Cooker hood buying guide
Keep the heart of the home fresh
Cooker hoods remove stale air and cooking smells, helping to keep kitchens fresh and clean. Ultimately, you want an extractor fan that gets rid of smells effectively and efficiently, but that also looks stylish and matches your interiors.
Choosing a cooker hood
Below, we run through different types of kitchen extractor fans, features and sizes, and cover things like installation and maintenance too.
Calculate the extraction rate you need
Work out the level of extraction you’ll need with this simple calculation, which is based on the size of your kitchen:
Measure the width, depth and height of your kitchen.
Multiply these measurements to find out the volume of your kitchen.
Multiply the volume by 10; this is the extraction rate figure (or maximum extraction) you’ll need.
How to clean a cooker hood
Washing filters regularly is a priority to extend the lifespan of your cooker hood motor.
Aluminum filters can be washed easily, though carbon filters on recirculating models need to be replaced every 4-6 months
Wipe your hood and display panel down after use, so it doesn’t become sticky or smeared with food