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The BEST option for open-plan living

5th October 2014 Print
BEST Lift Hood

Designer cooker hood specialist BEST, is reporting a surge in sales of its extra quiet hoods as open-plan living is now adopted by a third of UK households.

According to a recent UK survey by The Daily Telegraph* one third of all homes in Britain prefer an open-plan space, resulting in demand for quieter appliances that cater for this lifestyle.

Jacqui Hoctor, commercial manager at BEST comments: “We have seen a considerable rise in the number of consumers wanting quieter extraction, and our most popular hoods are now those that deliver lower noise levels, as they offer minimal disruption for open-plan living.”

A selection of BEST extractor hoods now feature ‘Silent Tech’, a patented technology offering almost imperceptible noise levels at low speeds, reducing sound output by 36 per cent compared to traditional extraction systems.

Research by YouGov** further supports the rise in open plan living, suggesting the design of appliances are more important than ever. The research revealed that 81 percent of consumers buy a new kitchen appliance to replace a broken/worn out item, whilst 9 percent make purchases in order to match new decor.

Jacqui concludes: “The design of BEST’s Lift hood really complements open-plan living as it looks stunning in operation but is completely out of sight when it’s not in use. Sales of this model have increased in excess of 40 percent over the last twelve months, signifying design is hugely important to consumers, which is backed by the research.

“As specialists in extraction we pride ourselves on being able to offer the most advanced hoods in terms of both design and technology. Manufacturers have to respond to changing consumer requirements and at BEST this is a priority.”

For further information about BEST designer cooker hoods, visit

*The Daily Telegraph, March 2014, Quiet Technology [Online]

**You Gov, SixthSense, Home Appliances – Online vs. Offline, 2013

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