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Why You Need A Cooker Hood In Your Kitchen

Naomi Dean

Naomi Dean

Furniture Designer

Since joining the company in 2005, Naomi has developed the three kitchen ranges available at Harvey Jones today, as well as designing our latest showrooms.

Best thing about Harvey Jones: The quality and durability of our furniture, and the technical skills of the team behind it.

Favourite kitchen: This one

Naomi Dean
Inspiration and Advice

Author: Naomi Dean

Posted on 27 Oct 2011

When considering your kitchen project, one of our experienced designers will discuss all of the elements of your kitchen design with you, taking on board your requirements and making useful suggestions about the best options available.  

One of the decisions that can make a really difference in your new room is kitchen extraction.  So why is a cooker hood so important? We discussed it with Henneke Duistermaat at BEST from Britannia.

1. Especially when you deep or shallow fry food, or when wok cooking, grease will be absorbed in the air. This grease can be deposited on your kitchen cabinets - making them difficult to keep clean. A cooker hood will prevent grease being deposited by filtering the air in your kitchen through the grease filters. 

2. A cooker hood will remove smells from your kitchen – especially if you leave it switched on for a few minutes after you finish cooking. 

3. Cooking creates steam and condensation in your kitchen. This could even lead to mould in the room if not properly dealt with. If your cooker hood is ducted out (rather than used in recycling mode), it will remove steam and condensation from your kitchen.

4. A cooker hood can add to the overall look of your kitchen. A cooker hood can be an impact feature in itself or hidden in a cabinet. 

There are so many options these days – canopy hoods, wall mounted hoods, island hoods, ceiling hoods and downdraft hoods. If you are unsure about the best cooker hood for your kitchen, don’t hesitate to call a designer in your nearest showroom to discuss your project in more detail. 

Customer Reviews

'We would like to express our gratitude to our kitchen designer for his extraordinary customer care, his attention to our vision and his significant contribution to us realising it.'

Mr H, East Sussex

'The quality of advice and design received from our kitchen designer was head and shoulders above your competitors. Thank you.'

Mr & Mrs F, Worcester

'We have been both pleased and impressed with the attention to detail and the personal desire of all involved to get our bespoke kitchen absolutely right.'

Mr & Mrs W, Cheshire

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We love colour

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