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Range hood buying guide

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When it comes to cooking, we can produce a lot of different smells or smoke and fumes depending on the dish. These may linger in the air or discolour your cabinetry, as well as have negative effects on your health. This is when the range hood comes in handy.

In addition to removing unpleasant odours while cooking, other functions of a range hood include protecting your kitchen wall from grease and even adding a touch of luxury to your kitchen design.

There are several different styles of range hood and ultimately it comes down to the layout of your kitchen and venting options. Read about types, capacity, and other must-know tips from our complete buying guide to know how to choose a good range hood.

1. Range hood size: Things to consider


When it comes to selecting your range hood, you may be limited to what area you have above your stove to use. Before you start looking at models, measure the space so you can narrow down your selection criteria.

One that suits your stove

You ideally want a range hood that is exactly the same width as your stove or slightly larger. As it will need to be able to easily extract smoke and fumes whilst you are cooking. If you buy too small, you will find it will struggle to keep up and this may cause lingering scents and fumes or for your smoke alarm to go off.

2. Types of range hoods


Wall-mounted hoods

Typically found in commercial kitchens, wall-mounted range hoods are a statement piece in any kitchen. With the unit being completely exposed and not installed into cabinetry, a canopy range hood isn't for a household where you want your appliances to be heard but not seen.

Ideal for:

  • Large kitchen
  • Entertainer


Here are some features that Electrolux wall-mounted hoods offer:

Extraction without distraction

Electrolux range hood is silent when operating, which helps create a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere when cooking and dining.

Efficient air-cleaning

Whether you're frying, searing or steaming, the powerful motor and high extraction speeds clear the air by efficiently removing cooking vapours and unwanted odours from your kitchen in minutes.

Extra extraction

When you cook intensely fragranced foods such as onions and garlic, it's time to use PowerBoost. Simply increase the airflow for a minute to prevent strong odours from lingering.

Sleek design

The baffle filter design is stylish and functional. The durable stainless-steel filter efficiently extracts vapours, and filters grease to prevent build-ups in order to optimize the airflow. It's easy to remove and replace, and is dishwasher safe.

Built-in timer

Once the cooking is done, sit down to enjoy your meal without having to manually turn off the hood. With the built-in timer feature, the hood will continue to remove odours while you eat, and then automatically switch off when the time is up.

Effortless cleaning

SteamClean technology makes light work for your cleaning chores. Simply press one button and the hood injects steam to clean all the hard-to-reach places inside the chimney.

With regular maintenance, the range hood will function effectively to provide you with a more pleasant cooking and dining experience.

Check out Electrolux wall-mounted hoods:

  • Effective fume extraction
  • Stainless surface for easy cleaning
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Integrated range hoods

Popular due to their hidden and seamless nature into any kitchen aesthetic integrated range hoods are the hidden helper when it comes to cooking. They can also be referred to as concealed, built-in, or undermount range hoods.

Ideal for:

  • Small - Medium Family
  • Seamless kitchen design
  • Apartment living


Here are some features that Electrolux integrated hoods offer:

Multi-layer grease filter

Electrolux range hoods effectively removes cooking smoke and greasy hot air to give you a more pleasant cooking and dining experience.

Slim Design

Elegant design for your kitchen and minimizes space consumption

Clear the air quickly

Our integrated range hoods can clear the air at a rate of 340 - 760m3/hr. Ensuring your kitchen is clear of cooking odours, vapours and excess heat in no time at all.

Long-lasting LED lighting

With a low energy output and high illumination, out range hoods give you clear sight on your creations on your stove.

Hands-free convenience

On selected integrated or undermount range hoods, you will be able to enjoy the intuitive Hob2Hood technology. When paired with compatible induction stoves, you are able to clear your kitchen of cooking smells and steam, without lifting a finger.

As you start to operate your stove, your range hood will start to automatically clear the air and adjust the fan speed and airflow as you adjust the temperature of your stove, ensuring you are always on the right fan speed for your style of cooking. 

Keep your range hood performing at its best

Coming with aluminium micro-mesh filters that can be easily removed and cleaned safely in your dishwasher or hand washed with detergent and a cloth. This should be done at minimum every 6 months, with the exception based on how often you cook. Some models have a clean filter indicator, so your range hood will politely remind you it needs to be taken care of.   

