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The 10 Best Cooker Hoods - July 2017

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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 3,500 cooker hoods, 39 reviews and 17,800 prices. Last updated 21 July 2017.

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#1
DFS097A50

Bosch DFS097A50

The highest scoring extractor fan under £500
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
91
Excellent
Features
97
Fully-Featured
Age
93
9 Months Old
Running Costs
66
£82 / 10 Years
Overall Score
90
Excellent
740m³/h
4,717,202
Nov 2016
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#2
DBB5660HM

AEG DBB5660HM

A newly released 779m³/h Wall-mounted kitchen extractor with brilliant features and very affordable price
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
93
Excellent
Features
92
Fully-Featured
Age
94
5 Months Old
Running Costs
63
£143 / 10 Years
Overall Score
88
Excellent
779m³/h
4,717,200
Mar 2017
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#3
HCT 9700 X

Hoover HCT 9700 X

An excellent value for money 705m³/h Wall-mounted kitchen extractor with excellent features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
93
Fully-Featured
Age
86
2 Years Old
Running Costs
62
£247 / 10 Years
Overall Score
88
Excellent
705m³/h
4,717,200
Sep 2015
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#4
DFS067A50

Bosch DFS067A50

A top of the range 740m³/h Built-in extract hood with very low price
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
91
Excellent
Features
93
Fully-Featured
Age
89
1 Year Old
Running Costs
58
£83 / 10 Years
Overall Score
86
Excellent
740m³/h
4,717,201
May 2016
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#5
KL-610TBLM

Sharp KL‑610TBLM

A very cheap 693m³/h Wall-mounted extract hood with very good features and a recent release date
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
84
Fully-Featured
Age
91
8 Months Old
Running Costs
54
£181 / 10 Years
Overall Score
84
Excellent
693m³/h
4,717,200
Nov 2016
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#6
IN600WS

Amica IN600WS

An affordable 700m³/h Wall-mounted extractor fan with very good features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
86
Fully-Featured
Age
85
2 Years Old
Running Costs
54
£143 / 10 Years
Overall Score
84
Excellent
700m³/h
4,717,200
Jan 2016
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#7
Tamaya HP

Elica Tamaya HP

A massive 900m³/h Wall-mounted extractor fan with great features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
88
Fully-Featured
Age
83
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
84
Excellent
900m³/h
4,717,200
Sep 2015
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#8
D5655X0GB

Neff D5655X0GB

An excellent value for money 650m³/h Built-in kitchen extractor with very good features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
82
Fully-Featured
Age
85
1 Year Old
Running Costs
53
£54,976 / 10 Years
Overall Score
83
Excellent
650m³/h
4,717,201
Feb 2016
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#9
IHBS 6.4 AM X

Indesit IHBS 6.4 AM X

A very good value for money 514m³/h Wall-mounted cooker hood with not bad features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
76
Good Features
Age
86
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
81
Excellent
514m³/h
4,717,200
May 2016
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date
#10
KL-910TBMH

Sharp KL‑910TBMH

A new 693m³/h Wall-mounted cooker hood with very good features and low price
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
89
Excellent
Features
82
Fully-Featured
Age
90
8 Months Old
Running Costs
49
£181 / 10 Years
Overall Score
81
Excellent
693m³/h
4,717,200
Nov 2016
Maximum Extraction Power
Type
Release Date

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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 71 £76 - £1,729
Elica logo Elica Cooker Hoods 64 £147 - £2,399
Siemens logo Siemens Cooker Hoods 63 £91 - £2,586
Bosch logo Bosch Cooker Hoods 59 £80 - £1,394
Smeg logo Smeg Cooker Hoods 58 £60 - £2,509
Rangemaster logo Rangemaster Cooker Hoods 38 £249 - £1,499
Miele logo Miele Cooker Hoods 30 £261 - £3,299
CDA logo CDA Cooker Hoods 28 £50 - £1,599
AEG logo AEG Cooker Hoods 27 £189 - £1,099
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Cooker Hoods 27 £77 - £665
Britannia logo Britannia Cooker Hoods 26 £235 - £1,540
Best Cooker Hoods 25 £369 - £3,249
Baumatic logo Baumatic Cooker Hoods 21 £42 - £340
Belling logo Belling Cooker Hoods 20 £99 - £550
Gorenje logo Gorenje Cooker Hoods 20 £110 - £1,117
Other brands Other Cooker Hood Brands 91 £50 - £1,545

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

Extract Hood Prices

The price range of extractor fans is from £29 to £3,440 and in total we found prices for 780 extractor fans. On average, a new extractor fan costs £578 and 80% of extract hoods are priced between £110 and £1,224. The Essentials C60SHDW15 is the cheapest extractor fan at only £30, and Miele DA 420-6 is the most expensive at £3,440.

Extractor Fan Brands - Price Range

The average price of KitchenAid kitchen extractors is £1,500 which is the highest average price of all kitchen extractor brands. KitchenAid kitchen extractors start at £1,500 and the most expensive KitchenAid kitchen extractor costs £1,500.

The second highest average cooker hood price out of all brands is Best extract hoods with an average price of £1,255. Best extract hoods range in price from £354 to £3,249.

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

Extract Hood Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 11 user extractor fan reviews available online and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of extractor fan. The top three kitchen extractor 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 313 current kitchen extractor offers from Currys. The second biggest kitchen extractor retailer is Appliances Direct with 284 offers. That means Currys is slightly bigger than Appliances Direct when it comes to cooker hoods. ao is the third biggest retailer with 218 current offers.

When Are Most New Cooker Hoods Released?

Most new kitchen extractors tend to be released between July and August. If you want the latest extractor fan features you may want to think about waiting until July 2017. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current kitchen extractors cheaper in July once the latest models have been released. August was the biggest month last year for new cooker hoods, with 139 new cooker hoods released that month. In April 2015 350 new kitchen extractors were released making it the biggest month that year for new extractor fan releases. In 2014 most new extract hoods were released in July, with 580 new extract hoods released that month.

How Fast Do Extractor Fan Prices Drop After Release?

New extract hoods drop in price by an average of 3% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new extractor fan costing £578, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £19.

Maximum Extraction Power

Speed of air extraction.

Across the range of extractor fans, the maximum extraction power range from 13m³/h to 1,651m³/h. The maximum extraction power of most kitchen extractors range from 640m³/h to 760m³/h. The BoschDIB091U51B has the highest maximum extraction power. This kitchen extractor is a 1,010m³/h maximum extraction power extractor fan and is priced at £874.99. The BoschDIB091U51B has the lowest maximum extraction power. This kitchen extractor is a 13m³/h maximum extraction power kitchen extractor and is on sale for £397.99.

Biggest Extract Hood Retailers

We found 313 current offers for cooker hoods from Currys making it the biggest extract hood retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Appliances Direct for whom we found 284 current offers for cooker hoods. The third biggest retailer is ao with 218 current extract hood offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Extractor Fans?

Appliances Direct most frequently has the cheapest extract hood prices (found to be cheapest for 126 kitchen extractors).

Proportion of Extract Hoods for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 44.4% of its cooker hoods, Appliances Direct is most frequently the cheapest kitchen extractor retailer.

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