Best Range Hoods

A rangehood removes fumes, smells, and heat from your kitchen and keeps the air in it clean and fresh. With lots of different rangehoods on offer, it’s important to know which types and features are suited to your cooking needs. Continue reading...

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Price
$139 to $6,990
$139
$6,990
Air Extraction
Air Flow Rate
180m³/hr
3,200m³/hr
Features
Depth
97 mm
Width
135 mm
Height
35 mm
Control Type

Based on 488 reviews
Whispair Monte Carlo

Whispair Monte Carlo

5.0  (20)
 Summary
  • TypeUndermount
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Mark
MarkNSWMid North Coast, NSW
  Monte Carlo 90 X3M09S
Sirius SLEM 2 900 (90 cm)

Sirius SLEM 2 900 (90 cm) 🏆 2024

4.4  (30)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
PJHM
PJHM8 posts
 
Sirius SLTCEM 92 G 900 (90 cm)

Sirius SLTCEM 92 G 900 (90 cm) 🏆 2024

4.2  (22)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Michael Duggan
Michael DugganVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC70 posts
 
UnhelpfulCalled to ask a question about spares, called the wrong department and a fairly bored and dry salesperson have the "correct number". Would never go to buy again with that attitude. called the correct number which I had been told would be answered despite locked. No answer after n options.... Show details
Schweigen Silent UM1170 Series

Schweigen Silent UM1170 Series

3.9  (24)
 Summary
  • TypeUndermount
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Michelle
MichelleNSWIllawarra, NSW2 posts
  UM1170-9S
Buttons don't work and switch on and off on their own. The switch has been touchy from day oneThe lights keep flashing, buttons keep switching on and off or don't work. Have tried turning the power off and then restarting, works for a bit and then problem starts again Show details
DeLonghi DEBETA Series

DeLonghi DEBETA Series

3.5  (11)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
$579Bing Lee
thislo
thisloWAPerth, WA23 posts
  Verified 60 cm
Schweigen Silent GG-915S (90 cm)

Schweigen Silent GG-915S (90 cm)

2.3  (41)
 Summary
  • TypeUndermount
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Mark
Mark
 
Qasair Heritage Range Wall Mounted Series

Qasair Heritage Range Wall Mounted Series

4.7  (6)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Stephen Farrell
Stephen FarrellVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC17 posts
  Heritage Range Wall Mounted Series
They listened and turned up to do a measure and quoteDidn't purchase the product as too much trouble to retrofit
Euromaid Glass Canopy CG Series

Euromaid Glass Canopy CG Series

2.7  (16)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Oli
OliVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  60 cm
Euromaid
Euromaid   DM   
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Hi Oli, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and I'm sorry to hear of your experience. I will reach out to you directly to get some additional information. Thanks

Sirius SL80 FRESCO Series

Sirius SL80 FRESCO Series

4.2  (6)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Daniel
DanielVictoria
  Fair Incentive Verified 90 cm
Fantastic productPurchased this stainless steel unit for our alfresco area excellent extraction using on a typinakki plate and keeps the area smoke free .
Not noisy and complements the rest of my appliances , definitely recommend Show details
DeLonghi TA Series

DeLonghi TA Series

3.7  (7)
 Summary
  • TypeRetractable / Slide-out
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
$219Bing Lee
Steward
StewardQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
  60 cm
Omega ORT-WXA Series

Omega ORT-WXA Series

2.5  (13)
 Summary
  • TypeRetractable / Slide-out
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
Nadia
NadiaQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD19 posts
  Verified ORT6WXA
Schweigen Silent Wallmount DS3170 Series

Schweigen Silent Wallmount DS3170 Series

4.8  (4)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Berocca
BeroccaBunbury72 posts
  90 cm
Robinhood Slideout Rangehood

Robinhood Slideout Rangehood

2.0  (24)
 Summary
  • TypeRetractable / Slide-out
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
Fred Nerk
Fred Nerk9 posts
  Slideout Rangehood RLES91SS/WH
Fisher & Paykel Box Wall Series

