Types of cooker hood explained: Which will be best for you?

downdraught cooker hood
(Image credit: Searle & Taylor Kitchens)

Choosing the right types of cooker hood to suit your needs and the way in which you use your kitchen is hugely important when it comes to your enjoyment of this space — pick the wrong model and not only could it jar with the overall look of your kitchen design, but it will also mean it could be full of steam and cooking odours. 

Certain kitchen appliances are non-negotiable — and cooker hoods most definitely fall into this category. Selecting from the array of models now available and understanding all the various optional extras and special functions that will be offered can be pretty confusing.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.