With the rise of open-concept kitchens, having an efficient ventilation system in the cooking zone is crucial to drawing fumes and airborne grease away from your living space. Here’s a look at the latest down draft systems, hoods and extractors on the market .
Extract odours and smoke from your kitchen with the Brandt glass decorative hood AD1189X . Equipped with multiple speeds for varying levels of suction power, it’s efficient and practical. Its built in filter-cassettes and activated carbon filters work to catch grease and extract odours. Despite the hoods’ high power, Brandt has designed them to be as quiet as possible, no matter the speed.
The Brandt glass decorative hood AD1189X costs $1,159 at selected retailers and dealers. Find out more at #02-51/52 Oxley Bizhub, 65 Ubi Road 1, or e-mail email@example.com
With a noise level of 61 decibels and an extraction rate of 450 cubic metre per hour, this perfectly concealed downdraft stainless-steel hood by Bosch promises to get rid of unclean air from your kitchen fast, with minimal noise. Illuminate your hob with energy-efficient LED lighting, or use the Touch Control function and electronic display for easy access. There’s even an intensive speed setting, which provides a six-minute burst of ventilation to clear strong odours – perfect for heavy-duty cooking days.
The DDA097G59B downdraft stainless-steel hood by Bosch retails at $4,699. Exclusively available at the Bosch Experience Centre, Level 4, 11 Bishan Street 21.
Sleek, contemporary and modern, Miele’s downdraft extractor system is both functional and stylish for any home setting. Designed to match the brand’s Generation 6000 built-in appliances, this powerful system comes with a dimmable LED light and touch controls to give your home a chic look. It also has a 15-minute automatic fan run-on feature, and comes with two dishwasher-safe metal grease filters.
The Miele downdraft extractor system is priced at $5,900. Find it at #04-03 Winsland House II, 163 Penang Road. Call 6735-1191 for more information.
If you are looking for a unique hood to match your stylish home, Hafele’s Island Hood black panel HH-MI40A just might be the answer. Aside from the sleek pendant-like design, it comes with a convenient electronic soft touch control, three speeds and an intensive speed setting for your kitchen needs. You can even activate its timer to recirculate the air. Since it’s not as large as most hoods, it will also be an easy fit into any kitchen.
The Hafele Island Hood black panel HH-MI40A retails at $1,399. Available at #01-27/28 Enterprise One, No.1 Kaki Bukit Road 1. Call 6848-9075 for more information.
Cook and cleanse the air at the same time with the Gaggenau Flex induction cooktops integrated with a ventilation system. Choose between the air recirculation or air extraction mode when cooking, and the smart system will be able to determine power levels based on vapour detected in the air. Energy-efficient and built for maximum effectiveness, the ventilation system aims to clear 85 percent of odours during air recirculation.
The Gaggenau Flex induction cooktops’ integrated ventilation system costs $8,290. Available at the Gaggenau Experience Centre, Level 4, 11 Bishan Street 21.