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Enhance Your Kitchen Ambiance: Slimline vs. Chimney Hoods

by Sense N Bedeck

At Sense N Bedeck, we understand the importance of a well-equipped kitchen, and choosing the right cooking hood is essential for maintaining a clean and comfortable cooking environment. Slimline and chimney hoods are two popular options, each offering unique benefits. Here's a detailed comparison to help you decide which hood is best suited for your home. For personalised advice and to explore our range of premium cooking hoods, visit or contact us today.

Slimline Hoods:


  1. Space-Saving Design: Slimline hoods are designed to be compact and streamlined, making them ideal for kitchens with limited space or low ceilings.
  2. Sleek Appearance: Their minimalist design adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen without overpowering the space, blending seamlessly with modern decor.
  3. Versatile Installation: Slimline hoods can be installed directly against the wall or under a cabinet, offering flexibility in placement to suit your kitchen layout.
  4. Easy Maintenance: With fewer nooks and crannies, slimline hoods are easier to clean and maintain compared to bulkier models.


  1. Limited Coverage: Due to their smaller size, slimline hoods may provide less coverage and extraction power compared to chimney hoods, making them less suitable for larger cooking areas or heavy-duty cooking.
  2. Noise Levels: Some slimline hoods may produce more noise during operation compared to larger models, although advancements in technology have led to quieter options.

Chimney Hoods:


  1. Enhanced Extraction Power: Chimney hoods typically offer greater extraction power and coverage, effectively removing cooking odours, smoke, and grease from the air, making them suitable for larger kitchens or frequent cooking.
  2. Statement Piece: Their bold and stylish design makes them a focal point in the kitchen, adding a touch of sophistication and luxury to the space.
  3. Adjustable Height: Chimney hoods come with adjustable chimney sections, allowing for customisation to fit different ceiling heights and kitchen configurations.
  4. Effective Lighting: Many chimney hoods come equipped with built-in lighting, providing ample illumination over the cooking area for enhanced visibility while cooking.


  1. Space Requirements: Chimney hoods require more space for installation and may not be suitable for kitchens with low ceilings or limited wall space.
  2. Complex Installation: Installing a chimney hood may be more complex compared to slimline models, especially if ducting needs to be installed for external ventilation.
  3. Higher Price Point: Due to their larger size and advanced features, chimney hoods tend to be more expensive than slimline hoods.

Making the Right Choice for Your Kitchen:

When deciding between a slimline and a chimney hood, consider the following factors:

  1. Kitchen Size and Layout: If you have a smaller kitchen or limited space, a slimline hood may be the more practical choice. For larger kitchens or open-plan layouts, a chimney hood offers greater extraction power and coverage.
  2. Design Preferences: Consider the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. A slimline hood provides a sleek and minimalist look, while a chimney hood adds a bold statement and visual appeal.
  3. Cooking Habits: Think about your cooking habits and the types of dishes you frequently prepare. If you cook frequently or use high-heat cooking methods that produce a lot of smoke and odours, a chimney hood may be more suitable for effective ventilation.

At Sense N Bedeck, we offer a wide selection of slimline and chimney hoods to suit every kitchen style and requirement. Our expert team is here to help you find the perfect hood to enhance your cooking experience and elevate your kitchen ambiance.

Visit our showroom or contact us today for expert advice and to explore our comprehensive range of cooking hoods. Let Sense N Bedeck be your trusted partner in creating the kitchen of your dreams.

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