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Why have a recirculating cooker hood fitted in my kitchen?

Recirculating cooker hoods pass air through filters to remove grease, moisture and odours from the air, before circulating it back into your kitchen. This process is repeated constantly whenever the recirculating cooker hood is switched on.

Most recirculating cooker hoods will use a grease filter together with a charcoal filter to remove grease and neutralise smells and smoke in the air.

The alternative option is a vented extraction cooker hood, which tends to be the more popular option for homeowners. An extractor cooker hood removes the air from the kitchen and expels it outdoors via a vent.

Pros and cons of a recirculating cooker hood

If you’re thinking about fitting a recirculating cooker hood in your kitchen, here are some of the pros and cons to consider…


  • Recirculating cooker hoods are usually cheaper than the extraction hoods
  • Installing a recirculating cooker hood is quicker and easier than a vented extractor hood
  • Ideal for a cooker that isn’t positioned close to an outside wall


  • Filters need to be replaced regularly to keep the cooker hood functioning effectively
  • A recirculating cooker hood is typically a little louder and less efficient than an extractor hood
  • They usually require more maintenance than an extractor fan

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