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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique cooker hoods rating which considers: 1,300 US prices • 1,000 expert & user reviews • 4,900 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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Maximum Extraction Power
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Release Date
#1

90

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Bosch 800 Series DPH30652UC

 

$390.00

600m³/h
Info
Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
(Unknown)
Info
Info
Feb 2015
#3

82

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CDA EIN60FSI

1 Review
Three filters 
Three filters

$142.40

197m³/h
Info
Built-In
Info
62dB
Info
Info
Apr 2015
#4

82

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Bosch Serie 4 DHL555BL

 
Quieter than average noise level  Two motors  Intensive speed mode
Quieter than average noise level
Two motors
Intensive speed mode

$287.42

650m³/h
Info
Built-In
Info
59dB
Info
Info
Jun 2020

81

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Bosch Serie 2 DWP94BC50

 
Washable filter  Removable filter  Three filters 
Washable filter
Removable filter
Three filters

$298.86

360m³/h
Info
Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
65dB
Info
Info
Sep 2017
#5

80

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Elica Glide

 

$1,089.00

800m³/h
Info
Built-In
Info
61dB
Info
Info
Aug 2015
#6

80

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Siemens iQ500 LC67BIP50

 

$686.08

630m³/h
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Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
61dB
Info
Info
Sep 2018
#7

80

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Bosch Serie 4 DWB96DM50

 

$503.93

580m³/h
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Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
60dB
Info
Info
Sep 2017

79

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Siemens LC96BBM50

 

$535.56

580m³/h
Info
Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
60dB
Info
Info
Aug 2017
#8

78

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Zanussi ZHP60350SA

 

$251.96

360m³/h
Info
Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
68dB
Info
Info
Jul 2018
#9

78

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AEG DVB5660HG

 

$733.64

360m³/h
Info
Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
54dB
Info
Info
Apr 2020
#10

78

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Zanussi ZHT631X

 

$377.54

220m³/h
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Visor
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67dB
Info
Info
Jun 2018
#11

76

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Bosch DWK98PR20

 

$1,352.53

840m³/h
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Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
54dB
Info
Info
Sep 2016
#12

76

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Elica Yin

 

$3,343.21

625m³/h
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Island
Info
61dB
Info
Info
Jul 2015
#13

76

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Smeg KD9XE

 

$155.47

415m³/h
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Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
64dB
Info
Info
May 2015
#14

75

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Cookology IDLINT901SS

1 Review

$287.41

781m³/h
Info
Chimney / Wall-Mounted
Info
72dB
Info
(Unknown)
Info
Jun 2018
#15

75

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Elica Celestial

 

$2,206.59

550m³/h
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Island
Info
58dB
Info
Info
Jun 2015
#16

75

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Bosch Serie 4 DHU965EL

 

$357.77

360m³/h
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Built-In
Info
48dB
Info
Info
Sep 2018
#17

75

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Bosch Serie 4 DHU665EL

 

$312.12

360m³/h
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Built-In
Info
48dB
Info
Info
Sep 2018
#18

74

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Elica Pearl

 

$1,971.43

650m³/h
Info
Island
Info
61dB
Info
Info
Aug 2015

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What Are The Best Cooker Hood Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every cooker hood and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated cooker hood brand is Bosch with an average rating of 89%.

Rank Brand Number of Cooker Hoods Price Range Average Rating
#1
Bosch Cooker Hoods 247 $288 - $1,919
89%
204 reviews
#2
Siemens Cooker Hoods 243 $432 - $2,420
86%
39 reviews
#3
Elica Cooker Hoods 240 $479 - $3,351
86%
27 reviews
#4
AEG Cooker Hoods 167 $740 - $1,566
83%
7 reviews
#5
CDA Cooker Hoods 68 $143 - $143
82%
75 reviews
#6
Neff Cooker Hoods 207 $567 - $1,935
80%
47 reviews
#7
Belling Cooker Hoods 59
76%
3 reviews
#8
Britannia Cooker Hoods 39
75%
4 reviews
#9
Hoover Cooker Hoods 42
75%
21 reviews
#10
Zanussi Cooker Hoods 64 $195 - $376
73%
23 reviews
#11
Rangemaster Cooker Hoods 91
72%
17 reviews
#12
Amica Cooker Hoods 34
71%
6 reviews
#13
John Lewis Cooker Hoods 24
66%
14 reviews
#14
Beko Cooker Hoods 42
66%
21 reviews
#15
Baumatic Cooker Hoods 34
65%
60 reviews
#16
Hotpoint Cooker Hoods 58
60%
11 reviews
#17
Smeg Cooker Hoods 158 $130 - $130
58%
3 reviews
#18
Electrolux Cooker Hoods 63
#19
Balay Cooker Hoods 39
#20
Stoves Cooker Hoods 24
#21
Montpellier Cooker Hoods 25
#22
Indesit Cooker Hoods 30
#23
Mepamsa Cooker Hoods 30
#24
Culina Cooker Hoods 37
#25 Best Cooker Hoods 40 $2,105 - $2,105
#26
Miele Cooker Hoods 68 $749 - $4,299
#27
Franke Cooker Hoods 63
#28
Gorenje Cooker Hoods 67
#29
CATA Cooker Hoods 43
#30
Faber Cooker Hoods 44
#31
Whirlpool Cooker Hoods 45
#32
Teka Cooker Hoods 66 $78 - $122
#33
Candy Cooker Hoods 51 $71 - $71
#34
Luxair Cooker Hoods 48

