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.