Choosing the right kitchen hood

We all need new air: a guide to choosing your next hood

Hood
Hood

Choosing a new hood is an important decision, since your new hood determines the air quality, brightness and background noise in your kitchen.

If you are in the process of choosing or have already chosen a new kitchen, and are in the market for the perfect extractor hood, Elica is here to help: we have solutions and models for any home with user-friendly, smart technologies. Our team of designers are well versed in interpreting the décor of very different living spaces. Whichever hood you select will protect people, furniture and walls from cooking odours and fumes, while still blending perfectly with your space and style.
We offer an ample range of products to choose from, varying in lines, features, and materials. One of our extractor hoods is already waiting for your kitchen. Together we will find out which one is right for you. In any case, one thing is certain: we will breathe new air. Good air.

Choosing the right model

Your space, your style, your hood: find your perfect model

Wall-mounted
Island
Corner hood
Ceiling
Downdraft
Suspended
Extractor hob
Wall-mounted
Island
Corner hood
Ceiling
Downdraft
Suspended
Extractor hob
Wall-mounted

Wall-mounted

This hood is installed against the wall, depending on the hob model and positioned over the burners, in order to cover the cooking area.

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Island

Island

This hood has been thought up to adapt to island kitchen countertops: if the hob is positioned in the centre of the room, the hood will be installed on the ceiling above it, directly over the burners.

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Corner hood

Corner hood

This hood is intended for corner installation, thus taking up a corner of a room and covering a corner hob, such as in in kitchens which have a two-sided layout.

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Ceiling

Ceiling

The ceiling hood is also an important lighting point for the kitchen: it is positioned in the centre of the room or against the wall, naturally over the hob, and is installed in the false ceiling.

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Downdraft

Downdraft

Especially created for kitchens that are away from the wall, both peninsulas or central islands. The hood is installed directly on the hob countertop, becoming part of the kitchen itself.

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Suspended

Suspended

This hood is of strong aesthetic impact, which stands out in any space, not only for its extraction, but also as an eclectic element of design: installed on the ceiling above the hob and suspended just like a chandelier.

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Extractor hob

Extractor hob

The hood is perfectly integrated into the hob. Extraction is carried out from below through extractor vents positioned near the burners, which convey fumes and odours down to be expelled within the kitchen body.

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Available sizes

Available sizes

We have a hood for every space

32 60 90 120 180

What size should the hood be?

Every Elica hood is a great hood. But, what size should the right one for you be? The rules are simple: for the hood to be truly efficient, the model must adapt to the size of the hob.

However, knowing the dimensions isn’t enough: in order for the hood to work its best you must also know at what height it needs to be positioned, and what is the recommended air flow rate for your kitchen space.

How far away should it be installed from the hob?

How far away should it be installed from the hob?

This parameter is regulated by an official directive setting forth standard distances, that all of our models follow.
Every Elica product comes with an installation and instruction manual, which must always be followed to guarantee maximum performance.
As a rule, the minimum distance between the bottom of the pots, positioned on the hob, and the lower surface of the hood, cannot be less than 50 cm for electric hobs and 65 cm for gas ones.

The right power

The right power

How do I choose the air flow rate?

An ideal hood adapts to its environment and to the habits of whoever uses the kitchen. To guarantee maximum performance, it is important to know how to choose the proper air flow rate of your desired model. First of all, the flow rate value must be calculated, which is obtained by multiplying the cubage of your kitchen by ten.

Example: for a kitchen with a volume of (surface x height) of 50m³, you must calculate 50x10 = 500 m³/h.
The value of 500 cubic meters / hour represents the minimum hood air flow rate suitable for your kitchen.

How many people do you usually cook for?

You also need to consider the daily use of the hob: occasional cooking, for one or two people, requires a lower flow rate than when cooking for a larger number of people. Furthermore, for anyone who enjoys cooking more elaborated meals, such as fried foods or stews, we recommend choosing an even higher air flow rate.

How many m² is your kitchen?

Value calculated with a standard height of 2,70 m.

-8 10 12 14 16 18 20+

Air flow rate value:

400400m³/h

Lighting

The importance of lighting

The right lighting for your kitchen

According to our philosophy, the hood plays the starring role in the kitchen space. For this reason, hood lighting should always match the mood of whoever lives in the home and uses the kitchen. Lighting should offer innovative solutions that outline the entire space, in addition to illuminating the hob.

