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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?

            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

            Your ducting kit needs to be compatible with the extraction method of your device in order for it to work. A builder can advise which kit you need and your local depot can also help. There are vented and recirculated options, as well as lots of household brands for added peace of mind.

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            Grease filters are needed for any venting type, as they trap airborne grease for a cleaner space. These need to be regularly washed to keep them performing well. Carbon filters are only required for recirculating extractors, as they extract carbon from the air for a fresher room, and need to be changed every 18 months.

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