Advantages Efficient, looks good and reasonably priced
Disadvantages None for me
|Ease of use|
|Cleaning & Maintenance|
Several weeks before Christmas 2009 saw us forking out for a brand new kitchen and I was determined to purchase appliances that would not only be of a high quality, but would also provide our kitchen with a real wow factor. Considerable research was carried out for a new oven, hob and cooker hood, as I wanted the appliances to be modern and stylish as well as being within our budget. My husband left the choice to me and as a result I opted for Hotpoint's Stainless Steel HTC6T Chimney Cooker Hood and this review discusses my experience with owning it. I am not intending to discuss the fitting of the appliance as it is not something that was undertaken by either my husband or myself and was carried out by a specialist.
The appliance was more than likely accompanied by an instruction leaflet, but this seems to have been mislaid. However, the hood is extremely easy to use without the aid of step by step guidelines. Situated below the curved section of glass are five easy to operate good sized buttons, which simply need to be pressed inwards until they click. The far left being the off switch, the next three being different fan speeds and the far right being for the two halogen lights, which are located on the underside of the two front corners.
The two halogen lights offer sufficient light to enable me to see what I'm doing and I find myself using these lights even when I'm not cooking, as it is more ambient when popping out to the kitchen on a cold winter's evening to make a cup of tea. We have owned the cooker hood for almost two years and despite regularly using the halogen lights we have never needed to replace the bulbs.
The worst part of the hood, which gathers a considerable amount of dust particles is the glass curve, which I will regularly wipe over with a damp cloth and dry with a tea towel. The stainless steel sections of the hood show up every finger mark and although this is not a task I carry out regularly, particularly as I need to pull a chair into the kitchen, I will wipe with a damp cloth and again dry with a tea towel.
Although this model is a couple of years old it is still widely available and I have checked online for the best price and at the time of writing the cheapest retailer is Boots.com where you can purchase it for £161 plus £19.99 delivery costs. If you own a Boots Advantage Card you will be able to obtain £7.34's worth of points.Both my husband I are extremely pleased with our Hotpoint Stainless Steel HTC6T Chimney Cooker Hood and as a result, it receives 5 stars from me together with a huge recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.This review also appears on Dooyoo under the same user name.
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