Extractor hoods & filters
Let Your Cooking Enjoy The Limelight While You Enjoy Fresh Air
Enjoy the delicious aromas of cooking while ensuring that it does not go past the stove area. Efficient extractor hoods & filters keep the kitchen atmosphere fresh and clean. Our extractor hoods give you the dual benefit of clean air and good light. The HARMONISK extractor hood pairs good looks and a powerful extractor motor. And the glass and steel finished exterior with slightly rounded linear lines is a beautiful addition to any kitchen. The LUFTIG extractor hood has a chimney shaped design with excellent extractor and lighting features.
Clean fresh air in your kitchen regardless of what you cook
Chimneys to let you enjoy the freedom of getting creative in your kitchen. These kitchen chimneys ensure that your cooking environment remains ventilated, while leaving your kitchen smelling fresh after your master chef session.
In our selection of cooker hoods, you'll find many different styles and designs. Read on to get some quick tips on how to choose the right cooker hood for your kitchen.
Which cooker hood should I choose?
Cooker hoods come in wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted, and built-in varieties. Which one to choose depends on the layout of your kitchen and which style you prefer.
Wall-mounted cooker hoods
A wall-mounted cooker hood is perfect if you have your stove placed somewhere along the kitchen wall.
Aside from ventilating, the extractor hood will also be an important part of your kitchen interior. A model with curved glass creates a light and airy impression. A model with clean and straight lines is perfect for a modern and minimalistic kitchen. A model with a more soft and round design will be perfect if you have a more traditional taste.
Built-in cooker hoods
With a built-in cooker hood, you'll get a neat and tidy kitchen environment. The cooker hood will be placed behind a cupboard or cabinet kitchen doors as an integrated part of your kitchen environment. Choose cabinet doors that match the rest of your kitchen and create a seamless, uniform look.
Extractor hoods for kitchen islands
Are you planning to create a kitchen island? With a kitchen island, you'll get a new dynamic in the kitchen by placing the cooking activities more in the centre of the room. For this kind of layout, we recommend one of our ceiling-mounted cooker hoods. Another option is FÖRDELAKTIG - an induction hob with a built-in extractor hood.
If you're looking to complement your new extractor hood with an induction hob, you'll find our selection of induction hobs here.
What extraction rate do I need?
If your cooker hood doesn't have a high enough extraction rate for the size of your kitchen, it will take much longer to clear the cooking smell. We therefore recommend you choose a cooker hood with an extraction rate that will filter the air in your kitchen around 10 times per hour.
How much air the cooker hood processes per hour is defined with m³/h. To get an indication, start by working out the volume of your kitchen (length x width x height). Then divide the extraction rate with the volume of your kitchen. The result will show how many times per hour the cooker hood will be able to filter the air in your kitchen.
Cleaning and maintaining your cooker hood
The method and frequency of cleaning and maintaining your cooker hood will be specified in the manufacturer’s manual. You must respect these instructions and change or clean the filters as specified for your hood to keep it working efficiently. The exterior of most cooker hoods can be cleaned with a damp cloth and a mild detergent.
A charcoal filter, if used in your hood model cannot be washed or regenerated. A charcoal filter must be replaced after every four months of usage and more frequently if the usage has been heavy. Grease filters must be cleaned regularly to avoid grease buildup which is a potential fire hazard. Grease filters can be washed in a dishwasher and must be cleaned every two months of operation and more frequently if usage has been heavy. You should be careful to support the filter with your hand before removing it.
The difference between ducting and recirculation mode
Cooker hoods that are connected to a duct that allows them to move air out of the kitchen are called ducted hoods. They need to be connected to a pipe or duct that carries the air outdoors. Ducted hoods are usually installed on a wall that has a duct.
Ductless hoods work on a recirculation mode that does not extract the air from the kitchen to the outside. Ductless hoods filter and recirculate the same kitchen air after filtration. Ductless hoods often use an activated carbon or charcoal filter that removes odours and smoke from the air before recirculating it. It is important to replace this filter as per the manufacturer’s recommendations to get the best performance out of a recirculating ductless cooker hood. A chimney that can be installed in either ducting or recirculation mode is called a convertible chimney.
The correct height for cooker hood installation
A cooker hood should be installed at an optimum height to adequately suck in the fumes from the pans on your cooktop. But they should not be so close that the cooker hood and the hob interfere with each other’s functioning. Cooker hood manufacturers specify the height at which their hoods should be installed. The minimum height for a cooker hood installation is usually 700mm above a gas hob and 500mm above an electric hob. Hob manufacturers also specify the height above which a chimney can be installed. The user should study the manuals of both the cooker hood and the hob to determine the optimal installation height. The naked flame of a cooktop should never reach the cooker hood.
Chimney noise levels
It is important to choose a chimney or cooker hood that makes minimal noise. A quieter cooker hood ensures that your time at the stove is peaceful. The lower the dB rating of the cooker hood the quieter it is.
Cooker hood test
To check if your cooker hood is working just hold a banknote or piece of paper close to the cooker hood intake and see if it is pulled towards the hood. Hold the note securely and be careful not to do this when cooking or when the hob is in use.
Benefits of a cooker hood
A cooker hood removes the excess moisture, cooking smells, and smokes if any from the kitchen atmosphere. It keeps the air fresh and clean and also prevents mould from growing in the kitchen due to excessive moisture in the air.