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            Cooker Hoods Buying Guide

            Great for keeping a room smelling fresh and clean, an extractor is an essential device in any household. With plenty of styles and functions available, it can be tricky to pick the right one. Read this buying guide which outlines everything you need to consider when choosing the best hood for your home.

            What are the different types of cooker hoods?


            For an ultra-modern look, opt for an angled model. Its sharp lines and tilted design create a dynamic feature while keeping the air clean and free from airborne grease. It also suits smaller spaces as it protrudes less than other models making a cooking area appear more open.

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            Discreetly concealed in a counter, downdraft extractors are a premium choice for those who want to take a minimalist approach. Available in a recirculated or vented design, they rise out of the surface at a touch of a button, returning after use for a clutter-free look.

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            Featuring a long column that replicates the look of a chimney breast, this type of extractor has a classic appearance that will suit a variety of decors. It is designed to be wall-mounted above a stove, and comes in both vented and recirculated options.

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            Canopy hoods are great when space-saving as they have a compact style that slots neatly from view. Available in a recirculated choice, they sit beside or just beneath wall units and are an inexpensive way of achieving a uniform look in various cupboard styles.

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            Curved glass

            Fitted above a cooking device, curved glass offers a stylish and modern addition to a classic chimney style. Thanks to the transparent glass, that blends into almost any decor and colour scheme, it can be used to add a custom touch to essential equipment.

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            When cooking takes centre stage within a space, an island extractor is the way to go. Placed above a stove on an island feature, it will stop fragrant aromas, airborne grease, and steam from spreading around a room. This model also suits those with an open floorplan.

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            With a geometric look that suits contemporary settings, t-box devices will extend the linear features of a room inspired by modern accents, while extracting food smells, steam, and grease with ease. It is also compact compared to other devices, making it a sound investment in smaller rooms.

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            A practical option when short on wall space - a visor device has a simline construction that can be installed underneath a cupboard for a discreet look. These extractors are an affordable choice for those on a tight budget, and can be recirculated or ducted to suit any layout.

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            What size cooker hood to choose 

            What are the different venting types?

            What colours are available?

            What to consider during planning?

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            Extraction speeds determine how quickly air is refreshed in a room, and a standard model should change the air around 10 times per hour. Larger spaces require higher extraction rates, whilst lower rates work better in smaller areas.

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            Noise rating

            If you have an open-plan space, a young family, or like to entertain, then consider a quiet cooker hood. To determine how quiet a device is, you can review the decibel rating, where the lower the number, the quieter it will be.

            Ducting kits

            Ducting kits need to be compatible with the extraction method for a device to work. A tradesperson or local depot will offer advice. There are vented and recirculated options, as well as those made from reputable brands.

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            Grease filters trap airborne grease for a cleaner space. These need to be washed regularly to improve performance. Carbon filters are only required for recirculating extractors and need to be changed every 18 months.

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