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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.
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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.
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The higher the score, the quieter the rangehood. 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.
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How well the rangehood extracts 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.
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Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
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One-way exhaust valve supplied
This is generally more relevant for ducted rangehoods. 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
It can be handy to place the grease filter into the dishwasher.
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
- Mode tested
- Running cost per 100 hours with lights on
- Running cost per 100 hours with lights off
- Running cost difference – lights on vs lights off
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- 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
- When to replace carbon filters
- Number of carbon filters needed
- Model number for carbon filter
- Minimum mounting height above stove (mm)
- Maximum mounting height (mm)
- Items supplied
- Warranty (years)
- Country of origin