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Planning a Kitchen: Extractor Fan

Distance between the Hob and Extractor Fan

An extractor fan has a very practical function and so needs to be set at a particular position relative to the hob.

Manufacturer recommendations vary but most agree that the minimum distance between the hob and the lowest part of the extractor hood should be somewhere in the 650-750mm range.

We also recommend checking the height of your ceiling as this may change the total distance.

Height of the Extractor Fan from the Worktop

The height of extractor fans should also be high enough to prevent you from hitting your head when cleaning the hob or attending to bubbling pans.

If you want to avoid an extractor fan altogether and go for something a bit different then the bora range of cooktop extractors could be a great alternative and will really give your kitchen the wow factor.

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