Fisher & Paykel Box Wall Series

2.1  (18)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
Kate
KateTASSouth-East, TAS16 posts
  HC60DCXB3
Hood filter spring not satisfactoryi purchsed and paid for this range hood Febuary 2018 and had to wait for several months for it to arrive and onky installed it May 2018 after two weeks I removed the flters to wash by hand only to have the spring fastening clip break the appliance works ok other than the clips on the filters not being strong enough

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Robinhood Wall Canopy

Robinhood Wall Canopy

2.3  (12)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
Roger L.
Roger L.3 posts
  Wall Canopy RWE3CL6SS
Fisher & Paykel Slide-out Series

Fisher & Paykel Slide-out Series

2.6  (9)
 Summary
  • TypeRetractable / Slide-out
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
Ian
IanKings Park10 posts
  Slide-out Series
Functions OK to remove steam etc but reservations re qualityRight side slide out mechanism = telescopic guide - broke when just out of warranty. An expensive repair needed
Fan loud particularly on higher speed. Vibration/rattle on higher speed Show details
Schweigen Silent Wallmount WM2190 Series

Schweigen Silent Wallmount WM2190 Series

2.9  (7)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Lawrie
LawrieVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC37 posts
  90 cm
Haven't moved into newly renovated house - paid more for the "silent" aspect of this and am disappointedAs above - haven't moved into the house yet but have turned the unit on from settings 1 to 5 - there is no way that the noise could be considered "silent".
Did buy the 1600 motor, mounted it on/above a steel decking roof, ducting kept taught and no severe bends in ducting. Show details
Euromaid Slide-Out RS Series

Euromaid Slide-Out RS Series

5.0  (3)
 Summary
  • TypeRetractable / Slide-out
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Graeme
GraemeNSWSydney Surrounds, NSW21 posts
  60 cm
Great looking clean line RangehoodThis rangehood was installed during a kitchen upgrade.

It has proven to be upstanding with it's clean looking lines. the halogen lights make cooking on the stove easy.

The three speed fans provides all the settings you might need .

In all it is hard to fault this rangehood

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Sirius SL926 DLTM Series

Sirius SL926 DLTM Series

5.0  (3)
 Summary
  • TypeUndermount
  • Air ExtractionDucted
$2,290Bing Lee
Daytona
DaytonaVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  85 cm
Can’t do withoutBest Ranghood Money can Buy, We love it we cook a lot and this was advise to Us, and it was within our Budget.
Looking at others this Had all the features we wanted In a Under mount Hood..
Sirius SDD2 L EMTC Series

Sirius SDD2 L EMTC Series

5.0  (3)
 Summary
  • TypeDowndraft Ventilation
  • Air Extraction
    • Ducted
    • Ducted and Recirculating
Mark
MarkBateau Bay
  Verified 88 cm
Smeg SA940CXA (90 cm)

Smeg SA940CXA (90 cm)

3.4  (5)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
Maria Kripa D.
Maria Kripa D.
  Verified
Two Faulty appliances of Three purchasedRenovated our kitchen with New SMEG Oven, Cook top and Range hood. Range hood and Oven both are faulty. Unable to use cook top as unserviceable range hood. Kids enjoying eating fast food. How long can we go on? Show details
Smeg
Smeg   DM   
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Glem Quiet Air GQA90SC (90cm)

Glem Quiet Air GQA90SC (90cm)

4.7  (3)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
T Dog
T Dog3 posts
 
Sirius SL22 900

Sirius SL22 900

4.7  (3)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
$1,150Bing Lee
Peter Tp
Peter TpVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  Fair Incentive 900
Bosch Silent Integrated Canopy DHL895DAU (86 cm)

Bosch Silent Integrated Canopy DHL895DAU (86 cm)

3.0  (5)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
RogetDodger
RogetDodgerVICCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC17 posts
 
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch Home Appliances   DM   
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Euromaid Canopy CP Series

Euromaid Canopy CP Series

2.0  (9)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted
Brad
BradQLDCentral Queensland, QLD3 posts
  90 cm
Robinhood Curved Glass Canopy

Robinhood Curved Glass Canopy

1.6  (15)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
John
John2 posts
  RWV3CL9G
Robinhood
Robinhood   DM   
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Hi There, its very unfortunate that you are not using your rangehood at this time , if you would like us to direct you to your nearest repair agent to have your installation inspected please give us a call on 1300 739 033. The team at Robinhood.

