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NeutraTEST explains cooker hood noise levels.

It is great news that since 2015 the dB numbers for kitchen extractor fans are available and reliable. Nevertheless, do pay attention to whether the indicated noise levels concern the minimum, maximum or the boost level.

We have written in more depth about the test procedure, and particularly about where “your ears” are situated during the cooker hood tests. Take a look at “need to know about cooker hoods - cooker hood noise”.

With that knowledge you will quickly learn how to understand the noise data and you will be able to choose an extractor fan that suits your preferences with regard to acceptable noise levels.

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The NeutraTEST Score explained

Based on our analysis of official EU data, compulsory as of 1 January 2015, we evaluate with one single character, called the NeutraTEST Score, the overall performance of each hood.

The scale ranges from 0 to 10, with 10 being the best.

We weight the extractor capacity of the hood measured in m3/h and the sound level measured in dB SPL (A), both at minimum, maximum and boost, by 60%. The remaining 40% is equally distributed between energy consumption and fat filter efficiency.

In addition, we continuously test hoods in our own laboratory.

To see which cooker hoods and extractor fans get the best NeutraTEST Score, head straight to our comparator!

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