Although there are many things that make cooking more fun than breaking your head over the fume hood, it pays to pay attention to this device as well – after all, it’s supposed to be used almost every day. To help you choose the right model for yours kitchen To facilitate, you will find everything worth knowing about the hood.
Why are cooker hoods necessary?
An extractor hood is referred to in professional circles as “vapor withdrawal”. Why? Wrasen is the name of the haze which is produced when cooking or baking. In addition to water vapor, unpleasant odors and fats are also present in the kitchen when cooking. If these cool off, the fats and the odors would settle everywhere in the kitchen. An extractor hood should prevent this. It is usually installed above the hob. This ensures that the steam is extracted and the kitchen remains odorless and free of grease.
Construction of an extractor hood
Essentially, a fume hood consists of a housing in which the following is mounted:
- Grease filters: Accessories used as disposable non-woven mats or as washable metal sieves.
- odor filter
- Fan (radial or axial fan)
- usually a workplace lighting
- an operating unit
Exhaust or recirculation mode?
With hoods one distinguishes copies with recirculation mode and those with exhaust function.
- In the case of exhaust air, the steam from the extractor hood is directed out of the kitchen via pipes.
- In a recirculation mode, the mist is passed through the grease and carbon filters. The purified air is then blown back into the kitchen.
- hybrid devices combine the two techniques.
Extractor hoods with carbon filters
If there is no exhaust pipe in the kitchen for extracting steam, a cooker hood with carbon filter is usually used. The extractor hoods with activated charcoal filter return the filtered air into the room. Their real job is to remove the odors and fats that arise during cooking. As an easy-care accessory, for example, a metal grease filter can be used, as is the case, for example, with respect devices. To clean it just has to be removed and placed in the dishwasher.
What types of cooker hoods are there?
Cooker hoods are available in different designs. Flat devices can be directly above the stove at one attached. Also popular island hoods mounted on the ceiling above a kitchen island or on the wall.
The latest innovations in the range of the extractor hood can be mounted to the side of the stove. Offer more options Headroom hoods, which allow by their oblique shape freedom of movement above the hob. Extractable extractor hoods are pulled out only when needed and disappear after use again out of sight.
If the hood is inconspicuous integrated into the kitchen, a good solution: on these models, the front is veneered with a décor that matches that of the kitchen cabinets. So the hood body is optically not visible. Intermediate hoods are activated via a swivel mechanism by folding them forward.
Stainless steel, glass & Co – what material are extractor hoods manufactured from?
An extractor hood can consist of the following materials:
- stainless steel: A stainless steel extractor fan presents itself with a reflective surface. In addition, stainless steel has the advantage of being very hard-wearing and durable. Stainless steel is also easy to clean.
- stole: This material is given the preferred color by a powder paint coating.
- Wood: Is suitable for devices in retro look and can be left natural or treated.
- Hardened glass: Glass promises easy cleaning and with correspondingly thick material also quality. Often there are models made of stainless steel, which are combined with a glass shade – so combines practical benefits with stylish elegance!