From the food you love to eat to the size of your kitchen, there's a lot to think about. Our handy buying guide will help you make a great decision.
If you fry, grill or cook with steam you'll need a more powerful kitchen hood. Strong-smelling, spicy and fishy food will also require greater suction. Not only because of the smell but because grease can build up in hard to reach spots and damage your beautifully painted walls.
Got an external vent?
Extraction hoods remove the stale air from your kitchen through a duct, so will need access to an outside vent. The further you position it away from the vent, the more powerful a motor you'll need.
Recirculation hoods don't need access to the great outdoors. Air is sucked through a grease filter and then a charcoal filter to purify the air before returning it, nice and fresh, to your kitchen.
#EASYTIP: turn on your kitchen hood before you start cooking to get the circulation or extraction going.
For a quieter kitchen, choose a hood with a lower decibel (dB) rating. Our hoods range between 50 and 65dB. For comparison, normal kitchen chit chat measures 62dB and a kettle boils at 42dB. For extractor hoods, the duct design can make all the difference. So for a quieter hood, you should think about the bends, length, cross-section and material of the ducting. But remember, minimum extraction rate is more important than volume. A quiet hood without enough power is as good as a quiet vacuum that doesn't suck up dust.
Explore our range now. From traditional chimney hoods to sleek, stylish modern designs with clever features like self-cleaning.
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