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Why Choose A Vented Extractor?

The integration of downdraft extractors into hobs has revolutionised kitchen design, liberating homeowners from the constraints of traditional overhead hood placement. By incorporating the extractor directly into the hob, kitchen layouts are no longer restricted, offering unprecedented flexibility in positioning the cooking surface. This innovation not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen with its sleek and stylish design but also maximises space utilisation by eliminating the need for a separate hood installation.

With a downdraft extractor being built into the hob itself, you can have your hob almost anywhere in your kitchen. Not only do these hobs look sleek and stylish, but they also take up less room compared to installing a hood and are also quiet, meaning less disturbance for people in other rooms of the home. Instead of letting cooking vapours and odours rise in the first place, the downdraft extractor draws them away where they are created, directly extracting them from the pot, roaster, pan or grill on the cooktop.

Advantages of Vented Hobs:

Flexible Kitchen Design

One of the standout features of vented hobs is their ability to offer unparalleled flexibility in kitchen design. With the extraction system integrated directly into the hob, homeowners have the freedom to install the cooking surface almost anywhere in the kitchen. This flexibility is particularly valuable for open-plan kitchen layouts, where traditional overhead hoods might disrupt sightlines and aesthetic cohesion.

Space-Efficient Design

Vented hobs present a space-saving solution compared to traditional hood installations. The absence of a bulky overhead hood creates a sleek and uncluttered look in the kitchen. This is particularly advantageous in smaller kitchens where maximising available space is crucial.

Kitchen with Rattan Lampshade

Reduced Noise Disturbance

Vented hobs, on the other hand, often feature quieter operation. This is especially beneficial for those who enjoy a calm and peaceful cooking environment or for homes with open-concept living spaces where noise carries easily.

Yellow Classic Kitchen

Efficient Extraction at the Source

Vented hobs prevent cooking vapours and odours from rising in the first place by extracting them directly from the cookware. This targeted extraction at the source ensures more effective removal of steam, grease, and odours, contributing to a cleaner and fresher kitchen environment.

Take a look at some of our favourites…


Featuring a stylish integrated extractor, the Bora Pure & X Pure make an impressive and functional choice for those looking for a state-of-the-art induction hob.

BORA classic

The intuitive Bora Classic with its slimline central extractor is absolutely as sleek as it looks. This high-performance hob can be paired with your chosen cooktops.


The stylishly designed 8000 Breeze hood removes lingering odours silently thanks to its quiet breeze technology. So now you can experience a tranquil, fume-free kitchen environment every time you cook.


ComboHob Bridge brings a powerful induction hob and an extraction fan together into one masterful product. Experience design freedom with the convenience of a hybrid hob.


The InductionAir Plus opens up a new world of possibilities for your kitchen. Integrated extraction allows you to position your hob anywhere in your space.

Vented hobs have undeniably transformed the kitchen landscape, offering a perfect amalgamation of style, flexibility, and efficiency. As these innovations continue to evolve, modern kitchens can anticipate an exciting future where cooking experiences are not only enhanced but also seamlessly integrated into the overall design aesthetic.

We hope this insight into the advantages of choosing a vented hob for your kitchen proves valuable. Our friendly and knowledgeable team would be happy to help with any more questions. Call our showroom on 01634 799 910 or email us at [email protected].

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