15 best built-in hoods — Rating 2022

In this issue, we will only talk about hoods that are struc­tural­ly adapt­ed for embed­ding in kitchen fur­ni­ture. This approach is designed to make the hood invis­i­ble, espe­cial­ly in cas­es where the inte­ri­or of the kitchen is made in a vin­tage style, and the bulky dome of the hood does not fit into it in any way.

Accord­ing to the prin­ci­ple of air purifi­ca­tion, we will review only com­bined type hoods, includ­ing both air cir­cu­la­tion with its clean­ing with replace­able fil­ters, and com­plete air exhaust into the ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem of the house or direct­ly out­side it.

Accord­ing to the prin­ci­ple of embed­ding, only hoods that imply embed­ding in a wall cab­i­net are includ­ed in the review. Domi­no-type hoods, for embed­ding in a coun­ter­top, we will con­sid­er a sep­a­rate top­ic, since such mod­els are for the most part extreme­ly expen­sive.

How to choose a built-in hood

At first glance, it may seem that the hood is an extreme­ly sim­ple device, and there is sim­ply nowhere to take on numer­ous char­ac­ter­is­tics. This impres­sion is mis­lead­ing, and neglect­ing the choice can lead to dis­ap­point­ment. We will describe the main tech­ni­cal para­me­ters of mod­ern hoods in descend­ing order of impor­tance, which should be fol­lowed so that the choice is tru­ly informed.

Performance

By this term here we mean the area of ​​effec­tive ser­vice. It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that the use­ful work of the hood is opti­mal, in which it removes or dri­ves the entire vol­ume of air in the kitchen through itself in the recir­cu­la­tion mode for 5–10 min­utes. And these are not idle assump­tions, but quite offi­cial san­i­tary stan­dards, accord­ing to which the air in the kitchen should be replaced at least 10–12 times per hour.

For most mod­els, this para­me­ter is spec­i­fied by the man­u­fac­tur­er in the instruc­tion man­u­al itself, but most often it is pre­sent­ed in a great­ly sim­pli­fied form — only the appro­pri­ate area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe room is indi­cat­ed. In fact, the height of the ceil­ings may not be tak­en into account and the area itself may be max­i­mum. There­fore, for com­plete cer­tain­ty, it is desir­able to cal­cu­late this indi­ca­tor your­self. For­tu­nate­ly, the for­mu­la here is extreme­ly sim­ple.

For exam­ple, let’s take a con­di­tion­al kitchen of the most com­mon area of ​​​​10 square meters. meters with the most com­mon ceil­ing height of 2.7 meters. The vol­ume of the kitchen will be 2.7 * 10 = 270 cubic meters, respec­tive­ly. Thus, the use­ful work of the hood should be at least 270 cubic meters. meters per hour, and bet­ter — more, at least 10–20%.

It is rec­om­mend­ed to choose a hood with a decent pow­er reserve for sev­er­al rea­sons at once. This way you can pro­vide nor­mal air dur­ing over­load, and at the same time the hood does not have to work at full capac­i­ty, which means it will not make too much noise. In addi­tion, if we are talk­ing about an apart­ment build­ing, then these excess per­cent­ages will include such non-obvi­ous para­me­ters as the depth of the ven­ti­la­tion shaft, the length of the duct and the num­ber of storeys of the house.

Width

One of the most impor­tant para­me­ters, which, odd­ly enough, is often neglect­ed, result­ing in an extreme­ly low extrac­tion effi­cien­cy. It is a mis­take to assume that a house­hold kitchen hood works like an indus­tri­al vac­u­um clean­er. Here, the capac­i­ties are of com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent orders, and if the width of the hood is less than the width of the stove, then some of the foul-smelling and unhealthy fumes will inevitably pass by the dome, poi­son­ing the air, eat­ing into inte­ri­or items and spoil­ing the fin­ish.

This para­me­ter is dou­bly impor­tant in the con­text of this mate­r­i­al, since we are talk­ing about hoods for embed­ding in oth­er inte­ri­or items. Dimen­sions must be tak­en into account to the near­est mil­lime­ter, since with the slight­est mis­match, embed­ding will be very dif­fi­cult, require dam­age to parts of the inte­ri­or with dam­age to the appear­ance, or become com­plete­ly impos­si­ble.

Air purification method

House­hold hoods can work accord­ing to two prin­ci­ples — removal and recir­cu­la­tion. The first prin­ci­ple involves the removal of pol­lut­ed air out­side or into the ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem of the build­ing. The sec­ond is draw­ing in air, pass­ing through the fil­ter ele­ments and return­ing the same air, but already puri­fied, back to the room. The cheap­est mod­els have a sin­gle mode — retrac­tion. Recir­cu­la­tion mod­els are on aver­age more expen­sive both ini­tial­ly and in main­te­nance — fil­ter con­sum­ables need to be peri­od­i­cal­ly cleaned or com­plete­ly changed.

With­in the frame­work of the pre­sent­ed rat­ing, we will con­sid­er only mixed-type mod­els — they sup­port both modes of oper­a­tion, between which you can arbi­trar­i­ly switch.

Power regulation

Not required, but extreme­ly use­ful option. It implies sev­er­al pow­er modes with sim­ple switch­ing. Allows you to save ener­gy at min­i­mum loads (mak­ing cof­fee, boil­ing eggs, etc.) and effec­tive­ly get rid of over­ly aggres­sive fla­vors (onions, gar­lic, burnt dish­es) at max­i­mum pow­er. Anoth­er plus of this gra­da­tion at low­er pow­ers, the hood makes min­i­mal noise, while at full pow­er the sound can be quite annoy­ing.

