Design or functionality

Design or functionality

If you are wondering what kind of hood you should opt for and whether it is better to choose design over functionality or the other way around, in this article we want to share with you which path could work better according to your cooking habits.

Which is better design or functionality?

As we have seen in previous articles, deciding on the ideal extraction hood for your kitchen will depend greatly on the space and the use you intend to give to it on a day-to-day basis.

The first thing you should consider is the place where the extraction hood will go, knowing if it is a kitchen with the cooktop on wall-mounted furniture or if it is on an island, is essential, as each space allows a range of different models with which it can be combined.

For cooktops on wall-mounted furniture, there are three types of range hoods from which you can choose: ceiling, wall or built-in cabinets.

Between these models we can find differences in performance, firstly because of the size and secondly because of the type of extraction, for example, ceiling hoods can be recirculating or aspirating. The latter being the most effective in eliminating household odors.

On the other hand, if your cooktop is on an island, the hood options available are: island, invisible or retractable. For island hoods, and some wall hoods, we can find unique designs that provide a more aesthetic vision of the kitchen, but sacrifice functionality, so by design they can be a great choice, but if you love spending your evenings cooking they may not be the best option.

Which is better design or functionality?

Hoods at Elica

Depending on the style of your kitchen, you can choose the hood that you think could highlight the design of that special space at home, and at Elica we have a wide variety from which you can choose, regardless of whether you are looking for a ceiling or island hood.

Comfort: These models include clean lines and a traditional design that comes together with the most conservative kitchen styles.

Techne: Its modern and elegant models have innovative touch systems, powerful motors and an avant-garde style for contemporary kitchens. Within this product line you can find wall, ceiling or island hoods.

Elica Pro: For true kitchen lovers, these models offer the perfect combination of efficiency, power and a unique industrial design.

Iconic: Winner of different awards for its sophisticated and modern designs. This line offers the most innovative models, which will not go unnoticed by your family and friends.

Deciding on the perfect hood and choosing between design and functionality will depend a lot on your cooking habits and the available space. If you are a cooking enthusiast, choose functionality over design, while, if you prefer visual harmony, design should be your priority.

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