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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of purchase.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 99 and 2199
Wall canopy (a hood installed against the wall), retractable (has a pull-out element), or undermount (integrated into a kitchen cupboard).
Measured width of the rangehood. A rangehood should be larger than your cooktop area for maximum performance.
enter value/s in increments of i between 50 and 90
Noise is measured at each fan setting using a noise level meter 500mm from the front edge of the hood. If a rangehood's noise score is not up to scratch then it won't be recommended, even if its overall performance is good.
enter value/s in increments of i between 40 and 83
How well the rangehoods extract steam in both low and high fan settings, and how much escapes from the front and sides. Water is boiled using two then four saucepans, and the more steam that escapes, the lower the steam removal score.
enter value/s in increments of i between 35 and 95
Running cost/100 hours - lights on
Based on operating the unit with the lights on for 50 hours on low and 50 hours on high at 30c/kW. Running costs with the lights off are usually very similar – see the full table for all costs.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0.6 and 7.5
One-way exhaust valve supplied
A one-way exhaust valve (or flap) inside a ducted rangehood can help keep hot air inside during winter or cold air inside during summer, instead of escaping through the duct to the outside. Some rangehoods have these built in, and some have them as optional extras.
Grease filter dishwashable
Number of carbon filters needed
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Buy now
- Mode tested
- Running cost for 100 hours - lights on
- Running cost for 100 hrs - recirculating mode
- Running cost difference - lights on vs. no lights
- CHOICE Buy
- Ease of use
- Noise score
- Noise - recirculating mode, low/high (dBA)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Shop ethical rating
- Annual carbon filter price
- One way exhaust valve supplied
- Rangehood type
- Size (cm)
- Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
- Control location
- Type of light
- Number of light globes
- Fan number
- Speed settings
- Filter type
- Filter dishwashable
- Carbon filters to be replaced every
- Number of carbon filters needed
- Model number for carbon filter
- Min mounting height above stove (mm)
- Maximum mounting height (mm)
- Items supplied
- Warranty (years)