Type and features of the backlight

A minor, but also extreme­ly use­ful option. It car­ries not so much a dec­o­ra­tive func­tion as a com­plete­ly prac­ti­cal one — light­ing the hob. The hood itself, along with the cab­i­net in which it is built, can great­ly obscure the over­head light­ing of the kitchen. This cre­ates incon­ve­nience when cook­ing dish­es that require care­ful visu­al con­trol. Effi­cient hood light­ing com­plete­ly solves this prob­lem.

Illu­mi­na­tion can be arranged using incan­des­cent lamps or LED ele­ments. The for­mer are much cheap­er, but much more vora­cious in terms of elec­tric­i­ty con­sump­tion. In addi­tion, LEDs can gen­er­ate light of dif­fer­ent “tem­per­a­tures” up to imi­ta­tion of the nat­ur­al day­light spec­trum. How­ev­er, it is not uncom­mon for human vision to not accept “syn­thet­ic” light from LEDs, even if there is no vis­i­ble flick­er. There­fore, it is rec­om­mend­ed, if pos­si­ble, to eval­u­ate the work of the back­light per­son­al­ly at the point of sale before buy­ing.

Noise level

Anoth­er point that many neglect, and in vain, since in some cas­es the noise of the hood is so annoy­ing and exhaust­ing that in the end they stop using it or you have to buy a less loud “ver­sion” for embed­ding. Nom­i­nal noise must be spec­i­fied in the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a par­tic­u­lar mod­el. Also, let us recall the rec­om­men­da­tion of Exper­tol­ogy spe­cial­ists — it is advis­able to buy a hood with 10–20% of the max­i­mum pow­er reserve for a quick air change. This will effec­tive­ly remove pol­lut­ed air at medi­um and low pow­er — even in expen­sive mod­els, the dif­fer­ence in noise between the min­i­mum and max­i­mum pow­er modes can be lit­er­al­ly strik­ing.

In its pure form, you can focus on the aver­age max­i­mum noise lev­el of 55 dB. Approx­i­mate­ly with such a “loud­ness” many mod­ern refrig­er­a­tors work in freez­ing mode. High­er noise is high­ly unde­sir­able, as cook­ing can turn into tor­ment, or even result in com­plaints from neigh­bors.

Additional features and specifications

In addi­tion to the char­ac­ter­is­tics list­ed above, which are objec­tive­ly impor­tant, hoods may have char­ac­ter­is­tics, the pres­ence or absence of which can already be reg­u­lat­ed by the indi­vid­ual pref­er­ences of the buy­er. It can be mechan­i­cal or elec­tron­ic con­trol (up to remote), the pres­ence of car­bon fil­ters in the recir­cu­la­tion com­part­ment, auto­mat­ic mode — the hood itself deter­mines and turns on the opti­mal pow­er, turns on / off the back­light, etc. Some mod­els even allow you to eas­i­ly change the facade pan­el of a dif­fer­ent shade with changes in the inte­ri­or.

Which hood is better — inclined or domed

Before pro­ceed­ing direct­ly to the rat­ing, we will touch on one more ques­tion that is of inter­est to many poten­tial con­sumers. In recent years, hoods of a spe­cial form fac­tor, inclined ones, have been active­ly gain­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty. There are quite a few descrip­tions on the web that claim that such hoods, oth­er things being equal, are more effi­cient than clas­sic dome hoods, con­tain more func­tions and take up less space.

Of all these state­ments, only the last one is more or less objec­tive. Indeed, the slant­ed shape saves space, and for small kitchens this is real­ly impor­tant. As for the increased func­tion­al­i­ty, this cir­cum­stance has noth­ing to do with the form fac­tor. The thing is that inclined hoods, being a rel­a­tive tech­no­log­i­cal nov­el­ty, are delib­er­ate­ly designed with a num­ber of addi­tion­al func­tions in order to have at least some sig­nif­i­cant advan­tages over dome hoods.

As for effi­cien­cy, there is no direct cor­re­la­tion here at all, and two hoods of the same pow­er, but of a dif­fer­ent form fac­tor, can remove or puri­fy air with the same effi­cien­cy, and if dif­fer­ent, then for rea­sons inde­pen­dent of the form.

And most impor­tant­ly — this type of hood, by def­i­n­i­tion, does not imply embed­ding. Instal­la­tion is pos­si­ble only wall-mount­ed, so inclined hoods are also not applic­a­ble for kitchen islands.

To be fair, slant­ed hoods for the most part have a very attrac­tive design and con­tain “trendy” mate­ri­als like glass ceram­ics and bright dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments. This also has noth­ing to do with the form, but only demon­strates the efforts of man­u­fac­tur­ers who seek to endow such mod­els with addi­tion­al com­pet­i­tive­ness.

Rating of the best built-in hoods

The best recessed hoods 50 cm wide

Final­ly, let’s go straight to the rank­ings, and start with a selec­tion of clas­sic 50 cm wide built-in hoods. Our experts took into account medi­um-pow­er hoods that can effec­tive­ly change the air at min­i­mum or medi­um pow­er in a stan­dard 10-meter kitchen.

Bosch Serie 6 DHL 575 C 50 IX

Rat­ing: 4.9


Bosch Serie 6 DHL 575 C 50 IX

First, let’s con­sid­er a pre­mi­um-class hood man­u­fac­tured by the famous Ger­man con­cern Bosch. The com­pa­ny man­u­fac­tures hoods of var­i­ous types at fac­to­ries in dif­fer­ent coun­tries, includ­ing Chi­na, but this par­tic­u­lar mod­el is assem­bled in Italy. This is best reflect­ed in the qual­i­ty, reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty due to strict con­trol.

The dimen­sions of the dome along the perime­ter are 52x30 cm, the max­i­mum height is 42 cm. The width of the embed­ding is 52 cm. The hood body is made of stain­less steel with glossy mir­ror and mat­te pol­ish­ing. The engine is sin­gle, its pow­er is 250 W, which in the con­text of this mod­el cor­re­sponds to a per­for­mance of up to 610 cc. m/h

The illu­mi­na­tion of this mod­el is arranged by means of two spot-type LED lamps, which account for anoth­er 2 W of pow­er con­sump­tion — 1 W each lamp.

