To choose the most suitable Kitchen hood below are important points to consider :
1. Suction :
Suction of the kitchenhood m3/hr = Volume of The kitchen x Number of air changes
So if the kitchen is 4 m in length , 4 m in Width & 4 m height
Volume of the kitchen : 4m ( L) x 4 m(W) x 4 m(H) = 64m3
Suction of the kitchenhood m3/hr = 64 x 10=640
So kitchenhood with 750 m3/hr suction will be ideal
2. Size :
Kitchen hood should always be equal or larger than the Cook top/Built in Hob, but never smaller. Distance between Cook top/Built in Hob from the kitchenhood : Ideally the Distance between the Cook top/Built in Hob from the kitchenhood should be 65 – 75 cms.
Note: In case of Induction Cooktop/Hob or Vetro Creamic Hobs the distance should be 60 – 70 cms.
3. Location of Kitchenhood :
here are various ways to install kitchenhoods. Accordingly the selection of the kitchenhood should be done.
Wall-mounted: the kitchen units are located against the wall with the cooktop adjacent to the wall (extractor to be wall-mounted)
Island: the main kitchen unit is located in the middle of the room with the cooktop away from the wall (hood to be ceiling-mounted)
Corner: the kitchen units extend along two walls and the cooktop is located in the corner between them (extractor hood to be installed between the two adjacent walls)
Built-in/Integrated: the cooktop is located beneath a wall-unit (extractor hood to be installed inside the wall unit). Also there are kitchenhoods which can be recessed in the external plasterboard wall surface and false ceiling.
Hanging : There is no duct out attached to the kitchenhood & smoked gets recycled with long life charcoal filters which are washable. These hoods have more astheistic appeal & ambient lighting.
Split: Split Chimneys are external motor technology. Since the motor is placed outside the house the noise level and maintenance is reduced. With Elica Split kitchen chimney your kitchen is free of unwanted noise and odors thus making it a perfect place to meet, entertain and dine with your loved ones. Go ahead, Turn on Silence with Elica's Split chimneys.
Ventilation in the kitchen : There should be no window on the walls adjacent & behind the kitchenhood. In case there are any they should be closed while using the kitchenhood.
Facility for duct out : There should be a provision for the duct pipe to pass from the kitchenhood out of the kitchen which should not be farther then 10 Feet & should not require more than 3 bends. Duct out facility should be for 6 inch diameter pipe.
Style of the kitchenhoods: Wide range of kitchenhoods are available ranging from material, colour & performance.