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Cooker Hood Buying Guide

Looking for a new cooker hood? If you need a little help choosing the right model for your kitchen, step this way. Whether you’re searching for a stylish model to complement your brand-new kitchen or simply replacing an old appliance, our comprehensive cooker hood buying guide will help you find the right size and style for your home.

What is a cooker hood?

Located above your hob, a cooker hood is an appliance that draws in and filters out any airborne odours, smoke, condensation, and grease that are generated from cooking. When shopping for cooker hoods, you’ll find many different types and styles, including chimney, visor, telescopic, canopy, and integrated hoods. Whilst these appliances are different in many ways, all are designed to eliminate unwanted cooking odours from your home, keeping your kitchen clean, hygienic, and smelling fresh.

Cooker Hood Types

The first factor you need to decide on before you buy a new cooker hood is which type will best suit your space and personal requirements. Should you go for an integrated hood or canopy hood? What are the pros and cons of each type? To help you decipher which type of cooker hood is best for you and your home, we’ve explained the different types of cooker hoods below.

Chimney Hood

Chimney Hood

Offering a traditional appearance that complements a wide range of kitchen styles, chimney cooker hoods are a real design classic. When purchasing a chimney hood, it is important to correctly measure your space and to opt for a model with the same, or larger, width and depth as your hob.

Visor Hood

Visor Hood

Perfect for homes where space is at a premium, visor hoods can be installed underneath a kitchen wall cabinet, offering a discrete look. Whilst they are generally not the most powerful option, visor hoods are perfect for smaller kitchens and can save valuable cupboard space.

Telescopic Hood

Telescopic Hood

Telescopic cooker hoods are a great choice for smaller kitchens where there is a need for powerful extraction. The beauty of telescopic hoods is that they can be installed into a wall cabinet for a virtually invisible appearance. When needed, these sleek appliances can be extended out, providing an enlarged extraction surface.

Integrated Hood

Integrated Hood

Integrated cooker hoods are designed to blend seamlessly into your kitchen cabinets, perfect for those looking to create a sleek, modern kitchen design.

Canopy Hood

Canopy Hood

Sharing many similarities with integrated, visor and telescopic hoods, a canopy cooker hood is a great choice for covering a larger surface area while taking up limited space. They can be integrated seamlessly underneath or inside your kitchen units and then pulled out for use.

Extraction vs. Recirculating

Cooker hoods are an essential component of any kitchen, so it’s important to spend time making sure you choose the right option for your space. When it comes to buying a cooker hood, one of the most important considerations is the method used to filter out the grease and airborne odours. When searching for a new cooker hood, you will come across two main options - extraction and recirculation.

Extraction vs. Recirculating Cooker Hooods

Extraction Cooker Hood

Extraction hoods filter the steam, odours, and grease from the hob and eject them outside your property through a vent. Whilst this type of hood provides the most effective method of clearing the air in your kitchen, you’ll need to have access to an external wall to install the appliance. Because of this, extraction cooker hoods are not always suitable for every kitchen.

Recirculating Cooker Hood

Recirculating cooker hoods work via a filter that removes the moisture and odours from the air before distributing clean air back into the kitchen. While extracting through ducting is generally considered the most effective method, Beko’s recirculating cooker hoods do an excellent job of keeping your kitchen free from steam and odours.

Cooker Hood Sizes

Whilst the primary role of a cooker hood is to efficiently remove cooking fumes and odours from your home, they can also elevate your kitchen’s style. Beko’s extensive range of cooker hoods come in an array of different sizes and colours, including stainless steel, black and silver - so you’re sure to find just the one for your kitchen.

Cooker Hood Sizes

52cm Cooker Hood

Perfect for compact kitchens, our range of cleverly designed 52cm cooker hoods has been engineered to create a clean and healthy environment in your kitchen while saving on space.

60cm Cooker Hood

The standard size for oven hobs and cooker hoods, our range of 60cm cooker hoods provide powerful performance and come packed with great features to maximise efficiency.

90cm Cooker Hood

Perfect for those who have purchased an 90cm cooker hood, our biggest hoods cover a large surface area and are powerful enough to keep even the largest kitchens clean and hygienic.

Extra Features

In addition to offering a stylish and practical way to remove unwanted cooking smells from your home, our cooker hoods are packed with extra features designed to make your life easier. All Beko built-in appliances come with a 2-year guarantee if registered within 90 days of purchase. And, for complete peace of mind, selected models in our cooker hood range come with 10-year parts and labour guarantee.

Dishwasher Safe Filters

Dishwasher Safe Filters

For ultimate convenience, our dishwasher-safe cassette filters can be easily popped out and put into your machine, saving you from any scrubbing or hand washing.

Carbon Filters

Carbon Filters

Our carbon filters efficiently remove grease and cooking odours before recirculating clean, recycled air back into your room, without needing to be installed on an outside wall.

Booster Function

Booster Function

Up to 65% more powerful than even the maximum setting, the booster function quickly and efficiently removes steam, smoke, and cooking odours from your kitchen with ease, keeping your kitchen ultra clean and hygienic.

Auto Defrost

LED Lighting

Stylish built-in LED lighting illuminates your cooking area, making it easier to whip up all your favourite dishes. Plus, they’re more durable and energy efficient than traditional bulbs, helping save money on your bills.

Conclusion

Now that you're equipped with all the information you need to find the ideal cooker hood, explore our extensive range of stylish and practical cooker hood. Already decided on the perfect Beko cooker hood for your space? Discover the perfect built-in hob to complete your cooking space. For more information, read our detailed hobs buying guide.