Adjust­ment of inten­si­ty of work includes three speeds with elec­tron­ic push-but­ton adjust­ment. Addi­tion­al­ly, there is an increased inten­si­ty mode (auto­mat­i­cal­ly turns off after 6 min­utes). At max­i­mum speed, the noise should not exceed 65 dB, accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er. Min­i­mum noise — 50 dB.

This mod­el imple­ments a rel­a­tive­ly new and increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar perime­ter suc­tion tech­nol­o­gy. It is under­stood that the exhaust­ed or fil­tered air is sucked in through nar­row slots along the perime­ter of the dome, which cre­ates the effect of a vac­u­um clean­er — the suc­tion is more intense and tar­get­ed at low­er engine speeds.

The size of the duct pipe for this hood is 12 cm in diam­e­ter. The fil­ter part is equipped with a grease met­al fil­ter. It is pos­si­ble to install a replace­able car­bon fil­ter (must be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

Advantages

  • appear­ance;
  • renowned brand;
  • perime­ter suc­tion;
  • quick change of air in the room;
  • autostop inten­sive mode;
  • Ital­ian assem­bly.

Flaws

  • no car­bon fil­ter by default (you can buy and install it your­self).

See also: 7 qui­etest hoods

CATA GC DUAL 50 WH

Rat­ing: 4.8


CATA GC DUAL 50 WH

The sec­ond posi­tion in our rat­ing is the hood of the Span­ish trade­mark CATA, rep­re­sent­ed by the inter­na­tion­al tech­nol­o­gy hold­ing CNA Group. The man­u­fac­tur­er spe­cial­izes specif­i­cal­ly in hoods and oth­er types of kitchen equip­ment, thanks to which it has prac­ti­cal­ly reached per­fec­tion in this seg­ment.

The dimen­sions of this mod­el are 30x50x28 cm with a built-in width of 50 cm. The size of the air duct pipe is 150 mm in diam­e­ter. Body mate­r­i­al — met­al. The exte­ri­or fin­ish can be done in pure white or deep black.

The man­u­fac­tur­er “mod­est­ly” keeps silent about the pow­er con­sump­tion, and this clear­ly hints at per­haps the only draw­back of this mod­el — glut­tony in terms of elec­tric­i­ty. But the rea­son for this is not a lack of opti­miza­tion, but quite objec­tive tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics. So, the per­for­mance of the mod­el reach­es 820 cubic meters. m / h, which is almost a third more than that of the above hood. Plus, light­ing — in this case, it is arranged with the help of two halo­gen lamps of 50 W each. True, the bright­ness of the back­light can be smooth­ly adjust­ed.

The air intake func­tion is pro­vid­ed by a rel­a­tive­ly pow­er­ful engine. The rota­tion speed is adjustable in three posi­tions. Con­trol of the unit elec­tron­ic, touch. The oper­at­ing modes are sup­ple­ment­ed with a timer. The max­i­mum noise dur­ing inten­sive work should not exceed 63 dB.

The hood is equipped with an anti-return valve, a grease fil­ter ele­ment with an indi­ca­tion of the degree of con­t­a­m­i­na­tion.

Advantages

  • increased rate of air change in the room;
  • beau­ti­ful mod­ern design;
  • qual­i­ty assem­bly
  • timer;
  • smooth back­light adjust­ment;
  • anti-return valve;
  • pol­lu­tion indi­ca­tor;
  • 2 years war­ran­ty.

Flaws

  • high pow­er con­sump­tion.

MAUNFELD VS Fast 50

Rat­ing: 4.7

MAUNFELD VS Fast 50

Now let’s look at an inex­pen­sive MAUNFELD brand hood. This brand belongs to the Russ­ian com­pa­ny TD Maun­feld, which is the hold­er of such well-known brands in our mar­ket as Mat­teo, HOMS and HOM­Sair. MAUNFELD is known for its qual­i­ty hoods in a wide range and in dif­fer­ent price cat­e­gories.

Prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured in dif­fer­ent coun­tries, specif­i­cal­ly hoods — in Poland at the CIARKO Spol­ka z ogranic­zona odpowiedzialnos­cia plant and Chi­na at the Guang­dong ATLAN Elec­tron­ic Appli­ance Man­u­fac­ture plant. The entire pro­duc­tion cycle takes place under strict qual­i­ty con­trol, due to which MAUNFELD hoods have earned pop­u­lar­i­ty among the mass con­sumer in Rus­sia. The reli­a­bil­i­ty of this tech­nique is high enough for the man­u­fac­tur­er to pro­vide a long-term war­ran­ty of 3 years for many types of prod­ucts.

The key advan­tage of this mod­el in func­tion­al terms is high per­for­mance at a more than afford­able price. So, the hood is capa­ble of pass­ing through itself up to 850 cubic meters in the with­draw­al mode. meters of air per hour.

Anoth­er notice­able plus of this mod­el is the sim­plic­i­ty and ele­gance of con­trol. In par­tic­u­lar, this is man­i­fest­ed in the auto­mat­ic switch­ing on and off of the unit accord­ing to the posi­tion of the retractable part — if it is extend­ed, the hood will auto­mat­i­cal­ly turn on and turn off if pushed back.

The hood has a reg­u­lar grease met­al fil­ter, and besides this, it also has the pos­si­bil­i­ty of addi­tion­al equip­ment with a CF130 car­bon fil­ter. It is not includ­ed in the stan­dard kit, but it can sim­ply be spec­i­fied as an option when pur­chas­ing a hood at most points of sale.

