What style fits you ?

Find the model that best suits your environment, your life-style and the way you are.

The extractor hood enhances the character of your kitchen and gives it a new identity. Thanks to their attractive appearance, refined details and premium materials, extractor hoods are capable of defining and decorating your kitchen single-handed.

A wide range of installation options is available:

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:

The cooktop is located beneath a wall-unit (extractor hood to be installed inside the wall unit)

Choose an extractor hood that facilitates your work in the kitchen, affords freedom of movement and simplifies food preparation. The extractor hood must be efficient and offer high suction performance, good lighting and low noise.

The extractor hood also needs the right level of suction power. Bear in mind the size of your kitchen and your cooking habits: this is the only way to ensure the right air flow and minimise electricity consumption.

The suction power or capacity (expressed in m³/h) is the volume of air that an extractor hood aspires in one hour. If you have a small family and you cook quick meals, a capacity of up to 450 m³/h is sufficient; if you cook often, or have frequent dinner parties or a large family you need suction capacity of more than 500 m³/h.

Have you found the right extractor hood for you? Now follow our advice on how to choose the Hood / Chimney.

How to Choose the Hood / Chimney

The choice of cooker hood model depends essentially on the type of cooking and on the dimensions of the cooking environment. Ideally following are the suctions required for the type of cooking.

Relatively small kitchen, quick, simple or vegetarian meals, with cooking producing fumes and vapours in small quantities: preferred model extraction air flow of up to 200/300 m3/h.

For a family of 3 to 4 people with a medium-sized kitchen, cooking a variety of different foods: preferred model - an air flow equal to 300/400 m3

For big families, those who love the culinary arts, or large gatherings of people in a spacious kitchen to taste elaborate dishes: preferred model - at least 500 m3/h.


Example :

Volume of the room: 4 x 4 x 2,7 = 43.2m3

Volume of the room x 10 = 432

Ideal kitchenhood airflow = 450 m3/h

Air replacement per hour = 10 times


1.Kitchen Hood Installation Height

2.Kitchen Hood Suction Areas Position & Shape

3.Kitchen Hood Airflow

4.Built In Hobs Electric Power, etc.

5.Kind Of Cooktop (Gas or Electric)

6.Kind Of Cooking (Boiling, Frying, Tadka etc.)

7.Kitchen hood can be larger than the cooking top but never smaller


How to choose your version:

Duct-out or filter?
Where there is a nearby external wall, it is usually preferable to expel the drawn-in air directly outside through a ducting system, keeping the kitchen comfortable and odour-free.

If external ducting is not practicable, hoods can use charcoal filters to draw in the air, clean it, and then send it back into the kitchen.

Duct-out

Filter


Ducting:

Ducting connections
Not all kitchen enviroments have holes for expelling air exactly where they'd be most useful. Installers provide a flat piping system: easily concealed, flexible, with curves, connectors, elbows etc.

If external ducting is not practicable, hoods can use charcoal filters to draw in the air, clean it, and then send it back into the kitchen.


The duct-out hood expels air polluted by cooking fumes to the outside.

These duct-out pipes can be used to create any length of piping and are extremely effective for air expulsion


Piping and air outlets should be as large as possible: 120Ø mm for twin motor built-in models, 150Ø mm for chimney and decorative hoods. A larger airflow through the air outlet, with the same motor, gives a higher extraction power.

In principle, minimum height from the cook-top is 65 cm ( electric hobs) and 75 cm ( gas hobs), but this always depends on the kind of hood. Exceeding these heights considerably reduces extraction power.

Duct connection pipes must, where possible, follow straight lines and avoid bends, angles and too many connections to prevent lowering the extraction flow rate.

Good connection

No

Reductions and flange spigots are generally available in 120mm

Generally, the bigger the ducting, the better the performance. All 90 cm Chimney and Decorative hoods feature 150mm air outlets


Power loss in the duct-out version - How to reduce power loss

ADVANTAGES:

Decreases number of revolutions

Increases airflow

Decreases noise

DISADVANTAGES:

Not possible to impose type of installation on customers


Filter

The filter hood, after cleaning the polluted air through the charcoal filters, reintroduces it into the room. Charcoal filters must be replaced after about three months depending on usage.

Top and bottom
Two filter Hoods

How to use the hood:

Correct use and maintenance of the hood require a few very simple operations, allowing the product to reach its full potential.

Wrong useCorrect use
Switching on the hood only when there are unpleasant odours The hood must ALWAYS be switched on when you start cooking and kept running for a few minutes after cooking is finished.
Always using the hood at maximum speed The hood must be initially switched on at the minimum speed, then the speed must be increased when the cooking produces large amounts of smoke and vapour. For tadka's or any cooking producing large amount of fumes the hood should be ON on high speed.
Not replacing charcoal filter (filter version) Not replacing the charcoal filter when necessary generates an increase in the noise level of the hood due to a malfunctioning of the motor. Ideally every 2-3 months charcoal filters should be changed.
Connecting hood to narrow ducting The connection of the hood to ducting with a small diameter creates power loss and affects product efficiency. Ideally we recommend 150mm