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The built-in hood, like oth­er house­hold appli­ances of this plan, attracts con­sumers not only with a fash­ion­able design, but also with ease of use. The device is designed to pre­vent the appear­ance of smoke and unpleas­ant odors in the kitchen.

The hood pre­vents traces of soot from appear­ing on the walls, ceil­ing, head­set. There are sev­er­al mod­els of embed­ded devices. They may dif­fer in instal­la­tion method, pow­er and type of con­struc­tion.Built-in hood

Advantages of built-in hoods

The hood designed for embed­ding is mount­ed in a cab­i­net in the kitchen above the stove. The device looks styl­ish and neat, because only its work­ing sur­face is vis­i­ble. Some mod­els are equipped with retractable pan­els that increase the func­tion­al area. What you need to know about built-in clean­ers:

  1. Equipped with more than one engine. Most of the device is hid­den from pry­ing eyes, so sev­er­al elec­tric motors are mount­ed in it. The capac­i­ty of each of them is 400–500 m³/h.
  2. Space sav­ing. The space in the cab­i­net above the appli­ance can be used to store kitchen uten­sils or gro­ceries. This solu­tion is per­fect for kitchens with a small area.
  3. Fits into any inte­ri­or style. The device is ful­ly built into a cab­i­net that match­es the over­all design of the room.
  4. The pres­ence of a retractable pan­el helps to increase effi­cien­cy and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty.
  5. The tech­nique is equipped with alu­minum fil­ters that retain fat.

The built-in hood also has some dis­ad­van­tages. In large kitchens, the pow­er of such mod­els may not be enough. It is nec­es­sary to wash the fil­ters from time to time, oth­er­wise the device will sim­ply cease to func­tion.

Dimensions of kitchen hoods

The dimen­sions of the ven­ti­la­tion mech­a­nism direct­ly affect the area of ​​the exhaust area. There­fore, when choos­ing a tech­nique, you need to remem­ber that the built-in hood must have a width equal to the para­me­ters of the plate. If it is small­er than the dimen­sions of the hob, then the qual­i­ty of air purifi­ca­tion will decrease.

If the stove has not yet been pur­chased, then when choos­ing the size of the hood, you need to focus on the space between the hinged mod­ules of the kitchen set in which it will be built.

Impor­tant to know: the depth of the extrac­tor work­top must be equal to the depth of the stove or built-in hob.

50 centimeters

The width of the built-in hood is 50 cm — the stan­dard, so this clean­ing tech­nique is the most on the mar­ket. These dimen­sions allow you to almost com­plete­ly hide the device in a wall cab­i­net. Some mod­els can change the vol­ume of the ven­ti­lat­ed area.

The device of stan­dard sizes can be opti­mal­ly fit into any kitchen set. Almost all man­u­fac­tur­ers of house­hold appli­ances make hoods of this size. There­fore, you can eas­i­ly choose the mod­el of the desired brand, pow­er and price.

90 centimeters

Built-in hood 90 cm has much more per­for­mance and pow­er. Such a device is suit­able for a spa­cious kitchen with a wide stove. In this case, you will have to select kitchen fur­ni­ture specif­i­cal­ly for the hood, and not vice ver­sa.

In small kitchens, it is imprac­ti­cal to install over­all equip­ment.

60 centimeters

The built-in hood 60 cm also belongs to devices of stan­dard sizes. The home appli­ance mar­ket is replete with a vari­ety of appli­ances of this width.

A def­i­nite plus — the device is eas­i­ly mount­ed in any kitchen set.

Which hood to choose for the kitchen?

You can choose the right built-in hood by pay­ing atten­tion to its type, size, per­for­mance and the pres­ence of fil­ters. Sales con­sul­tants should be asked in what modes the device for ven­ti­la­tion can oper­ate.

There are 2 modes: exhaust and fil­tra­tion. In the first case, the mech­a­nism sucks in air mass­es above the stove and takes them out of the apart­ment. Fil­tra­tion mode involves clean­ing the air with sev­er­al fil­ters and return­ing it back to the room.

It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that the most effec­tive is the exhaust mode. For devices oper­at­ing in the fil­tra­tion mode, it is nec­es­sary to addi­tion­al­ly pur­chase car­tridges (fil­ters), which are peri­od­i­cal­ly changed.