Mod­el VS Fast 50 is avail­able in two col­ors — white and black. The case is met­al, made in a min­i­mal­is­tic high-tech design. The back­light is quite bright, cre­ates a good vis­i­bil­i­ty of the hob.

In this hood, users most appre­ci­ate the ease of oper­a­tion and the men­tioned auto­mat­ic switch­ing on by the pull-out part. They also note the effec­tive­ness of elim­i­nat­ing odors due to high per­for­mance. Many peo­ple like the inten­si­ty and hue of the back­light.

From the review of a Yandex.Market user with the sta­tus “Mas­ter of Life Lev­el 3”: “Pow­er­ful, not noisy, inex­pen­sive. Con­ve­nient fea­ture — you can not press the shut­down but­tons. You push the draw­er in and the hood turns off auto­mat­i­cal­ly. And it also turns on. Met­al fil­ters are easy to remove and wash. The back­light is bright.”

Advantages

  • odor absorp­tion effi­cien­cy;
  • high per­for­mance in gen­er­al for air exchange;
  • ease of man­age­ment;
  • auto­mat­ic switch­ing on and off by manip­u­la­tion of the slid­ing part;
  • option — car­bon fil­ter CF130;
  • three years war­ran­ty.

Flaws

  • rare remarks about noisy oper­a­tion (only at the sec­ond speed).

LEX Hubble 500 Inox

Rat­ing: 4.7


LEX Hubble 500 Inox

The first selec­tion of the rat­ing is com­plet­ed by anoth­er hood of the Russ­ian brand, but of a dif­fer­ent one — LEX. This is also a spe­cial­ized brand, under which kitchen hoods are pro­duced almost exclu­sive­ly. The com­pa­ny’s prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured in Poland, Italy and Chi­na, and this par­tic­u­lar mod­el is assem­bled in Chi­na. This mod­el is sim­i­lar in many ways, and in some places almost iden­ti­cal to the pre­vi­ous one, but it will cost almost half the price when buy­ing.

The dimen­sions of the perime­ter in a com­pact form with the retractable part retract­ed are 50x28 cm with a embed­ding width of 20 cm. With the retract­ed part, the depth almost dou­bles. The case is metal­lic in a nat­ur­al sil­ver tone, the design is very sim­i­lar to the pre­vi­ous mod­el. Weight with­out pack­age — 5.5 kg, in pack­age — 6.5 kg. The size of the duct pipe is 120 mm in diam­e­ter.

In terms of ener­gy con­sump­tion, this mod­el is even less demand­ing than the pre­vi­ous one, but at the same time, the inten­si­ty of pol­lut­ed air treat­ment demon­strates quite decent: from 570 to 650 cubic meters. in the with­draw­al mode and from 410 to 490 cubic meters. in recir­cu­la­tion mode. The recir­cu­la­tion com­part­ment is equipped with a fat­ty met­al (alu­minum) fil­ter ele­ment. The pack­age may also include coal, but this is an option, and its avail­abil­i­ty must be checked at the point of sale.

The hood is pow­ered by a sin­gle 100W motor. There are two speeds/intensities with noise lev­els of 38 and 48 dB, respec­tive­ly. Man­age­ment — mechan­i­cal but­tons-keys. Light­ing — LED, one lamp in the back in the cen­ter, with a pow­er of 2.5 W.

Advantages

  • rel­a­tive­ly high per­for­mance at low ener­gy con­sump­tion;
  • qui­et work;
  • attrac­tive design;
  • there is a car­bon fil­ter (option);
  • retractable design;
  • afford­able price.

Flaws

  • ques­tions about the build qual­i­ty of a small part of users.

The best recessed hoods 60 cm wide

The sec­ond selec­tion in the rank­ing of the best built-in hoods accord­ing to Exper­tol­ogy includes mod­els with a built-in width of 60 cm. Oth­er­wise, the cri­te­ria for inclu­sion in the rat­ing by our experts here were the same as for the pre­vi­ous group, with the only dif­fer­ence being that some sam­ples were of increased pow­er.

Siemens LI 67 SA 530 IX

Rat­ing: 4.9

Siemens LI 67 SA 530 IX

The first in this col­lec­tion will con­sid­er the hood of the almost leg­endary Ger­man brand Siemens. This brand does not need a spe­cial intro­duc­tion — it is on every­one’s lips and is well known to sev­er­al gen­er­a­tions.

But such long-term author­i­ty is not only the trade­mark itself, but also this par­tic­u­lar hood. This series has been pro­duced for many years in a row and is in sta­ble demand. Qual­i­ty, per­for­mance, reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty ful­ly jus­ti­fy the very impres­sive price. Actu­al­ly, the exor­bi­tant price at the begin­ning of 2021 for the Russ­ian con­sumer will be almost the only seri­ous draw­back.

The hood is quite pro­duc­tive — 740 cubic meters. m / h in the with­draw­al mode with elec­tric­i­ty con­sump­tion up to 146 watts. The work is pro­vid­ed by one engine, pow­er adjust­ment with­in three speeds. Con­trolled by mechan­i­cal but­tons. There is an increased inten­si­ty mode and the hood makes a pro­nounced noise only in this mode.

In the design of this mod­el, as in many built-in hoods, there is a retractable ele­ment. Unlike some inex­pen­sive mod­els, the func­tion of auto­mat­ic switch­ing on and off is not tied to the exten­sion and retrac­tion of this ele­ment. This moment is con­sid­ered a dis­ad­van­tage only by a small part of buy­ers, and in expen­sive tech­nol­o­gy this is still more of a plus than a minus, as it allows you to con­trol the hood more con­scious­ly and appro­pri­ate­ly.

Users most appre­ci­ate this mod­el for the impec­ca­ble qual­i­ty of mate­ri­als and work­man­ship, as well as for the brand itself, which has been almost syn­ony­mous with Ger­man qual­i­ty for many decades. The fact that this series has been on the mar­ket for many years and the man­u­fac­tur­er con­tin­ues to sup­ply it inspires con­fi­dence.

