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Choose the best Downdraft Extractor for your needs

Downdraft extractors are located on the back or side of the cooker. When you are not cooking, the appliance is not visible. Only when you are going to cook, you can press a button and the downdraft cooker hood will come out of the countertop and be ready for use. Once activated, the downdraft extractor removes moisture, steams and grease from the kitchen.

A downdraft extractor sucks the cooking smoke into a pipe with the help of a powerful fan. How well an induction hob with downdraft extractor works also depends on the type of hob you are using. Modern downdraft extractors are usually smaller than conventional hobs and have four zones in a row to remove cooking steams.

Things to consider when installing a Downdraft Extractor

When installing a downdraft extractor the best way would be to mount it against the wall, as the pipe can be routed underneath the kitchen unit and directed to the outside. On the other hand, if you are going to install a downdraft extractor on a kitchen island, the installation would be a bit more complicated as it would have to be integrated into the kitchen island when it is built, being able to vent the downdraft cooker hood underneath the floor.

The motor of the extractor fan can be located within the downdraft extractor remotely or even outside your home. When the motor is situated outside your home, the noise in the kitchen can be significantly reduced when in use. If the downdraft cooker hood is located indoors, the motor would take up most of the space in the kitchen cupboard under the hob, so you would not be able to fit an oven underneath. Recirculating downdraft extractors don't need a duct and therefore would be easier to install. They are cleaning the air by pushing it through filters to remove cooking fumes and grease.

Benefits when buying a Downdraft Extractor on Klarstein

When buying a downdraft extractor choose one that fits the width of your hob. Standard sizes come in, e.g. downdraft extractor 90cm and downdraft extractor 60cm.

As a downdraft cooker hood is fitted within the hob, you need to ensure that there is enough space next to the cooker for the downdraft extractor to fit in comfortably. It is recommended to use an under-counter height of at least 70cm. Furthermore, there should be at least 75cm of space above the hob, in the ‘hot zone’, as well as 10cm to the left and the right of the hob to guarantee that there is enough space left for the downdraft extractor.

On Klarstein you can choose downdraft extractors from different designs and features that suit you best, including a two-year warranty and free return of orders within the first 60 days. The following details make your cooking experience more convenient:

  • Flexible cooking zones & pot detection
  • Touch controls & LED lightning
  • Efficient extraction power levels
  • Saturation indicators for filters
  • Stainless steel and glass materials

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