The Best Visor Cooker Hoods in 2023
The Best Visor Cooker Hoods based on extraction, features and more.
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Visor cooker hoods are innovative kitchen ventilation systems that combine extractor fans together with lights to keep your kitchen air clean and fresh. They are designed to be installed above a cooker or hob, and their main purpose is to remove smoke, steam and odours from your cooking area.
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Visor cooker hoods are great for smaller kitchens and are typically a lot cheaper than regular cooker hoods, hence why they are so popular. They also come in a variety of different sizes and styles, so it can be difficult to choose one that fits your kitchen perfectly.
That’s where we come in. In this article, we will help you find the best visor cooker hood, detailing all the different features like adjustable speed settings, timer functions, lights and some even have heat settings. Let’s get into it.
Top Three Visor Cooker Hoods
Our Best Visor Cooker Hood Picks
First up, we have the Ciarra CBCS6903. This visor hood easily fits under kitchen cabinets and suits small kitchen layouts. One great feature of the CBCS6903 is that it works fairly quietly, producing just 55dB(A). There are three variable fan speed settings allowing you different options depending on what you need when cooking, and packs a punch with a suction power of 220 cubic metres per hour.
In addition, this model allows for a ducted or ductless installation, and therefore can work as a vented or recirculating hood. The metal grease filters are easy to disassemble, clean, and re-fit. In order to see your cooking area much better, there is a built-in 2W LED light that illuminates your hob, all while using less energy and has a service time of up to 10,000 hours.
- Measures 59.6 x 50 x 8cm( L x D x H)
- Runs quietly with a noise level of 55dB(A)
- The suction power is 220 m³/h
- Works as a ducted or ductless hood
- Removable metal filter
- Brand: CIARRA
- Model: CBCS6903
- Extraction Rate: 220 m³/h
- Noise Level: 55dB
- Power Usage: 75W
- Weight: 5.1kg
The COMFEE’ KWH-SLIF17SS-60 is the perfect addition to any small-to-medium-sized kitchen. It features a modern design with a sleek stainless steel finish and a powerful motor that can handle up to 180m³/h of air. This visor cooker hood also comes with multiple 1.5w LED lights built-in and 3-speed fan controls, so you can adjust the airflow to your needs.
The unit is simple to use, with an intuitive operating panel featuring an intuitive push-button control system and, just like other top visor hoods, features ducting or recirculation options, depending on what your preference is. It is easy to install and uses a detachable aluminium filter that can withstand high temperatures and is easy to clean. With its combination of style, power, and convenience, the COMFEE’ KWH-SLIF17SS-60 will make cooking in your kitchen even more enjoyable.
- 180m³/h suction power
- Three power options and dual extraction modes
- Detachable aluminium filter
- Intuitive operation system with 1.5W LED lights
- The space-saving hood measures 600×80×440mm
- Brand: COMFEE’
- Model: KWH-SLIF17SS-60
- Extraction Rate: 180m³/h
- Noise Level: 66dB
- Power Usage: 80W
- Weight: 4.7kg
The SIA VSR60SS is a sleek visor hood that features a slimline design making it ideal for installation in compact spaces. It still performs exceptionally well, with a suction power of upto 320 m³/h, which is fairly large for a visor cooker hood. While being quite powerful, the SIA VSR60SS operates quietly with a noise level of just 61dB (A).
There are three variable speed settings included which allow you to adjustment according to your cooking needs. A 4W LED downlight illuminates the stovetop areas for enhanced visibility. The VSR60SS can also work as an external air extractor and recirculated hood. It uses a single fan motor and comes with two dishwasher-safe grease filters for easy cleaning. To top this off, you are covered by a 5 year parts and 2 year labour warranty period.
- Three variable speed settings
- Push button controls
- 4W LED
- Supports recirculation or ducted installation
- Measures W600 x D470 x H130mm
- 5-Year Parts & 2-Year Labour Warranty
- Brand: SIA
- Model: VSR60SS
- Extraction Rate: 320 m³/h
- Noise Level: 61dB
- Power Usage: 49W
- Weight: 5.8kg
The SIA STH60WH visor cooker hood is delivered in a slim design package that fits snugly in all kitchen layouts. Functionality is packed into this small visor hood, with three changeable speed settings, as well as a handy 4W downlight to brighten up your cooking space. As before, with SIA models, you are covered by a 5-year parts and 2 year labour warranty period for peace of mind.
