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Cooker Hoods - Too much choice !!!

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RebelWithoutaCause Sun 21-May-17 12:51:03

I'm delighted to be finially getting a new kitchen but turning in to a blubbering idiot confused thanks to all the decisions to be made! So would really appreciate Mumsnet thoughts on latest applicance under discussion - the cooker hood .... any thoughts on :
- Chimney style or Integrated ?? ie will a stainless steel chimney breaking up my run of wall cupboards look better that a hood which is effectively concealed behind a cupboard door panel?
- the popular chimney styles at the moment seem to come with a curved glass hood ... these look stylish but are they a nightmare to keep clean? What about the stainless steel chimney - is that difficult to keep clean?
Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Cacofonix Sun 21-May-17 15:16:53

I think cooker hoods really date a kitchen actually. We just had our kitchen done and we have a hob with an integrated extractor fan like this but it doesn't come cheap and obviously depends on your budget. I would go for an integrated hidden one in the run of cupboards if money didn't stretch far enough.

GrannyRoberts Sun 21-May-17 23:18:04

We went for an angled one by CDA, good price, great extraction and you don't bang your head on it. Personally I don't like the concealed cabinet ones, but i don't really know why!

GrannyRoberts Sun 21-May-17 23:21:28

Like this..

PigletJohn Sun 21-May-17 23:39:50

I like a canopy, with an extraction unit built into it, to blend in with your wall cabs. People tell me the hoods look old fashioned, and I don't like the fake chimneys.

Elica make some good ones but their website is awful so ask them to send you a printed catalogue. JL and many others sell a small proportion of their very wide range.

Here's an example but look at the range. You want adjustable extract rate, with the max being rather high, and low noise. The spec will show you. Preferably mount it on an external wall that you can vent through, but ducting can be run in or on your wall cabs.

Don't get a recirculator, which performs a purely ornamental function.

wowfudge Mon 22-May-17 10:07:01

We have an angled black glass one. We were limited by a low ceiling and architectural feature we had to work round, so it's perfect.

NotMeNoNo Mon 22-May-17 10:33:41

Most kitchens have a chimney hood between wall units. If anything it breaks up the run and makes a feature. Obviously they all get covered in grease so maybe look for one which is easy to clean and access.

It's worth looking at the noise ratings, some of them you would never want to turn on!

Whattodowithaminute Mon 22-May-17 21:06:04

Jumping on thread apologies. I wasn't aware that chimney hoods were so out of date which has scuppered my extraction plans. We are not planning on having wall units and we're going to vent directly out through the external wall-lots of high heat wok based coking-any recommendations?

TheLongRider Tue 23-May-17 09:18:10

We went for integrated in a wall cabinet and it looks great. It also gives us some storage around the unit. We went for maximum extraction capacity and checked the decibel levels as we still wanted to talk while it's on.

We went to a Bosch/Siemens/Neff showroom and the woman doing the demonstrations said she hated the glass canopy hoods as they​ get filthy and are impossible to clean.

RebelWithoutaCause Fri 26-May-17 19:11:14

Thanks everyone - some useful advice. Our kitchen man said he thought chimney extractors were going out of fashion too, but all the kitchen showrooms have them so maybe it's just a 'lets do something different to the mainstream' kind of thing!

bouncydog Mon 29-May-17 14:02:19

Integrated and our brilliant fitter built some small shelves within the cabinet hiding the hood. I definitely would not have a hood that's on show. They get full of grease and dust regardless of how clean and tidy you are, and they are a nightmare to clean.

Iloveelbow Sat 06-Jan-18 16:13:43

Could anyone who has one of the cda angled cooker hoods please tell me how on earth I get to the grease filter off?

874a Sat 06-Jan-18 16:39:52

Piggybacking on this thread. If you have an integrated cooker hood within a run of wall units how do you fit cornice to cover up undercounter lights? Can you fit it in front of the integrated cooker hood?

