Cooking and food are at the very centre of every kitchen and a Cooker Hood is an important component of this. Cooker Hoods have become increasingly powerful and stylish coming in many different forms. The size of Cooker Hood you’ll need will largely depend on the size of you Cooker or Hob. Cooker Hoods have also become more efficient with our energy and time.
Below we lay out exactly what you need to know in order to choose the right Steam Oven for your needs. If you do need any more information please contact us at Armagh Electrical.com or visit Dalzell’s of Markethill.
What Type of Cooker Hood?
There are five main types of Cooker Hoods to choose from Chimney, Island, Visor, Integrated and Canopy Hoods. All the types mentioned above will either extract (Extraction) cooking odours and steam outside or return it (re-circulatory). Some Hoods will allow you to do either and the decision will in all likely hoods be outside your control without alot of work. If you are extracting air from your kitchen you’ll require a ducting kit. Cooker Hood will typically feature basic push button controls covering lighting and the extraction rate.
- Canopy Hoods
- Island Hoods
- Chimney hoods
- Visor Hoods
- Integrated Hoods
Positioning and Fitting
When considering where to place your Cooker Hood you’ll need to consider that it will require an electricity supply. The Kitchen units into which the Hob is to be placed should ideally be prepared by a joiner. Cooker Hoods come in a wide range of sizes, please measure your space before you order. It’s highly recommended that you have an electrician perform any hard wiring of electrics. If you require any further information please contact us at Armagh Electrical.com or visit Dalzell’s of Markethill.
If you’re using a re-circulatory hood we’d advise that you use carbon or synthetic filters in your Cooker Hood and that you replace or wash them regularly.
When considering your purchase, it’s a good idea to consider what guarantee the manufacturer is providing as well as your budget and specific needs. Most manufacturers like Belling, Electrolux and Beko will offer a one year warranty, but some such as Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit offer an additional five years of parts cover. Bosch, Siemens and Baumatic meanwhile offer a full two year warranty and their appliances offer excellent value for this extra piece of mind. Neff and Miele also offer a two or sometimes longer guarantee but their appliances have a premium price. A stylish Splashback can really finish of you cooker and keep your kitchen fresh and clean.
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