“ Brand: AEG / Kitchen Hood Type: Vented / Design: Built-in / Material: Stainless Steel / Lighting Type: Halogen / Air Moving Speeds: 4 Speeds / Filter Cleaning: Washable (Hand Wash) „
Why did we get this product?
We got this product when we had our new extension & kitchen installed. We have a five ring cooker and do a lot of cooking - we cook everything from scratch and we also entertain a lot, so we wanted a hood that could stand up to this. Our cooker hood is ducted, so the air is extracted from the room altogether, however it does also have charcoal filters if you want to use it as a recirculating hood. It is quite wide, so it suits our five ring hob.
We paid about £700 for ours I think, which is a lot for a cooker hood, but it has served us well for a few years now, it is a really well designed product in my opinion.
The hood has 4 speed settings, the highest of which is quite intense. This means it is appropriate for situations where you just have a little bit of steam, or if you are frying something that is creating a lot of smoke. The higher settings are quite noisy, but I think this is the case with all cooker hoods, I don't think it is a particular disadvantage of this one.
This hood also has lights which have two different brightness settings. The way the lighting is set up in our kitchen means that your shadow falls over the hob when you are stood in front of it, so the lights have been really useful. I can see what I'm cooking! The lights are controlled separately from the extraction function to it is possible to have the lights on without the extraction on.
This cooker hood is very easy to clean as all the pieces can go in the dishwasher. If you don't have a dishwasher I can imagine it would be a bit of a faff, but we just take the panels off and stick them in the dishwasher every so often.
Would I recommend it?
Yes. It is a really effective extractor, it looks good and it's easy to clean. It is quite expensive though, but if you are looking in this price range then I would definitely recommend this product
I bought this cooker-hood before one year. I liked a lot its Design. You can handle all its operations from the small black button that appears in the under right corner of appliance. Also it allocates remote control but you should pay roughly more 100 Euros. It does not have annoying noise specifically if your kitchen is in separate room. It has big absorbency and not remaining smells from the foods. You should you turn it on five minutes before you start cooking and turn it off five minutes after you finish the cooking. Apart from the big absorbent faculties is a real jewel in the kitchen. I put it in the middle of a big wall in my kitchen and have invested the wall with silver mosaic tile. It appears splendid special when I turn on its lights.
Short name: AEG HD8795-m