DOLLYDAYDREAMER Sat 06-Jan-18 19:46:59

not normally because bottom of extractor unit needs to be higher than bottom of wall jnits or you will bang head on ig when to look into pan in back ring. so if using light pelmet to hide lights put returns back ti wall on units each side. or use panels on bottom of wall units with flush lights set in. or choose attractive light fittings thst dont need to be hidden

DOLLYDAYDREAMER Sat 06-Jan-18 19:50:54

Anothr popular choice now over an island is a ceiling extractor. either flush in ceiling or in a lighting box. can have just the facia / filter on ceiling with a remote motor outside or in loft to cut out any noise

874a Sun 07-Jan-18 09:36:47

Dolly my wall units are going to be level with my cooker hood so I don't have the head hitting problem. Is there a practical reason why you can't have the light cornicing thing ?
Or Where do you get "nice" under counter lights ?

DOLLYDAYDREAMER Sun 07-Jan-18 20:43:06

oh i see. if its telescopic hood the bit you pull out goes level with light pelmet. some you can fix piece of light pelmet onto. if its integrated type that swings ooen then no light pelmet in front.

874a Sun 07-Jan-18 23:29:45

It's neither it's just kind of within the unit https://goo.gl/images/eWY7Vk like this

Partyfops Sun 07-Jan-18 23:48:20

Elica ones are lovely and modern https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;ylt=Azz_6xdZisVJa3EkA5Bbw3olQ;ylu=X3oDMTIzYm9lcjEwBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANhYTMxOTA2N2U1M2FmMGJiMjM2NTBjMjQ5YTM1ZGMwNgRncG9zAzMzBGl0A2Jpbmc-?.origin=&back=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.images.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dcooker%2Bhood%2Balica%26fr%3Diphone%26fr2%3Dpiv-web%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D33&w=475&h=475&imgurl=johnlewis.scene7.com%2Fis%2Fimage%2FJohnLewis%2F233088956%3F%24prodd_main%24&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnlewis.com%2Felica-barre-chimney-cooker-hood%2Fp1131259&size=22.7KB&name=Buy+%3Cb%3EElica%3C%2Fb%3E+Barre+%3Cb%3ECooker%3C%2Fb%3E+%3Cb%3EHood%3C%2Fb%3E+%7C+John&p=cooker+hood+elica&oid=aa319067e53af0bb23650c249a35dc06&fr2=piv-web&fr=iphone&rw=cooker+hood+elica&tt=Buy+%3Cb%3EElica%3C%2Fb%3E+Barre+%3Cb%3ECooker%3C%2Fb%3E+%3Cb%3EHood%3C%2Fb%3E+%7C+John&b=0&ni=21&no=33&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12139l42c&sigb=13ccjg2m1&sigi=11t5a4bn2&sigt=11n37j5mu&sign=11n37j5mu&.crumb=Axg.llQOxH0&fr=iphone&fr2=piv-web

Partyfops Sun 07-Jan-18 23:49:01

Shit, sorry for that stupidly long link! shockshockblushconfused

whiskyowl Mon 08-Jan-18 09:51:41

I think, unless you buy one of the extremely expensive sculptural ones, integrated ones are much safer. They look really sleek and modern.

87a - I'm fitting worktop lights into a flat cover panel that covers the whole of the underside of the wall cupboard. Avoids the need for a pelmet of any kind.

874a Tue 09-Jan-18 23:20:48

Whisk where have you got them from?

whiskyowl Wed 10-Jan-18 08:59:02

They're just Ikea! I got the idea from the way they had been fitted in one of the showroom kitchens. Basically they had taken the amusingly-named OMLOPP lighting strip, and sliced the panels that sit underneath the wall cupboards so that it sat neatly half way through them. I have a (bad) picture that I took on my phone of it, so I could show my builder. I'll dig it out for you in a sec!

whiskyowl Wed 10-Jan-18 09:10:56

(I imagine you could do the same with any kitchen panel).

874a Fri 12-Jan-18 13:57:03

Thanks!

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