These days, cooker hoods are far from being uninspiring necessities, as there’s a vast range of different types, designs and materials to choose from. You can make a design statement with a stunning hood that hangs from the ceiling over the island, or select a slick downdraft that will sit flush to the worktop when not in use.


Back in Black

Lead image A new model to the Air Uno UK range is the Zaira downdraft hood. It’s made from black glass or stainless steel but the top plate can be customised to match any worktop surface. Operated by remote control, the Zaira extends by 30cm and features LED strip lighting. (Features: 500m3/h max extraction; 59dB max noise level; H30xW90xD12cm. Price from £2,384)


Compact Cube

Below The Thalia from Faber is a small hood that packs a punch. Designed to be used on recirculation mode, it has three speeds plus an intensive setting. It’s available in five colours – Sage Green, Matt White, Matt Black, Cameo Pink and Cream. (Features: 660m3/h max extraction; 67dB max noise level; H32xW60xD30cm. Price around £1,099)




Outside the box

Below Add statement style to your kitchen with this unique Overside wall-mounted hood from Best. Made using polished stainless steel, it adds a sense of contemporary luxe to the room. It also has three speed settings, can be ventilated via extraction or recirculation and has Advanced Sensor Control which detects smoke, steam and vapours and switches on automatically. (Features: 660m3/h max extraction rate; 67dB max noise level capacity; H94-124xW131cm. Price from £1,899)



Keep connected

Below Embrace the future of cooking with the Hoover Wizard HHV67SLX WIFI hood. It’s wi-fi enabled, so after downloading the app onto your smartphone or tablet you will be able to operate it remotely from wherever you are in the house. There’s also four speed settings, extraction and recirculation modes and touch controls. (Features: 587m3/h max extraction rate; 63dB max noise level rating; H66-112xW60cm. Price: £499)



Whisper quiet

Below This DA2620 model from Miele is ideal for those who want a discreet hood hidden from view. It’s able to communicate with a compatible induction hob using Con@ctivity 2.0. The hood turns on with the induction hob and can adjust the power and lighting to effectively remove odours and vapours. Once the hob is turned off the hood will also switch off automatically. (Features: 400m3/h max extraction rate; 52dB max noise level; H34xW120xD30cm. Price: £2,215)


whisper quiet


Go Bespoke

Below This statement hood is a bespoke design by Westin. Made from stainless steel, it has a minimalist, clean look that would suit most kitchen schemes, whether it be classic or modern, and it has four corner rods which suspend it from the ceiling. It also features four speed push-button controls and a remote control. Shown here in a Bryan Turner kitchen. (Features: 900m3/h max extraction rate; H21xW200xD55cm)



Article by: Lucy Macdonald