Hot Zone’ is the gap between the hob and cooker hood. We recommend the distance between the two to be at least 75cm, and above 65cm if it's an electric hob. It’s also a good idea to have at least a 9cm gap on either side of the hot zone for ventilation.

    Keep your island clear

    If you've got a hob on your kitchen island, you'll want a cooker hood to sit above it. Luckily there are plenty of island cooker hoods to complete your dream setup. Alternatively, if you don't want something overhead, a downdraft hood or extractor hob sits within your worktop. Just bear in mind they will take up cupboard space underneath.

    Guides and advice


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