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Rangehood review


Find the best rangehood for your situation with this free rangehood buying guide from the expert team at CHOICE.

We also test and compare rangehoods in recirculating mode as well as ducted rangehoods (member content), so you can find the models that are best at removing steam and smells from the air along with running costs, noise and a host of other buying considerations.

Have a question about rangehoods? Ask us in the comments below.


We’ve updated our rangehoods (recirculating) review and rangehoods (ducted) review.


I have found almost without fail the recirculating are not great for smokey cooking and many times had needed to kill the smoke detectors until the air was fairly smoke free. Ducted however almost never presents this problem and why we now insist on ducted.

Is this tendency to set off alarms tested? or is it worth even looking into?