Best-Rated Rangehoods

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Most Satisfied Customers | Miele

Aussies have rated Miele as the top brand for a third year in a row in Canstar Blue’s latest rangehood ratings, with the brand rated five stars performance, ease of cleaning, features & functionality, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate rangehoods

Our review compares rangehoods on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which rangehood they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 476 Australians for their feedback on the rangehood(s) they have installed in their home and used in the last three months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their rangehood brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a rangehood brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Performance: the rangehood was effective at absorbing smoke/heat/smell, and its performance hasn’t reduced over time.
  • Ease of cleaning: the rangehood can be dismantled in a way that makes it easy to clean (i.e. filters are easy to remove, etc.).
  • Features & functionality: the rangehood has various functions (i.e. lights, fan strength options, etc.) and additional features that help with ease of use.
  • Design: the rangehood has an aesthetically pleasing style and design, and was easy to use.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the rangehood.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Miele
  • Bosch
  • Fisher & Paykel
  • Smeg
  • Westinghouse

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Best rangehood brands in Australia

  1. Miele
  2. Bosch
  3. Fisher & Paykel
  4. Smeg
  5. Westinghouse
  6. Other rangehood brands

1. Miele

Miele rangehood review

Ratings result

Miele was rated five stars for performance, ease of cleaning, features & functionality, value for money and overall satisfaction, with four stars for design.

Editor’s notes

Miele has a reputation as a high-end brand, with its premium prices boasting German craftsmanship. It offers multiple rangehood designs including wall-mounted, island, built-in, and ceiling extractor models to accommodate a variety of styles, sizes and functions to suit any kitchen. Its built-in models come with a customised kitchen design, so it’s out of sight when switched off to save space, making it a possible solution for minimalist kitchens.

Across the range, you’ll find features such as automatic operation, where the required fan output is automatically controlled by the cooktop settings, a ten-layer stainless steel grease filter, and an automatic switch-off system for safety. Those looking to make their rangehood a bit more eye-catching might enjoy the Triple Wall Mounted Hood, which features three curved glass surfaces, LED spotlights and ECO motor for energy efficient use.

2. Bosch

Bosch rangehood review

Ratings result

Bosch was rated five stars for ease of cleaning, four stars for performance, value for money and overall satisfaction, with three stars for features & functionality and design.

Editor’s notes

Bosch is a well-renowned name in the home appliance world, with the German manufacturing giant synonymous with both quality and technology. Featuring wall-mounted canopy rangehoods, slide-out rangehoods, integrated rangehoods and integrated ventilation models, they typically come as 60cm or 90cm models across the Serie 2, Serie 4, Serie 6 and Serie 8 line-ups, with additional models also available.

The Serie 6 Wall Mounted Canopy rangehood features a grease filtration system that filters over 85% of grease from the air, TouchSelect controls to help you find the setting your after, LED lighting and LED display, along with dishwasher safe grease filters. The Serie 4 Slideout rangehood features multiple push button settings, dishwasher safe stainless steel filters, and an ‘intensive speed’ setting for when you need to clear out the kitchen quickly.

3. Fisher & Paykel

Fisher & Paykel Rangehood

Ratings result

Fisher & Paykel was rated three stars for value for money, design, ease of cleaning and performance, with four stars for features & functionality and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Founded in New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel is a company that has been around for more than 80 years, and has proven to be a popular choice for Aussies fitting out their kitchens. Its range is split into ‘styles’, which include the Integrated style for those after integrated rangehoods, the Contemporary style for those looking for a sleek and timeless design, along with the Classic style for those after a more traditional look.

The Series 7 integrated insert features four fan speeds and a ‘boost’ function, dishwasher safe filters, stainless steel frame and LED lights, while the Wall Pyramid rangehood comes with three fan speeds, classic chrome finish, push buttons, stainless steel filters and an LED strip to help you keep eyes on with your dinner.

4. Smeg

Smeg rangehood review

Ratings result

Smeg was rated five stars for features & functionality and design, with four stars for performance and overall satisfaction, along with three stars for ease of cleaning and value for money.

Editor’s notes

Smeg is an Italian appliance manufacturer providing ‘elegant contemporary living solutions’ for Aussie kitchens. Smeg’s rangehoods reflect the elegance and style you’ll find with a number of its appliances, including ovensdishwashers, and dryers. It has a wide variety of island, wall and integrated models to choose from, including the Hood Universale model, which features four fan speeds, air filter, automatic switch off timer, LED lights, digital display and touch control settings.

Those after a more traditional rangehood might be after the decorative Hood Portofino model, which features a 120cm width, multiple colours, brushed stainless steel finish, three fan speeds and an intensive setting, along with four LED lights and four filters.

