What should I look for in a cooker hood?

An eye-catching, efficient extractor will be the crowning glory of any smart country cooker.

Cream Baumatic extractor

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1. BER600IV Retro & Rustic extractor

Best for...retro style


Dimensions: H885-1085xW600xD500mm

With its 1950s curves and an enamel-look ivory finish, this chic extractor has a classic country feel. A cut-off timer lets you leave it running until the air is clear.

BER600IV Retro & Rustic extractor, £359, Baumatic.

Rose gold Faber extractor

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2. Faber Thalia extractor

Best for...adding colour


Dimensions: H320xW600xD400mm

The rounded-edge block shape of this high-spec hood looks stylish in soft Cameo Pink. Low-level perimeter LEDs will illuminate the hob.

Faber Thalia extractor, £1,139, KitchenEX Limited.

Black Hoover extractor

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3. HVSD970B Décor hood

Best for...head room


Dimensions: H990xW900xD441mm

The snug wall-mounted fit of this dynamic extractor prevents accidental bumps, while its sail-like upper duct glides up to capture steam during use.

HVSD970B Décor hood, £600, Hoover.

Silver Rangemaster extractor

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4. Vesper extractor

Best for...island units


Dimensions: H1305xW515xD515mm

This remote-controlled hood fits close to the ceiling to avoid obstructing sightlines above an island unit, only lowering towards the action when required.

Vesper extractor, £962, Rangemaster.

Red and silver Steel Asco extractor

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5. Steel Ascot extractor

Best for range cookers


Dimensions: H500xW700-1200xD500mm

The industrial design of this sturdy hood is ideal for professional style range cookers, and its built-in steel splashback will keep walls protected from splashes.

Steel Ascot extractor, £1,332, Bradshaw Appliances.

Green and silver Sebastian Conran extractor

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6. Sebastian Conran SCCHIM90 extractor

Best for...British design


Dimensions: H850xW900xD480mm

Sebastian Conran is behind the Spitfire-inspired soft curves of this UK-made hood. Its built-in utensil rail will keep ladles and spatulas close to hand.

Sebastian Conran SCCHIM90 extractor, £489, Belling.

Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.