Irritating food odor, soot deposits and yellow stains on walls, ceiling and furniture in the kitchen? Learn the basic 3 rules for installing a hood right now.
Installing a cooker hood in the kitchen: what you need to know?
Before selecting and installing an exhaust unit with the help of a professional, decide on the capacity (flow rate) that is optimal for your kitchen.
Calculate it using the standard formula:
- P = (PC x HP – OM) x 15 x 1.5 — for the gas stove,
- P = (PC x EP – OM) x 10 x 1.5 — For the electric stove hood.
- П — extraction capacity (m³/ч),
- PC — kitchen area (m²),
- HOOD — ceiling height (m),
- OM = PC x EP x 0.10 (or 0.15) — furniture volume ( 10%-15% of the kitchen volume).
Sanitary standards require that the air in your kitchen be refreshed 10-15 times per hour. So multiply the received value by 15 (if you have a gas stove) or by 10 (electric).
1,5 — is the relative power reserve for normal hood operation.
How to install the hood above the stove hob?
When installing the hood, please follow the recommended clearance between the stove hob and the hood. This depends on the appliance type (see installation manual).
For gas surface:
- Minimal — 65 cm,
- Optimum — 75 cm,
- maximum — 80 cm.
For electric surface:
- Minimum — 60 cm,
- optimal — 75 cm,
- maximum — 80 cm.
High-mounted hoods are inefficient: Grease vapors and odors are distributed outside the cooking area and into the apartment. low — It prevents you from cooking in front of the hob and can cause build up deposits of fat on the filters to catch fire.
Kitchen hood installation diagram
In most cases, vented air is led out through the ventilation duct or outside — Away from the room. Too long ductwork with bends makes noise when the hood is running and reduces the efficiency of the hood by 10%. If the duct is bent more than 90 degrees, overheating of the motor or improper airflow can occur.
It comes in two kinds:
- plastic. Available circular and rectangular which are not too visible. It can be routed over kitchen cabinets. Exhaust adapters for the hood and ventilation ducts are available as accessories. Advantages:
- A working hood does not make any noise,
- Airtight, no dirt clogs up in the cracks;
- easy installation,
- No need for adapters,
- less expensive than plastic ducting.
Which is the best filter for the hood??
The hoods are equipped (depending on the model) with disposable or reusable filters.
Reusable filter (aluminum) is made in the form of an aluminum mesh and foil, which can be cleaned well in warm water with detergent or in the dishwasher.
The disposable (charcoal) filter traps the particles of dirt and neutralizes the odor. During the operation of the hood, it is periodically replaced and additionally buy new.
How to Clean a Grease Hood?
Clean the hood at least once a week. If it has a collapsible frame, it’s better to take it apart and wash the grids separately. Soak the filters for 2 to 4 hours in the sink or in a basin with hot water and detergent. Wearing gloves to protect your hands.
How to clean? If the rack has not been washed for a long time and has accumulated a layer of grease, wash it in the dishwasher on an intensive cycle (70° C) °C). The dirt can be easily removed with a hot water jet. This does not impair the filter’s holding capacity.
If the grease is still wet, moisten the grids with a strong detergent and let it soak for 1 to 2 hours. Then rinse it again in the dishwasher or clean it with a brush.
The proven way to clean a kitchen hood
Soak the filter in a pan after chopping up some laundry soap and adding 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda. Put it in the oven to heat it up so that the water comes to a boil. Leave the tray for 2 to 3 hours. Stale grease dissolves completely. Rinse the grids with running water.
Now you know how to choose and how to wash grease from the hood. In the electronic catalog of our website large selection of products. Order the hood by placing an order on the site or by calling our hotline (044) 206 206 9. We will deliver tomorrow at your convenience.
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