New 'lampshade' cooker hood hangs from ceilingElectrolux unveils luxury kitchen cooker hood

11 March 2011

Lampshade cooker hood

New: Electrolux 'lampshade' cooker hoods

This lampshade-styled cooker hood from Electrolux hangs directly from the ceiling - for extra impact above kitchen island units.

The unusual EFA50700 cooker hood - available in stainless steel, white and black - offers three levels of extraction, electronic controls, a charcoal filter and an aluminium grease filter to purify the air as you cook.

Which? cookers expert Matt Stevens says: 'In style terms alone this striking new hood from Electrolux certainly stands out.

'It's good to see consumers being offered a selection of colours to choose from - not everyone has a stainless-steel clad kitchen after all. But £1,000 is a lot to pay for a hood. We'll be testing cooker hoods again soon, so keep an eye on for results and new Best Buys.'

The cylindrical hood also provides a choice of lighting: two 20W halogen lights to provide a bright clear light above the work area, and four 40W lights for a more ambient atmosphere. It will go on sale in May, priced at around £999.

Cooking appliances on test

We've previously tested 15 cooker hoods from brands including Belling, Neff and Stoves, rating them on exactly how well each one removed grease, odour and steam from the air. We reveal all in our cooker hoods review.

For more top tips on choosing kitchen appliances, check out our kitchen products section - where you can find the latest Best Buy freestanding cookers, range cookers and built-in ovens.

And if you're planning a new kitchen, our free guide can help - from calculating costs and getting the best deal to accurately measuring up.

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