High Extraction Rate Cooker Hoods

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What’s the most powerful cooker hood on the market in the UK? In this article we’ll be answering that question and listing some cooker hoods with especially high extraction rates.

Since the style of cooker hood affects extraction rates, we’ve decided to look at the most powerful models in each different category of cooker hood.

About Cooker Hood Extraction Rates

How is extraction rate measured?

The extraction rate of a cooker hood is measured in cubic metres of air extracted per hour, usually written as m³/hour.

What is a good extraction rate for cooker hoods?

The average kitchen in the UK is roughly 30 m³. This means that it in theory, it would only take 6 minutes of having a 300 m³/hour cooker hood on full to replace all the air in the kitchen.

One formula used to calculate what extraction rate you need is the following:

  • kitchen width x kitchen length x kitchen height x 10 (all units in metres)

Therefore, a kitchen that was 4 metres wide by 6 metres long and 2.6 metres high would require an extraction rate of:

4m x 6m x 2.6m x 10 = 624 m³/hour

The average extraction rate of a domestic cooker hood in the UK appears to be around 300-500 m³/hour, so anything above that is relatively powerful.

Chimney and canopy hoods tend to offer the highest extraction rates while integrated and visor hoods usually have quite low extraction rates.

Cooker hood extraction rate calculator

 

Canopy Hoods

Britannia Latour TPBTHC950 Canopy Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 1000 m³/hour
Width: 95 cm

The Britannia Latour TPBTHC950 Canopy Cooker Hood is the most powerful canopy-style hood we could find when researching this article, with a very impressive extraction rate of 1000 cubic metres an hour.

This cooker hood offers four extraction speeds and is relatively quiet at 52 decibels.

This product is pricey, and the extraction kit costs extra.

This hood is quite wide at 95 cm, so it can be used over range cookers.

 

Britannia Intimo HOOD-P780-70A 70 cm

Maximum extraction rate: 750 m³/hour
Width: 70 cm

With a smaller size of 70 cm, the Britannia Intimo HOOD-P780-70A could be a good choice for a regular-sized cooker that needs a powerful hood.

The maximum extraction rate of 750 cubic metres per hour means it can remove cooking smells and steam from a large kitchen quickly.

One nice thing about this product is that it has a sensor that detects how much extraction power is needed at any time. This helps reduce electricity bills and prevents you from keeping the fan on for longer than needed.

 

Hotpoint PHVP 8.7F LT K Canopy Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 713 m³/hour
Width: 80 cm

This cooker hood has three extraction settings and offers a maximum extraction rate of 713 cubic metres per hour.

It comes with carbon and grease filters which are essential if you want to use it as a recirculation hood. You can also choose to duct it and extract the air outside.

As you’d expect from such a powerful cooker hood, it’s quite noisy.

 

Ceiling Hoods

Elica CLOUD-SEVEN-DO 90 cm Ceiling Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 760 m³/hour
Width: 90 cm

The Elica CLOUD-SEVEN-DO is one of the most powerful ceiling hoods on the market.

It offers two boost modes and has a maximum extraction rate of 760 cubic metres per hour.

The 90 cm width makes this hood a good choice for larger hobs or range cookers.

 

Chimney Hoods

ILVE AGQ90/I Chimney Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 1000 m³/hour
Width: 90/100/120 cm

The ILVE AGQ90/I Chimney Cooker Hood is one of the most powerful on the market, with an impressive maximum extraction rate of 1000 cubic metres per hour.

This hood offers four extraction speeds from 360 m³/h up to 1000 m³/h.

It’s available in a choice of widths (90 cm, 100 cm or 120 cm), so you can choose the right size for your cooker.

 

Rangemaster Bellini BELHD80WH Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 920 m³/hour
Width: 80 cm

This distinctive-looking white cooker hood has four settings including an intensive setting that extracts air at a rate of 920 cubic metres per hour.

This maximum rate applies to when you’re using the hood as a recirculation hood. When using it as an extraction hood, the maximum rate is slightly lower at 860 m³/hour.

One interesting thing about this product is that it also has a 24-hour setting that filters the air for 10 minutes each hour to keep your kitchen fresh 24/7.

This cooker hood comes with carbon and grease filters included.

The Rangemaster Bellini BELHD80WH is pricey, but if you need something powerful to match a white kitchen, it’s a good choice.

 

Siemens LC98BA572B Chimney Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 860 m³/hour
Width:  90 cm

The Siemens LC98BA572B offers three speed settings plus an intensive setting that extracts 860 cubic metres of air per hour.

The intensive setting automatically switches off after six minutes to save electricity.

This hood can be used as a recirculation or extraction hood. It doesn’t include a carbon filter or an extraction kit, so you’ll need to add one when ordering the product. However, it does come with a metal grease filter.

One of the best things about this hood is how quiet it is, with a maximum noise level of just 55 dB, making it one of the quietest cooker hoods on the market.

 

Downdraft Hoods

Elica Andante Downdraft Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 900 m³/hour
Width:  87.5 cm

The Elica Andante is one of the most powerful downdraft extractors with a maximum extraction rate of 900 cubic metres per hour.

It has a beautiful design that integrates perfectly into a kitchen worktop.

This extractor is very expensive, but it’s a great addition to a luxury kitchen.

 

Integrated Hoods

Bosch Serie 2 DEM66AC00B 60 cm Integrated Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 625 m³/hour
Width:  60 cm

The Bosch Serie 2 DEM66AC00B integrates into a cabinet above your kitchen countertop. At 60 cm wide, it fits well over a standard-sized hob.

This hood can quickly remove cooking odours from medium-sized kitchens thanks to its powerful extraction rate of 625 cubic metres per hour.

It offers a choice of three speeds and is quite easy to install, though it’s fairly noisy.

 

Telescopic Hoods

Bosch Serie 2 DFM063W55B 60 cm Telescopic Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 328 m³/hour
Width:  60 cm

Telescopic cooker hoods don’t offer very impressive extraction rates compared to chimney and canopy hoods.

The Bosch Serie 2 DFM063W55B is one of the most powerful telescopic hoods on the market, with a maximum extraction rate of 328 cubic metres per hour. This is enough for a small kitchen.

It has two speeds plus a boost mode. It measures 60 cm wide, so it’s suitable for a standard-sized hob.

 

Visor Hoods

NEFF D61LAC1N0B Visor Cooker Hood

Maximum extraction rate: 350 m³/hour
Width:  60 cm

Visor hoods generally have quite low extraction rates. The NEFF D61LAC1N0B is one of the more powerful options, with an extraction rate of 350 cubic metres per hour.

The maximum extraction rate applies to using the hood as an extraction hood. To do this you will need to buy an extraction kit separately.

When used as a recirculation hood, the maximum extraction rate is only 110 cubic metres per hour.

 

What’s the Most Powerful Cooker Hood on the Market?

When researching this article, the most powerful cooker hoods we could find were the Britannia Latour TPBTHC950 Canopy Cooker Hood and the ILVE AGQ90/I Chimney Cooker Hood, both of which have a maximum extraction rate of 1000 m³/hour.