How do Cooker Hoods Work?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Cooker hoods are devices mounted above a cooking surface, such as a stovetop or a grill, that suck cooking vapors up and out of the room.

Originally pieces of commercial equipment, they are now available in a variety of kitchen styles suitable for many different kitchen ideas.

A cooker hood has four basic parts: (1) A covering that rests above the cooking surface at a convenient height; (2) intake vents leading to a suction mechanism that draws cooking vapors out of the immediate cooking area; (3) a piping system leading to the outside; (4) an external vent, possibly equipped with pollution control mechanisms, that releases cooking vapors into the outside air.

For household kitchen, a cooker hood is an ideal way to prevent cooking vapors from spreading throughout the entire living area, and to help the cook and cook’s assistants function better by providing them with cleaner air. Cooker hoods are highly suitable for fitted kitchens and here at agetek we can match your cooker hood design to the style of the kitchen you need.

The installation of a cooker hood is a task of moderate difficulty, and depends heavily on what lies between the kitchen ceiling and the nearest convenient outside air channel. Installing the piping system that leads outside can require a tradesman’s knowledge and facility, but installing the hood portion within the kitchen itself is usually straightforward and requires only fasteners such as screws and bolts. The suction motor and switch should be installed by a qualified electrician.

If you have any other queries about cooker hoods or about our huge range of fitted kitchens call 05793 21860 or email: