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Ceiling Cooker Hoods FAQs
See down below for some of the most frequently asked questions about ceiling cooker hoods.
Should a cooker hood touch the ceiling?
Obviously, having a cooker hood fitted into the ceiling is not a mandatory requirement, but it is highly regarded as being a lot more visually appealing and more of a modern solution to ventilation. This is because a cooker hood that touches the ceiling creates an illusion of a higher ceiling and draws all eyes upward.
We strongly believe that ceiling cooker hoods are a way of bringing a modern touch to your kitchen and they eliminate the need for a bigger, bulkier cooker hood. This can open up your kitchen to new design possibilities and give you more room to experiment with different aesthetics.
Is a cooker hood an extractor fan?
Yes. All cooker hoods are extractor fans. The term is interchangeable. You can either duct the air outside, which is the preferred method as it ensures the highest performance of the hood or if you are unable to duct to an outside wall, you add extra charcoal filters to the hood to use it in recirculation mode. The air is passed through the filter to remove smells and reduce steam and then vents back into the kitchen from the top of the hood. In the case of recirculated ceiling hoods, usually they sit proud of the ceiling as the air needs to be vented back into the kitchen from discrete exhaust vents at the top of the hood.
Which ceiling cooker hood is best?
Some of the leading brands that provide ceiling cooker hoods are Elica, Air Uno and Bosch. All of which can be found at Modern Living. ViandPro is also regarded to be an industry favourite, due to it’s unbeatable value for money for quality performance.All of these manufacturers specialise in producing quality ceiling cooker hoods and feature the latest technology in kitchen ventilation systems.
Models from these brands are generally regarded as being the best ceiling cooker hoods money can buy, which is why we stock them here at Modern Living.
How do you fit a cooker hood to the ceiling?
A ceiling cooker hood is fitted to be level, or flush, with your ceiling, which is what makes it such a popular choice. It avoids the need for a bigger, bulkier model. This cooker hood should be fitted by a professional who will be able to get the best result.
The hoods are fitted to blend in with your ceiling, and do not draw attention as an eyesore like a regular hood might.
Are kitchen extractor fans worth it?
Kitchen extractor fans, especially ceiling hoods, are a valuable addition to many kitchens for the following reasons:
- Space efficiency: In open-plan kitchens, ceiling hoods are particularly beneficial as they help preserve the sense of space. Unlike some island hoods, they don’t obstruct views or intrude into the kitchen area, making them a good choice for kitchens with central islands.
- Aesthetic appeal: Ceiling hoods offer a sleek and contemporary design that can seamlessly integrate into your kitchen. Their understated style complements modern kitchen designs without being too conspicuous.
- Adaptable to various ceiling heights: These hoods can be installed on ceilings of any height, making them versatile for different types of kitchens, including those with lower ceilings.
- Quiet operation: Properly installed ceiling hoods can operate more quietly than other types, as the motor and ducting are typically further away from the main kitchen area.
In summary, if you value a kitchen design that maintains an open feel, enjoys a modern aesthetic, requires flexible installation options, and prefers quieter operation, then a ceiling hood extractor fan is a worthwhile investment.
What is a ceiling cooker hood?
A ceiling cooker hood is a kitchen ventilation system that is integrated into the ceiling of your kitchen. This means that unlike regular cooker hoods, it doesn’t protrude out of the wall and take up valuable space.
The ceiling cooker hood is designed to be flush with your ceiling, giving a sleek, modern look to your kitchen. It also is proven to be a great method of kitchen ventilation.
What is the maximum height extractor above a hob?
The actual distance above the hob from most of our suppliers is 1.6 – 1.8m.
That said, there are a few key points that you should consider:
Manufacturer’s guidelines: for instance, if the manufacturer recommends an installation height of 2000 to 2100mm from the floor for maximum extraction efficiency, this guideline is essential to consider for optimal performance.
Height from the hob: if the extractor is placed about 1500mm from the hob and about 2400mm from the floor, while this is higher than the recommended height, it would still function, albeit not at 100% efficiency. Instead, there is no detriment from installing below that height and it will usually perform better the closer they are to the hob.
Considerations for higher installation: Higher installations can potentially lead to reduced efficiency. For instance, grease might cool down and form tiny droplets that could fall back down. The overall effectiveness will depend on various factors including the strength of the extractor fan, the size of the kitchen, and how the extractor is used.