From the review of a Yandex.Market user with the sta­tus “Mas­ter of Life Lev­el 3”: “Good qual­i­ty hood. Pow­er­ful and low-noise pro­vid­ed well-made ven­ti­la­tion for removal. Unlike cheap com­peti­tors, the hood itself makes notice­ably less noise. The main air noise is already heard from the ven­ti­la­tion pipe.

Advantages

  • leg­endary Ger­man brand;
  • qual­i­ty of mate­ri­als and assem­bly;
  • reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty;
  • sim­ple and con­ve­nient clas­sic con­trol;
  • time-test­ed — the series has been pro­duced for many years;
  • suf­fi­cient­ly high per­for­mance.

Elica BOX IN IX/A/60

Rat­ing: 4.8

Elica BOX IN IX/A/60

The sec­ond num­ber in this selec­tion is a hood com­pa­ra­ble in per­for­mance and class to the pre­vi­ous one, but twice as afford­able. The Eli­ca brand is not as res­o­nant as Siemens, but it is a rep­utable Ital­ian brand — Eli­ca SpA, a joint-stock com­pa­ny, has been suc­cess­ful­ly oper­at­ing on the mar­ket for 50 years.

This hood, just like the pre­vi­ous one, evokes only pos­i­tive emo­tions from the appear­ance, the qual­i­ty of the mate­ri­als and the care­ful atten­tion to detail. There is no doubt about the high class of the device from the very first min­utes of inter­ac­tion.

The per­for­mance of the hood is the same as that of the above option — 750 cubic meters per hour in the with­draw­al mode. There are three speeds in total. There is a pro­nounced noise at max­i­mum pow­er, but this is gen­er­al­ly a com­mon prop­er­ty for most house­hold cook­er hoods.

Anoth­er dif­fer­ence that will be impor­tant for many is that the mode con­trol in this mod­el is elec­tron­ic, clocked by means of a rotary cir­cu­lar switch, but with an elec­tron­ic prin­ci­ple.

This con­trol option is not nec­es­sar­i­ly con­ve­nient for every­one, as many peo­ple pre­fer clas­sic mechan­i­cal but­tons in hoods that oper­ate accord­ing to the “rock­er” prin­ci­ple. But elec­tron­ic con­trol is more pre­ferred by fans of the max­i­mum “high-tech” inte­ri­or and kitchen equip­ment.

The only point is that the switch trav­el of some users seems too tight, so it is dif­fi­cult to adjust it with wet hands.

Advantages

  • rep­utable Ital­ian brand;
  • high qual­i­ty mate­ri­als and assem­bly;
  • suf­fi­cient­ly high per­for­mance;
  • elec­tron­ic clock con­trol;
  • high class at an aver­age price.

Flaws

  • low ener­gy effi­cien­cy class.

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AKPO Neva wk‑6 60 IX

Rat­ing: 4.8


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The rat­ing con­tin­ues with anoth­er wor­thy tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tion to main­tain a healthy cli­mate in the kitchen — the hood of the Pol­ish brand AKPO. This is already a mid­dle-class mod­el, but it is also twice cheap­er than the pre­vi­ous one, with com­pa­ra­ble key char­ac­ter­is­tics.

The dome of this hood is notice­ably larg­er than the two pre­vi­ous options, and when built into a wall cab­i­net, it will take up an entire shelf. But it is def­i­nite­ly worth it, because the per­for­mance of the unit in inten­sive mode reach­es as much as 900 cubic meters. m/h In nor­mal max­i­mum mode — up to 650 cubic meters. m/h At the same time, the noise lev­el remains with­in accept­able lim­its — no high­er than 54 dB. The net­work comes across reviews of increased noise and extra­ne­ous sounds, but such cas­es are in the zone of sta­tis­ti­cal error and reflect rather rare prece­dents of fac­to­ry defects.

The body of the hood is met­al with a nat­ur­al sil­very tint. Indi­vid­ual mod­i­fi­ca­tions may have tem­pered glass or glass-ceram­ic edg­ing around the perime­ter of the dome — this must be spec­i­fied at the point of sale.

The con­trol is car­ried out by press­ing the elec­tron­ic but­tons on the unit body or remote­ly using the remote con­trol. The speed of the motors is adjustable with­in three pow­er options. There is a timer.

The back­light is arranged in the form of two LED lamps with a pow­er of 3 W each, placed on the sides. The hood is equipped with a grease met­al fil­ter.

This mod­el comes with a 3 year fac­to­ry war­ran­ty.

Advantages

  • remote con­trol;
  • timer;
  • effec­tive light­ing;
  • per­for­mance;
  • Euro­pean assem­bly;
  • appear­ance;
  • 3 years man­u­fac­tur­ing war­ran­ty.

Flaws

  • No char­coal fil­ters includ­ed.

Kronasteel Kamilla 2M 600 inox

Rat­ing: 4.7


Kronasteel Kamilla 2M 600 inox

Com­pletes the sec­ond selec­tion of the rank­ing of the best hoods for embed­ding accord­ing to Exper­tol­ogy, the mod­el of the Kro­nas­teel brand. This is a spe­cial­ized brand owned by the Russ­ian com­pa­ny Cavent­dom, which we have already men­tioned above in the descrip­tion of the Shin­do MAYA hood.

The dimen­sions of the perime­ter of the cupo­la are 60x30.50 cm, but this mod­el has a retractable design, and with the extend­ed visor, the usable area almost dou­bles. The size of the duct pipe is 120 mm in diam­e­ter. The body is metal­lic in a nat­ur­al sil­very shade, the edg­ing is also metal­lic with a mir­ror pol­ish.

