Have you ever wondered if your kitchen has the extractor it should? Are you planning to buy a new one? You are in the right place then!

There are some key aspects you should think about before buying a new extractor. Where is it going to be placed? What noise levels will it throw out? What size? How powerful? What should it be made of?

Let’s start with the technical issues and end on the design and materials, which is more aesthetical.

The size of the extractor

Extractor size, the stovetopneeds to be equal to or higher than your stovetop. If your stovetop is 60cm width, you will have no problems at all, since it is the smallest one you can have, and the most popular too.

The position of the extractor

is different for the recommendations of each manufacturer, but there are similarities between them too. In general, most of them recommend to place it at around 70cm above the stovetop when electrical, and 5cm more if it uses gas

The power of the extractor

Power of the extractoryou will need is related to the size of your kitchen. You just need to multiply the area of your kitchen (you can use our flooring calculator for this) by the height (so you calculate the cubic measure), and the result of it, multiply again by 12.

For example:

Square kitchen
3.5m x 3.5m = 12.25m2
12.25m2 x 2.5m (height) = 30.6m3
30.6m3 x 12 = 367.5 m3/h

The noise levels

on these electrical devices are high, at around 52dB. So, to avoid that noise level, you should use a plain tube to connect to the extractor, and place it as near to the gas collector tube that you can.

The design and materials

Design and materials of extractorsyou use is a huge world to explore. If you have an island in your kitchen, with the stovetop on top of it, you already know what kind of extractor you need. It is different when the extractor needs to be placed near a wall. Apart from these 2 things, there is so much range in colours and designs. The choice is yours!