Devanti Fixed Range Hood

Devanti Fixed Range Hood

2.6  (5)
 Summary
  • TypeFixed
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
dianne
dianneMelbourne29 posts
  RH-D-F49-60-SR
Devanti
Devanti   DM   
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Robinhood Powerpack Rangehood

Robinhood Powerpack Rangehood

2.6  (5)
 Summary
  • TypeUndermount
  • Air Extraction
    • Recirculating
    • Ducted
Caz101
Caz101VICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  Powerpack Rangehood RPD3CL9BK
Looks great but didn't last longPrice reasonable. Looked great but lasted only 4 years. Not happy as need to buy new one now. Show details
Chef CS602S / CS902S

Chef CS602S / CS902S

3.0  (4)
 Summary
  • TypeCanopy
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
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Ebelio José E.
Ebelio José E.WAPerth, WA3 posts
  CS602S
Plastic Switch of poor qualitySimilar to the other review here, I've found the plastic control panel/ slider located of the rangehood of a very poor quality. The plastic became brittle and broke. It seems the heat is too much for it.
I've had to replace it and paid around $100 (spare part plus shipping). Show details
DeLonghi DE60UM / DE90UM

DeLonghi DE60UM / DE90UM

3.0  (4)
 Summary
  • TypeUndermount
  • Air ExtractionDucted and Recirculating
miss chippy
miss chippyNSWSydney, NSW34 posts
  DE60UM

A stainless steel canopy rangehood above a gas cooktop.

What is the purpose of a rangehood?

A rangehood is an important aspect of your kitchen, as it removes smoke, steam, cooking odours, oil, grease, and heat to keep the air clean. Plus, it’ll also help stop smoke alarms from going off unnecessarily.

A rangehood is placed above your cooktop. Not only does a rangehood keep air fresh, but it also protects the cabinetry and appliances close to your cooktop from discolouration, degradation, and odour.

Types of rangehoods

There are 4 main types of rangehoods. The type you go with will largely depend on the layout of your kitchen, its size, your existing cabinetry, and your cooking needs.

Canopy rangehoods

Typically found in commercial kitchens, canopy rangehoods are the most common type of rangehood. They’re set either against a wall or above a kitchen island, and are usually made of stainless steel. Because they’re usually large, they’re usually quite eyecatching in the kitchen, and are very effective at sucking up steam, smoke, and smells due to their large collection area.

Pros
Usually perform the best as they usually cover the whole range area.
Ideal for those who entertain often.
Cons
Often more costly compared to other rangehoods.

Slideout rangehoods

Slideout rangehoods are installed into your kitchen cabinetry and slide out manually. They have a fan that turns on as you slide the rangehood out, as well as lights that illuminate the cooking area. These are also called retractable rangehoods.

Pros
Can be pushed away and out of sight once you’ve finished cooking, so they suit minimalist kitchens.
Suitable for apartments.
Cons
Often not as effective as canopy or fixed rangehoods (particularly if recirculating air), as they have a smaller air collection area.

Fixed rangehoods

Fixed rangehoods are designed to be mounted onto the wall, and typically cover the whole stovetop area.

Pros
Work better than slideout rangehoods as they cover more cooking area.
Cons
May be obtrusive and get in the way, particularly if it’s located around head height.
Not as sleek and minimal as other types of rangehoods.

Undermount rangehoods

Undermount rangehoods are installed into kitchen cabinetry directly above the cooktop. They’re popular due to how hidden they are. These are sometimes also referred to as concealed or built-in rangehoods.

