What you need to know when buying an extraction hood

What you need to know when buying an extraction hood

Picking the right appliances, including the extraction hood, is very important for you and your kitchen, especially if you are one of those who enjoy preparing food for the family. These elements are essential to make cooking something pleasant, fast and enjoyable.

Therefore, below, we share some key points to take into account when selecting your extraction hood.

How to choose your extraction hood

In order to choose the perfect extraction hood for you and your kitchen, it is essential to take into account the following, with these tips you can make sure that the extraction hood you choose for your kitchen is the correct one.

Type of extraction according to your kitchen

As we have seen in previous notes, there are two types of hoods, those that extract the smoke outside the home, and recirculating ones, which clean the air and put it back into the kitchen

The type of hood that is best suited for your kitchen depends on the architectural design, whether you live in an apartment or a house, the types of walls, and whether your cooktop is on an island or close to the wall.


On the market there are different designs of hoods; invisible, built-in, for islands, among others, which can be adjusted depending on the measurements of your cooktop, the height of the ceiling and the size of your kitchen, meaning that if you have a 36" cooktop your hood should be at least the same size.

Energy consumption

Nowadays, when choosing any appliance, this includes the extraction hood, you need to consider that they have an optimal energy consumption in order to reduce energy costs.

It has already been proven that having a greater extraction capacity is not equivalent to better efficiency, the extraction hood may have a great capacity to eliminate smoke, but it may not be as efficient as other models.

Sones level

Sound-reducing hood models are becoming more and more common on the market. In general, you will find this information in the detailed description of the model that you are considering for your kitchen, like the Techne series, that has a hush system, or the Haiku models that have deep silence technology.


In order to make cooking easier, it is recommended that the extraction hood includes a lighting system, especially with wall hoods, because, due to the location, this area tends to be dark making it hard to see.

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