HOW TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN A SMOKE FREE ZONE THIS CHRISTMAS
With the Christmas season fast approaching, many will be planning to entertain friends and family at home. The kitchen will be busy with multiple dishes to be cooked and a social hub as people gather to chat whilst food is being prepared. Having the right extraction in the kitchen is vital, to keep the kitchen space free from smoke and odours.
Modern technology has improved the range of extraction units available, so much so that it can be confusing, so here is our guide to the three main types of extraction available:
One of the most popular options as it does not compromise on worktop space and with so many stunning designs, it can be a beautiful feature in the kitchen.
A ceiling hood can be positioned over an island or on a wall over a built in hob, which is part of a run of units.
Many designs are sleek and simple to install and suitable for recirculating air, so there’s no need to install ducting. They can be super-efficient, with some of our favourite brands, such as Neff, saving up to 80% energy compared to a conventional extractor fan
Maintenance is effortless, as metal grease filters can be cleaned in the dishwasher. You can even use your hood as an air freshener, as it can automatically purifies the air for five minutes every hour.
The majority of the models that we sell come with LED light panels, like the Siemens LR99CQS25B which has full led light panel to great for task lighting
Ceiling hoods are ideal for extensions or new builds as it is easy to incorporate the ducting into the ceiling cavity space.
Venting hobs are ideal in homes with high ceilings, and for those who want to keep their extraction discreet.
The downdraft extraction unit in the Siemens venting induction hob works efficiently and quietly, making it perfect for open plan kitchens. The intelligently engineered drive motor delivers a high extraction rate with virtually no sound at all.
These units are also energy efficient as the downdraft extraction unit automatically adjust its power to perfectly match the hob level and the amount of steam in the air. This leaves you free to cook with confidence knowing that no energy is wasted.
When choosing this option, it is a two in one appliance, as the extraction unit is part of the hob.
One of the latest solutions that is very popular in our showroom, is the Siemens glassdraft Air. Since its introduction it has become a best seller.
The glass panel rises from the worktop, creating a splashback as well as well as providing ventilation. This can be particularly useful in a kitchen island with seating. The guided Air technology creates a low pressure area in front of the glass to guide the air to the extraction area, guaranteeing excellent and quiet performance from all cooking zone.
The sleek and elegant glass design is clear so it doesn’t create a solid barrier of view when cooking. It also has a significant effect on performance. Thanks to Guided Air technology, an air curtain is created behind the glass, improving airflow and guaranteeing optimal and quiet extraction performance from all cooking zones.
We have full working kitchens in the showroom, so you can see these products in action and make the right choice for your new kitchen.
We look forward to seeing you soon.