What's the difference between extraction and recirculation?
Extractor hoods draw in odour and greasy air through a metal filter grease trap before releasing the air outside. Ideal for kitchens that have the access for the vent to go outside.
Recirculation hoods draw up the cooking fumes and grease through charcoal filters before releasing clean air back into the kitchen. They can be installed anywhere, especially useful for kitchens that can’t reach an outside wall with extraction ducting.
What extraction rate will you need?
To find the best extraction rate for your kitchen you need to know the volume of it, so get the tape measure out and a calculator, and follow these simple steps!
Step 1:First measure the width, length, and height of your kitchen.
Step 2:Next, multiply your measurements together to get the volume of your kitchen:
Width x Length x Height = Your Volume!
Step 3:Now, take your volume and times it by ten to get your extraction rate number.
Your Volume x 10 = Extraction rate number (m³/h)!
Step 4:Then round the extraction rate up to down to the nearest available extraction rate on our website
What size hood should I buy?
Your new hood should be the same width as your existing hob or cooker. For example if you have a 60cm hob or cooker you will need to buy a 60cm hood, we stock hoods to fit all hobs and cooker sizes.
Will there be lots of noise from the hood?
The noise of the hood often depends on what level you have it on at the time, and this noise level is measured in decibels (db.). The noise level of a cooker hood can range between approximately 40db to more than 60db. An average conversation noise level is 60 db.