While we certainly appreciate the heady fumes of a home-cooked meal after a long day, most of us could do without the smell of cooking spreading to the far corners of the house between meals. As anyone who has worked over a hot stove can attest, a proper kitchen needs a means of moving air around – not just so that the chef gets to enjoy a fresh breeze, but also to keep the kitchen from turning into a spectacle of smoke and grease fires, which is why we looked at the best cooker hoods around and listed our top five favourites here.
If you are looking for a good-looking, hardworking hood Bosch Series | 6 wall-mounted cooker hood would check all the right boxes. Featuring a 90 cm clear glass black printed form, this hood comes equipped with PerfectAir sensor which provides automatic control of settings for maximal extractor performance with minimal noise. With an extraction rate of 730 m3/h to ensure optimal kitchen air quality, this extra silent hood features an inclined design which gives it an elegant appearance – but it’s more than meets the eye, because the angled structure makes it convenient for you to keep an eye on your hob while reducing the chances of bumping your head on it! With hidden screws and cables along with rounded edges, it’s also easy to clean the hood interior
From the brand that many of us depend on for our vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, and washing machines, comes the sleek convertible that is the EFC936GAR Curved Glass Chimney Hood. Electrolux’s 90cm wide offering comes with a delectably curved glass panel encircling a stainless steel body that contains a dishwasher-safe aluminium mesh filter and a single 270-watt motor capable of pushing air through a duct at the rate of 1,100 cubic meters per hour.
Some of us like to get up close to take a whiff of our cooking – but with the ideal placement of cooker hoods being around half a meter directly above the stovetop in order to optimally capture the rising smoke, a chef with some height would have to be wary when working in a kitchen fitted with a conventional air extracting hood. The Fotile JQS9011 chimney hood is a more ergonomic design that presents a slanted canopy and a robust peak air flow of 1,150 cubic meters per hour to draw smoke through the broad chamber entrance.
LKCHi-9120 is the first model of the new Inverter Series cooker hoods by Lebensstil Kollektion. It is a well-designed, high-performance cooker hood that meets users’ need for efficiency and aesthetic in the kitchen. Incorporated with a fully-sealed DC inverter motor, this hood is powerful yet energy-saving, consuming 63% less energy while ensuring 14% more air flow and generating 91% more air pressure compared to a conventional motor. When turned on, the hood is very quiet with a low operational noise level of less than 53dB – this is akin to the sound of conversations at normal volume. The hood also comes with 9-Speed Stepless Changing, offering users a simple and easy way to adjust the hood’s speed according to the demand, which saves electricity in the long run. With its sensor touch control, tempered glass finish and metal fan with Teflon finish, this smart-looking hood is truly an essential piece to have in modern kitchens.
Quiet yet powerful. Sophisticated and elegant. The new QUADRO DLV 998 Hood from Teka is power-packed with high performance features that fit perfectly into modern kitchens. As one of the quietest hoods around, this hood produces a noise level of only 37dB, which is equivalent to conversation volume when it is turned on – this means you can barely hear it even when it is running at full capacity. This hood also comes with an ECOPOWER motor, which ensures the lowest power consumption (27 Kwh/year) while offering you maximum absorption capacity. Easy to clean and operate, this hood is designed with a CONTOUR perimeter aspiration system that renews the air in your kitchen 27 times every hour, keeping the space clean and odour-free.
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