Warm light
Cool light

Lighting has a profound effect on the human body, and not only on sight. With the innovative Tune White system, you can calibrate the LED temperature to warm white (about 2400 k) for more intimate moments and get-togethers with friends.

Adjusting the brightness of the LED to cool white (level 5000 K in the Tune White system), gives you uniform lighting over your entire kitchen worktop: the perfect solution for food preparation.

Select desired brightness by using the dimmer, located on the hood. A solution designed to provide the best visual comfort and create various atmospheres. So, to experience every moment spent in the kitchen in a unique and personal way.

Materials and finishes

Material experts

Elica hoods are born out of careful technical and technological studies, which allow our designers to always create products of great aesthetic impact. We offer a wide selection of finishes and materials: eclectic, versatile, resistant surfaces, designed especially for your next kitchen décor.

Cristalplant®

Cristalplant®

Its soft look is not deceiving: Cristalplant® is extraordinarily resistant and hypoallergenic, because it is made of natural minerals and pure acrylic fillers.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

A timeless solution, which makes the hood both sturdy and durable. Its smooth, shiny steel surfaces are also extremely easy to clean.

Glass

Glass

All of the transparency and lightness of glass: the most elegant material to keep a space clear and brilliant. For this reason, glass is considered the “prince of hoods”.

Denim finish

Denim finish

An unexpected outfit for an extractor hood: the kitchen is transformed into a young and dynamic atelier, the perfect space to foster creativity.

Metal

Metal

Stylish solutions for various tastes: copper reflects light, blending perfectly in both classic and modern spaces; cast iron gives an industrial look; rust and Peltrox give surfaces that look lived-in appearance.

Krion®

Krion®

An innovative material, similar to stone, but warm to the touch. Its original composition gives it exclusive qualities: smooth, non-porous, solid, resistant germ-proof surfaces.

Wood

Wood

A naturally welcoming choice, to always feel at home. Wood stands the test of time, it is resistant and ever -changing, offering customizable solutions in various nuances.

Naked effect

Naked effect

Customization at its most versatile: the hood is nude, coverable with the finish that best adapts to surrounding architecture and décor. An idea that perfectly blends in with your style.

Materials
Features

Features

Not only
clean air

We have topped off our hood settings with innovative ideas and intuitive features, which enhance their look while guaranteeing the highest performance levels. Smart controls, special materials and surfaces, cooking aids, as well as other surprising solutions in terms of noise level and energy savings: making your kitchen experience much more pleasant and satisfying.

Extraction
Comfort Silence

Comfort Silence

The appliance has been designed with a silent, powerful and efficient extraction core, which is capable of reaching high flow rate levels with low energy consumption, thus efficiently and silently capturing cooking fumes. The noise level, at the highest and not- timed speed setting, allows to cook and chat in a silent environment without any noise disturbance.

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Back Aspiration

Back Aspiration

Higher installation flexibility is the key factor of all the products equipped with this extra feature. Operation in duct out mode occurs by connecting the hood directly to the back wall, thanks to an additional air outlet obtained by rotating the air conveyer, or with the use of a specific bent pipe. Therefore, back aspiration discharges cooking fumes without using any chimneys or visible pipes, without altering the original look of the appliance.

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Multi-D Capture

Multi-D Capture

Products equipped with this extra feature allow extraction to be no longer localized in a single zone but distributed on a wider surface, so as to guarantee higher fume capture performance. It is a fluid dynamic system that allows extraction speed to be increased, as a result of an appropriate sizing of air flow surfaces. Therefore, this system ensures high cooking fume capture efficiency levels, by increasing negative pressure along the entire perimeter of the appliance.

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Design
Special Material

Special Material

Products created with special, great looking materials that also have practical and durable properties, perfect for kitchen. Elica has always seen materials as essential elements in any innovation process, allowing for original solutions that are in line with décor trends. The high quality of the raw materials used, takes shape through innovative machining/ production processes and enhances the overall look of products, making them perfect for a variety of design solutions.

