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A cooker hood is an essential piece of equipment for your kitchen. Your cooker hood, positioned above your cooking range or hobs, removes airborne grease and cooking gases and smells, either ventilating them outside of the building or trapping them using internal filters as they recirculate the air in your kitchen. This helps to prevent the build up of grease and moisture on kitchen surfaces so the cooker hood helps you to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic.
It is also an important safety feature. By removing potentially flammable cooking gases, and helping to prevent any build up of flammable grease, a cooker hood helps to prevent, or quickly extinguish any pan flare-ups or fires.
As we are spending more time in our kitchens, in particular when entertaining casual or formal guests, a cooker hood is becoming one of the essential kitchen accessories to create a comfortable, attractive environment. By removing those gases and smells, the cooker hood helps make your kitchen a space you’ll feel comfortable in, and keep it looking its best to impress your visitors.
Moreover, the right cooker hood can be a stylish feature of your kitchen in its own right. Our great designs of chimney cooker hood, or island cooker hood are an attractive, eye-catching piece of kitchen equipment, as desirable for their great look as for their important function. Or if you want a cooker hood that is discreet and fits in with your existing kitchen furniture you can choose a canopy cooker hood, integrated cooker hood, or telescopic cooker hood that can be concealed within discreet overhead units fitting in with your wall mounted cabinets and cupboards when not in use.
Our cooker hood range includes designs to suit any kitchen from trusted, high quality brands such as Zanussi, Electrolux, Teka, and Prima. If your kitchen offers the possibility for venting the extracted gases through a chimney or external wall you can choose a ducted cooker hood design that removes those cooking gases outside of your building.
Or if this is not an option for your kitchen you can choose a ductless cooker hood that recirculates the air above your cooker, trapping grease and gases in activated charcoal filters. We also offer replacement ductless cooker hood filters so you can keep your ductless cooker hood working efficiently. Our cooker hood range includes all styles of cooker hood in a range of materials and finishes, all made to high quality standards, and available at great value prices. So you are sure to find the right cooker hood for your kitchen from our comprehensive selection.
Explore our range of cooker hoods and watch how practicality and style can combine.
A Kitchen hood is fitted above a cooker to ventilate and remove unwanted steam, smoke, and smell caused by cooking. Removing these factors aid in preventing mould growing and grease building up on cabinets, keeping a fresh, clean living environment. A cooker hood is a big investment, therefore you want one that performs well but looks good.
Variety Of Cooker Hoods Available
Cooker hoods - also referred to as a kitchen hood- are available to buy in a variety of styles for different purposes. The different selections of cooker hoods include Chimney Hoods, Island Hoods, Canopy Hoods, Integrated Hoods, Visor Hoods and Telescopic Hoods.
Chimney Cooker Hoods are ideal for cookers that back against a wall. The canopy and chimney combination creates a beautifully traditional feature in your kitchen that can be bought in a range of sizes to meet your cooker regulations.
Island Cooker Hoods are designed for a central island cooker and hang from the celing. Best for spacious kitchens, island cooker hoods devise an exquisite central piece that projects style and a wow-factor. Available from Building Supplies Online in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Canopy Cooker Hoods are an excellent option for those seeking a discreet method of kitchen ventilation. Canopy hoods are installed into kitchen cabinets, saving space and having no impact on design. This discreet method sits flat against a cabinet leaving a seamless finish.
Integrated Cooker Hoods are installed between to kitchen cabinets and are disguised by a cupboard door. When needed simply pull out the cupboard door to reveal the cooker hood.
Visor hoods are to be fitted to a wall above a cooker and come in a variety of colours and shapes to suit your kitchen design. Visor cooker hoods are known to be one of the cheapest cooker hoods available on the market.
Telescopic cooker hoods are the most discreet cooker hood. The innovative design of telescopic cooker hoods means they simply slide away when not in use, leaving a crisp clean appearance.
Choosing Your Kitchen Hood
Aside from the style fo your extractor hood it is important to take into consideration other factors before investing in your cooker hood. Consider the filter type, whether you want a metal filter, fleece or paper. Fleece filters can be very messy and need to be washed regularly. A paper filters you simply throw away and replace, metal filters however, are the best and most common filter for cooker hoods today.
The noise level of a kitchen hood is something else you will want to think about. According to research, the recommended level of noise is around 50dB, anything louder can be very noticeable and impact the sociability of your kitchen.
Ease of use is determined by the power settings, controls placed on the front o the cooker hood are generally easier to use. Within these controls will be power settings, some cooker hoods are fitted with multiple power settings allowing ease when clearing smell and steam. The majority of kitchen hoods are now fitted with lights to aid in being able to see when cooking.