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Need to replace your hood? Got a small cosy kitchen? Here is some useful, objective advice.

Our mission is to rate all cooker hoods on the market, and then help you - for free – to choose a great hood as fast as possible.

If you really like details, you may want to check out the 1,000+ hoods that we have tested and reported on. NeutraTEST is independent, objective and fair. Our aim is that consumers trust us and the NeutraTEST Score.

Here I have selected the 6 best hoods for you! My focus is on overall performance, noise and price!

Britannia cooker hoods

Britannia has a small, straightforward range with several widths and colours to choose from.

We expect that more types, for example island and ceiling hoods, will be added to their range in the future.

EU datasheets

A particularly thorough and smart cooker hood buyer has shared his experience with us. Read his story below.

The conclusion we can draw from this is that ONLY the EU datasheets provide a reliable base for comparing between brands and the performance of their models.

Cooker hood & LED

Which is going to need replacing first, your hood or its LED-light? A light that you cannot replace yourself, by the way!

And what about halogen bulbs used for cooker hoods? Is time up or is it still possible to buy them?

Read more about extractor fans!

We would like it to be as easy as possible for you to choose the right cooker hood. In our Buying Guide you can read more about the different criteria and topics to be addressed when you purchase a new hood.

Novy cooker hoods

Impressive cooker hoods from Novy!

Check out the Test Score for no less than 64 Novy cooker hoods on our online leader board. You can also check out 600 other cooker hoods from all the other major brands. Back to Novy, which has been manufacturing in Belgium since 1965. Their mission is admirable: to produce kitchen appliances that are well-designed, easy to use, durable, and – last but not least – quiet.

Whirlpool cooker hoods

Which Whirlpool extractor fan emerges best in tests?

At our online leaderboard you can compare test results free of charge on more than 500 extractor fans, of which 17 are cooker hoods by Whirlpool.

Gorenje cooker hoods

Gorenje's market share and recognition will grow!

Gorenje has a lot to offer. Which hood should you choose?

A silent cooker hood?

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.

Miele hoods

An impressive lot of Miele extractor hoods!

Out of 27 cooker hoods only about half a dozen are what we would call ‘good’, the other 20 models are outright excellent. In other words, the performance is always up to scratch, but the recommended retail price varies tremendously and not always in a – for us – transparent way. We will concentrate on the core performance of the extractor hoods, and leave it up to you how much you may be willing to pay for the extras.

Bosch cooker hoods

Bosch has a solid reputation in many areas, and cooker hoods is certainly an area where customers can put their faith in the brand. Some very good Bosch extractor hoods are sold in the UK, and we are convinced that there many more to come (see below).

One minor detail that we dislike is Bosch’s segmentation of their home appliance products into four levels (Series 2, 4, 6, and 8): in our view, it makes little sense for cooker hoods when you are looking at their features – apart from the fact that it somehow “justifies” the different price levels (RRPs).

Over the last 12 months, Bosch has adjusted the RRPs for many models: most have gone up, but do check the current market prices once you have shortlisted 2 or 3 models.

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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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