Buying Guide: Cooker hoods

Buying Guide: Cooker hoods

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When it comes to buying appliances, it may have been some time in-between purchases and there are new features to consider. We have created a buying guide to help you select the right cooker hood for you and your home.

1. Introduction

When it comes to cooking, we can produce a lot of different smells or smoke and fumes depending on the dish. These may linger in the air or discolour your cabinetry, as well as have negative effects on your health. There are several different styles of cooker hood and ultimately it comes down to the layout of your kitchen and venting options.

2. Sizing

Kitchen Layout

When you start to think about your kitchen design you need to consider how you like to cook, as this should determine the location of your appliances.

Consider your cabinetry

Are you looking to have a more traditional design with your stove and oven paired one under the other or are you wanting to give your kitchen a more modern design by having your oven in a tower layout? We’d recommend positioning the cooker hood close to your stove but far enough away that you could have two cooks in the kitchen, one taking care of the oven and the other the stove.

Size of kitchen

When it comes to selecting your cooker hood, you may be limited to what area you have above your stove to use. Before you start looking at models, measure the space and kitchen ceiling so you can narrow down your selection criteria.

Besides, to choose a proper extraction rate, you should measure your kitchen area (height x width x depth) and multiply it by 10. The result is the extraction rate that may fit your kitchen size.

Work triangle or work zones

This choice will ideally come down to the size of your kitchen. When looking at a kitchen work triangle, you would have your appliances configured so that the line drawn between the refrigerator, cooking appliances, and sink/dishwasher creates a triangle which the cook can easily and efficiently move about the space. Whether you have a small or large space, you may look to have the area broken up into 5 zones, consumables, non-consumables, cleaning, preparation and cooking zones, this allows the space to work in unison of each other.

Purpose of your island bench

Sinks are the most common element found in a kitchen island with a dishwasher to the side. As years have gone by, the island bench has become the centre of the kitchen, it is the place where the work gets done and conversations with guests can happen.

Cooker Hood Sizes


When it comes to selecting your cooker hood, you may be limited to what area you have above your stove to use. Before you start looking at models, measure the space so you can narrow down your selection criteria.

One that suits your stove

You ideally want a cooker hood that is exactly the same width as your stove or slightly larger. As it will need to be able to easily extract smoke and fumes whilst you are cooking. If your cooker hood is too small, you will find that it’ll struggle to keep up and this may cause lingering scents and fumes, or for your smoke alarm to go off.

3. Types of Cooker hoods

Chimney hoods

Typically found in commercial kitchens, chimney cooker hoods are a statement piece in any kitchen. With the unit being completely exposed and not installed into cabinetry, a chimney cooker hood isn't for a household where you want your appliances to be heard but not seen.

Ideal for:

  • Large kitchen
  • Entertainer



Easy Control with IQ Touch

Keeping the air clear with adjustable fan speeds is easy with IQ touch controls. Easy, intuitive touch control at your fingertips.

Smooth stainless steel

With a choice of dark or natural stainless steel finishes, our cooker hoods can be the statement piece in your kitchen.


The hood can automatically adjust itself according to the power you select on the hob thanks to Hob2Hood® technology to have the best extraction.

A high-performance engine for fresh air

The high-performance motor is able to deal with unpleasant smells like garlic or fish so that your kitchen air is always fresh and pleasant.

Refresh the air while you enjoy your meal

The silent yet powerful technology let you enjoy your meal in peace and quiet while it’s eliminating cooking vapors at maximum power. Just press the Breeze button to reduce the extraction level to a minimum, the cooker hood will run for 60 minutes silently.

  • Powerful extraction removes unwanted odours fast.
  • Control your hood settings with hand gestures.
  • BreezeRefresh automatically extracts air hourly.
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  • Powerful extraction removes unwanted odours fast.
  • Control your hood settings with hand gestures.
  • Inverter motor is quiet, durable, and efficient.
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  • Hob2Hood® for absolute comfort
  • Electronic touchscreen controls on the glass
  • A high performance engine for fresh air
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  • Powerful extraction removes unwanted odours fast.
  • 4-speed fan for all cooking intensities.
  • Use PowerBoost to remove strong odours.
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Telescopic Range hood

This style of rangehoods will switch on and off by sliding it in and out. They are generally not as powerful as a chimney hood but are more seamless in design because some part of it is installed into kitchen cabinetry. They also can be known as retractable rangehoods.

Ideal for:

Small - Medium Family

Apartment living



The power hood

Our integrated rangehoods can clear the air at a rate of 603m3/hr. Ensuring your kitchen is clear of cooking odours, vapours and excess heat in no time at all.

Clearly see what is happening on the whole cooking zone

With a low energy output and high illumination, our rangehoods give you a clear sight on your creations on your cooktop.

Fresh air with 3 fan speeds

Keeping the air clear is easy with adjustable fan speeds to suit your needs and cooking style.

Seamless Integration

Designed to suit any kitchen's aesthetic, the front trim can be installed flush with the cabinetry or removed and replaced with the same material as your cabinetry giving you an integrated look.
  • Powerful range hood motor
  • 3-speed fan adjusts to what you're cooking
  • 2 halogen lamps for a bright illumination
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  • 3-speed fan range hood
  • Superior filtration removes grease easily
  • Less noise and delivering maximum energy efficiency
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4. Design & other considerations

White, Natural or Dark Stainless Steel

If you are looking to choose a cooker hood that is more on the show than an integrated model, you should consider what finish will complement the rest of your appliance choices and the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. You have the option of three finishes; there is a traditional white or a modern update natural or dark stainless steel.

Choose from one brand

When upgrading your kitchen, one thing to note is, just as there are 52 shades of white, same goes for appliance finishes. For the best results, purchase your appliances from one brand to make sure all your appliances seamlessly complement one another.

Ducted or Recirculating

You have two circulation options when choosing a range hood, ducted or recirculating. A ducted cooker hood means it will remove the air out of your kitchen and send it outside via piping.

If you can't send your cooker hood fumes outside, you will need to look for a recirculating cooker hood which recirculates the air via a filter and cleans the air before sending it back into the kitchen. However, recirculating is not as powerful as ducted, as you will need to replace filters more regularly.

Power or extraction rate

When looking at the power or extraction rate, it is measured in m3/hour. The higher the rate, the greater the amount of air that will be removed from your kitchen. You will need to consider the type of cooking you do; if you do a lot of cooking on the wok, you should consider a high extraction rate of over 700m3/hour.


Whilst all cooker hoods come with filters, they are not the same filters across every cooker hood. Most ducted models will have Aluminum filters. These need to be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher regularly to ensure your cooker hood is working as hard as it can be.

Carbon filters in recirculating cooker hoods are used to remove impurities from the air. Once they have reached the end of their lifespan, you will need to replace them with a brand new carbon filter.

5. Warranty & Service


Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 24 months warranty in Hong Kong, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions

Support & Service

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6. Cooker Hood FAQs

What's the difference between ducting and recirculation mode in cooker hood?

Ducting mode: you need to open a hole in the wall above the hood and install a ducting hose to remove the smoke or smell that is being extracted up by the hood.

Recirculation mode: you don't need to install a ducting hose as the air is being filtered using the grease and active carbon filter, then it's recycled back into the kitchen.

What is the minimum and maximum allowance when installing cooker hood from the counter top?

If the cooker hood needs to match with the gas hob:

  • Minimum height 650mm
  • Maximum height 750mm

If the cooker hood needs to match with the electric hob:

  • Minimum height 500mm

What is the term to define the air flow rate (suction power) of cooker hood?

Meter cubic per hour, i.e., 1400m3/hr

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