Cooker Hoods

The cooker hood is directly responsible for a pleasant working environment. It should also complement the aesthetics of a kitchen’s design.
External appearance should be selected to suit the overall kitchen concept: what would look better, an island cooker hood in the middle of the kitchen or one on the wall? Would you prefer an integrated cooker hood or a hood installed between kitchen units?

Vented or Recirculation

When a cooker hood operates in recirculation mode, drawn-in air passes through a grease filter and then through an additional active charcoal filter (optional) before being released back into the kitchen in its purified form. The active charcoal filter must be replaced every four to six months, depending on cooking habits. The advantages of having a cooker hood that operates in recirculation mode are that there is no need for modifications to cabinetry or additional construction work and there is no wastage of energy in winter. The disadvantages include having to regularly replace the active charcoal filter and the fact that all of the moisture generated by cooking remains in the kitchen.

A ducted cooker hood expells grease and moisture-laden vapours to outside. The advantages of using this kind of cooker hood include higher levels of air purification and lower sound emissions as air flow is not obstructed by an active charcoal filter. The disadvantage is that, in winter, room air heated using expensive energy is transported out of the building.

Air flow

Island, Wall and Built-under Hoods

Miele provides requirement-oriented solutions to meet the demands of every individual kitchen concept: whatever the desired performance and the position of your hob, we have a selection of island and wall cooker hoods in a variety of materials and models to meet your requirements.
Animation Cooker Hoods


Kitchen vapours can be extracted most efficiently when the cooker hood is mounted directly above the hob. This stops vapours mixing with the surrounding air and prevents excessive odour distribution.
A 65 cm distance from the hob is ideal – we would recommend no more than 75 cm – and the hood should overhang the hob by at least 5 cm.

Required Air Throughput

To allow the cooker hood to operate efficiently, optimal air throughput should be established in the surrounding area. The kitchen size and air replenishment rate are crucial factors here.

NoSmell Active Charcoal Filter

Apart from stainless-steel metal grease filters which capture grease particles, recirculation hoods can also accept NoSmell Active charcoal filters (optional). These remove odours from vapours. Whereas odours trapped in conventional active charcoal filters can be released back into the kitchen, odour substances are trapped in the micropores of Miele NoSmell Active charcoal filters to prevent odours being re-released when the hood is switched on again.
Active AirClean Charcoal Filter

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