In open-plan kitchens, on islands or in spots where space is tight, opt for downdraft cooker hoods. They're concealed in the worktop until needed and, when you press the touch control, they rise up and start work clearing steam and smells. High extraction rates mean they're efficient at keeping odours at bay – and with noise-optimised technology they're quiet, too. Integrated lighting keeps your hob illuminated as you cook. Look for models in stainless steel or black glass materials that ensure these hoods are sleek as well as discreet.