Top Five: Cooker Hoods 2018

High suction power and stylish appearance are just two of the many inherent features of these cooker hoods.

Anchored by: Rashmi Karanjekar
Photographs: Courtesy, the brands

Elica
The Deep silence Hood is equipped with a patented noise reduction system — Elica Deep Silence. The three dimensional aluminium filter offers exceptionally high airflow coverage. This makes it possible for an air filter capacity of 94 per cent while maintaining the noise far lower than conventional hoods. This stylish hood is easy to clean and maintain, and is available in 60cm and 90cm versions.
Rs 14,990 onward

Gorenje
This extractor features AdaptAir Technology which sucks out the steam, odour and impurities from above the entire cooking zone surface. AdaptTech has a sensor which detects the level of steam, humidity and gases, and adjusts the fan speed accordingly. It also has a auto-switch off button. The refresh function (activated every hour) refreshes the air for five minutes.
Rs 22,000 to Rs 3,00,000

Miele
Levantar DA6890, the downdraught extractor when off is almost fully concealed in its base unit with only the narrow glass trim (containing a set of controls) visible. When switched on, a motor-driven canopy rises from the surface of the worktop. It is fitted with dimmable LEDs to illuminate the cooking area. It also has a powerful 710m3/h suction, and a 15-minute automatic fan run-on.
Rs 2,79,990

Hafele
Teresa claims to be India’s first filter-free wall-mounted cooker hood. An advanced smoke ventilation system renders an odour-free kitchen, without any hassles of cleaning of mesh filters. Additional features include: a smart touch control, auto open smoke panel, a patented nautilus design, built-in LED lights and timer functions. Available in two versions: 60cm
and 90cm.
Rs 34,990

Kaff
The 90-centimetre wide Canary Island cooker hood offers a 1,200m3/h suction power with a stainless steel finish that gives it a sleek look. It features an aluminum filter that makes it easy to clean, a 150mm air outlet, 62dBA noise level and more. It comes with a front panel in black glass, LED lights and touch controls.
Rs 49,990