3 fan speeds with an added boost

Keeping the air clear with adjustable fan speeds is easy with touch controls when you need a quick increase in fan speed press the boost button.

Choice of ducted or re-circulating

You are able to have your range hood, ducted or re-circulated when it comes to choosing integrated range hood. If you choose to re-circulate range hood, you will need to consider the ongoing purchasing replacement of carbon filters, which clean the air before it, redistributed back into your kitchen. 

Check out some Electrolux integrated hoods:

  • High airflow eliminates strong odours
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  • High airflow eliminates strong odours 
  • Premium look with stainless steel surface
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  • High airflow eliminates strong odours
  • Premium look with stainless steel surface
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  • Effective fume extraction
  • Slim design to fit into your kitchen
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Slide out range hoods

This style of range hoods will switch on and off by sliding it in and out. They are generally not as powerful as a canopy range hood but are more seamless in design because some part of it is installed into kitchen cabinetry. They also can be known as retractable range hoods.

Ideal for:

  • Small - Medium Family
  • Apartment living


Here are some features that Electrolux slide out hoods offer:

Effectively remove cooking smoke

Our integrated range hoods can clear the air at a rate of 340 - 600m3/hr. Ensuring your kitchen is clear of cooking odours, vapours and excess heat in no time at all.

Easy maintenance

Electrolux slide out range hood models come with washable filters which need to be cleaned by hand.

2 - 3 fan speeds

Keeping the air clear is easy with adjustable fan speeds with press button control.

Seamless Integration

Designed to suit any kitchen's aesthetic, the front trim can be installed flush with the cabinetry or removed and replaced with the same material as your cabinetry giving you an integrated look. 

Fixed Range hoods

Designed to be permanent mounted onto the wall, this style of range hood is the most commonly use.

Ideal for:

  • Small - Medium Family
  • Apartment living


Here are some features that Electrolux fixed range hoods offer:

Easy installation

When installing a fixed range hood, you can have it installed partially behind cupboard doors or simply under cabinetry.

Washable filters

When it comes to having your range hood performing at its best, you need to ensure your filters are clean or in the best shape they can be to clear the air you are breathing efficiently and effectively. It is easy to do with washable filters.

Noise control

Our products remove odour effectively and creates a quite cooking environment for your cooking area.

Check out our fixed range hoods:

  • 3-speed fan to adjust to what you're cooking.
  • 3-layer filter efficiently removes grease.
  • Recirculation option for flexible installation.
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  • 3-speed fan to adjust to what you're cooking.
  • 3-layer filter efficiently removes grease.
  • Recirculation option for flexible installation.
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3. Range hood design & other considerations

Ducted or Recirculating

You have two circulation options when choosing a range hood, ducted or recirculating. A ducted range hood means it will remove the air out of your kitchen and send it outside via piping.

If you can't send your range hood fumes outside you will need to look for a recirculating range hood which recirculates the air via a filter and cleans the air before sending it back into the kitchen. However, recirculating is not as powerful as ducted, as you will need to replace filters more regularly

Power or extraction rate

When looking at the power or extraction rate, it is measured in m3/hour. The higher the rate, the greater the amount of air that will be removed from your kitchen. You will need to consider the type of cooking you do; if you do a lot of wok cooking, you should consider a high extraction rate of over 700m3/hour.


Suppose your home has an open plan living design where range hood noise whilst cooking may impact others who are watching TV. In that case, you might want to consider looking at a range hood with the ability for its motor installed in the roof rather than it being with the range hood unit in the house. By choosing a range hood with this design, you will significantly reduce the noise in your kitchen.


Whilst all range hoods come with filters, they are not the same filters across every range hood. Most ducted models will have Aluminium filters. These need to be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher regularly to ensure your range hood is working as hard as it can be.

Carbon filters in recirculating range hoods are used to remove impurities from the air. Once they have reached the end of their lifespan, you will need to replace them with a brand-new carbon filter.

Read more: How to clean and maintain your range hood

4. Warranty & Service   


Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 12 months warranty in Philippines, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions. 

Support & Service 

We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labor costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online. 

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