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Leave Your Kitchen Smelling Fresh with a Cooker Hood

Cooker hoods are air filtration devices that can remove moisture, grease, and odour from the air in your kitchen. Hoods are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit all kitchens. You can find a wide range of new and used cooker hoods on eBay at affordable prices.

What kind of cooker hood is right for your kitchen?

The size of your stove, how much space you have available, and the decor style of your kitchen are all important considerations when it comes to choosing a cooker hood. Some types of hood are ideal for small kitchens with limited space, other types of hood may require more space but are better suited to provide adequate filtration for larger stoves. Some of the most common types of cooker hood are:

  • Visor (conventional) hoods.
  • Chimney hoods.
  • Integrated (built-in) hoods.
  • Canopy hoods.
  • Downdraft hoods.
Why use a visor hood?

Visor hoods screw to the wall above your stove and are commonly installed underneath an existing wall cabinet. They are ideal for kitchens with limited space and usually achieve filtration by passing the air through fleece or paper filters before recirculating it back into your kitchen. To keep your visor hood operating at peak performance, the filters should be changed every three months. Visor hoods are also known as conventional hoods.

When are chimney hoods appropriate?

If your kitchen has plenty of available space and your stove is installed against a wall, a chimney style hood could be ideal. Chimney hoods are available in a variety of sizes, this makes them particularly suitable for use with larger stoves. When choosing a chimney hood it is important to make sure that the width of the hood is equal to, or greater than, the width of your stove. Chimney hoods are often made out of stainless steel or glass and use the extraction method of filtration. Air is passed through aluminium filters and then extracted to the exterior of the property via duct-work.

What are integrated cooker hoods?

Integrated cooker hoods are installed inside an existing wall mounted kitchen cabinet. Due to this size restriction, they are generally best suited to standard sized four-burner stoves. Integrated cooker hoods can be an ideal choice if you want a discrete hood that can be hidden away when not in use. Although this type of hood can either use extraction or re-circulation filtration, re-circulation is more common.

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