Kitchen hoods come in a variety of different designs, materials and types. Depending on the layout and style of your kitchen, cabinets above your countertops, type of cooking hob and your personal taste, you can choose between several models.
Wall-mounted hoods (1) are simply attached to the wall and come in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes to suit almost every kitchen. The vertical models are practical for taller people and offer many design options. T-shape hoods or chimney hoods give your kitchen a more traditional look.
Island hoods (2) hang from the ceiling directly over a kitchen island and are the best way to ventilate when you have a cooktop on an island. Because of their central position they represent an important design feature in your kitchen.
Ceiling-mounted hoods (3) are the most elegant solutions for modern kitchens without wall cabinets. They deliver maximum effect and also allow installation of various motors. For best results and almost completely silent operation, these hoods should have the motor installed outside the kitchen (the attic or outdoors). Although ceiling mounted hoods are installed farthest from the cooking hob surface, the perimeter suction provides extra power and airflow speed and thus ultimate performance.
Telescopic hoods (4) take up the least space as they retract into or under the kitchen cabinet. This simple form of kitchen hood is installed directly over the cooking area and usually leaves some space for a smaller cabinet. Before activation the hood is pulled out; after use, it is simply closed, or retracted back to the starting position. Some models of Gorenje telescopic hoods offer the comfortable GentleClose feature – an elegant and smooth retraction mechanism usually used for drawers and cabinets of modern kitchens.
Built-in hoods (5) come in different varieties. You can actually “hide” them in your kitchen, and in that way stream line your kitchen. This could be either in your kitchen element (for example in the cabinet), in the ceiling or in the tabletop, which gives you the possibility to place the hob in front of the kitchen window.