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Induction gurus this way please!

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Stumbleine Mon 11-Jul-16 14:46:35

We are in the process of choosing and induction hob for our new kitchen. After much tape measure faffing have concluded can only have a 60cm hob due to space needed above for the hood. I have read that with induction you should always go for a hood which is wider than the actual hob. So unwise to get a 60 hood (there aren't many 70cm ones about!) what with allowing for clearance either side we don't have the space for a 90cm hood.

What size hob/hood combo do you have? And is it efficient enough?


situatedknowledge Mon 11-Jul-16 14:48:45

I have never read that and find it quite odd. It shouldn't make any difference. We have had 3 induction hobs and have always had hoods the same size.

Pradaqueen Mon 11-Jul-16 14:49:46

I have 2 x 60mm induction hobs serviced by two in-cupboard extractors which work fine.

Pradaqueen Mon 11-Jul-16 14:50:11

Forgot to add the in cupboard extractors are 60mm also

Pradaqueen Mon 11-Jul-16 14:50:31

600mm! Even grin

Stumbleine Mon 11-Jul-16 15:32:58

Thanks both. My understanding is that with induction, the vapours travel out and upwards as opposed to directly upwards as with a gas flame.

Pradaqueen Mon 11-Jul-16 16:28:34

Never noticed....

madasamarchhare Mon 11-Jul-16 18:22:24

We have 600 induction hob and extractor works absolutely fine. I think a wider extractor would look unbalanced.

OnePlanOnHouzz Mon 11-Jul-16 22:22:00

Heat rises so as long as it's above the hob, then same size hood will be ok .

Stumbleine Tue 12-Jul-16 07:35:18

Thank you, that's reassuring smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 12-Jul-16 07:43:02

Same size will be fine ime.

MiaowTheCat Tue 12-Jul-16 13:30:01

Looking at our kitchen - the hood is the same width as the hob. The hob is whatever the bog standard hob size is think it's 60cm but to be honest my eyes glazed over when they were all discussing unit size in millimetres and stuff and I focused on the important details like sparkly bits in worktops and the like.

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