Updated 19 Jun 2017

Simpson / Westinghouse

CS602S - Recirculated

Snapshot: The Simpson/Westinghouse CS602S is a canopy rangehood with controls underneath the hood. But how well does it remove steam and cooking smells?

CS602S - Recirculated
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$349

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
60
Performance
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Ease of use
?%
Noise
?%

Good points

  • OK steam removal in recirculated mode.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK noise level.
  • The lights are very easy to replace.

But

  • Inconvenient controls underneath hood.
  • Its incandescent lights give poor visibility.

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
$349
Running costs (100 hours)
$2.30
Size
600mm
Mode
Recirculated
Type
Canopy

Specifications

Noise levels - low (dBA)
48
Noise levels - high (dBA)
58
Dimensions (HxWxD) (cm)
23 x 60 x 50

Features

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

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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