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5 things you must consider before buying a 100cm cooker hood

15TH AUGUST 2012
Are you looking for a cooker hood for a 100cm range cooker? In this guide we outline the 5 key points to consider before selecting your cooker hood.

The contemporary styled Omaggio with integrated splash back.

1. Cooker hood style
What is your kitchen style? Are you looking for a contemporary styled hood like the black glass Omaggio, or a more traditional style like the Latour?

Would you like your hood to be a feature on its own, as a wall mounted cooker hood, or would you prefer a canopy hood built into a cabinet or over mantel? Cooker hoods with an integrated splash back will create a focal point in your kitchen.

The Latour can be finished in any colour using Britannia’s Colourange service.

2. Cooker hood colour
Would you like to match your cooker hood with the colour of your range cooker?

The Latour (2tone) hood, for instance, is available in stainless steel, gloss cream, gloss black, gloss red, matt black, matt cream and matt burgundy to match Britannia’s standard range cooker colours. Moreover, the Latour can be finished in any other colour using Britannia’s Colourange service.

You don’t have to match your range cooker colour though. A stainless steel cooker hood will look good with a range cooker in almost any colour. And the Omaggio in black glass looks fantastic when teamed up with a stainless steel or red cooker.

3. Extraction rate
Are you a keen cook? It’s important to have a good extractor to keep the air in your kitchen clean (especially for open plan kitchens).

All Britannia cooker hoods have a maximum extraction rate of at least 750 m3/h. You shouldn’t choose a cooker hood with an extraction rate below 700 m3/h because it may not be able to keep the air in your kitchen fresh.

The Arioso has a minimum noise level of 40dB.

4. Noise level
The noise level of a normal conversation is about 60dB. The noise your hood produces at the lowest two speeds should therefore be less than 60dB, so you can have a conversation without raising your voice while you’re cooking.

The Brioso can be ducted out or used in recirculation mode.

5. Ducting out or recirculation?
All Britannia 100cm cooker hoods can be used for ducting out or recirculation. A ducted hood will work slightly better than a hood in recirculation mode. Not only will the extraction rate be slightly higher, a ducted hood will also remove steam from your kitchen and prevent condensation.

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