Selection Criteria Range Hoods

Methodology

Topten.eu presents four categories of the most energy efficient range hoods that are available in at least one European country:
  • Island range hoods
  • Wall range hoods
  • Telescopic range hoods
  • Integrated range hoods

Technical criteria

In order to qualify for topten.eu range hoods must meet the following criteria:

  • Fluid dynamic efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least A
  • Lighting efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least A

Island range hoods must meet the following criteria:
  • Energy efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least A
  • Grease filtering efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least B

Wall range hoods must meet the following criteria:
  • Energy efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least A+
  • Grease filtering efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least C

Telescopic and integrated range hoods must meet the following criteria:
  • Energy efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least A
  • Grease filtering efficiency class according to EU energy label: at least C

Suppliers who are not able to provide these values cannot claim to have their appliances presented on topten.eu

Data sources

Order of presentation

The products are ordered according to their electricity costs. The order can be changed individually by clicking on the head of the tables.

Glossary

Brand, Model and Similar Models

Brand and model names. Products of similar construction and identical technical values are displayed only once, the similar models’ names are listed below. A click on the column of a product shows the detailed view.

Electricity  costs

Assumptions:
  • Service life of product: 15 years
  • Annual energy consumption as declared on EU energy label
  • Tariff of electricity: 0.20 € /kWh

Width

Dimensions of the model in cm

Extraction

Indication if extraction mode is possible

Recirculation

Indication if recirculation mode is possible

Energy

Annual energy consumption in kWh according to the declaration on the EU energy label

Energy efficiency class

According to the Energy labelling regulation No 65/2014.

The classification of the energy label is based on the energy efficiency index (EEI). The energy efficiency classes range from A+++ (most efficient) to G (least efficient)
Class EEI
Energy Label
A+++      
EEI < 30 Energy Label
A++ 30 ≤ EEI < 37        
A+ 37 ≤ EEI < 45
A 45 ≤ EEI < 55
B 55 ≤ EEI < 70
C 70 ≤ EEI < 85
D 85 ≤ EEI < 100
E 100 ≤ EEI < 110          
F 110 ≤ EEI < 120
G EEI ≥ 120

Fluid dynamic efficiency class

The EU energy label defines 7 different classes: from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

The fluid dynamic efficiency is based on the flow rate, the static pressure difference and the electric power input of the range hood at best efficiency point.

Lighting efficiency class

The EU energy label defines 7 different classes: from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Lighting efficiency means the ratio between the average illumination of the lighting system of the range hood and the power of the lighting system in lux/W.

Grease filtering efficiency class

The EU energy label defines 7 different classes: from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Grease filtering efficiency means the relative share of grease retained within the range hood grease filters.

Extraction rate

The amount of air in m3 that can be extracted in one hour at the highest setting for normal use

Noise Level

Noise value in dB(A) at the highest setting for normal use

Available in countries

This item displays the availability of models in European countries according to producers’ declarations, national Topten sites and other data bases such as Encodex. "EU" means all countries of the European Union. However, the availability is sometimes difficult to define precisely, as it can depend on marketing and sales decisions by retailers and national manufacturing units. "On demand" means that producers could not indicate the availability and that consumers have to ask in their countries on their own. The country codes are according to ISO.

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Publications

Standards and Labels

  • Commission delegated regulation (EU) No 65/2014 of 1 October 2013 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the energy labelling of domestic ovens and range hoods
  • Commission regulation (EU) No 66/2014 of 14 January 2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to  ecodesign requirements for domestic ovens, hobs and range hoods
  • Amendment regarding Online Energy Labels: Regulation No. 518/2014
  • Directive 2010/30/EU on the indication by labelling and standard product information on the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products (recast)

Links

  • The european council for an energy efficient economy eceee provides a status overview on all products in the Ecodesign & Energy Labelling process
  • Encodex, Nürnberg, Germany ; Encodex is a subsidiary of the GfK Group and is present in over 50 countries worldwide. Encodex is specialised in product market studies.

Producers and retailers are kindly asked to contact info(at)topten.eu to inform about more products meeting the Topten selection criteria.

July 2015, Dyck, Bush, Berger-Wey

Lighting efficiency class