To determine which hood is better for the kitchen, you can only do some preliminary calculations in which at least the dimensions of the room and the presence of a ventilation system in it will be taken into account. Not the last factor will be the design of the device - not every hostess will want to “put” a white crow ”in the kitchen, which is unknown how it fits into its interior.
If you can not think much about the design of the hood, the benefit of the market is quite different models with their colors and sizes then it is necessary to pay special attention to the efficiency of its work - the quality of the functions it performs depends on it.
First of all, you need to decide on the type of device - recirculation choose or flow. At the same time, without a preliminary assessment of the room, it is unambiguous to say which kitchen hoods would be better for him to use - each performs its tasks and is good in its place.
This device got the name because it simply causes the air to circulate through the room, eliminating foreign odors by passing through a carbon filter that is inside hoods
In addition to the carbon filter, grease traps are installed in this hood.
The principle of its operation determines all the positive and negative aspects of such a design.
+ Pros of circulation hoods
- Disadvantages of circulation hoods
The main difference of such a device is that for efficient operation it necessarily needs access to the ventilation shaft. The hood is mounted either directly near its opening, or the corrugated pipe is connected to it, which is made as short as possible - the smaller it is, the quieter the work of the hood. For this reason, devices of this type are somewhat limited at the installation site - on the wall above the stove or ceiling.
The principle of operation of the device is quite simple. The fan forces air and draws it out of the room, forming a kind of draft that forms when the window is open, only the air does not spin around the kitchen, but is blown by the fan into the ventilation shaft or directly outside, if a separate ventilation opening is made in the kitchen wall.
Since the dirty air is brought out to the street, there is no need to use carbon filters, but the particles of grease and soot do not pollute the inside of the hood itself, the grease filter on it is still put. It is necessary to rinse it periodically - it depends on the cleanliness of this part how much the hood will work efficiently and quietly.
Because of the need to install ventilation, it is better to install flow hoods during repair work in the kitchen and when planning it, separately calculate its location. Special attention should be paid to the air duct - ideally, it should be a straight line without twists and turns. With their presence, the air will be very humming inside the pipe and the use of the hood will be at least not comfortable. In general, by the principle of operation it is clear which hood for the gas stove is better - in this case only flow through should be installed.Almost all models of flow hoods can be run in recirculation mode - to do this, a carbon filter is installed at the outlet and the device is ready for operation.
+ Pros of the flow hood
- Cons of the exhaust hood
Here the design question comes to the fore, because the internal structure of all the hoods is the same - the main differences are engines, build quality and applicable work area lighting.
Suspended . Mostly, these are low-cost options for devices - they differ in low engine power, but at the same time they are the most economical in terms of energy consumption. The simplicity of the design determines the cost of such extracts and the simplicity of their installation. Most often it is a case with dimensions of 60x50x15, the lower part of which consists of fatty filters, and the engine is located inside. The air duct is located on the top or back cover.
Despite the budget execution, in this category a sufficient number of reliable devices that will cope with air purification is not worse than TOP models and at the same time will have a rather low noise level.
Dome . Their second name is mantel. This name they received for their resemblance to the ventilation system of natural fireplaces, which immediately attracted attention when entering the kitchen. Often, these models are equipped with a powerful engine and can boast of high performance. Since they are constantly visible, manufacturers offer buyers a large number of design options for such devices.
Structurally, dome hoods are divided into three types:
1. The walls. Mounted on one of the walls, for which the back side is made flat.
2. Corner. Have the appropriate shape for installation in the corner of the kitchen.
3. Island. Fastened to the ceiling - most often through it is carried out the ventilation pipe. This is especially easy to do if you are installing drywall ceilings. This hood is used in large kitchens in which the stove is in the middle of the room.
The wall and corner devices may have an inclined working surface - this improves their appearance and also reduces the chance of hitting the edge of a regular hood with a head.
Embedded . After installation, such hoods become practically invisible - only the control panel with touch or mechanical buttons remains visible. This is usually a narrow strip a few centimeters high — black, white, or silver.
Such hoods can be built into kitchen cabinets or countertops - in the first case they are pulled out in the horizontal plane, and in the second (such models are also called “dominoes”) - in the vertical.
Built-in hood in the cabinet.
Built-in hood in the worktop.
This rating of kitchen hoods includes representatives of the Slovenian trademark Gorenie, the domestic Kronasteel and the Italian manufacturer LEX. All hoods have approximately the same characteristics and at a good level cope with their responsibilities, so the selection criteria are likely to be design, the familiar name of the brand, and customer reviews using similar devices.
