Hob with built-in extractor
Integrated hobs with built-in hoods are gaining popularity due to their sleek aesthetics and space-efficient design. Below, we've compiled the most common questions related to hobs featuring an embedded extractor.
Find answers to
- What happens if a pot boils over?
- What is the noise level of the extractor hood?
- Where does the grease and steam go?
- How do I clean the extractor hood?
- Can the collection container be placed in a dishwasher?
- Does the hob and extractor hood communicate with each other?
- How effective is an extractor hood integrated in the hob?
- Should I choose recirculation or extraction?
What happens if a pot boils over?
Every hob with an integrated extractor is crafted to endure the challenges of daily kitchen activities.
While specific features might differ across models, most come equipped with a collection container designed to catch any spillover, whether it's from an overflowing pot or accidental food droppings. These containers typically have a capacity ranging from half a litre to three litres.
Additionally, certain models boast a silicone protective barrier, safeguarding the extractor from minor liquid spills. It's essential to routinely empty and clean the collection container to prevent buildup of grease and condensation.
How is the noise level of the extractor hood?
Noise levels in extractor hoods can differ from one model to another. However, many integrated models boast impressively quiet operations, even at peak performance. It's advisable to check the hood's noise specification, usually measured in decibels (dB).
A hood with a noise level of 57 dB is classified as quiet. Furthermore, we suggest experiencing the hood's sound firsthand in a store or showroom before finalizing your decision. This ensures you're comfortable with its acoustics in real-life settings.
Where does the grease and steam go?
Cooking grease is captured by an exceptionally dense grease filter in the hood. Moreover, most models are equipped with an activated carbon filter that traps airborne contaminants and odorous substances from cooking.
For recirculating hoods, the filters absorb the bulk of the steam and moisture, but a portion of the moisture is reintroduced into the room.
Conversely, in hoods with external venting, the moisture is effectively directed out of the home via ductwork through walls or the roof.
To maintain optimal efficiency, it's crucial to regularly clean the grease filter and replace the carbon filter. Always adhere to the manufacturer's guidelines for these maintenance activities.
How do I clean the extractor hood?
Ensuring your extractor hood is clean and well-maintained is crucial for its efficiency. Generally, the detachable components can be conveniently cleaned in the dishwasher. As for the hob, it's best cleaned with hot water and, if needed, cleaning agents specifically designed for hobs.
Notably, some hobs equipped with extractor hoods come with a built-in notification feature that alerts you when the hood requires cleaning.
For optimal care and longevity, always adhere to the manufacturer's recommended guidelines for cleaning and maintenance of your extractor hood.
Can the collection container be placed in a dishwasher?
Generally, the collection container can be placed in a dishwasher, but we recommend that you always read the manufacturer's instructions.
Does the hob and extractor hood communicate with each other?
Certain models offer automated adjustments to the extractor hood level based on the heat intensity of the hob. Meanwhile, other models provide individual controls for both the hob and extractor hood. Ultimately, the choice boils down to your personal preference and desired level of control.
Is a hob with a built-in extractor hood as effective as a regular hood?
Having a hood integrated within the hob offers significant efficiency due to its proximity to the cooking zone. Compared to overhead or ceiling-mounted hoods, this design minimizes the distance between the source of smoke, steam, and grease and the extraction point, ensuring optimal performance.
While certain models may outperform others in efficiency, it's essential to recognize that, generally speaking, extraction methods tend to be more effective than recirculation when it comes to extractor hoods.
Should I choose recirculation or extraction?
When selecting an extractor hood, it's essential to be mindful of specific building regulations. In certain properties, external venting for your hood might be mandated.
These building regulations exist to guarantee that construction endeavours adhere to standards concerning safety, health, and energy efficiency, ensuring the well-being of occupants and the sustainability of the structure.
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