5 Best Ceiling Hoods for 2023

With such a wide range of models and styles available on the market it can be tough selecting the best ceiling hood for your kitchen. If you’re in the market for a new ceiling extractor hood but don’t know where to start, you’ve certainly come to the right place. 

Discover the best ceiling hoods for 2023 with our complete buying guide, put together by the experts here at Modern Living. 

What are the Best Cooker Hoods to Buy in 2023? 

So which are the best ceiling cooker hood models in terms of functionality and design? Here are our top choices!

Neff I97CPS8W5B

This sleek and stylish cooker hood boasts an Energy Efficiency Class A rating, guaranteeing your kitchen stays fresh while helping you save energy. 

With an impressive extraction rate of 933 m³/h, it effortlessly tackles all cooking odours and fumes. The built-in climate control sensor, hob-hood control and remote monitoring via Home Connect also provide you with unmatched convenience. 

In addition, the Neff I97CPS8W5B ceiling hood offers silent and interval functions, making it the epitome of efficient, smart and stylish.

Key Features: 

  • 3 Power Levels and 2 Intensive Settings
  • Energy Efficiency Class: A (at a range of energy efficiency classes from A+++ to D)
  • Climate Control Sensor
  • Twin channel high performance fan motor
  • 4 x 3W LED lights

ViandPro – Aria Flush Fit Ceiling Hood (White)

This new remote control ceiling hood from ViandPro will help you completely revolutionise your home. With a unique slimline profile, it’s designed to fit between joists giving you a beautiful flush fit finish. 

Featuring a central white glass hinged panel with changeable colour mood LED lighting, this ceiling hood provides a great contemporary look. The small size also makes it suitable for some under cabinet installations or chimney breast installations where range cookers are installed in the old chimney alcove. 

This is the only recirculation ceiling hood we know of that can also be installed between joists in the existing ceiling line without the need to duct outside, making it one of the best flush ceiling extractor hoods 

Key Features: 

  • 3 Speeds
  • 2 x Colour Change LED Lights
  • Remote Control
  • Ducted or Recirculating Installation
  • White Glass Panel & White Outer Frame

Miro Aero

The Miro Aero ceiling hood is the perfect sleek and stylish option for small kitchens. Measuring only 18 cm in height, it features a powerful motor which removes steam and grease quickly and efficiently.

The four-way aspiration system allows you to direct the airflow in any direction so you can cook with confidence and without the worry of lingering smells. Its quiet operation also makes for a peaceful cooking experience. 

Key Features:

  • Four-way aspiration system
  • Easy Fix installation system
  • Motor Silence Plus R800GP (A++)
  • Home Connect Compatibility
  • Available in stainless steel or white lacquer finish

AirOne Eclipse

With its revolutionary design the AirUno Eclipse ceiling hood can fit across as well as between joists saving you the cost of building a bulkhead. It also offers a discreet design which perfectly blends with your kitchen design. 

The motor can be rotated to duct along or across the line of joists while the hood frame angles up to the ceiling providing a complete look. This is by far the least ostentatious ceiling hood on the market, perfect for anyone wanting a subtle solution that won’t take the spotlight from the surrounding décor.

Key Features:

  • Energy rating: B
  • Remote Controls
  • 1.6m Distance From Hob
  • Airflow 620 – 766m3/hr
  • Discrete Matt White Finish

FTK by Miro Orbita

The FTK Orbita Pan ceiling hood provides the perfect fusion of elegance and functionality for your modern kitchen. This ceiling-mounted hood redefines ventilation by seamlessly integrating into your kitchen ceiling and delivering exceptional performance.

The Stainless Steel design, complemented by captivating LED Spotlights, enhances its contemporary appeal. Boasting a revolutionary 360-degree motor, this extraction hood is remarkably slim at 198mm, providing unparalleled power-to-size efficiency. 

The Orbita Pan’s minimalist design ensures a sophisticated, seamlessly recessed integration into any kitchen decor, combining style with durability.

Key Features:

  • Energy rating: A
  • 3 Speeds + Booster
  • 360-Degree Motor Rotation
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • LED Lighting

Are Ceiling Hoods Any Good? 

There are plenty of reasons why ceiling hoods are a popular appliance for every modern kitchen. The first one being the fact they can be installed directly into the ceiling above your cooker, saving you plenty of space. 

They come in various sizes and styles, with many models boasting advanced features such as quiet motors, LED lights or Wi-Fi connectivity. All this combined with fantastic suction power that helps you effectively remove smoke and unpleasant cooking odours from your kitchen. 

Are Ceiling Hoods Suitable for Lower Ceilings? 

Ceiling hoods can be installed on ceilings with no limitations regarding height. Modern ceiling heights are usually between 2.4 m to 2.6 m, however, houses built over 50 years ago typically have ceilings 2.2 metres and lower in height. 

With their flush fit, ceiling-mounted hoods are often recommended for kitchens with lower ceilings as they don’t take away any available headroom.  

Ducted or Recirculation – What is the Difference? 

While shopping around for ceiling hoods you might come across the terms “ducted” and “recirculation”. It’s important to know the difference between the two so you can decide which model is more suitable for your needs.  

Recirculation Ceiling HoodsA recirculating ceiling hood takes the odour-filled air and steam from your cooker or hob and runs it through an internal filter, then returns the clean air back into your kitchen.

Ducted Ceiling Hoods A ducted ceiling cooker hood sucks up the steam and extracts it outside through a run of ducting fitted into your ceiling above the hood.

Some of the best ceiling cooking hood models come with the option to be installed as ducted or recirculating, giving you the flexibility to decide which is more suitable for your needs. 

You might find that recirculation hoods are not as effective when it comes to removing stale air. They can sometimes be a little more noisy as well. They are, however, easier to install. 

Ducted ceiling hoods are the more efficient option out of the two. The need for ducting, however, can add to the overall cost. Additionally, you will have to plan out how to run the ducting to the outside. 

Shop Modern Ceiling Hoods with Modern Living!

As leading stockists of ceiling hoods in the UK, here at Modern Living we have a truly fantastic selection of the best ceiling hoods.  Choose from trusted brands including Neff, ViandPro, AirOne and more. Shop our full range of modern ceiling hoods online! 

For expert advice or help with your kitchen remodelling project, you can also visit us in person. Our Bradford kitchen showroom is open from Monday to Saturday, so you’re welcome to pop in and have a look at what we have to offer. 

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