When it comes to cooking, we can produce a lot of different smells or smoke and fumes depending on the dish. These may linger in the air or discolour your cabinetry, as well as have negative effects on your health. This is when the kitchen hood comes in handy.
In addition to removing unpleasant odours while cooking, other functions of a kitchen hood include protecting your kitchen wall from grease and even adding a touch of luxury to your kitchen design.
There are several different styles of kitchen hood and ultimately it comes down to the layout of your kitchen and venting options. Read about types, capacity, and other must-know tips from our complete buying guide to know how to choose a good kitchen hood.
1. Kitchen hood size: Things to consider
When it comes to selecting your kitchen hood, you may be limited to what area you have above your stove to use. Before you start looking at models, measure the space so you can narrow down your selection criteria.
One that suits your stove
You ideally want a kitchen hood that is exactly the same width as your stove or slightly larger. As it will need to be able to easily extract smoke and fumes whilst you are cooking. If you buy too small, you will find it will struggle to keep up and this may cause lingering scents and fumes or for your smoke alarm to go off.
2. Types of kitchen hoods
Typically found in commercial kitchens, wall-mounted kitchen hoods are a statement piece in any kitchen. With the unit being completely exposed and not installed into cabinetry, a canopy kitchen hood isn't for a household where you want your appliances to be heard but not seen.
- Large kitchen
Here are some features that Electrolux wall-mounted hoods offer:
Extraction without distraction
Electrolux kitchen hood is silent when operating, which helps create a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere when cooking and dining.
Whether you're frying, searing or steaming, the powerful motor and high extraction speeds clear the air by efficiently removing cooking vapours and unwanted odours from your kitchen in minutes.
When you cook intensely fragranced foods such as onions and garlic, it's time to use PowerBoost. Simply increase the airflow for a minute to prevent strong odours from lingering.
The baffle filter design is stylish and functional. The durable stainless-steel filter efficiently extracts vapours, and filters grease to prevent build-ups in order to optimize the airflow. It's easy to remove and replace, and is dishwasher safe.
Once the cooking is done, sit down to enjoy your meal without having to manually turn off the hood. With the built-in timer feature, the hood will continue to remove odours while you eat, and then automatically switch off when the time is up.
SteamClean technology makes light work for your cleaning chores. Simply press one button and the hood injects steam to clean all the hard-to-reach places inside the chimney.
With regular maintenance, the kitchen hood will function effectively to provide you with a more pleasant cooking and dining experience.
Check out some of our wall-mounted hoods:
RM 1,889.00 RM 2,959.00
- High airflow eliminates strong odours
- Black curved glass design
RM 1,889.00 RM 2,959.00
Integrated kitchen hoods
Popular due to their hidden and seamless nature into any kitchen aesthetic integrated kitchen hoods are the hidden helper when it comes to cooking. They can also be referred to as concealed, built-in, or undermount kitchen hoods.
- Small - Medium Family
- Seamless kitchen design
- Apartment living
Here are some features that Electrolux integrated hoods offer:
Multi-layer grease filter
Electrolux kitchen hoods effectively removes cooking smoke and greasy hot air to give you a more pleasant cooking and dining experience.
Elegant design for your kitchen and minimizes space consumption
Clear the air quickly
Our integrated kitchen hoods can clear the air at a rate of 340 - 760m³/hr. Ensuring your kitchen is clear of cooking odours, vapours and excess heat in no time at all.
Long-lasting LED lighting
With a low energy output and high illumination, out kitchen hoods give you clear sight on your creations on your stove.
On selected integrated or undermount kitchen hoods, you will be able to enjoy the intuitive Hob2Hood technology. When paired with compatible induction stoves, you are able to clear your kitchen of cooking smells and steam, without lifting a finger.
As you start to operate your stove, your kitchen hood will start to automatically clear the air and adjust the fan speed and airflow as you adjust the temperature of your stove, ensuring you are always on the right fan speed for your style of cooking.
Keep your kitchen hood performing at its best
Coming with aluminium micro-mesh filters that can be easily removed and cleaned safely in your dishwasher or hand washed with detergent and a cloth. This should be done at minimum every 6 months, with the exception based on how often you cook. Some models have a clean filter indicator, so your kitchen hood will politely remind you it needs to be taken care of.
3 fan speeds with an added boost
Keeping the air clear with adjustable fan speeds is easy with touch controls when you need a quick increase in fan speed press the boost button.
