Fireplace hoods for the kitchen
The hood is a special device designed exclusively for the cooking zone, as it “sucks” unpleasant odors. Recently, fireplace extracts for the kitchen have become especially popular. They not only protect the room from the accumulation of soot and fat, but also greatly decorate it.
Why hood is called a fireplace? Everything is simple: the device of an air cleaner of such design very much reminds exhaust system of the real fireplace. Chimney hood is indispensable in the interior of the kitchen. This design will be to the liking of all housewives who dream of a fireplace, without being able to establish a full-fledged hearth.
There are several options for the design of the fireplace extract. These include:
- The wall;
Also, fireplace hoods vary in size. The most popular hoods are 50 cm, 60 cm and 90 cm.
The advantages of the fireplace extract a lot:
- Appearance. Fireplace hoods are very beautiful and stylish designs.
- Domed shape. Dome hood does not require special masking of the ventilation pipe during installation. The chimney hood underneath hides everything that does not need to be seen by strangers.
- Efficiency. Regardless of the size, the chimney hood has a high performance. Some models have two engines and refillable filters.
- Easy installation. It is possible to install a chimney hood without professional help: the structure is mounted on the wall with dowels and screws.
- Low cost. The cost of construction varies depending on the size and material. The price range is huge, so choose a fireplace hood to your taste and wallet is easy.
How to choose a model
Many people believe that a large hood is much better, since its power is greater. If the chimney hood is needed for a spacious kitchen-dining room, then this option would be appropriate. For a standard kitchen, a small hood of -50.60 cm is suitable. Its capacity will be more than enough, and its small dimensions will perfectly save the kitchen space for additional shelves or drawers.
In order to ensure sufficient power of the chimney hood, you can solve a very simple problem and get a number that will be the recommended power. The volume of the kitchen space must be multiplied by 12. And you can even inquire about such information from the sales assistant when buying.
Sanitary and epidemiological station on the basis of practical research recommends installing classic exhaust hoods with a capacity of 350 cubic meters in relatively small rooms not exceeding 11 square meters. Capacity up to 420 cubic meters is ideal for a kitchen area of 11-18 squares. If the kitchen has an area of 20 square meters, then there is enough power -600-650 cubes without a powerful hood.
The most powerful is a wall hood with a capacity of 1100 cubic meters. This design is able to clean the room up to 34 square meters, so it is suitable for any kitchen, both in the apartment and in a private house.
Almost all models have 1, 2 or three modes of operation. To ensure that the fireplace extract lasts as long as possible, try to include full power only in a special case.
The more powerful the chimney hood, the louder it will make noise. The same applies to the mode of operation. It is not particularly pleasant to cook or eat in a room in which an exhaust hood is constantly noisy, drowning the voices of the household.
There is a dependency: the more powerful the hood, the higher its price. The same is true of the noise level. More quiet models (but not less powerful) are much more expensive than noisy structures.
The standard noise level of a chimney hood is 40 dB. This indicator can be both reduced and increased when switching the operation mode.
When choosing an exhaust structure, you need to turn on the material of manufacture no less than on its shape. The stronger the material, the greater the likelihood that the hood will last a long time. The most reliable chimney hoods are made of metal. Often they have parts from other materials: glass, plastic or wood.
There are two types of filters, these include:
- Internal. They are able to clear the air of unpleasant smell.
- External. Detain soot and fat.
On expensive models, they install grease repellent filters that are practically not washable. In cheaper designs, filters become dirty after 3-4 months, and it is quite difficult to clean them.
If you notice that the air is not cleaned when the hood is turned on for a long time, this means that the hood filter is dirty, and it needs to be replaced immediately.
They read a bunch of articles on the topic “how to choose a fireplace hood in the kitchen”, watched dozens of photos on the Internet, but still don’t know what you would get? Reviews This is what really helps you.
If you follow the positive example of other people, the probability of making a mistake is reduced to a minimum. The most popular, on the basis of reviews, is the Krona fireplace extractor. This model is notable for its flawless appearance and stylish design, as all its panels are smooth, smooth and white.
Despite its high performance, it is characterized by absolute noiselessness during operation. You can select the mode of operation of the hood using a light touch to a special panel. The filter for trapping fat is easily removed and washed.
Such model will easily fit into any interior and will protect furniture and walls from a smell and fat.
You can install absolutely any construction for a house or apartment if you prepare for the case in advance. It is very important at the time of purchase to check with the seller whether or not any additional parts are needed for fastening the hood, in addition to standard screws.
After learning how to fix the hood, you can begin to study the instructions, which are always described in detail how to fix the structure yourself.
Before installation, be sure to check the presence of all the details of the structure, after which you can mark the place of attachment and take up direct installation.
For greater reliability, fasten the chimney hood with dowels, rather than using the screws provided in the kit.
As a result, for self-installation you will need:
- Electric hammer drill;
- Metal tape;
- Defining the limits of exhaust design.
- Marking borders with a marker.
- Marking for screwing in screws.
- Drilling holes.
- Screwing the upper dowels.
- Check the quality of fixation.
- Screwing the remaining dowels.
That's all. Having executed simple manipulations, as a result it is possible to receive well fixed working chimney extract.
Caring for appliances
During the operation of any device it is important to properly care for him. This item is particularly relevant to the hood, as it is very susceptible to contamination. During operation, the exhaust structure is almost completely contaminated: the top is covered with dust, the inside and the filter collect soot and grease on it. Therefore, you need to clean the weight of the surface of the hood as often as possible, while using soft cloths and detergents. Brushes or sponges with a hard surface in this case are excluded, as they can easily scratch the smooth surface of the hood.
Do not forget about the most important part of the exhaust design - the filter that must be cleaned. Immediately before cleaning, unplug the device. Only then can the filter be wiped with soap and rinsed with warm running water. Before installing a clean filter must be well dried.
Especially neatly need to wipe the keypad. Do not press too hard or use an absolutely wet rag.
Hoods in the interior
Chimney hood is a useful and multifunctional design for the kitchen. It is very important to choose a hood that stylistically correctly fit into the design of the room.
In Russia, this kind of extracts appeared relatively recently, but despite this, many give their preferences to the fireplace model more and more often. Fireplace hoods are not only more functional, but also more attractive. They can fit into a very different style of kitchen design.. Most often, such designs are chosen for the classic interior of the kitchen area, but there are other options:
- Chimney hood in the kitchen, decorated in country style.
- Fireplace hood in futuristic stylish kitchen design.
- Kitchen in gentle tones in sea style and chimney extract is an interesting combination.
The hood is an important part of the kitchen. It is the key to the cleanliness of the cooking and eating areas and the freshness of the air in the whole house depends on it. Choose a chimney hood carefully, and you will forever forget about grease stains on the walls, and the smell of freshly prepared food will not haunt you throughout the apartment throughout the day.