By choosing a hob with an integrated extractor, you won’t be limited by having to position an extractor over it. Instead, you’ll have complete freedom over how you design your kitchen.
These hobs are ideal for kitchen islands where you wouldn’t want a hood getting in the way. You’ll have to pay a bit more for this new and innovative technology, but it could be worth it if you’re designing a luxury kitchen.
Many of these hobs come with advanced features such as sensors that sense how much extraction power is required and adjust it accordingly.
Best Induction Hobs with an Integrated Extractor in the UK
We’ve researched the market and picked out some of the best induction hobs with a built-in extractor currently available in the UK.
1. Elica NikolaTesla Prime Venting Induction Hob
Dimensions: 83 cm wide x 51.5 cm deep x 21.1 cm high
This is one of the cheapest induction hobs with an integrated extractor currently available in the UK. It’s made by Italian brand Elica, a manufacturer of hobs and cooker hoods with a good reputation.
This hob has four induction zones, and ventilation starts automatically when the sensors detect steam. It has an AutoCapture feature which detects how much extraction power is needed and adjusts the extractor accordingly.
There’s also a Stop & Go feature that lets you pause cooking, saving the settings for when you’re ready to start again.
2. Bosch Serie 8 PXX875D67E 82cm Venting Induction Hob
Dimensions: 81.6 cm wide x 52.7 cm deep x 22.3 cm high
At 82 cm in width, this electric hob from Bosch offers everything you need to benefit from the best cooking experience. With four induction zones available, you can make use of magnetic components designed only to heat up your pan, rather than the hob surface itself. This allows for safer, more energy efficient cooking.
Thanks to the built-in downdraft cooker hood, you can ensure that your kitchen stays clear and fresh whilst creating the most complex of meals.
Despite a minor learning curve in the beginning, the design itself is quite intuitive, and the manual provides clear instruction to guide you on the more advanced features.
3. Elica NT-SWITCH BG RC 83cm Venting Induction Hob
Dimensions: 83 cm wide x 51.5 cm deep x 21.1 cm high
This 83 cm induction hob may be pricey, but it’s incredibly stylish and high tech. The Elica NT-SWITCH features four induction zones which can be merged to accommodate bigger pans.
The hob has sensors that automatically detect how much venting is required, making it energy efficient and effortless to use. If you want to manually adjust the settings you can choose from eight speeds as well as two booster settings.
The hob features reusable ceramic filters, adding to its eco credentials.
As well as being slick and full of features, the Elica NT-SWITCH is also easy to install and comes with a full duct kit.
4. Elica NikolaTesla Fit 60 60cm Venting Induction Hob
Dimensions: 60 cm wide x 51.5 cm deep x 24.6 cm high
The Elica NikolaTesla Fit is relatively cheap for a hob with an integrated extractor, but bear in mind that it doesn’t come with a ducting kit, which will cost you extra.
This hob features four induction zones, with bridge zones that allow you to combine two zones into one large zone for bigger pans.
The Elica NikolaTesla Fit offers five speeds which need to be adjusted manually since unlike other Elica models, it doesn’t have sensors to automatically change the speed.
5. AEG ComboHob IDE74243IB 72cm Venting Induction Hob
Dimensions: 72 cm wide x 51 cm deep
This venting induction hob from AEG features four induction zones with a built-in extractor down the middle. There’s a ‘Bridge’ button which allows you to combine two cooking zones into one large cooking zone for bigger pans, hence the name ‘ComboHob’.
The ComboHob IDE74243IB features five extraction speeds, which need to be adjusted manually. The hob has a boost mode for when you need extra heat for quick cooking.
This hob is mid-priced in relation to other hobs with an integrated extractor.
About Integrated Extractors
Pros and cons of integrated extractors
Some of the advantages of induction hobs with a built-in extractor are:
- No cooker hood required – This is great for kitchen islands, open-plan kitchens and countertops where there isn’t enough space above for a cooker hood. It means you won’t accidentally bang your head on the cooker hood, and if you’re cooking on a kitchen island you can talk to people elsewhere in the kitchen without a hood getting in the way.
- No rising steam – This makes them safer and prevents moisture from accumulating on the wall/kitchen cabinet etc.
- Steam & smells tackled at source – It’s less likely that cooking odours will spread into the room.
However, there are a few drawbacks:
- Vent takes up room on and under the cooktop – You’ll need more space on your kitchen countertop than you would with a regular induction hob. You’ll also need space underneath for the extractor itself and any ducting.
- Expensive – Hobs with an integrated extractor are uniformly expensive. There don’t seem to be any budget models on the market.
How well do built-in extractors work?
The short answer is yes, built-in extractors do work, and a good one will work just as well as a regular extractor. In this video, Steve from Roots Kitchens Bedrooms Bathrooms uses a humidistat sensor to test the effectiveness of a built-in extractor. The video shows that the humidity around the hob returns to normal after the built-in extractor is turned on.
The integrated extractor can be either ducted or use recirculation. If it’s ducted, this means it will be connected to outside. If it uses a recirculation system, it will filter and clean the air using a carbon filter and then release it back into the kitchen.
It’s important to remember that you will need space (usually at least 20 cm) underneath your kitchen countertop for the extractor itself and any ducting.
Integrated extractor vs. downdraft extractor
One alternative to buying an induction hob with a built-in extractor is to buy a separate downdraft extractor. This is installed behind your hob and sucks the air horizontally and then down rather than up, making it a good option if you can’t or don’t want to install a cooker hood over your hob.
Downdraft extractors usually rise up around 40 cm from the hob, so aesthetically the effect is quite different to an integrated extractor that is flush with the hob surface.
Buying a regular induction hob and installing a separate downdraft extractor could be cheaper than buying one of the hobs listed above, though it depends on exactly which products you choose.
Will spilt liquid damage the extractor?
One thing you might worry about with venting hobs is what happens when a pan boils over. Will it damage the extractor?
Most venting hobs are designed to be able to handle water and other spilt liquids, so this won’t be a problem. It will be held within a container, which can then be emptied.
Can you buy a 5-ring induction hob with a built-in extractor?
As far as we are aware, there aren’t any five-ring induction hobs on the market that come with a built-in extractor. The biggest hobs with this feature have four rings.
If we had to pick just one of these induction hobs to recommend, it would be the Elica NikolaTesla as the built-in extractor works very well and the hob looks exceptionally stylish.