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Efficient recycling extraction fans???

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wooziecoozie Mon 03-Feb-14 22:48:48

Hi all, we are putting in a new kitchen and struggling to fit a 'duct out' extractor fan due to steels being in the way. We'll probably have to go for one that recycles but I have read that they only get rid of food smells and not steam or condensation. Does anyone have any info on these and any advice on the most efficient recycling extractor fans??? Thanks so much!

MrsAMerrick Tue 04-Feb-14 03:55:36

Afaik, there aren't any efficient recycling extractors. Plus if you are having any building work done, you need to have a ducted one to meet buildimg regs as the recycling ones don't.

We had a new extension and kitchen done last year, and had the extractor duct running alongside the Rsj, so they were boxed in together iyswim. Would that be an option for you?

PigletJohn Tue 04-Feb-14 04:54:06

A recycling hood can be used as a kitchen ornament, but serves no other purpose.

Ducting can be run in the wall/ceiling angle and painted to match, or on top/inside wall cabinets. If you can't tolerate ducting you could put a wall extractor fan in the nearest external wall, but it will need to be twice as powerful and will not keep the kitchen as clean.

wooziecoozie Wed 05-Feb-14 20:50:59

Thanks for that - good food for thought!

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