Extractor hoods

However your kitchen is configured and whatever its size, there is a type of hood to suit.

  • Ceiling extractors are becoming more and more popular because they are discreet and don’t block the eye line, which is preferable in an open-plan space. The distance from the hob means that they need a powerful motor in order to be effective, so you may want to locate it in the garage or a roof space to minimise noise. Operated by remote control, Gorenje’s DC9635x has three speed settings, halogen lights and a maximum noise level of 73dB at its highest setting. Priced around £1199.


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  • Wall-mounted extractors offer the greatest choice of styles and designs. They also tend to be the most efficient as the vapours and cooking odours are more contained against the wall. Look out for angled designs that are less intrusive in a smaller kitchen and that will stop taller users banging their head. For example, the iQ700 LC98KA570B from Siemens automatically runs for 10 minutes after it is switched off and has a maximum extraction rate of 740m3/hr. It is priced around £1600.


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  • Pendant hoods have some crossover with island extractors, but many of the more decorative options are suitable for recirculation only, so take advice as to whether this will be enough for your kitchen’s needs. They often resemble a light fitting and, indeed, are used to provide secondary lighting, so you may choose to suspend two over an island or dining area. This 51cm JLBIhD520 hood from John Lewis has a removable long-life filter that can be cleaned in the dishwasher and features ambient LED lighting. It is priced around £999.


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  • Downdraft extractors are a sleek solution for the island, sitting flush on the work surface behind or to the side of the hob and retracting when not in use. Taking the technology on a step further, the Bach downdraft extractor from Air Uno remains flush to the surface even during use. Plus, the motor is designed to fi t within the plinth so doesn’t take up space in the units below. With extraction of up to 1300m3/hr, it is priced from around £630


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  • Island extractors are often models that can either be wall-mounted or suspended above an island unit. If planned early on in the kitchen design they can be ducted out to provide efficient extraction for island cooking, although many models are also suitable for recirculation if this isn’t option, for example Whirlpool’s AKR 799 IxL. This stainless-steel chimney hood features 6th Sense technology where sensors sense and detect the ideal power level for the cooking task being performed and has a maximum extraction rate of 630m3/hr. Priced around £259.


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  • Built-in hoods that are hidden by the cabinetry are a great option for those looking for a minimal kitchen design as the extraction is completely concealed. Choose a canopy hood that pulls out when required or, for a high-tech solution, Miele’s DA3690 is a discreet extractor that remains hidden underneath the cabinetry until needed. When combined with Miele’s Con@ctivity 2.0 system, which allows the hob and hood to communicate, the DA3690 slides out automatically when the hob is turned on. Priced around £1975


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