Updated 19 Jun 2017

Omega

ORU52X - Ducted

Snapshot: The Omega ORU52X is an undermount rangehood with controls underneath the hood. But how well does it remove steam and cooking smells?

ORU52X - Ducted
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$699

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
63
Performance
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Ease of use
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Noise
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Good points

  • OK steam removal in ducted mode.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Lights give excellent visibility over the cooking area.
  • Light globes are easy to replace.
  • Mesh filter is easy to remove, clean and replace.

But

  • Noisy.

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
$699
Running costs (100 hours)
$5.30
Size
520mm
Mode
Ducted
Type
Undermount

Specifications

Noise levels - low (dBA)
56
Noise levels - high (dBA)
69
Dimensions (HxWxD) (cm)
26 x 52 x 30

Features

Location of controls
Underneath
Lights
2 x 40W halogen
Fan speeds
3

More Info

Notes
Doesn’t operate in recirculated mode.
Availability
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