How We Test Our Cooker Hoods

Cooker Hoods Buying Guide

We test how well cooker hoods will remove steam from a kitchen by boiling four pans of water on the hob until humidity levels in our test chamber reach 90%. We then switch the hoods on and record how quickly they reduce the humidity by 30%. The best cooker hoods have no problems with this, but the worst simply aren’t powerful enough to clear the steam. we find that any cooker hood with a motor size of less than 450m³/hr are simply not upto the job. Always choose a cooker hood with at least 650m³/hr motor if you are serious about cooking!

We see how well hoods can clear the kind of grease produced when cooking on the hob by dripping vegetable oil and water into a hot pan on the hob. This creates a horrible, greasy atmosphere and is a tough-test for any hood. We weigh cooker hood grease filters before the test, and again afterwards and record how much grease has been captured.

All Luxair hoods are excellent at this and will be able to capture around 95% of the grease. The worst struggle to remove more than 40% and this means you could be left with greasy kitchen surfaces.

All Luxair cooker hood grease filters are 4 x ply aluminum as a minimum, if you need to replace your cooker hood metal grease filters please see our cooker hoods spare parts here.