The three-speed electric motor provides the extractor - despite its size, the device has a capacity of up to 300 m³ / h, which is enough to clean the air in the kitchen with an area of up to 10 m². Control modes and the inclusion of lighting is carried out by buttons on the front panel.
+ Pros Gorenje DU 5345 W
- Cons Gorenje DU 5345 W
The device is a budget class of an average price segment in its category. If in a small kitchen you need a reliable "workhorse" with the most simple management, then the purchase will fully justify itself.
Suspended universal extractor for a small kitchen with a three-speed electric motor with a capacity of up to 350 m³ / h. It is connected for work in the recirculation and bypass mode. All control is carried out by five buttons - powering the device, three modes of operation and backlight.
+ Pros Kronasteel Jessica slim PB 600 white
- Cons Kronasteel Jessica slim PB 600 white
The main task is to clean the air, the hood manages without any complaints. Prefer her another model makes sense only after comparing the noise level from the fans, but it largely depends on the quality of the installation of the duct.
The combination of an economical three-speed engine with a power of 180 W and a capacity of 340 m³ is enough to be used on medium-sized kitchens of up to 10-12 m². The light weight of 4.5 kg determines the ease of installation, and the intuitive button control and low noise level make the operation comfortable.
+ Pros LEX Simple 600 Inox
- Cons LEX Simple 600 Inox
This model can boast not only good performance - it got into the rating of kitchen extractor hoods, as buyers do not leave in it the address of negative feedback regarding noise or other operational specifications. If there are no special requirements for the design of the device, then this hood will be a great help in the kitchen.
When planning to purchase such a device, you should definitely consider the size of the hood and the place where it is planned to be built.
Powerful three-speed hood with capacity in intensive mode up to 800 m³ / hour and electronic clock control. It can be installed for circulating or bypass operation. It comes with an economical LED backlight - 2 lamps of 3 watts each.
+ Pros Elica FILO IX / A / 60
- Cons Elica FILO IX / A / 60
In the first place, it is better to pay attention to the owners of studio apartments, with a minimalist design and a large kitchen area, which is usually combined with the living room. But before buying, you need to decide whether there is enough ventilation capacity for its work.
Two-speed hood for mounting in the cabinet above the cooker. Depending on the method of installation, it works in the mode of air exhaust or recirculation, passing 400 m³ of air per hour through itself. Modes of operation are configured with mechanical buttons and switches, and on / off is made by sliding the panel.
+ Pros ELIKOR Integra 60
- Cons ELIKOR Integra 60
First of all, the hood is designed for a small kitchen - even at first speed, it copes well with the task. Before buying it is better to compare the noise level with the size of the room in which the hood will be used.
Combined, by-pass-recirculating built-in retractable hood with electronic touch control. The model is equipped with two 200-watt electric motors that operate in three modes, with a maximum capacity of 550 m³ / h.
+ Pros Kronasteel Kamilla Sensor 2M 600 inox / black glass
- Minuses Kronasteel Kamilla Sensor 2M 600 inox / black glass
The hood performs its task of removing odors from the kitchen cooker perfectly, and thanks to its minimalist design and touch control, it should appeal to fans of modern trends in home production electronics and other equipment.
Universal hood for use in air exhaust and air circulation modes. The 160 Watt electric motor provides maximum performance of 620 m³ / h when the fourth speed mode is activated. The device is controlled by touch buttons, with the display of the current mode of operation on the display.
+ Pros Hansa OKC 6726 IH
- Cons Hansa OKC 6726 IH
Reliable workhorse with an original design that differs from most similar models in its price category. If suitable technical characteristics of the device and the issue in the design, then this hood is one of the first candidates for consideration.
Chimney extractor with electronic control and capacity of 800 m³ / h. Is established in an opening 60 cm wide and can work in the modes of circulation and removal of air. The engine with a maximum power of 198 watts operates in four modes, providing low sound levels and energy savings.
+ Pros Kronasteel LINA 600 white 4P-S
- Cons Kronasteel LINA 600 white 4P-S
Determining which hood should be bought in the kitchen, not the last reason is the fact that this device has a minimal amount of negative feedback from people using it. If you need reliability, power, quiet operation and it is possible to pay a little more than the average price for this, then this model will be the right choice.
A stylish hood with a glass work surface, an embedding width of 600 mm and a push button control. Depending on the needs, one of the three modes of operation is used, which allows you to adjust the noise level in the kitchen. The exhaust passes through itself 520 m³ of air per hour, which is more than enough for a room of 20 m².
+ Pros MAUNFELD Tower C 60
- Minuses MAUNFELD Tower C 60
The practical and unpretentious Tower C 60 device is a good choice for a kitchen with an area of up to 15-20 m² if you need to combine performance, design and low price.