Pros
Unobtrusive, as they’re quite unnoticeable.
Ideal for small to medium families or those living in an apartment.
Cons
Their limited size also means they are typically less effective, as they have a smaller air collection area.

Ducted vs. recirculating rangehoods

You can either get ducted rangehoods or recirculating rangehoods.

Ducted rangehoods suck in odours and vent them outside

  • They tend to perform better, as they're more powerful and effective at clearing air in the kitchen.
  • However, having one might not always be possible, as you may need a builder to knock a hole in the wall or ceiling to install ducting.

Recirculating rangehoods suck in air and filter them, and then put the air back into the kitchen.

  • They aren't as powerful as ducted rangehoods, but they’re the option for those who cannot send their rangehood fumes outside via ducting.
  • They're a bit more expensive to run because you need to replace the carbon filters every so often.
  • With some models, you can also choose from top or front circulation

What to look for in a rangehood

Size

Size is one of the most important considerations when selecting a rangetop. You should measure the width of your cooktop, as you should buy a rangehood of the same size or slightly larger in order for it to to effectively remove smoke, condensation, smells, and more. Most rangehoods are available in a width of 60cm or 90cm, although you can find larger units.

You should also measure the area above your cooktop to ensure the rangehood you’re considering purchasing will fit in your kitchen.

Airflow rate

The airflow or extraction rate is usually measured in cubic metres per hour (m³/h). The higher the rate, the greater amount of air that can be removed from the kitchen. Your desired airflow rate might also depend on the type of cooking you do. For example, if you have a larger kitchen or cook with a wok often, you might want to consider a higher extraction rate of over 700m³/h.

Features

  • Automatic on/off: A feature that automatically turns the rangehood on when you start cooking, and turns it off when you stop cooking.
  • Lights: Rangehoods will usually either have halogen, incandescent, or LED lights; LED lights use less power than incandescent lights. Look for a rangehood with two lights for better visibility.
  • Wi-Fi: Some rangehoods can connect to induction cooktops and will turn on once you’ve started cooking.
  • One-way flap: Some ducted rangehoods have a one-way flap (either built-in or as an add-on) that can keep hot air inside during colder weather and cold air inside during hotter months.
  • Countdown timer: This turns off the rangehood once the countdown is up, letting you set a time so that it can keep extracting residual heat, fumes, and odours even after you've finished cooking.

Exterior design

You might want to choose a finish that suits the aesthetic of your kitchen. While stainless steel rangehoods are common, you can sometimes also find white or black rangehoods.

A rangehood with a sleek exterior and no nooks and crannies can also make cleaning a whole lot easier.

Controls

Ensure that the controls on a rangehood are easy to reach and use. They’re generally easier to operate if they’re located on the front panel.

Usually rangehoods will have either control knobs, touch control, or buttons. Some higher end models also have soft-touch buttons that are easier to push.

Filters

All rangehoods will have a filter; some are dishwasher-safe and easy to clean, while others can’t be washed and need to be replaced, which means ongoing costs. Most ducted models will have aluminium filters which can usually be handwashed or popped into the dishwasher. If you get a recirculating model, it’ll use a carbon filter which needs periodic replacement.

Noise level

The noise level of your rangehood may be a deciding factor for you, particularly if you have an open plan kitchen where the noise might affect those wanting to watch TV in the next room.

Noise level is measured in decibels. It’s not uncommon for louder rangehoods to be more powerful, and vice versa. However, there are still plenty of models on the market that offer great suction power and are still relatively quiet.

We recommend testing out a rangehood in store at all its different fan speeds so that you can see whether it’s quiet enough for your needs.

Installation

Rangehoods need to be installed by a licensed electrician, while plumbers can install your ducting. Consider the cost of installation when you’re shopping around to ensure you stay within budget.

Cost

Rangehoods can cost as little as $100 for entry-level models and can go well above $5000 for premium models. However, you’ll find many decent models for under $1000.

You should also consider the running and maintenance costs of your rangehood, as well as the warranty for its different components, including labour.

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