Quietest Cooker Hoods (2019 UK)

Cooker with hood

A lot of cooker hoods produce a noise that makes it sound like there’s a jumbo jet in your kitchen.

This is hardly ideal when you want to have a quiet evening!

We put up with this noise because it’s better than letting the smell of fried mackerel make our home uninhabitable.

Cooker hoods are necessary as they take the bad smells and damp air out of our kitchens and either take it outside or filter it back into our kitchens.

However, surely there is a quiet cooker hood that does this job just as well as the loud cooker hoods on the market?

Yes, there is. In fact, there are five amazing cooker hoods below that do a great job of removing smells and damp air from your kitchen and all of them are quieter than a normal conversation (60 dB).

Let’s take a look at these amazing cooker hoods, shall we?

Quietest Cooker Hoods (2019 UK)

1. Miele DA2450 Built-In Cooker Hood

 

Noise level: 47 dB
Type: Canopy
Size: 50 cm

This canopy hood from Miele is the quietest we could find on the market, at just 47 decibels.

This makes it quieter than the noise of the average conversation, so you can have a chat while you’re cooking or leave the fan on while eating.

Not only is it quiet, it also has an A energy rating, so you’ll save money on your electricity bills.

The Miele DA2450 cooker hood has LED lighting and two grease filters.

You can control the extraction power with a rotary dial. There are two power levels for normal cooking, as well as a Booster setting.

 

2. Beko HNS61110X Built-In Visor Cooker Hood

Noise level: 48 dB
Size: 60 cm
Type: Visor

This affordable visor cooker hood is very quiet at 48 decibels. It’s the second-quietest we could find when researching this article.

This cooker hood has a charcoal-fleece cassette filter that you can put in the dishwasher, which makes it easy to clean.

The Beko HNS61110X only has an energy efficiency rating of D, so it’s not particularly energy efficient.

 

3. Belling Unbranded 700CGH 70 cm Chimney Cooker Hood

Noise level: 50 dB
Size: 70 cm
Type: Chimney

With a noise level of just 50 decibels, the Belling Unbranded 700CGH is one of the quietest cooker hoods in the UK.

It’s fairly powerful, and is capable of removing 380 cubic metres of air per hour. However, it has an energy rating of E, so it’s quite power hungry.

It uses halogen lights which are nice and bright, but again not very energy efficient.

 

4. Miele DA3366 Cooker Hood

Noise level: 51 dB
Dimensions: 60 cm
Type: Telescopic

The Miele DA3366 Cooker Hood is quiet at just 51 decibels, and relatively energy efficient too with an energy rating of C.

It can remove 430 cubic metres of air per hour, so it’s quite powerful.

You can install this hood with external extraction or invest in a conversion kit to use it as a recirculating hood (see Miele accessories here).

 

5. Zanussi ZHB62670XA 60 cm Chimney Cooker Hood

Noise level: 51 dB
Dimensions: 70 cm
Type: Chimney

This eye-catching stainless-steel cooker hood from Zanussi is one of the quietest on the market.

It’s also pretty powerful, and is able to extract up to 600 cubic metres of air per hour. It’s great at getting rid of strong cooking smells.

The bright LED lights illuminate the hob well, and add to the unit’s stylishness.

 

Quietest Cooker Hoods Compared

Name

Noise level

Type

Size

Check Price

Miele DA2450

47 dB

Canopy

50 cm

John Lewis

Beko HNS61110X

48 dB

Visor

60 cm

John Lewis

Belling Unbranded 700CGH

51 dB

Telescopic

60 cm

AO

Zanussi ZHB62670XA

51 dB

Chimney

70 cm

AO

Belling Unbranded CHIM90BK

52 dB

Chimney

90 cm

AO

Belling Unbranded UH100B

52 dB

Chimney

100 cm

AO

Britannia Latour 95 TPBTHC1150

52 dB

Canopy

115 cm

Currys

Britannia Latour 95 TPBTH120S

52 dB

Canopy

120 cm

Currys

Bosch DWK98PR60B

54 dB

Chimney

90 cm

Currys

Neff D99L20N0GB

54 dB

Chimney

100 cm

Currys

Cooker Hood FAQs

How loud is the average cooker hood?

Cooker hoods usually produce between about 60 and 75 decibels (dB) of noise on their highest settings.

60 dB is roughly the noise of a normal conversation. Anything at this level or below can be considered ‘quiet’ for a cooker hood.

Cooker hoods that produce 70 dB or more of noise will sound quite loud. To give you an idea, 75 dB is about as loud as a vacuum cleaner.

 

What size cooker hood do I need?

The size of a cooker hood is usually given by its width.

Popular sizes include 60 cm, 70 cm and 90 cm. Often the exact width is slightly less, for example 59.8 cm rather than 60 cm.

In general, a cooker hood should be about the same size as the hob that it is covering. If you have more space, you may prefer to choose a larger hood.

 

Conclusion

We hope this look at the quietest cooker hoods in the UK has been helpful in improving the level of noise in your home. For even more kitchen products that can help you make your kitchen the heart of your home, please explore our website further.

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