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the power level of a cooker hood measured in?
AThe extraction power of a cooker hood is measured in cubic metres oer hour (m³/h) - the higher the extraction power, the more air it can clean in a short amount of time.
QWhat is the average noise level of a cooker hood?
AMost cooker hoods have a low, medium and high power level - these have different noise levels. At their most powerful, cooker hoods can be as loud as 70Db, which is loud enough to make conversation difficult.
QWhat is the difference between vented and recirculating cooker hoods?
AVented cooker hoods use a duct leading from the hood to outside, meaning air can be removed and sent outside. Recirculating cooker hoods suck in the air, clean it via a filter, and blow it back into the room again.
QWhat is a filter on a cooker hood?
AA filter serves to remove grease and odors from the air, cleaning it.

Cooker Hood Buying Guide

Types of Cooker Hoods

Cooker hoods come in all shapes and sizes. The 3 main fitting types of are island (free hanging), wall-mounted and built-in. The hood that is best for you will be dictated mostly by the shape of your kitchen, and the position of your cooker within it.

Island

They are regularly used for kitchens where the cooker is situated in a central ‘island’ work surface. They are the most stand-out and visually impacting style of hood, and give a kitchen a modern, open-plan feel.

Wall-mounted

These hoods are attached to the wall of your kitchen directly above the hob, pulling smoke and dirty air away from the cooker. They aren’t as dramatic as island hoods, but aren’t hidden like inbuilt extractors. They can be simple as a ‘visor’ hood over the hob, or as eye-catching as giant ‘chimney hoods’ looming over the whole cooker. Wall-mounted hoods are the most common type of cooker hood, and suit all kitchens, from the very small to the larger ones.

Built-in

These hoods are generally smaller and quieter, but also come with less power. They are meant to be integrated into cupboards and ‘hidden’ away from obvious view. Because of their smaller size, they are ideal for more cramped kitchens, or places where a traditional chimney extractor hood would be too bulky.

Extraction Types

Cooker hoods work by sucking up the air given off from cooking, and either moving it to the outside through a duct or cleaning and recirculation it inside the room. Most cooker hoods can be operated both ducted and in recirculation mode.

The extraction power rating is measured in m³/h - the higher a hood’s extraction rating, the quicker it extracts air from the room.

Ducted

Ducted hoods feature a duct which channels hot air and smoke to the outside. Because they require access to the outside air (normally through a hole drilled through an outside wall), these type of hoods usually require specialist installation, or a hole from a previous installation. Extracting the air is more effective than recirculation the air.

Recirculating

Recirculating hoods take the dirty air and smoke given off from cooking, pass it through a filter to clean it, then blow it back into the kitchen. They do not require outside access, so are easier and less invasive to install, but are not as efficient at removing smoke and cooking odours as ducted hoods.

Filters

Filters serve to trap grease and smoke given off by cooking, leading to a better-smelling and cleaner kitchen. There are 2 different types of filters for cooker hoods - grease filters are important for all different types of hoods, since they help reduce the grease in the air and the smell of cooking. Carbon filters, on the other hand, are only necessary with recirculating air systems, since they strip the smoke from the air before it is recirculated back into your kitchen. These filters last about a year before they need to be replaced.

The hoods in our system are given a grease filtering efficiency grade. The better the grade, they more efficient they are at removing grease and odours from the air.

Cooker Hood Colours

Cooker hoods come in many different colours to best complement your cooker and kitchen. Most hoods can be found in plain silver, white or black but you can also find more adventurous colours - from bright red to fluorescent green - if you really want to make a statement!

Noise Level

A cooked hood is basically a large fan, so they make can make quite a lot of noise when turned on. The noise will depend on the power level of the extractor used - generally speaking the more powerful the fan, the louder it will be. Other factors such as the material used for the hood may also affect the noise level of your cooker hood.

