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The 10 Best Cooker Hoods - May 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every cooker hood on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 3,270 cooker hoods, 31 reviews and 18,300 prices. Last updated 26 May 2017.

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S600
#1 in Cooker Hoods

Stoves S600

5 Reviews
  • Quite quiet noise level
  • Only D energy efficiency class
  • Only one filter
465m³/h
Built-in
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £324.00
    Deals4U
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DBB5660HM
#2 in Cooker Hoods

AEG DBB5660HM

  • Just released three months ago
  • Very small airflow
  • Quite big annual energy consumption
779m³/h
Wall-Mounted
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £429.00
    ao
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KD150
#3 in Cooker Hoods

Smeg KD150

  • Only released three months ago
  • Four lamps
  • Fairly big annual energy consumption
820m³/h
Wall-Mounted
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £599.00
    Buywise
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  • More shops: 6
  • £628.97 Appliances Direct
  • £629.00 Appliance City
DKB5660HM
#4 in Cooker Hoods

AEG DKB5660HM

  • Only released five months ago
  • Quite small annual energy consumption
  • Has a removable filter
352m³/h
Wall-Mounted
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £399.00
    ao
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D65FRM1S0
#5 in Cooker Hoods

Neff D65FRM1S0

  • Just released five months ago
  • Two motors
  • Has a dishwasher proof filter
710m³/h
Wall-Mounted
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £572.98
    Appliances Direct
    Save £527.65 (48%)
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DA1260
#6 in Cooker Hoods

Miele DA1260

  • Just released seven months ago
  • Has a dishwasher proof filter
  • Quite big annual energy consumption
545m³/h
Built-Under
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £399.00
    John Lewis
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KL-910TBMH
#7 in Cooker Hoods

Sharp KL‑910TBMH

  • Keenly priced
  • Just released seven months ago
  • Only B energy efficiency class
693m³/h
Wall-Mounted
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £380.00
    Next Domestic Appliances
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  • More shops: 3
  • £380.00 Boots Kitchen Appliances
  • £389.00 ao
DFS097A50
#8 in Cooker Hoods

Bosch DFS097A50

  • Good value
  • Only released seven months ago
  • Two motors
740m³/h
Built-Under
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £373.99
    Buywise
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  • More shops: 6
  • £389.00 Appliances Direct
  • £479.00 Next Domestic Appliances
DVG6565KR
#9 in Cooker Hoods

Gorenje DVG6565KR

  • Has a dishwasher proof filter
  • Four lamps
  • Has an intensive speed
623m³/h
Wall-Mounted
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £399.00
    Future Appliances
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X69264MK1
#10 in Cooker Hoods

AEG X69264MK1

  • Very small annual energy consumption
  • Has an anti-odor filter
  • Has a motor included
625m³/h
Wall-Mounted
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
  • £399.00
    Appliances Direct
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  • More shops: 6
  • £399.00 Currys
  • £399.00 ao

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Cooker Hood Brands

Find out how cooker hood brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their cooker hoods. Click on a link to compare all cooker hoods made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Cooker Hoods Price Range Average Rating
Neff logo Neff Cooker Hoods 78 £79 - £1,699
Elica logo Elica Cooker Hoods 73 £140 - £2,716
Siemens logo Siemens Cooker Hoods 66 £75 - £2,041
Smeg logo Smeg Cooker Hoods 58 £69 - £2,499
Bosch logo Bosch Cooker Hoods 55 £87 - £1,394
Rangemaster logo Rangemaster Cooker Hoods 38 £236 - £1,589
AEG logo AEG Cooker Hoods 30 £189 - £1,199
CDA logo CDA Cooker Hoods 29 £45 - £1,599
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Cooker Hoods 28 £77 - £330
Britannia logo Britannia Cooker Hoods 26 £235 - £1,599
Gorenje logo Gorenje Cooker Hoods 25 £78 - £1,188
Best Cooker Hoods 25 £354 - £3,249
Miele logo Miele Cooker Hoods 24 £261 - £2,349
Belling logo Belling Cooker Hoods 22 £98 - £550
Baumatic logo Baumatic Cooker Hoods 21 £42 - £340
Other brands Other Cooker Hood Brands 123 £30 - £1,500

Cooker Hood Buying Guide

Types of Cooker Hoods

Cooker hoods come in all shapes and sizes. The 3 main fitting types of are island (free hanging), wall-mounted and built-in. The hood that is best for you will be dictated mostly by the shape of your kitchen, and the position of your cooker within it.

Island cooker hood

Island

They are regularly used for kitchens where the cooker is situated in a central ‘island’ work surface. They are the most stand-out and visually impacting style of hood, and give a kitchen a modern, open-plan feel.

Wall mounted cooker hood

Wall-mounted

These hoods are attached to the wall of your kitchen directly above the hob, pulling smoke and dirty air away from the cooker. They aren’t as dramatic as island hoods, but aren’t hidden like inbuilt extractors. They can be simple as a ‘visor’ hood over the hob, or as eye-catching as giant ‘chimney hoods’ looming over the whole cooker. Wall-mounted hoods are the most common type of cooker hood, and suit all kitchens, from the very small to the larger ones.

Elica integrated cooker hood

Built-in

These hoods are generally smaller and quieter, but also come with less power. They are meant to be integrated into cupboards and ‘hidden’ away from obvious view. Because of their smaller size, they are ideal for more cramped kitchens, or places where a traditional chimney extractor hood would be too bulky.

