What Are Chimney Hoods?

Within our extraction section, we have a bunch of different types of cooker hood for you to shop. Cooker hood design is a very broad church and you’ll hear terms like chimney hood, island hood, ceiling hood, canopy hood and much more. With all these different terms of reference, it’s easy to get confused and you don’t want to make any mistakes when buying a cooker hood for your home. 

So, in this article we’re going to discuss one of the most popular types of cooker hood that we sell and that is the chimney hood.  

About Chimney Cooker Hoods

The purpose of cooker hoods is to ventilate your kitchen and extract the odours, smells and debris that is put out when you cook. A chimney cooker hood is in reference to its design. 

A chimney cooker hood is arguably the standard design of cooker hoods. They have a canopy, which then ducts through a chimney. They can be wall-mounted or freestanding and they can be installed without ducting or can be ducted outside. 

Types of Chimney Cooker Hood

Chimney Hoods typically come in a few different styles. We have categorised some of the chimney hoods we sell by design and they are:

  • Pyramid – Very traditional look, these are characterised by their triangular canopy, the type of cooker hood you expect to see over a more classic farmhouse range cooker for example.
  • Flat – A more modern and common appeal to this one as it lends itself to the design of most contemporary kitchens. Instead of a pyramid shaped canopy, this will have a flat canopy. This gives the appliance a more rigid geometry and feels a bit more modern as a result. 
  • Angled – The design of angled chimney hoods departs quite far from what we’ve discussed so far. This will have a canopy that rather than sitting on top of the cooker will look more like someone’s taken it and propped it up on its side. 
  • Curved – These offer a more contemporary feel to the chimney hood, with the curved design often employing a sheet of curved glass to give it a really stripped back, modern look.

What to Look For in a Chimney Cooker Hood

When shopping for a chimney hood, there’s a few things that you want to look out for, but these don’t differ from what you need to look for when buying a cooker hood in general, no matter what type. These are:

  • Controls
  • Extraction Rate
  • Design
  • Energy Rating

Controls on a cooker hood are pretty simple, and they will all generally be absolutely fine to use. Having said that, you might find having controls on the front of the hood easier to use. 

The extraction rate is important as this is how quickly it’s going to deal with those odours and smells. It’s measured in m3/hour and the higher the rate, the better. The design is self-explanatory, do you want a chimney hood that’s traditional in appearance, or would a modern, glass design be more suited to your kitchen.

Energy rating is another really important one. Impact on the environment aside, think of your energy bills! We should all be doing what we can to pitch in with the efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, but a really efficient cooker hood will let itself be known in your bills.

For fantastic deals on cooker hoods, head to our Extraction section. Filled with the latest models from top, market-leading brands, we’ve been supplying our customers with high-quality cooker hoods for years.

If you have any questions about our chimney hoods or more that haven’t been answered above or elsewhere on the site, then please get in touch. We’d be more than happy to impart some of our expert knowledge onto you.