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Cooker hood will extract the heat in your kitchen

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Since you cannot exactly control the lingering hot weather with the exhaustion that comes with it, which may lead to health breakdown, you can control its impacts in your home by expelling the heat that comes from the cooker with a fitting cooker hood.

Some call it kitchen heat extractor, others cooker hood or kitchen hood. Whatever names you choose to call it, a cooker hood might be the one appliance your home and its occupants need to rid the kitchen of intense heat during and after cooking.

A cooker hood is a mechanical fan that hangs above the stove or cooktop in the kitchen to expel not just heat, but smoke, cooking odour, fumes, airborne grease, combustion products and steam by evacuating and filtering the air.

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Component Of A Kitchen Hood
A kitchen hood is made up of tangential blower for ventilation, a capture panel for containing the rising gases and two or more filters.
Cooker Hood Tangential Blower

Cooker hoods have adjustable tangential blower extraction rates, which can be selected by switches on the hood.

Available Filters In The Cooker Hood
The grease filter is fitted to all extractor hoods and visible when looking underneath. It is usually made of aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic or a fleece material and must be cleaned or replaced regularly, depending on how often it is used.

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However, some cooker hoods incorporate a saturation indicator, which shows when the filter should be cleaned or replaced. Metal and ceramic filters should just be removed and cleaned.

Charcoal filters are fitted to remove the cooking odour and positioned above the grease filter to free passing air of grease. However, as opposed to the grease filter, charcoal filters cannot be cleaned, but need to be replaced every nine to 12 months, depending on the usage of the cooker.

Types Of Cooker Hood
There are different types of cooker hood, so when deciding which is appropriate for your kitchen, the size of hob needs to be considered as well as the look of the hood.

Integrated Cooker Hood
Integrated cooker hood is ideal for a small hob, but would be unsuitable for a large range. In fact, it is the most discreet, as it can fit behind a door panel above the hob and looks from the front, just like another wall unit. If the wall behind the hob has other wall units, the cooker hood can just blend in with the run of units.To operate the cooker hood, pulled out the front panel over the hob.

Conventional Hood
This type is usually fitted under a bridging wall unit so that the hood is visibly seen as part of the run of wall units.

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Chimney Hood
From the word ‘chimney,’ which is a vertical channel or pipe that conducts smoke and combustion gases up from a fire or furnace and typically through the roof of a building, chimney hoods are usually made from highly polished stainless steel running through the hob to a fairly narrow upper section that forms a chimney.

They are very visible and work well, especially with wall units on each side.

Island Hood
It is designed to fit to the ceiling above a hob built into island units in a kitchen, so that they can be viewed from all angles around the space.

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