There are 1000s of different cooker hoods on the market and choosing the right one can be a little daunting. The first thing you need to consider is whether the hood is going to be built in, wall mounted or ceiling mounted. Ceiling mounted cooker hoods need to be attached to the ceiling rafters. Next is your new cooker hood going to be ducted or recirculated, not all hoods can do both. In all cases the maximum extraction is achieved by ducting a hood, this also has the added bonus of not having to buy replacement carbon filters.
If you have a open plan Kitchen pay careful attention to the noise level as some cooker hoods can be noisy. If you are placing your hood over a large powerful gas hob you should opt for a cooker hood with a high extraction rate and large surface area. Some of the designer ceiling mounted hoods are not suitable for range cookers. For a hood with the maximum extraction rate wit the minimum amount of noise you need a hood with a remote motor. This is a powerful motor fitted to an outside wall so you don't hear the motor noise.
When Choosing your new Cooker Hood the hood must be powerful enough to change the air in the kitchen ideally 12 times per hour, but at least 8 time per hour. To calculate the volume of the room, multiply length x width x height. An average room is approximately 25m3; therefore the extraction rate required for the average room is 200 to 300m3h. The minimum required as specified in the building regulations for new kitchens effective April 1990 is 108m3h. You can see our some of cooker hood range at our Bicester or Oxford showrooms where our trained sales staff will be happy to advise you. If you order online hobs are normally delivered within 2 - 3 days