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Induction hob with extractor hood in the top

Monday 23 May 2022

The smell of freshly baked baguette straight from the oven? But the fish you ate last night? Is a little less tasty. The right cooker hood is therefore crucial. After all, it shouldn't just suck up food odours, but also the fat from the room. The result? Cleaner air, less condensation, a sleek look to the kitchen.

So there's no doubt that an extractor hood is an essential part of your kitchen. Extractor hoods are often not the most beautiful part of the kitchen, but that's not the case with induction cooking, because you can incorporate the extractor into the kitchen worktop.

How does an extractor hood work in a cooktop?
This cooktop, also known as a ventilated cooktop, is the latest innovation in kitchens and combines two important appliances - the extractor fan and the cooktop.

How the cooker hood works

An extractor hood draws off odours and grease particles directly from your pans, preventing odours from rising and spreading throughout your kitchen. A central extractor fan, which is integrated into the hob, hides the powerful extraction unit. You will need some space under the hob to store the motor of the appliance. This is often half of a drawer cabinet.

Special pans

For induction hobs, you already need induction pans. For hobs with built-in extractor hoods, you also need special pans. Where normal pans push the steam upwards, these pans push it downwards, so that the steam goes directly to the extractor. These pans are available on the downdraft pans web shop. These pans are also called Bora pans, because Bora is the market player for cooker hoods.

Why would you buy it?

They are efficient because all odours are immediately sucked up as they leave the pan. The extractor is located in the centre of the hob and draws the steam and cooking odours directly from your pan by pulling the air downwards. 

What are the options?

As with the overhead hoods, these combined appliances are available as models with an exhaust duct. These hoods have a false line to the outside. In this case, the extractor should be installed close to the outer wall. There are also extractor hoods as recirculation hoods. These are installed in the kitchen cabinet under the extractor hood and you need to replace a carbon filter once in a while.

Ventilation hoods should always be installed by a kitchen installer and wired by a qualified electrician to ensure the best performance. Depending on the size of the appliance, it may also be necessary to adjust the units.

The advantages and disadvantages of an extractor hob

The biggest advantage is that the extractor is out of sight. As a result, you will never have unsightly large cooker hoods or extractor hoods again. This also makes them ideal for on a kitchen island or in small spaces where every cupboard counts.

A disadvantage is that you lose part of your kitchen cabinet to the motor of the extractor and it is also a more expensive solution than a regular extractor.