Updated 19 Jun 2017

Fisher & Paykel

HC90DCXB3 - Recirculated

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel HC90DCXB3 is a canopy rangehood with front-panel controls. But how well does it remove steam and cooking smells?

HC90DCXB3 - Recirculated
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1399

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
71
Performance
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Ease of use
?%
Noise
?%

Good points

  • Very good steam removal in recirculated mode.
  • OK noise level.
  • OK to use.
  • Front-panel controls easy to access.
  • Mesh filter is very easy to remove, clean and replace.

But

  • Lights give only OK visibility over the cooking area.
  • Lights are very difficult to replace.
  • Carbon filter is very difficult to replace.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (60%)
Rates steam extraction from 2 and from 4 simmering saucepans on both high and low fan speeds.

Ease of use (30%)
Covers filter cleaning, controls and lighting over cooking area.

Noise (10%)
Measured 50cm from the front edge of the hood.

Running costs (100 hours) 50 hours on low and 50 hours on high setting. Assumes electricity costs of 26c/kWh.

Mode Mode tested. Most models have test results in both modes.

Prices from a December 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1399
Running costs (100 hours)
$3.40
Size
900mm
Mode
Recirculated
Type
Canopy

Specifications

Noise levels - low (dBA)
51
Noise levels - high (dBA)
63
Dimensions (HxWxD) (cm)
5.5 x 90 x 50

Features

Location of controls
Front panel
Lights
2 x 4W LED
Fan speeds
4

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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