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Cook with a hood for an odour-free kitchen

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The Silent Hood is a sleek cooking hood whose power extraction and low operational noise level ensures a pleasant, odour-free cooking experience.

The smell of cooking is always mouth-watering when a delicious meal is being prepared.  It’s much less so when it’s been days after the food has been eaten.  Whether you use a built-in stove or a freestanding cooker, your kitchen – and family – will benefit from having a cooking hood installed over your cooking range.

Cooker hoods such as Electrolux’s Silent Hood improve the airflow in your kitchen, drawing away smoke, steam and odours created by cooking.   The resultant benefits aren’t just olfactory.  Cooker hoods also reduce the effort required to clean your kitchen as it removes grease, moisture and other small particles in the kitchen. This helps to lessen the formation of grime.

Silent Hood

The Silent Hood is a sleek cooking hood whose power extraction and low operational noise level ensures a pleasant, odour-free cooking experience.

These hoods use a powerful fan to draw away the odours created by cooking. The rate at which they move air can be measured in terms of cubic metres moved per hour. The higher the rate, the more effective the hood will be in removing particles from your kitchen.

Some may be concerned about the unpleasant buzz commonly associated with cooker hoods, but there are powerful hoods that have been designed to work quietly, such as the Electrolux Silent Hood, which has an operation noise level of 46 decibels.  This is as quiet as your living room and will allow for a more conducive cooking experience.

Having a cooker hood is especially useful in open plan kitchens, where the by-products of cooking can be problematic. If the room is large, hoods with more powerful extractor fans are needed. Gas powered cooktops with their open flames do generate more smells, smoke and small particles compared to an electric cooktop, and may also require a cooking hood with higher airflow.

You can estimate the power required by calculating the volume of your kitchen. Multiply its height by its length and width. You can then work out the rate of extraction required. The Silent Hood, for example, has an airflow of up to 1400m3/hr with its Turbo Fan.

A cooker hood should ideally at least be as wide as the cooking range it’s placed above. Having one that‘s slightly larger is better, since it’ll be better positioned to capture all the smoke and steam produced by cooking a lot of food at once.

Other features to consider in buying a hood is their ease of operation and the effort required to clean their filters. Better-designed hoods include intuitive controls, such as the Silent Hood’s electronic one-touch controls, and it comes with an auto-cut off device to ensure safety in operation.

The Silent Hood is also made of flame retardant material, while its smooth glass surface is easy to clean. Inside, its dual filter technology helps to make the build-up of particles easy to clean.

Having a cooking hood does not necessarily need to be a noisy experience, and it ensures that the only remnant from your last delicious meal is the pleasant memory of consuming it.

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