Cooker hoods buying guide

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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

Space

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 Cooker 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.

  • High airflow eliminates strong odours
  • Noise reduction to a minimum and delivering maximum energy efficiency
  • Carbon filter helps to absorb grease and bad smells in your cooking area
  • High airflow eliminates strong odours 
  • Less noise and delivering maximum energy efficiency
  • Premium look with stainless steel surface 

Ideal for:

  • Large kitchen
  • Entertainer

Sizes

90cm

Clear the air quickly

Our chimney cooker hoods offer powerful extraction rates. Depending on the model, you can clear the air at a rate of 720 - 810 m³/hr cooker hoods, ensuring your kitchen is clear of cooking odours, vapours and excess heat in no time at all.

Efficient air-cleaning

Whether you're frying, searing or steaming, the powerful motor and high extraction speeds clear the air by efficiently removing cooking vapours and unwanted odors from your kitchen in minutes.

Sleek design

The baffle filter design is stylish and functional. The durable stainless-steel filter efficiently extracts vapors, and filters grease to prevent build-ups in order to optimize the airflow. It's easy to remove and replace, and is dishwasher safe.

Long-lasting LED lighting

With a low energy output and high illumination, our cooker hoods give you a clear sight on your creations on your stove.

Smooth stainless steel

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

Multi-layer grease filter

Electrolux cooker hoods effectively removes cooking smoke and greasy hot air to give you a more pleasant cooking and dining experience.

Pull-out cooker hoods

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

  • High airflow eliminates strong odours
  • Superior filtration removes grease easily
  • Less noise and delivering maximum energy efficiency

Ideal for:

  • Small - Medium Family
  • Apartment living

Sizes

60 - 90cm

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.

Easy maintenance

Electrolux slide out cooker hood models come with washable filters which need to be cleaned by hand.

In addition to those features, telescopic kitchen hoods also offer a range of highlight functions as follows:

  • Grease filter: remove unpleasant odours and greasy hot air to give you a fresh cooking environment
  • Smooth stainless steel: ensure a professional and timeless look for your kitchen

Slim Line Cooker Hoods

Designed to be permanently mounted onto the wall, this style of cooker hood is the most commonly used.

Ideal for:

  • Small - Medium Family
  • Apartment living

Sizes

60 - 90cm

In addition to those features, integrated cooker hoods also offer a range of highlight functions as follows:

  • Multi-layer grease filter: remove unpleasant odours and greasy hot air to give you a fresh cooking environment
  • Carbon filter: effectively filter cooking smoke
  • Slim design: elegant design for your kitchen and minimize space consumption

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

W 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.

Noise

Suppose your home has an open plan living design where cooker hood noise whilst cooking may impact others who are watching TV. In that case, you might want to consider looking at a cooker hood with the ability for its motor installed in the roof rather than it being with the cooker hood unit in the house. By choosing a cooker hood with this design, you will significantly reduce the noise in your kitchen.

Filters

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

Warranty 

Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 12 months warranty in Indonesia, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions. 

Support & Service

We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labour costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online.

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