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Navigating Cooking Hood Options: Filter vs. Oil Catch for Homes

by Sense N Bedeck

At Sense N Bedeck, we understand the importance of a reliable cooking hood in maintaining a clean and comfortable kitchen environment. When it comes to choosing between hoods with filters and those with oil catch mechanisms, there are key differences to consider.

Here's a comprehensive comparison to help you make the right choice for your home. For personalised assistance and to explore our range of premium cooking hoods, visit or contact us today.

Hoods with Filters:


  1. Effective Odour and Grease Removal: Filters capture grease, smoke, and odours, preventing them from circulating back into the kitchen.
  2. Easy Maintenance: Removable filters are simple to clean and can often be washed or replaced, ensuring optimal performance.
  3. Affordability: Hoods with filters are typically more budget-friendly compared to models with oil catch mechanisms.


  1. Regular Maintenance Required: Filters need to be cleaned or replaced regularly to maintain optimal performance.
  2. Potential Clogging: Over time, filters may become clogged with grease and debris, reducing efficiency and airflow.

Hoods with Oil Catch Mechanisms:


  1. Efficient Grease Collection: Oil catch mechanisms trap grease and oil in a separate container, preventing build-up in the hood and ductwork.
  2. Lower Maintenance: These systems require less frequent replacement compared to filters. The oil catch containers can be easily emptied and cleaned.
  3. Consistent Performance: With regular cleaning, oil catch hoods maintain their efficiency over time, providing reliable performance.


  1. Odour Control: While excellent at trapping grease, oil catch hoods might not be as effective at neutralising odours compared to filter-based systems, potentially necessitating additional air purification methods.
  2. Limited Availability: While increasingly popular, hoods with oil catch mechanisms may have limited availability compared to traditional filter-based hoods.


  1. Cooking Habits: Consider your cooking habits and the types of dishes you frequently prepare. If you often cook greasy or oily foods, a hood with an oil catch mechanism may be more suitable.
  2. Maintenance Preferences: Determine your willingness to perform regular maintenance tasks. If you prefer a low-maintenance option, a hood with an oil catch mechanism might be preferable.
  3. Budget: Evaluate your budget and weigh the initial cost against long-term maintenance requirements when choosing between hoods with filters and those with oil catch mechanisms.

At Sense N Bedeck, we offer a wide selection of high-quality cooking hoods to suit your needs and preferences. Our expert team is here to provide personalised guidance and help you find the perfect hood for your Singaporean home.

Visit our showroom or contact us today to explore our range of cooking hoods and discover the ideal solution for your kitchen. Let Sense N Bedeck be your trusted partner in creating a clean, comfortable, and inviting kitchen environment.

Our address and operating hours are as follows:
City Warehouse, #01-19 & #02-19,
5 Kaki Bukit Road 2, S(417839)
We're open from 10am to 7pm daily, including weekends and public holidays.