Many hoods feature a low and high speed, with differing noise levels for each.

Most hoods also have a built-in lamp, to make cooking easier in dark conditions. Many newer models have extra bells and whistles, such as displays for showing the current mode and when the filter needs changing, remote controls for easy activation, and movable structures so you can set the hood at the perfect height for cooking.

Cooker Hood Retailers, Prices and Features

Extractor Fan Prices

The price range of extractor fans is from $58 to $4,299 and in total we found prices for 74 extractor fans. On average, a new extractor fan costs $1,063 and 80% of extract hoods are priced between $143 and $2,105. The cheapest cooker hood that we found is the Cookology VISOR600SS at only $59, and the most expensive is the Miele DA424V6 at $4,299.

Cooker Hood Brands - Price Range

Best extract hoods range in price from $2,105 to $2,105, and the average price of Best extract hoods is $2,105 which is the highest average price of all cooker hood brands.

Miele extract hoods range in price from $749 to $4,299, and the second highest average kitchen extractor price out of all brands is Miele extract hoods with an average price of $1,976.

Elica kitchen extractors range in price from $479 to $3,351, and the third highest average kitchen extractor price out of all brands is Elica kitchen extractors with an average price of $1,821.

Kitchen Extractor Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 3 expert reviews and 653 user reviews for cooker hoods and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of extract hood. The top three extractor fan brands are Bosch, Siemens and Elica. Bosch has an average rating of 89%, Siemens has an average rating of 86% and Elica has an average rating of 86%.

Biggest Extractor Fan Retailers

The biggest cooker hood retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 15 current cooker hood offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is A J Madison with 14 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than A J Madison when it comes to cooker hoods. Adorama is the third biggest retailer with 2 current offers.

When Are Most New Extract Hoods Released?

April to June is the most common period for new extractor fans to be released in. For the latest extract hood features you may want to consider waiting until April 2021. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current extract hoods cheaper in April once the latest models have been released. 30 new extract hoods were released in April 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new extractor fan releases. In 2018 most new kitchen extractors were released in June, with 168 new kitchen extractors released that month. June was also the biggest month in 2017 for new cooker hoods, with 103 new cooker hoods released that month.

How Fast Do Kitchen Extractor Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, extractor fans drop in price by 3%.

A typical new extractor fan costs on average $1,063. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $32.

Maximum Extraction Power

'Max Extraction Power' denotes the maximum speed of air extraction for the cooker hood.

The maximum extraction power of cooker hoods range from 21m³/h to 2,500m³/h. The maximum extraction power of most kitchen extractors range from 650m³/h to 800m³/h. The extractor fan with the highest maximum extraction power is the Siemens LF91BUV50, which is a 940m³/h max extraction power extract hood and can be purchased for $1,532.72. The Cookology VISOR600SS, which is priced at $58.91, has the lowest maximum extraction power and is a 180m³/h max extraction power extract hood.

A higher extraction power means that the cooker hood will remove odours quicker, and be more effective as a whole.

Types

The type of the cooker hood denotes it's case design, such as wall mounted or integrated. Different kitchen designs will favour different types of hood.

The most popular type amongst new kitchen extractors is chimney / wall-mounted. We found 1,925 kitchen extractors that are chimney / wall-mounted cooker hoods. We found 394 kitchen extractors that are built-in cooker hoods, making built-in the second most frequently found type amongst new kitchen extractors.

Noise Levels

'Noise Level' denotes the noise level of the cooker hood, measured in decibels (dB).

The noise levels of kitchen extractors range from 24dB to 90dB. The noise levels of most extract hoods range from 64dB to 68dB. The Bosch DRR16AQ20, which is priced at $1,918.89, has the loudest noise level and is a 76dB noise level extract hood. The cooker hood with the quietest noise level is the Miele DA424V6, which is a 42dB noise level cooker hood and is on sale for $4,299.00.

Lower dB means less noise while the air is being extracted, which means it's less imposing and annoying to use everyday.

Energy Efficiency of Cooker Hoods

The Energy Efficiency Class of a cooker hood shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

We found 665 extract hoods that have an energy efficiency rating of A, which makes A the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new extract hoods. We found 515 cooker hoods that have an energy efficiency rating of C, making C the second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new cooker hoods.

A cooker hood with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Cooker Hoods?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying extractor fans. For each retailer it shows the total number of extractor fans where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying extract hoods. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 14 of their extract hood prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Extract Hoods for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for kitchen extractors by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of kitchen extractor prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's kitchen extractor prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 93.3% of their extractor fan prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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