Why the hood
An effective hood is essential to clean the air in your kitchen. Its main function is to improve the quality of air, by eliminating fumes, bad cooking odours and vapours that are unpleasant for people and can damage furnishings and decor.
When choosing your hood, you need to make sure that it provides:
How to choose your hood
The hood should have the right suction power for the size of your kitchen and cooking habits. A simple calculation allows you to understand the most suitable power for your kitchen
Duct out or Re-circulating
The duct out hood exhausts air to the outside. This is the most frequently used type of hood becuase it ensures high performance (100% of the captured fumes etc are removed from the room), higher air flow and low noise level.
The recirculating hood removes bad odours by means of a dedicated active filter and recirculates the air into the kitchen. Whilst no filer removes 100% of the odours, Elica high performance filters are industry leaders and can remove over 80%. A re-circulating hood is suitable for rooms where ducting cannot be installed.
How to install it
A cooker hood should only be installed by a suitably qualified technician
When installing your hood, bear in mind these simple basic rules:
Taking care of your hood
To ensure the long life and correct operation of your hood in duct out or re-circulating versions, the first step is to keep the filtering system in good condition