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Kitchen hood buying guide

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When it comes to cooking, we can produce a lot of different smells or smoke and fumes depending on the dish. These may linger in the air or discolour your cabinetry, as well as have negative effects on your health. This is when the kitchen hood comes in handy.

In addition to removing unpleasant odours while cooking, other functions of a kitchen hood include protecting your kitchen wall from grease and even adding a touch of luxury to your kitchen design.

There are several different styles of kitchen hood and ultimately it comes down to the layout of your kitchen and venting options. Read about types, capacity, and other must-know tips from our complete buying guide to know how to choose a good kitchen hood.

1. Kitchen hood size: Things to consider

Kitchen hood size: Things to consider


Space


When it comes to selecting your kitchen hood, you may be limited to what area you have above your stove to use. Before you start looking at models, measure the space so you can narrow down your selection criteria.

One that suits your stove


You ideally want a kitchen hood that is exactly the same width as your stove or slightly larger. As it will need to be able to easily extract smoke and fumes whilst you are cooking. If you buy too small, you will find it will struggle to keep up and this may cause lingering scents and fumes or for your smoke alarm to go off.


2. Types of kitchen hoods


Wall-mounted hoods



Typically found in commercial kitchens, wall-mounted kitchen hoods are a statement piece in any kitchen. With the unit being completely exposed and not installed into cabinetry, a canopy kitchen hood isn't for a household where you want your appliances to be heard but not seen.


Ideal for:

• Large kitchen
• Entertainer

Sizes

60-90cm


Here are some features that Electrolux wall-mounted hoods offer:

Extraction without distraction


Electrolux kitchen hood is silent when operating, which helps create a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere when cooking and dining.

Efficient air-cleaning


Whether you're frying, searing or steaming, the powerful motor and high extraction speeds clear the air by efficiently removing cooking vapours and unwanted odours from your kitchen in minutes.

Extra extraction


When you cook intensely fragranced foods such as onions and garlic, it's time to use PowerBoost. Simply increase the airflow for a minute to prevent strong odours from lingering.

Sleek design


The baffle filter design is stylish and functional. The durable stainless-steel filter efficiently extracts vapours, and filters grease to prevent build-ups in order to optimize the airflow. It's easy to remove and replace, and is dishwasher safe.

Built-in timer


Once the cooking is done, sit down to enjoy your meal without having to manually turn off the hood. With the built-in timer feature, the hood will continue to remove odours while you eat, and then automatically switch off when the time is up.

Effortless cleaning


SteamClean technology makes light work for your cleaning chores. Simply press one button and the hood injects steam to clean all the hard-to-reach places inside the chimney.

With regular maintenance, the kitchen hood will function effectively to provide you with a more pleasant cooking and dining experience.

Check out some of our wall-mounted hoods:

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฿ 20,990.00 ฿ 31,900.00 (tax included)

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  • Powerful extraction removes unwanted odours fast.
    • Control your hood settings with hand gestures.
    • Inverter motor is quiet, durable, and efficient.
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฿ 29,090.00 (tax included)

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  • SteamClean makes cleaning your hood easy.
    • SilenceTech provides virtually silent operation.
    • Powerful extraction removes unwanted odours fast.
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฿ 29,090.00 (tax included)

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฿ 31,990.00 ฿ 34,990.00 (tax included)

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  • 5-speed fan for all cooking intensities.
    • Hob2Hood adjusts the hood power automatically.
    • Breeze function runs quietly after cooking.
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฿ 31,990.00 ฿ 34,990.00 (tax included)

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Slide out kitchen hoods (Pull-out)



Slide out kitchen hoods (Pull-out)


This style of kitchen hoods will switch on and off by sliding it in and out. They are generally not as powerful as a canopy kitchen hood but are more seamless in design because some part of it is installed into kitchen cabinetry. They also can be known as retractable kitchen hoods.

Ideal for:

• Small - Medium Family
• Apartment living

Sizes

60-90cm


Here are some features that Electrolux slide out hoods offer:

Effectively remove cooking smoke


Our pull-out kitchen hoods can clear the air at a rate of 500m3/hr. Ensuring your kitchen is clear of cooking odours, vapours and excess heat in no time at all.

Easy maintenance


Electrolux slide out kitchen hood models come with washable filters which need to be cleaned by hand.

2 - 3 fan speeds


Keeping the air clear is easy with adjustable fan speeds with press button control.

Seamless Integration


Designed to suit any kitchen's aesthetic, the front trim can be installed flush with the cabinetry or removed and replaced with the same material as your cabinetry giving you an integrated look.

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฿ 6,490.00 ฿ 6,990.00 (tax included)

  • 2-speed fan to adjust to what you're cooking.
    • Centrifugal motor is energy efficient.
    • 5-layer filter efficiently removes grease.
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฿ 6,490.00 ฿ 6,990.00 (tax included)

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  • 2-speed fan to adjust to what you're cooking.
    • Centrifugal motor is energy efficient.
    • 5-layer filter efficiently removes grease.
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Fixed Kitchen hoods


Designed to be permanent mounted onto the wall, this style of kitchen hood is the most commonly use.

Ideal for:

• Small - Medium Family
• Apartment living

Sizes

60-90cm


Here are some features that Electrolux fixed kitchen hoods offer:

Easy installation


When installing a fixed kitchen hood, you can have it installed partially behind cupboard doors or simply under cabinetry.

Washable filters


When it comes to having your kitchen hood performing at its best, you need to ensure your filters are clean or in the best shape they can be to clear the air you are breathing efficiently and effectively. It is easy to do with washable filters.

Noise control


Our products remove odour effectively and creates a quite cooking environment for your cooking area.


Check out our fixed kitchen hoods:

  • High airflow for improved air quality and maximum freshness in your kitchen.
    • Stainless steel surface gives a premium look and adds elegance to your kitchen
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3. Kitchen hood design & other considerations


Ducted or Recirculating


You have two circulation options when choosing a range hood, ducted or recirculating. A ducted kitchen hood means it will remove the air out of your kitchen and send it outside via piping.

If you can't send your kitchen hood fumes outside you will need to look for a recirculating kitchen hood which recirculates the air via a filter and cleans the air before sending it back into the kitchen. However, recirculating is not as powerful as ducted, as you will need to replace filters more regularly

 

Power or extraction rate


When looking at the power or extraction rate, it is measured in m3/hour. The higher the rate, the greater the amount of air that will be removed from your kitchen. You will need to consider the type of cooking you do; if you do a lot of wok cooking, you should consider a high extraction rate of over 700m3/hour.

 

Noise


Suppose your home has an open plan living design where kitchen hood noise whilst cooking may impact others who are watching TV. In that case, you might want to consider looking at a kitchen hood with the ability for its motor installed in the roof rather than it being with the kitchen hood unit in the house. By choosing a kitchen hood with this design, you will significantly reduce the noise in your kitchen.

 

Filters


Whilst all kitchen hoods come with filters, they are not the same filters across every kitchen hood. Most ducted models will have Aluminium filters. These need to be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher regularly to ensure your kitchen hood is working as hard as it can be.

Carbon filters in recirculating kitchen hoods are used to remove impurities from the air. Once they have reached the end of their lifespan, you will need to replace them with a brand-new carbon filter.

>>> Read more: How to clean and maintain your kitchen hood

 

4. Warranty & Service

 

Warranty


Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 12 months warranty in Thailand, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions.

 

Support & Service


We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labor costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online.

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