Which hood will be the best?

27 of July '23
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  1. Choose from chimney, telescopic, under-cabinet, active, ceiling, built-in and ductless models.
  2. In an open kitchen, island, wall and ceiling and downdraft hoods will work best.
  3. When looking for a hood for an apartment in a block of apartments, pay attention to the noise level of the appliance.
  4. The efficiency of the hood should be at least 10-12 times the volume of the kitchen.
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Choosing the right kitchen hood can be a key element in arranging a functional and pleasant kitchen. The hood plays an important role in removing fumes, grease and odors, providing fresh and clean air in our home. However, before making a final purchase decision, there are many factors to consider to find the perfect hood to suit our needs and preferences. Remember that the right hood will not only perform its function, but will also blend into the design of your kitchen, adding an aesthetic touch. That's why it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with these important aspects and gather as much information as possible before starting the purchasing process. Ready? Let's now move on to a detailed discussion of these factors to consider before buying a kitchen hood.

Choosing a hood

Where to buy a hood?

When you choose a hood from a reputable manufacturer, you are more assured of quality, reliability, safety and after-sales support. Although the price of products from these brands may be a bit higher, investing in a hood from a good company will pay off in the long run through the performance and durability of the device. One such manufacturer is Globalo. It is also worth checking the offer of brands such as Kernau and Nortberg. Before making a decision, it is worth reading the opinions of other customers and consulting a professional, and the full list of recommended manufacturers can be found in the search engine of the portal Products for Home under the keyword "hood".

Okap może być również ozdobą mieszkania

The hood can also be an ornament of the apartment

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What to pay attention to when choosing a hood?

Type of hood

Hoods are available in different types, such as under-cabinet, island, wall-mounted, telescopic and built-in hoods. Choose one that best suits the layout and style of your kitchen.

Air extraction capacity

The hood should be efficient enough to effectively remove fumes, smoke and odors from the kitchen. When choosing a hood, pay attention to its airflow, measured in cubic meters per hour (m³/h). It is a good idea to choose a model that has a capacity of at least 10-12 times the volume of the kitchen.

Filtration

Hoods can have different types of filters, such as metal grease filters, carbon filters or ceramic filters. Metal grease filters can be easily cleaned or replaced, while carbon and ceramic filters help remove odors. Make sure the hood you choose has the right filters.

Noise level

If you want quiet operation, pay attention to the noise level of the hood, measured in decibels (dB). The lower the noise level, the quieter the hood will operate. Check the specifications of the hood to find out what its noise level is at different settings.

Aesthetics

The hood should match the style and design of your kitchen. Choose a hood that will blend well with the rest of your kitchen equipment and add an aesthetic touch.

Budget

It's a good idea to determine your budget before starting your search. Note that more advanced hood models may be more expensive, but they also offer additional features and better performance.

Do wyboru mamy okap kominowy, teleskopowy, podszafkowy, aktywny, sufitowy, do zabudowy oraz modele bez przewodu.Choose from chimney, telescopic, under-cabinet, active, ceiling, built-in and ductless hood models.

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Types of hoods

Here are some of the most popular types of hoods:

Chimney hood

This is one of the most popular types of kitchen hoods, which features a distinctive design with a vertical chimney that resembles a fireplace. It is a very effective solution that effectively removes smoke, vapors, fumes and odors from the air in the kitchen.

Island hood

An island hood is mounted on the ceiling or center beam above a kitchen island or free-standing cooking table. It is ideal when the burners are located on the island rather than against the wall.

Telescopic hood

This type of hood is integrated into the cabinet above the kitchen burner. It can be pulled out and hidden when not in use. It is chosen to achieve a minimalist look and save space.

Under-cabinet hood

It is similar to a telescopic hood, but mounted directly under the hanging kitchen cabinets. It is a good option for those who do not have a lot of space in the kitchen.

Active hood

An active hood is an advanced solution that automatically detects odors and fumes, and then adjusts the exhaust speed to effectively remove them.

Ceiling hood

A ceiling hood is suspended from the ceiling and has an aesthetically pleasing design. It is an ideal choice when it is not possible to mount the hood on the wall or when you want to achieve an "invisible" hood effect.

Recessed hood

This type of hood is hidden behind a panel or built-in, making it almost invisible. It is a popular choice in kitchens with a minimalist design.

Cordless hood

Ductless hoods, also known as recirculating hoods, do not require an external ventilation duct. Instead, they filter the air and rectify it before releasing it back into the kitchen. They are a good solution when installing a duct is difficult or impossible.

W otwartej kuchni sprawdzą się okapy wyspowe, ścienno-sufitowe oraz downdraft

In an open kitchen, island hoods, wall and ceiling hoods and downdraft hoods will work well.

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Hood for an open kitchen

Choosing a hood for a kitchenette is slightly different from buying equipment for a traditional closed kitchen. Due to the lack of a wall to help direct fumes and odors in one direction. you should consider the following:

Filtration

Hoods with a carbon filter can be more effective at removing odors from an open kitchen. Carbon filters help absorb and neutralize odors, which is important in a space that is open to other parts of the house.

Noise level

Pay attention to how loud the hood is. Especially if the open kitchen is connected to other rooms. Choose a hood that has a low noise level to avoid spreading unwanted sounds throughout the house.

Air extraction efficiency

Due to the lack of walls that can direct fumes in one direction, it is worth choosing a hood with a higher capacity. Purchase a model that has a high enough capacity to effectively remove vapors from an open space.

Island hood

If you have a kitchen island, it's worth considering an island hood. Such a hood is mounted above the island and has the ability to effectively remove fumes from different directions. Island hoods are usually visually appealing and provide a focal point in the kitchen.

Wall and ceiling hoods

If you do not have a kitchen island, but there is an open space above the cooktop or stove, consider installing a wall-ceiling hood. Such a hood is mounted on the wall, but extends all the way to the ceiling, allowing you to effectively remove fumes in an open kitchen.

Downdraft hood

Another option is a downdraft hood, which is hidden in the countertop or kitchen island and rises outward when in use. These types of hoods are unobtrusive and don't interfere with the view in an open kitchen, but they can be less efficient than traditional hoods.

Szukajac okapu do mieszkania w bloku zwróć uwagę na poziom hałasu urządzenia

When looking for a hood for an apartment building, pay attention to the noise level of the appliance

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Hood for apartment in a block of apartments

When looking for a hood for an apartment in a block of apartments, consider the following:

Noise level

Apartments in blocks of apartments are usually located close together, so it is important to choose a hood that has a low noise level.

Carbon filtration

An apartment block often lacks the ability to connect the hood to the chimney. In this case, it is worth looking at hoods with carbon filtration, which help remove odors from the kitchen. Carbon filters effectively absorb odor particles, providing fresh air in the apartment.

Recirculating hood

A recirculating hood is a good choice for apartments in blocks of apartments, as it does not require connection to a chimney. This type of hood uses filters to clean the air and then recirculates it back into the kitchen. Make sure the recirculating hood has effective filters that can be easily replaced or cleaned.

Mounting on the wall or under cabinets

Pay attention to how the hood is mounted. If you have limited space, consider a hood that can be mounted on the wall or under hanging kitchen cabinets.

Wydajność okapu powinna wynosić przynajmniej 10-12 razy więcej niż objętość kuchni.

The capacity of the hood should be at least 10-12 times the volume of the kitchen.

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