Extraction Types

Cooker hoods work by sucking up the air given off from cooking, and either moving it to the outside through a duct or cleaning and recirculation it inside the room. Most cooker hoods can be operated both ducted and in recirculation mode.

The extraction power rating is measured in m³/h - the higher a hood’s extraction rating, the quicker it extracts air from the room.

Ducted

Ducted hoods feature a duct which channels hot air and smoke to the outside. Because they require access to the outside air (normally through a hole drilled through an outside wall), these type of hoods usually require specialist installation, or a hole from a previous installation. Extracting the air is more effective than recirculation the air.

Recirculating

Recirculating hoods take the dirty air and smoke given off from cooking, pass it through a filter to clean it, then blow it back into the kitchen. They do not require outside access, so are easier and less invasive to install, but are not as efficient at removing smoke and cooking odours as ducted hoods.

Filters

Filters serve to trap grease and smoke given off by cooking, leading to a better-smelling and cleaner kitchen. There are 2 different types of filters for cooker hoods - grease filters are important for all different types of hoods, since they help reduce the grease in the air and the smell of cooking. Carbon filters, on the other hand, are only necessary with recirculating air systems, since they strip the smoke from the air before it is recirculated back into your kitchen. These filters last about a year before they need to be replaced.

The hoods in our system are given a grease filtering efficiency grade. The better the grade, they more efficient they are at removing grease and odours from the air.

Cooker Hood Colours

Cooker hoods come in many different colours to best complement your cooker and kitchen. Most hoods can be found in plain silver, white or black but you can also find more adventurous colours - from bright red to fluorescent green - if you really want to make a statement!

Noise Level

A cooked hood is basically a large fan, so they make can make quite a lot of noise when turned on. The noise will depend on the power level of the extractor used - generally speaking the more powerful the fan, the louder it will be. Other factors such as the material used for the hood may also affect the noise level of your cooker hood.

Many hoods feature a low and high speed, with differing noise levels for each.

Extras: Lights, Buttons, etc

Most hoods also have a built-in lamp, to make cooking easier in dark conditions. Many newer models have extra bells and whistles, such as displays for showing the current mode and when the filter needs changing, remote controls for easy activation, and movable structures so you can set the hood at the perfect height for cooking.

Cooker Hood Retailers, Prices and Features

Kitchen Extractor Prices

In total we found 801 cooker hoods ranging from £29 to £3,440. The average price of a new kitchen extractor is £573 and 80% of kitchen extractors are priced between £110 and £1,200. The Essentials C60SHDW15 is the cheapest kitchen extractor at only £30, and Miele DA 420-6 is the most expensive at £3,440.

Extract Hood Brands - Price Range

The highest average extractor fan price out of all brands is KitchenAid extractor fans with an average price of £1,500. KitchenAid extractor fans range in price from £1,500 to £1,500.

Best extract hoods range in price from £354 to £3,249, and the average price of Best extract hoods is £1,280 which is the second highest average price of all extractor fan brands.

Akpo extract hoods range in price from £1,200 to £1,200, and the third highest average kitchen extractor price out of all brands is Akpo extract hoods with an average price of £1,200.

Extract Hood Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 11 user extractor fan reviews from across the internet and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of extractor fan. The top three extractor fan brands are Stoves, Siemens and Sauter. Stoves has an average rating of 33%, Siemens has an average rating of 0% and Sauter has an average rating of 0%.

Biggest Kitchen Extractor Retailers

The biggest kitchen extractor retailer by number of products currently for sale is Currys. We found 314 current kitchen extractor offers from Currys. The second biggest kitchen extractor retailer is Appliances Direct with 272 offers. That means Currys is slightly bigger than Appliances Direct when it comes to cooker hoods. ao is the third biggest retailer with 235 current offers.

When Are Most New Kitchen Extractors Released?

Most new cooker hoods tend to be released between July and August. If you wait until July 2017 then you might be able to get better features on your extractor fan. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current kitchen extractors cheaper in July once the latest models have been released. Last year most new extract hoods were released in August, with 139 new extract hoods released that month. 350 new extractor fans were released in April 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new cooker hood releases. July was the biggest month in 2014 for new kitchen extractors, with 580 new kitchen extractors released that month.

How Fast Do Kitchen Extractor Prices Drop After Release?

New cooker hoods drop in price by an average of 3% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £15 on a typical £573 new kitchen extractor by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Extraction Power

Speed of air extraction.

The maximum extraction power of extract hoods range from 13m³/h to 1,651m³/h. The maximum extraction power of the majority of kitchen extractors range from 640m³/h to 760m³/h. The BoschDIB091U51B, which is on sale for £874.99, has the highest maximum extraction power and is a 1,010m³/h maximum extraction power cooker hood. The BoschDIB091U51B, which is on sale for £397.99, has the lowest maximum extraction power and is a 13m³/h maximum extraction power cooker hood.

Biggest Extract Hood Retailers

The biggest cooker hood retailer by number of products currently for sale is Currys. We found 314 current cooker hood offers from Currys. The second biggest cooker hood retailer is Appliances Direct with 272 offers. That means Currys is slightly bigger than Appliances Direct when it comes to cooker hoods. ao is the third biggest retailer with 235 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Cooker Hoods?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on cooker hoods is Appliances Direct and offers the cheapest price on 116 cooker hoods.

Proportion of Cooker Hoods for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 42.6% of its kitchen extractors, Appliances Direct is most frequently the cheapest kitchen extractor retailer.

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