The total pow­er con­sump­tion of the device is 236 watts, but only 180 watts come from the motors. There are two of them in this hood, 90 W each, and they pro­vide quite decent, but far from record-break­ing per­for­mance — up to 550 cubic meters. m/h At the same time, some users are dis­sat­is­fied with the noise lev­el. Our experts with all sever­i­ty write down this cir­cum­stance as a dis­ad­van­tage, but with the pro­vi­so that the same dis­sat­is­fied users admit that at such an afford­able price and against the back­ground of oth­er advan­tages, noise is not a deci­sive fac­tor.

Inten­si­ty of work of engines is reg­u­lat­ed with­in three speeds. Mechan­i­cal con­trol, push-but­ton. The high inten­si­ty mode is not pro­vid­ed. Light­ing is pro­vid­ed by two bright halo­gen lamps with a pow­er of 28 W each. The hood is equipped with a grease met­al fil­ter, allows the instal­la­tion of car­bon fil­ters, but they must be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly. There is an anti-return valve. The unit weighs 7.7 kg with­out pack­ag­ing.

Advantages

  • nice design;
  • retractable design;
  • high-qual­i­ty light­ing;
  • anti-return valve;
  • afford­able price.

Flaws

  • noisy;
  • low main­tain­abil­i­ty is the flip side of an afford­able price.

The best recessed hoods 90 cm wide

Now let’s look at a selec­tion of the largest hoods in our review with a built-in width of 90 cm. Such dimen­sions do not auto­mat­i­cal­ly imply increased per­for­mance, but our experts includ­ed mod­els in the rat­ing tak­ing this fac­tor into account.

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Faber ILMA X A90

Rat­ing: 4.9


Faber ILMA X A90

And again, Italy appears in our review with its devel­oped indus­try for the pro­duc­tion of high-qual­i­ty house­hold appli­ances. Con­sid­er the Ital­ian pre­mi­um hood Faber brand. Faber SpA is a multi­na­tion­al group of com­pa­nies whose main share­hold­er is the Swiss hold­ing Franke — this says a lot. Let’s say right away that this is the most expen­sive mod­el in the group and its price is quite objec­tive­ly high, despite the fact that there are many mod­els on the mar­ket that are many times more expen­sive.

The dimen­sions of the hood are 34x90x32 cm. The hood is designed for full embed­ding, but con­tains some expres­sive ele­ments that are of prac­ti­cal use, such as a frontal trans­par­ent tem­pered glass visor. In gen­er­al, the design of the unit is def­i­nite­ly pleas­ing to the eye. The case is met­al, most­ly nat­ur­al sil­ver tint.

The hood is equipped with a fair­ly pow­er­ful 220 W motor, devel­ops a capac­i­ty of up to 650 cubic meters. m/h (in high inten­si­ty mode). The device belongs to the high ener­gy effi­cien­cy class — “A”.

The inten­si­ty of work is reg­u­lat­ed by an elec­tron­ic touch pan­el with­in three speeds. There is a remote con­trol. There is an increased inten­si­ty mode, which can be increased noise — up to 60 dB. The branch pipe of this mod­el is quite wide — 150 mm in diam­e­ter.

Light­ing is pro­vid­ed by two ener­gy-sav­ing LED lamps. The hood is equipped with a grease fil­ter in a cas­sette form fac­tor.

This unde­ni­ably excel­lent mod­el in all respects is still not with­out a cou­ple of points that cause com­plaints from buy­ers. This is the absence of coal fil­ters and a remote con­trol in the deliv­ery set. Giv­en the “pre­mi­um” cost of the mod­el, such an “under­set” is puz­zling. For­tu­nate­ly, this is per­haps the only and not a fun­da­men­tal draw­back of this mod­el.

Advantages

  • pre­mi­um class;
  • exquis­ite design;
  • Ital­ian assem­bly;
  • reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty;
  • remote con­trol;
  • high ener­gy effi­cien­cy class.

Flaws

  • no char­coal fil­ter and remote con­trol includ­ed;
  • high price.

Elica HIDDEN IX/A/90

Rat­ing: 4.8

Elica HIDDEN IX/A/90

Anoth­er pre­mi­um hood man­u­fac­tured by the promi­nent Ital­ian com­pa­ny Eli­ca SpA with a half-cen­tu­ry his­to­ry. This is already a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of anoth­er series — HIDDEN, no less bright, styl­ish and of high qual­i­ty, but with some dif­fer­ences from the Eli­ca BOX IN dis­cussed above.

Recall that Eli­ca has a whole research cen­ter and test­ing lab­o­ra­to­ry Eli­ca Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­to­ry, which pro­vides its test plat­forms for young engi­neers, grad­u­ates of tech­no­log­i­cal uni­ver­si­ties and inde­pen­dent researchers. The com­pa­ny con­tin­u­ous­ly con­ducts research activ­i­ties, based on cus­tomer requests, with a strict­ly reg­u­la­to­ry-ori­ent­ed approach in mat­ters of qual­i­ty, safe­ty, envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards.

The main advan­tages of this hood are the same as in Eli­ca BOX IN. This is pre­mi­um qual­i­ty, utmost atten­tion to detail, exquis­ite design, a suc­cess­ful com­bi­na­tion of glass and met­al, reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty. At the same time, the price is twice as high as that of the mod­el of the same brand dis­cussed above, but there are impor­tant dif­fer­ences, both in size and in oth­er aspects.

First of all, there is already a dif­fer­ent con­trol prin­ci­ple here — elec­tron­ic but­tons instead of a rotary elec­tron­ic switch. This prin­ci­ple is more famil­iar to users, and is pre­ferred by the major­i­ty. Adjust­ment of work with­in three speeds. There is air extrac­tion and recir­cu­la­tion.

