Which cooker hoods are the best? That’s what we want to find out here with our product reviews and buying guide. Once you’ve finished reading, you’ll know which the best cooker hood is for you. Let’s get started!
Best Cooker Hoods – Product Reviews
1. Best 07 °F24000 Venus Double Steel 90 cm, Stainless Steel, Glass
We loved this cooker hood which is the best model for induction hobs as well as traditional hobs. It has a beautiful oval style that works perfectly for any kitchen where the cooker is in the middle of the room. Even close to the walls, it’s a hood that looks great but also has a high level of performance.
It’s able to operate more quietly than some other models out there and there are four speed options for you to choose from. Installation is a little tricky and it’s likely that you’ll need an expert hand. On top of all its qualities, the cooker hood is very simple to clean and you’ll love its level of usability.
- Stylish design
- Quiet operation
- 4 speed options
- Easy to clean
- Difficult installation
2. CIARRA 60cm Visor Cooker Hood Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Kitchen Extractor Fan
This is the best cooker hood for low ceilings due to its low profile but it can also be used in any room where this fits in with the style. Along with the standard silver finish, the cooker is also available in black. There are two installation methods and it’s fairly easy to fit.
The build quality throughout the hood is excellent and it offers brilliant value for money. The extraction rate is very high and it’ll be able to cope with all types of cooking. The only negative we notice here is that it does have a few sharp edges but that shouldn’t be an issue once you have it up and fixed into place.
- Thin profile
- Two installation methods
- High build quality
- Impressive extraction rate
- Sharp edges
3. Best 07 °F23000 Venus Snow (White), 50 cm/Stainless Steel/White Glass [Energy Class C]
One first look people wouldn’t think this is a cooker hood. The design is beautiful and it works perfectly as a kitchen light in the center of the room. It also works brilliantly as an extractor fan and will be able to clear the room of any smoke or smells very quickly.
The surface area of the cooker hood isn’t that high and therefore it may not be the greatest fit if you have a particularly large cooker. For most people, however, they are going to be impressed with the overall performance of the hood and also its cable management as you’ll be able to keep your cooker looking clean and elegant.
- Simple and elegant design
- Works as a kitchen light
- Cable management
- High performance
- Smaller area
4. CDA ECP62SS Cooker Hood Curved Glass Extractor 60cm Stainless Steel
Here we see a brilliant extractor fan that is going to clear any bad smells and smoke almost instantly. It works perfectly with the push button controls to give you the exact speed you’re looking for. The whole unit can be a little noisy but that’s to be expected with such a powerful model.
The illumination from the fan is great at lighting up your coking while also improving the aesthetics of the room. It’s easy to clean and installation is going to be fairly simple, especially when compared to other models that we’ve seen. It looks great and you’ll have no issues with its extracting performance.
- Quality construction
- Easy to clean
- Simple installation
- Brilliant illumination
- A little noisy
5. Russell Hobbs RHGCH601SS 60cm LED Light Cooker Hood Glass & Stainless Steel
This Russell Hobbs model is perfect for both extraction and recirculation. It’s quite a large model and able to cope with the most intense cooking. That’s seen by its impressive extraction rate that will help to leave your kitchen both steam and smell free.
Installation is not going to be much of an issue if you know what you’re doing and once you have it installed, you’ll love it. It may be a little bit bulky for some but most people will love its stainless steel and glass design, its bright LED lights and the fact the hood is very easy to use.
- Great for recirculation
- Easy to install
- Bright LED lights
- Simple usability
- Quite bulky
6. CIARRA CBCS6506B Glass Cooker Hood Curved Stainless Steel Chimney Hood
Here we see another cooker hood that has the stainless steel design with the glass covering. It’s going to be perfect for a wide number of kitchens and doesn’t quite have the bulk of some other models. It can be a little difficult to install and you may need the help of an expert to do it for you.
There are two ventilation modes as it can either recirculate the air with carbon filters or it can be extracted outside. It’s quieter than many other models out there and is easy to use. You get all these features at a great price, making it excellent value for money.
- High extraction rate
- Versatile style
- Low noise of 56dB
- Value for money
- Hard to install
Best Cooker Hoods – Buying Guide
Size and installation
You don’t want to make an expensive mistake so it’s important you check the size and installation type before you buy. All these hoods have a different level of design and not all of them will fit into every kitchen.
The extraction rate is determined by how many cubic meters of air the fan can clear in a minute. If you want to work out the size of your kitchen then you need to times the length by the width by the height. You want to have an extractor fan which is about 10x this figure. For example, if your kitchen is 50m3 then you’d want an extraction rate of around 500ms/hr.
You want your cooker hood to be easy to use and that includes an easy to access control panel. You also want there to be various speed settings as the highest setting is often not required and can be quite loud. Before buying your cooking hood, just make sure it suits what you’re looking for.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Cooker hoods how do they work?
A: Cooker hoods use a fan that will suck the air up into the unit and away from the rest of your kitchen. This air will include any smoke, steam or smells. This air is then either passed through a filter and recirculated back into the room or taken outside with the extraction ducting.
Q: What is a good extraction rate for cooker hoods?
A: This will depend on the size of your kitchen. An averaged size kitchen will be around 30m³ (calculated by the height x length x width). An extractor fan is measured how much cubic meters of air it can suck up in one hour.
So a 30m³/hr fan would clear the air in 60 minutes, a 300m³/hr one in 6 minutes. 6 minutes is a good figure so for an average sized kitchen, 300m³/hr is a good extraction rate. If you have a large kitchen, you’d want that figure to be a little higher.
Q: Where are MAAN cooker hoods made?
A: MAAN’s main factory is located in Poland. All their cooker hoods are made in accordance with European standards.
Here we’ve taken a look at the best cooker extractor hoods available right now. The best one for you is going to depend on your specific needs and the dimensions of your kitchen. Once you have it installed then you’ll love having that smoke, smell and steam free.