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The compact EFT9510XThe elegant EFC9550X Glass Chimney HoodThe high-powered EFC9573X Chimney Hood with dual filter

What is the most important appliance in the kitchen? Believe it or not, it might actually be the cooker hood.

Cooker hoods aren’t just for decorative purposes or providing additional light; they have an important functional role to play – protecting you and your family’s health.

Cooking produces fumes that both pollute the air and are bad for your health. Smoke, grease and steam, all terrible by-products of cooking, coat your walls and are inhaled by you, your family and dinner guests.

Another dangerous by-product of cooking is carbon monoxide. Colourless, odourless and tasteless, carbon monoxide in high doses is extremely toxic to the human body. Prolonged exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms and respiratory issues.

A cooking hood circumvents all these problems. Cooking hoods act as filters, cleaning all those dangerous fumes out of the air. They offer protection to everyone in the household – especially for those with open kitchens.

Not only that, cooking hoods also allow you to cook in comfort as well. Anyone who cooks knows that cooking produces a lot of heat, odours, smoke and steam. Uncomfortable isn’t it? Cooking hoods reduce these factors significantly, providing you much needed comfort and relief. It makes cooking that much more enjoyable.

Selecting a cooking hood can be tricky though. Most people don’t know much about cooking hoods beyond the fact that it filters the air. Here are a few tips for selecting the ideal cooking hood for your kitchen.

1. Do you have an open kitchen or do you entertain in your kitchen?

This may seem like a very superficial question to ask, but it’s still an important one nonetheless. A cooking hood is going to occupy a very prominent spot in your kitchen. Choose the wrong design and it’s going to stick out like a sore thumb. Fortunately, Electrolux has many designs to choose from – from the compact EFT9510 Slim Line Hood, to the elegant EFC9550X Glass Chimney Hood.

EFT9510X

The compact EFT9510X

EFC9550X

The elegant EFC9550X Glass Chimney Hood

2. What are your cooking habits and the size of your kitchen?

Your cooking habits and the size of your kitchen will determine the suction capacity needed. If you prepare food on a regular basis in a small kitchen, the hood should have a suction capacity of 300-400 m3/h. Average sized kitchens should get a model that has a capacity of 400-500 m3/h.

Cooking enthusiasts who like to experiment with exotic recipes and have a sizable kitchen should get a hood with at least 600 m3/h suction capacity. High-powered models like the EFC9573X Chimney Hood with dual filter and heavy-duty turbo fan are perfect for those in this category. Designed for industrial kitchens and scaled down for home use, the EFC9573X ensures your air is ultra clean.

EFC9573X

The high-powered EFC9573X Chimney Hood with dual filter

3. How big is your stove?

Your cooking hood should be at least the size of your stove. If your hood is smaller than your stove, pollutants and fumes will still be able to escape. Ideally, your hood should actually be a few inches bigger than your stove for perfect ventilation.

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