The light­ing in this hood is orga­nized dif­fer­ent­ly. Instead of a pair of LED spot­lights, there is a sol­id LED strip at the front. Pow­er con­sump­tion — 7 watts. And this solu­tion also adds advan­tages to the hood both in prac­ti­cal and aes­thet­ic terms — the light­ing is more uni­form and looks more impres­sive in the over­all design.

The max­i­mum pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of the hood is 700 cubic meters per hour in the with­draw­al mode. The max­i­mum pow­er con­sump­tion is 280 W. Noise in oper­a­tion is in the range from 51 to 67 dB.

Advantages

  • rep­utable Ital­ian brand;
  • qual­i­ty of mate­ri­als and assem­bly;
  • con­ve­nient man­age­ment;
  • back­light — LED strip;
  • low noise at mod­er­ate inten­si­ty modes;
  • spec­tac­u­lar high-tech design;

Flaws

  • quite high price.

Kuppersberg SLIMLUX II 90 XG

Rat­ing: 4.7


Kuppersberg SLIMLUX II 90 XG

The third posi­tion in the rat­ing group of 90 cm hoods is a prod­uct of the Kup­pers­berg trade­mark. This is a Russ­ian-Ger­man brand, which still has more Russ­ian than Ger­man. TM is reg­is­tered to a Ger­man com­pa­ny, but the cap­i­tal is Russ­ian. In fair­ness, it should be said that this is the rare case when prod­ucts are pro­duced not in Chi­na, but in Europe under a “guer­ril­la” domes­tic brand. Kup­pers­berg hoods are assem­bled on a con­tract basis in Por­tu­gal. In terms of cost, this mod­el is two times cheap­er than the pre­vi­ous solu­tion from Eli­ca.

The dimen­sions of the perime­ter of the hood are 90x27 cm. The design includes a retractable func­tion­al visor, which increas­es the usable area of ​​the dome. The size of the duct pipe is 120 mm in diam­e­ter. Case mate­r­i­al — met­al with a white dec­o­ra­tive coat­ing.

The air intake is pow­ered by a 260W motor and deliv­ers up to 550cc. m/h with mechan­i­cal push-but­ton inten­si­ty adjust­ment with­in three speeds. The high inten­si­ty mode is not pro­vid­ed. The max­i­mum noise lev­el, accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er, is not high­er than 65 dB. There is a stan­dard met­al grease fil­ter.

Light­ing is pro­vid­ed by two incan­des­cent lamps with a pow­er of 40 W each. This type of lamp in this case caus­es polar opin­ions of buy­ers — some praise the usu­al soft and non-cut­ting light with its warm tem­per­a­ture, oth­ers con­sid­er this solu­tion old-fash­ioned and inef­fi­cient in terms of ener­gy sav­ing.

Advantages

  • hon­est per­for­mance — ful­ly cor­re­sponds to the declared;
  • retractable design;
  • pleas­ant appear­ance;
  • ease of instal­la­tion;
  • reli­a­bil­i­ty and con­ti­nu­ity.

Flaws

  • notice­able noise at max­i­mum speed.

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Zigmund & Shtain K 002.91 S

Rat­ing: 4.6


Zigmund & Shtain K 002.91 S

Com­pletes this selec­tion of the rank­ing of the best hoods for embed­ding accord­ing to Exper­tol­ogy experts from the Zig­mund & Shtain brand. Despite all the Ger­man style, it is well known that this brand has Russ­ian roots, and the assem­bly of built-in hoods is car­ried out on a con­tract basis in Roma­nia. Nev­er­the­less, Zig­mund & Shtain appli­ances are of high qual­i­ty, espe­cial­ly against the back­ground of an extreme­ly afford­able price. The mod­el under con­sid­er­a­tion is one of the most suc­cess­ful com­bi­na­tions of objec­tive tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics and cost.

The dimen­sions of the hood are 14x90x28 cm, the size of the duct pipe is 120 mm in diam­e­ter. The case is metal­lic in a nat­ur­al sil­ver col­or. The design includes a retractable visor.

The engine deliv­ers up to 550cc. m/h The inten­si­ty of work is reg­u­lat­ed with­in two speed modes. Enhanced mode is not pro­vid­ed. The max­i­mum noise, accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er, should not exceed 55 dB. The back­light is arranged from two incan­des­cent lamps with a pow­er of 20 W each. There is a stan­dard met­al grease fil­ter.

In gen­er­al, the mod­el, despite the bud­get class, meets most­ly pos­i­tive reviews from real users pre­cise­ly because of the ease of instal­la­tion and oper­a­tion, suf­fi­cient pow­er for an aver­age kitchen at a com­fort­able vol­ume. The only prob­lem is that it is dif­fi­cult to find suit­able car­bon fil­ters on sale when it comes time to change them.

Advantages

  • ease of instal­la­tion and man­age­ment;
  • fair per­for­mance;
  • con­ti­nu­ity;
  • retractable design;
  • qui­et work.

Flaws

  • dif­fi­cult to find suit­able replace­ment fil­ters.

The best high performance built-in hoods

The final selec­tion of Exper­tol­ogy’s best built-in hoods includes our experts’ top three of the high­est per­form­ing range hoods. These devices are able to remove or puri­fy the air in the room in the amount of 1000 cubic meters. meters per hour or more.

Faber HEAVEN GLASS 2.0 WH Flat A90

Rat­ing: 4.9


Faber HEAVEN GLASS 2.0 WH Flat A90

First, let’s take a look at the most expen­sive high-per­for­mance pre­mi­um hood in this col­lec­tion, man­u­fac­tured by the Ital­ian com­pa­ny Faber, already men­tioned above, with Swiss cap­i­tal.

This is a hood with dimen­sions of the dome perime­ter of 90x50 cm. The width of the embed­ding, respec­tive­ly, is 90 cm. The body is made of met­al with a snow-white pro­tec­tive and dec­o­ra­tive coat­ing. The design style is extreme­ly min­i­mal­is­tic, the hoods are almost invis­i­ble after instal­la­tion.

