Updated 19 Jun 2017

Fisher & Paykel

HS60LXW4 - Recirculated

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel HS60LXW4 is a retracting rangehood with controls underneath the hood. But how well does it remove steam and cooking smells?

HS60LXW4 - Recirculated
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$379

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
48
Performance
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Ease of use
?%
Noise
?%

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Lights give very good visibility over the cooking area.
  • Light globes are easy to replace.

But

  • Poor steam removal in recirculated mode.
  • Slightly noisy.
  • Carbon filter is 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
$379
Running costs (100 hours)
$2.20
Size
600mm
Mode
Recirculated
Type
Retracting

Specifications

Noise levels - low (dBA)
55
Noise levels - high (dBA)
61
Dimensions (HxWxD) (cm)
18 x 60 x 30

Features

Location of controls
Side
Lights
2 x 50W halogen
Fan speeds
2

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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