This hood is suitable for either re-circulation (where air is passed through a charcoal filter, is then purified and then released back into the kitchen), or external extraction (where cooking odours and vapours are dispersed outside of the property via a ducting kit). This model features an acrylic filter to remove grease from the air, supported by its decently high extraction rate of 250 m3/hr. In terms of the noise level of the STH60WH, it outputs 65 dB (A), which is relatively quiet for a cooker hood.
- Measures W600 x D470 x H100mm
- Three changeable speed powers
- Push-button controls
- 4W LED light
- Features an acrylic filter
- Operates in a ducted or ductless
- Brand: SIA
- Model: STH60WH
- Extraction Rate: 250 m³/h
- Noise Level: 65dB
- Power Usage: 68W
- Weight: 5.2kg
A powerful but quiet visor cooker hood, this model from FIREGAS quickly extracts and filters any grease from the air. It delivers an airflow rate of 201.55m³/h. There are three speeds to choose from, with the lowest speed producing just 57dB and the top speed producing less than 70 dB. This cooker hood is a ductless model with a slim profile that will fit neatly under your cabinets or against your wall of choice.
This stainless steel unit comes with a carbon filter, and features two three-layer aluminium filters that are both easy to clean and reusable. An easy-to-use 5-button control panel works for different cooking needs, and it also features a helpful 2W LED light. This appliance by FIREGAS is backed by a 2-year limited warranty for some peace of mind.
- A recirculating model with a carbon filter
- Supports duct/ductless installation
- Uses a push-button control style
- Features two three-layer aluminium filters
- 201.55m³/h extraction power
- Brand: FIREGAS
- Model: FGS-ESF23A360AC
- Extraction Rate: 201.55 m³/h
- Noise Level: 70dB
- Power Usage: 60W
- Weight: 5kg
Last but not least we have the ElectriQ visor cooker hood. Straightway, I personally love the sleek black colour it comes finished in. It is clearly designed to integrate into any kitchen easily, not only due to the sleek black finish but also because it is unbranded. Naturally like all the other great visor cooker hoods in this list, this model from ElectriQ comes with options for both ductless and ducted applications, depending on what you need in your kitchen.
Another cool feature to this hood is the unique glass visor front, which is not just an aesthetic feature, but also a functional one, as it means there is less chance of any air escaping back into your kitchen. This unit operates on three different speed settings with a max extraction rate of 200m³ per hour. The cooker hood features an in-built LED light that both boosts visibility and creates an ambience while cooking. A straightforward push-button control panel makes this visor easy to use.
- Max extraction rate of 200 m³/h
- Features an easy-to-use control panel with a built-in LED light
- Three extraction speeds
- Operates on a recirculation or extraction layout
- It can be rear-vented as well as top-vented
- Brand: ElectriQ
- Model: TF2260bl
- Extraction Rate: 200 m³/h
- Noise Level: 70dB
- Power Usage: 34kWh/a
- Weight: 5.5kg
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the best visor cooker hood?
We found the best visor cooker hood to be the CIARRA CBCS6903. Apart from being our top pick it is one of the most popular visor cooker hoods online, has an extraction rate of 220m³ per hour, runs fairly quietly at 55dB, three speed modes, can be ductless or ducted, built-in energy efficient 2W LED with 10,000 hours service life, and more!
What are visor cooker hoods?
A visor cooker hood is simply a cooker hood that has a slim design in order to fit under cabinets neatly. Therefore it does not have a chimney, or is angled like other models out there. Due to their smaller design, they usually have lower extraction rates and are therefore more suitable to small-to-medium kitchens. But as well as being smaller in size, they are also cheaper too.
What is the difference between visor and canopy cooker hoods?
As mentioned above a visor hood is one that is smaller, usually flat, that fits underneath your kitchen cabinets. A canopy cooker hood on the other hand fits into a decorative chimney breast or as part of a cupboard. You typically would only see the very bottom face of it, whereas a visor cooker hood is exposed. They are usually much bigger than visor hoods with much larger extraction rates. While both are different, they are still together known as integrated cooker hoods.
Related: What is a canopy hood?
Do you need an electrician to install a visor cooker hood?
While you can definitely install the main unit of the visor cooker hood by yourself, it is always advisable to hire a qualified electrician to connect the unit to the mains electric supply for safety reasons.