The 145W motor deliv­ers up to 1250cc. m/h At the same time, the fan diam­e­ter is not too large, and there­fore, at max­i­mum pow­er, the noise of the hood oper­a­tion can reach not quite com­fort­able 72 dB. But with such per­for­mance, few mod­els can work at least a lit­tle notice­ably qui­eter. The inten­si­ty is adjustable on the touch pan­el with­in three speeds. There is an inter­val mode.

The light­ing in this mod­el is imple­ment­ed on the basis of LED lamps in the rear. The hood is equipped with an ordi­nary grease fil­ter with a con­t­a­m­i­na­tion indi­ca­tor.

Advantages

  • high per­for­mance;
  • inter­val mode;
  • pre­mi­um class;
  • perime­ter suc­tion;
  • reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty;
  • Ital­ian assem­bly.

Flaws

  • loud at max­i­mum pow­er.

See also: 7 best kitchen hoods with ven­ti­la­tion

FALMEC Nuvola Isola 90 IX

Rat­ing: 4.8

FALMEC Nuvola Isola 90 IX

Next, con­sid­er the pre­mi­um mod­el of the promi­nent Ital­ian brand FALMEC, which has been sup­ply­ing lux­u­ry house­hold appli­ances to many coun­tries of the world for 40 years. Prices for FALMEC cook­er hoods, of course, are “invig­o­rat­ing”, but this is a kind of con­di­tion­al Apple in the field of kitchen appli­ances, where even in small details you can see the care­ful, long, painstak­ing work of many high­ly paid spe­cial­ists. All FALMEC hoods are assem­bled only in Italy.

The cas­es of the equip­ment of this brand are made from high-qual­i­ty AISI 304 steel. FALMEC engi­neers have devel­oped their own ways to give the sur­face of stain­less steel a spe­cial tex­ture that allows you to mask fin­ger­prints as much as pos­si­ble — Fas­teel tech­nol­o­gy. Falmec prod­ucts are rec­og­nized by promi­nent Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­ers of kitchen fur­ni­ture: Scav­oli­ni, Del Ton­go, Berloni.

If we have already drawn par­al­lels with Apple, then it is impos­si­ble not to start with one more cir­cum­stance that “brings” these two com­pa­nies. This hood is sup­plied with­out a motor. This moment is ridicu­lous­ly rem­i­nis­cent of the Cuper­ti­no pol­i­cy in terms of the min­i­mum con­fig­u­ra­tion. Here it may seem that in this way it is not at all clear what to pay such a lot of mon­ey for.

In fact, there is still some sense in this, and the hood itself, with all the elec­tron­ics and all con­trols, is assem­bled. Engines can be select­ed on an indi­vid­ual basis, depend­ing on the intend­ed oper­a­tion and the pre­dict­ed vol­umes of exhaust air.

This hood is mount­ed in the ceil­ing. Its out­let capac­i­ty is 1000 cubic meters. in hour. The retrac­tion prin­ci­ple is perime­ter, and this is one of the impor­tant advan­tages of this mod­el, since it is this prin­ci­ple that has demon­strat­ed its advan­tages over clas­sic hoods with a bowl-shaped intake tank.

The hood is nom­i­nal­ly con­trolled from a remote con­trol. In the new series of FALMEC hoods of the Nuvola Iso­la line, they received an addi­tion­al sta­tion­ary elec­tron­ic con­trol unit, on which all the same func­tions are dupli­cat­ed as on the remote con­trol.

Advantages

  • rep­utable Ital­ian brand;
  • pre­mi­um class;
  • qual­i­ty of mate­ri­als and assem­bly;
  • Ital­ian assem­bly;
  • perime­ter retrac­tion;
  • remote con­trol;
  • addi­tion­al elec­tron­ic con­trol unit in case of inter­rup­tions with remote con­trol.

Flaws

  • high price even with­out the motor.

Elica HIDDEN IXGL/A/90

Rat­ing: 4.8

Elica HIDDEN IXGL/A/90

Com­plet­ing the selec­tion of the best high-per­for­mance built-in hoods is anoth­er mod­el from the promi­nent Ital­ian brand Eli­ca. This is the most inex­pen­sive hood in the selec­tion, but in absolute terms, in 2021, with a price of 50 thou­sand rubles, it will not be for every­one on the bud­get. How­ev­er, these high-per­for­mance hoods are, for the most part, high-end prod­ucts by def­i­n­i­tion.

Accord­ing to its intend­ed pur­pose with­in the frame­work of the top­ic, this is the most pro­duc­tive hood in this price cat­e­go­ry. The max­i­mum air out­let per hour is 1200 cubic meters. m. And this is with a stan­dard noz­zle diam­e­ter of 15 cm. With pow­er con­sump­tion at max­i­mum fan speed, air pres­sure of 530 Pa is cre­at­ed. The noise lev­el does not exceed 69 dB.

Oper­a­tion modes are con­trolled by elec­tron­ic but­tons. There are 4 fan speeds in total. No noise is prac­ti­cal­ly felt at the first two speeds, but at the max­i­mum it is still quite uncom­fort­able, like in the vast major­i­ty of house­hold hoods, regard­less of their cost.

This mod­el uses the same pro­gres­sive perime­ter suc­tion prin­ci­ple that more and more hood man­u­fac­tur­ers are switch­ing to. The prin­ci­ple has proven to be effec­tive in remov­ing cook­ing odors and fumes from the hob.

Advantages

  • a promi­nent Ital­ian brand;
  • pre­mi­um qual­i­ty;
  • perime­ter suc­tion;
  • tape light­ing;
  • design;
  • two years offi­cial man­u­fac­tur­ing war­ran­ty.

Flaws

  • per­cep­ti­ble noise at max­i­mum inten­si­ty.


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