5. Westinghouse

Westinghouse rangehood review

Ratings result

Westinghouse was rated four stars for ease of cleaning, but three stars for all remaining categories, including performance, features & functionality, design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Part of the Electrolux Group, Westinghouse is a long-standing Australian brand covering more budget-friendly options than most. It offers a variety of canopy rangehoods, undermount rangehoods, slide-out rangehoods, fixed rangehoods as well as rangehood filters. Westinghouse rangehoods commonly come in 60cm and 90cm widths, with many claimed to contain a powerful extraction rate over 800m3/hr, a three-fan speed option and LED lighting. Certain models also come with touch control panels and dishwasher-safe aluminium micro-mesh filters.

The 86cm integrated rangehood model features a dark stainless steel finish, three fan speeds, two machine-washable filters, LED lights and a display indicator for when it’s time to clean your filters. It also features Hob2Hood with compatible cooktops, automatically turning on when the cooktop is being used, giving you a helping hand while you prep dinner.

6. Other rangehood brands

Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

  • Blanco
  • Electrolux
  • Technika

Compare more products featured in our Most Satisfied Customers Awards

Rangehood buying guide

A rangehood is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen. It helps remove smoke, oil and grease from the air to keep your home and splashback clean. All rangehoods require professional installation, meaning they can be hard (and costly) to replace if you end up with the wrong model. We cover everything you need to know about rangehoods to help you find the right one for your kitchen.

Types of rangehoods

Rangehoods are often broken into two main categories – ducted rangehoods and recirculating rangehoods. Ducted rangehoods – also known as extractor rangehoods – are generally considered better at ‘extracting’ cooking fumes and smells and expelling them outside via the duct, while recirculating rangehoods extract the cooking fumes and pass them through active charcoal filters, before recirculating the cleansed air back into the room.

Rangehoods are also broken further into styles and types, with rangehoods available in the following:

  • Canopy rangehoods: produce high power and cover a large air collection area over the stove.
  • Island rangehoods: attach to the roof of the kitchen and are designed to sit over an island bench or a freestanding island cooker.
  • Slide-out rangehoods: uses a fan that turns on as you slide out the rangehood. They will cover a smaller air collection area, thus are typically less efficient at collecting steam than a canopy or fixed rangehood but can be pushed out of sight once you finish cooking.
  • Fixed rangehoods: are generally cheaper to buy than most other types, and cover a larger air collection area compared to slide-out rangehoods, although offer a smaller air collection area compared to a canopy rangehood.
  • Under-cupboard rangehoods: are integrated into a kitchen cupboard and can be hidden away from sight. They have a limited air collection area and are therefore not as efficient as a canopy rangehood.
  • Downdraft rangehoods: are not as visible as other rangehoods because they are installed in the benchtop, either to one side of the cooktop or to the rear, allowing them to blend seamlessly into the countertop.

How much do rangehoods cost?

Rangehoods vary in price, costing anywhere between $500 to $3,000 depending on the brand, model and features included. As a result, it’s not a cheap purchase, and considering it can be the difference between you sitting down and enjoying a nice meal or dealing with smoke alarms going off, it might be worth exploring all of your options to find the best fit for your needs.

How to clean rangehood filters

The filters in the rangehood are where all the smells, fumes and other nasties go while you cook, meaning that they can get dirty pretty quickly, particularly if you like cooking! As a result, cleaning them becomes an important area to consider when purchasing. Thankfully, most rangehood filters are removable from the unit and dishwasher safe, meaning you can simply throw them in with the dishes. If they aren’t dishwasher safe, you can simply wash them in the sink with warm water and dishwashing liquid, just let them dry before putting them back in!

What to consider when buying a rangehood

In addition to the style and cost, there are a number of other areas you’ll have to consider when buying a rangehood, including the lighting, noise and fan settings.

  • Lighting: Cooking in the dark isn’t much fun, so to ensure that you don’t undercook your meal it’s best to go with a rangehood that has multiple light settings that are bright enough to work in your kitchen.
  • Noise: Looking at the noise ratings of rangehoods can help ensure that any conversation that you’re having isn’t drowned out by the fans going full blast.
  • Fan speed: Most rangehoods have multiple fan settings, but if you’re prone to cooking a lot you might want to go with a model that has high fan speeds, with some brands even offering a ‘boost’ feature for when you really need to clear the air.

Can I install a rangehood myself?

It’s not recommended that you tackle the installation of a rangehood yourself, as there are electrics involved, so it’s best to get a professional to install. When you purchase a rangehood, the retailer will often offer installation as a service, for an additional fee.

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This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

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Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s rangehood ratings:

  • 2022: Miele
  • 2021: Miele
  • 2020: Bosch
  • 2019: Miele
  • 2018: Electrolux

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