Find out the top 5 things you need to know when you’re shopping for a new cooker hood with this helpful buying guide.
Cooker hoods are more than just a stylish fan. They get rid of any lingering food odours to keep your kitchen smelling fresh. There are plenty of different styles, sizes and extraction types to choose from. We’ll look at everything in detail for you, so you can find the perfect hood for your needs.
Fittings and measurements
To efficiently extract those cooking smells, we recommend going for a cooker hood that is at least as wide as the hob below:
As well as thinking about how your cooker hood will look, it’s also worth thinking about how it’s going to work. Extraction hoods filter the air then send it outside. They offer the most effective way to clear your kitchen of steam, smoke and smells. They need to be mounted on an external wall or at least somewhere where the ventilation hose can be connected to outside.
If you can't vent your cooker hood externally, choose to recirculate the air. Charcoal filters remove unwanted odours and smoke, before releasing the clean air back into your kitchen. One of the main benefits of choosing this method, is that it can be installed anywhere in your kitchen.