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Multi Flexi Space

Multi Flexi Space

More available space in both length and width, allowing to move much more freely even when simultaneously using over-sized cookware. The closed cross-shaped grates guarantee stability with any size cookware, the flat shape of the grates was carefully designed to facilitate any pan movement, avoiding the need to lift it when changing cooking zones. A practical cast-iron space to rest utensils and ingredients, keeps them always handy. The optional Wok support, which helps stabilize rounded bottom pans on gas hobs, guarantees safety while cooking.

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Total Integration

Total Integration

The product has been designed to perfectly blend in wherever it is installed, thus creating continuity, linearity and harmony with the entire kitchen style.

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Dim Light

Dim Light

Adjust light brightness, through the specific hood control, as desired. This type of lighting has been developed to provide perfect visual comfort and different atmospheres. Dimming the lights saves energy while creating cozy and relaxing moments, which can also be brightened to better prepare foods.

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Tune White

Tune White

Lighting has a profound effect on the human body, and not only on how we see, but on how we feel and behave. This extra feature can help enhance the influence that lighting has on our everyday lives. It allows for easy adjustment of the LED colour temperature, from warm white (about 2400 k), for intimate moments with friends and family, to cool white, ideal for food preparation (about 5000 K). Above all, it can create a uniform atmosphere by matching the hood light temperature with the rest of the kitchen lighting accents.

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Use & Maintenance
Connectivity

Connectivity

This feature allows the hob to connect with SNAP, the Elica IOT air purification system. Snap is an elegant solution, which increases the efficiency of the integrated hood, while guaranteeing that fresh air is correctly recycled, even in very difficult situations. (frying, grilling, etc.).
Thanks to Wi-Fi connection to Elica cloud, the user has a new universe of scenarios at their fingertips. Product status monitoring, remote control of extraction and lighting, odour and grease filter maintenance tools are easily available, through natural voice assistance language, or intuitive navigation of the Elica APP for Smartphone and Tablet. This connection channel also allows to upgrade product software with all of the latest features developed by Elica.

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Super Easy Installation

Super Easy Installation

Thanks to the exclusive Elica system, installation is safe and carried out in just a few steps, without compromising the look of the product and its surroundings.
After automatic locking in its cut out, the product fine adjustment on its fixing points allows for perfect alignment without leaving any unpleasant spaces. This fast, sturdy and safe solution enhances its simple and linear look, perfectly fitting in with the kitchen space, without even the slightest gap.

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Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

The product is made of materials, finishes and\or devices which make ordinary maintenance and cleaning operations (grease and odour filter access, general hood cleaning, inside or out) fast and easy to carry out.

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Long Life Filter

Long Life Filter

Odour filter that can be regenerated and lasts up to 3 years, in comparison to standard filters that last an average of 3 to 6 months, thus avoiding useless replacements and waste. In order to maintain such properties, the filter must be washed every 2 or 3 months with warm water and delicate detergent, or in the dishwasher at 65° and dried in the oven for10 minutes at 100°. High efficiency level of about 60%.

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Long Life Filter++

Long Life Filter++

Odour filter that can be regenerated and lasts up to 3 years, in comparison to standard filters that last an average of 3 to 6 months, thus avoiding useless replacements and waste. In order to maintain such properties, the filter must be washed every 2 or 3 months with warm water and delicate detergent, or in the dishwasher at 65° and dried in the oven for10 minutes at 100°. Advanced technologies give this filter excellent filtering efficiency (>80 %).

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Hood installation

Hood installation

Rely on a specialized technician

Hood installation

Let a true expert install your hood: only in this way can we guarantee perfect operation. In any case, make sure that it is installed in proximity of an electrical socket, and that the external connection piping is 120-150mm in diameter, without any bends and not too long. Carefully follow our instruction manual.

Who to contact

Don’t have a trusted licenced technician? The Service Partner section of our website will provide you with one.

Retailers

Where to buy an Elica hood

Elica hoods are easy to find: we have over 600 stores and authorized retailers, who are carefully trained to answer any questions you may have.

Furthermore, you can try out our products first-hand, exclusively at our AIR PARTNERS, and live an experience designed around the subject of household air treatment, in-person: take part in real cooking shows, which demonstrate how an Elica hood takes good care of the air you breathe, before, during and after cooking. Come and get to know us!

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