Choice of ducted or re-circulating
You are able to have your kitchen hood, ducted or re-circulated when it comes to choosing integrated kitchen hood. If you choose to re-circulate kitchen hood, you will need to consider the ongoing purchasing replacement of carbon filters, which clean the air before it, redistributed back into your kitchen.
Slide out kitchen hoods
This style of kitchen hoods will switch on and off by sliding it in and out. They are generally not as powerful as a canopy kitchen hood but are more seamless in design because some part of it is installed into kitchen cabinetry. They also can be known as retractable kitchen hoods.
- Small - Medium Family
- Apartment living
Here are some features that Electrolux slide out hoods offer:
Effectively remove cooking smoke
Our integrated kitchen hoods can clear the air at a rate of 340 - 600m³/hr. Ensuring your kitchen is clear of cooking odours, vapours and excess heat in no time at all.
Electrolux slide out kitchen hood models come with washable filters which need to be cleaned by hand.
2 - 3 fan speeds
Keeping the air clear is easy with adjustable fan speeds with press button control.
Designed to suit any kitchen's aesthetic, the front trim can be installed flush with the cabinetry or removed and replaced with the same material as your cabinetry giving you an integrated look.
Fixed Kitchen hoods
Designed to be permanent mounted onto the wall, this style of kitchen hood is the most commonly use.
- Small - Medium Family
- Apartment living
Here are some features that Electrolux fixed kitchen hoods offer:
When installing a fixed kitchen hood, you can have it installed partially behind cupboard doors or simply under cabinetry.
When it comes to having your kitchen hood performing at its best, you need to ensure your filters are clean or in the best shape they can be to clear the air you are breathing efficiently and effectively. It is easy to do with washable filters.
Our products remove odour effectively and creates a quite cooking environment for your cooking area.
Check out our fixed kitchen hoods:
Check out Electrolux's home repair service for your kitchen appliances!
3. Kitchen hood design & other considerations
Ducted or recirculating
You have two circulation options when choosing a range hood, ducted or recirculating. A ducted kitchen hood means it will remove the air out of your kitchen and send it outside via piping.
If you can't send your kitchen hood fumes outside you will need to look for a recirculating kitchen hood which recirculates the air via a filter and cleans the air before sending it back into the kitchen. However, recirculating is not as powerful as ducted, as you will need to replace filters more regularly
Power or extraction rate
When looking at the power or extraction rate, it is measured in m³/hour. The higher the rate, the greater the amount of air that will be removed from your kitchen. You will need to consider the type of cooking you do; if you do a lot of wok cooking, you should consider a high extraction rate of over 700m³/hour.
Suppose your home has an open plan living design where kitchen hood noise whilst cooking may impact others who are watching TV. In that case, you might want to consider looking at a kitchen hood with the ability for its motor installed in the roof rather than it being with the kitchen hood unit in the house. By choosing a kitchen hood with this design, you will significantly reduce the noise in your kitchen.
Whilst all kitchen hoods come with filters, they are not the same filters across every kitchen hood. Most ducted models will have Aluminium filters. These need to be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher regularly to ensure your kitchen hood is working as hard as it can be. Check out this article for tips on how to clean a kitchen hood.
Carbon filters in recirculating kitchen hoods are used to remove impurities from the air. Once they have reached the end of their lifespan, you will need to replace them with a brand-new carbon filter.
4. Warranty & service
Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 12 months warranty in Malaysia, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions.
We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labor costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online.
Check out Electrolux’s fixed price repair services for your cooker hood:
- A worry-free, fixed fee applies.
- Repair value up to twice the fixed fee.
- Offer of discounted repurchase if beyond repair.
Kitchen hood FAQs
What's the difference between ducting and recirculation mode in kitchen hood?
Ducting mode: you need to open a hole in the wall above the hood and install a ducting hose to remove the smoke or smell.
Recirculation mode: you don't need to install a ducting hose as the air is being filtered using the grease and active carbon filter.
What is the term to define the air flow rate (suction power) of kitchen hood?
Meter cubic per hour, i.e., 1400m³/hr
What is the minimum and maximum allowance when installing kitchen hood from the counter top?
If the kitchen hood needs to match with the gas hob:
- Minimum height 650mm
- Maximum height 750mm
If the kitchen hood needs to match with the electric hob:
- Minimum height 500mm