Fil­ters are coarse or fine. The first option is designed to delay par­ti­cles of fat. It is made in the form of a met­al mesh, which is cleaned or changed as it gets dirty. Fine fil­ters are car­bon plates. They should be replaced depend­ing on the fre­quen­cy of oper­a­tion of the hood.

When choos­ing an air fil­tra­tion device, it is rec­om­mend­ed to pay atten­tion to the way it is con­trolled. Devices with a touch pan­el are acti­vat­ed by press­ing a non-con­vex but­ton with a fin­ger.

Hoods are equipped with clas­sic push-but­ton con­trol or switch­ing on using slid­ers. Here you should choose based on the indi­vid­ual pref­er­ences of the own­ers.

How to install a built-in hood?

Installing a built-in hood involves a whole range of work. In addi­tion to fix­ing on the wall, the unit must be prop­er­ly con­nect­ed to the mains. It is nec­es­sary to cor­rect­ly mount the pipe that removes air. The air duct is con­nect­ed to the ven­ti­la­tion duct so that nat­ur­al ven­ti­la­tion in the room is pre­served. Then you should install the built-in hood in the cab­i­net.

Required Tools

For instal­la­tion you will need:

  • screw­driv­er;
  • per­fo­ra­tor;
  • screw­driv­er;
  • con­struc­tion knife;
  • tape mea­sure and pen­cil;
  • build­ing lev­el;
  • hack­saw for met­al.

Installing a built-in hood involves the pur­chase of a cor­ru­ga­tion that will vent air into the ven­ti­la­tion duct. In addi­tion, you will need a grill for the ven­ti­la­tion shaft and a pair of clamps to fix the cor­ru­ga­tions.


To con­nect the cor­ru­ga­tion to the ven­ti­la­tion, it is nec­es­sary to make holes in the top wall of the cab­i­net. Depend­ing on the shape of the duct, the holes are made round or rec­tan­gu­lar. After that, the cor­ru­ga­tion is cut off with a small mar­gin. Then hang the cab­i­net itself with the hood. It is impor­tant not to for­get to treat the duct joints with sil­i­cone sealant.

The hood in the cab­i­net is fixed with self-tap­ping screws, and the cor­ru­ga­tion is fixed with a clamp. When installing ven­ti­la­tion, the num­ber of pipe bends should be min­i­mized in order to main­tain high air draft. With each kink, the pow­er of the air flow is lost by about 10%.

How to connect to electricity?

Pow­er cords are not always equipped with a plug. In some mod­els, they sim­ply end with bare ends designed to be con­nect­ed through a ter­mi­nal block. To keep the wires from hang­ing out in plain sight, you should place them hid­den.

Inside the body of the device, 10–15 cm above the work­ing area, there is free space that can be used for these pur­pos­es. For ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems, the wires built into the hous­ing should be hid­den behind the cab­i­net wall.

The hoods use low-pow­er elec­tric motors, so a stan­dard cop­per con­duc­tive wire with a cross sec­tion of 1.5 mm is suf­fi­cient for a safe con­nec­tion to the net­work. The wiring for sock­ets should be made with a sec­tion of 3x2.5 mm. In addi­tion, the equip­ment requires ground­ing.

Installation of a built-in hood in a cabinet

How to install a built-in hood in a cab­i­net in stages:

  1. Under the device in the cab­i­net, make the nec­es­sary mark­ings, mark­ing the places for the holes for the cor­ru­ga­tion, the frame and the con­trol pan­el.
  2. Using a jig­saw or hack­saw, make the nec­es­sary holes. To make the cor­rect cuts, you need to drill holes inside the mark­ing area, and then insert a jig­saw file into them. In the same way, make holes in the inner shelves.
  3. Fix the hood in the cab­i­net with glue and self-tap­ping screws.
  4. Seal gaps with mount­ing foam.


The best built-in hoods are man­u­fac­tured by CATA, Kro­nas­teel Kamil­la, ELIKOR, MAUNFELD, FALMEC and Kort­ing. The prod­ucts of these brands have a high qual­i­ty and an opti­mal ratio of price and func­tion­al­i­ty.