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Elica: A Hood and Hob in One

Elica NikolaTesla

Learn all about Elica’s NikolaTesla Extractor Hobs – A hood and hob in one.

The stunning NikolaTesla is Elica’s first induction cooktop with a fully integrated air system. Otherwise known as an extraction hob, or air venting induction hob. The central fan (your new cooker hood) is perfectly integrated into the cooktop itself. This integration has many fantastic benefits. The biggest of these is high performance. For instance, great capturing of fumes, lower noise levels, and increased energy efficiency.

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How Does an Extractor Hob Work?

An Elica NikolaTesla extraction hob works by using a powerful, but silent, aspirating system. This system sucks in steam, smoke and odours as they arise. Direct communication with the hob means it receives information from the cooking zones in real time. It then automatically calibrates the ideal aspiration level. So, you don’t have to worry about anything other than what you’re cooking. This also helps to reduce energy consumption!

Slider touch controls also allow you to adjust both the hob and the aspirating zone. This hob really is a work of art!

Available in both aspirating and filtering versions, the hob was thought up for any type of space. And, thanks to a series of accessories, it can meet any installation need.

Why Choose an Elica NikolaTesla Extractor Hob?


The NikolaTesla’s suction speed is the best on the market. Fumes and odours are captured in record time! 

The fume capturing speed is always significantly higher than fume rising speeds. This means outstanding results every time – with very little noise.

Up To
640 m³/h
Aspirating Power

Up To
5.1 m/s
Fume Collection Speed

Easy to Use

All NikolaTesla hobs are intuitive and user friendly.

With a simple touch, you can select the ideal aspiration or cooking level for your meal.

NikolaTesla Sliding Controls


NikolaTesla hobs are able to operate at maximum speeds without unwanted noise.

Your kitchen is often a place of great company. Enjoy your conversations in comfort with an average noise level of 54 db (A).

Automatic Functions

Smart sensors are able to detect and regulate the ideal aspiration power needed.

This means the perfect balance between power, energy efficiency, and silence.

Easy to Clean

Last Lasting Ceramic Filters

Cleaning your extractor hob is easy! The hob surface is nice and flat so cleaning is fast and easy. As for the extraction part, Elica has made this simple too.

The filtering version of the NikalaTesla come with high performance ceramic filters. These filters guarantee up to 80% filtering efficiency, compared to a market average of 60%.

The grease filter can be removed, and washed in the dishwasher! This makes the whole process super easy.

If liquid accidentally spills into the aspiration vent, don’t worry. An internal valve drains it out!

Furthermore, they’re easily removable, and can last for up to 5 years. This means less waste!

To restore your ceramic filter, heat it in the oven at 200°C for 45 minutes, every 2-3 months.

Elica NikolaTesla Models

The NikolaTesla line is full of unique options to choose from. From a highly efficient induction hob, to a traditional gas flame hob, there’s an extraction hob for every style.

These hobs are also available in varying sizes. Because of this you can choose one that will fit perfectly in your kitchen.

All models can be installed as either aspirating or filtering. Elica supplies a series of accessories for this to be possible. The choice is yours!

So, is the NikolaTesla something you could picture in your new kitchen? I certainly could see it in mine! With lots of models to choose from, which one will you go for?

Air Venting Induction Hobs

NikolaTesla Switch

An Elica NikolaTesla Switch in use. A man cooking seafood whilst the cooking steam and aromas are being drawn into the centre of the hob.

This is Elica’s first extraction hob. The extractor is invisible until it’s activated by a switch!

NikolaTesla Fit

A NikolaTesla Fit in a brown and cream kitchen with a boiling pot situated on the hob.

This hob takes up less room than others, making it ideal for compact kitchens.

NikolaTesla Prime

An Elica NikolaTesla Prime air venting induction hob in a dark grey , contemporary style kitchen.

This model comes with a grill that covers the extractor. When not in use, it can be used as a pan support.

NikolaTesla Libra

An Elica NikolaTesla Libra air venting induction hob featuring a pan and pot of food cooking on it.

The Libra is the first aspiration hob that features integrated scales. Cook, eliminate steam and odour, and weigh your ingredients!

NikolaTesla Unplugged

An Elica NikolaTesla Unplugged air venting induction hob featuring two griddle pans cooking vegetables and fish. The steam from both pans is being drawn into the middle of the hob into the extraction unit.

Control the Unplugged hob with fixed click-release knobs. This gives it a professional, robust and high-quality look.

NikolaTesla Alpha

An Elica NikolaTesla Alpha extraction hob featuring a minimalistic design. Steam from an induction hob stove top kettle is being drawn in from the right side.

Finally, the NikolaTesla Alpha has a sleek, minimalistic style. It is also designed with highly flexible installation options.

Air Venting Gas Hobs

NikolaTesla Flame

An Elica NikolaTesla Flame air venting gas hob finished in grey featuring a boiling pot of water. The steam from the pot is being drawn to the middle of the hob. Situated in a modern, light grey kitchen.

The NikolaTesla Flame is the first gas hob with an integrated extractor. Combine the benefits of cooking with flame and a surface level extractor.

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