Other pluses for cooker hoods

Design with purpose

Design with purpose

Appealing design of the extractor hood will enhance the aesthetics of the space; however, what makes a good kitchen hood is high performance, technical solutions that allow adequate ventilation of a room of particular size, lighting provided for the cooking hob beneath, silent operation, and other properties that match your lifestyle. The wide offer of Gorenje+ extractor hoods allows you to choose the shape that best serves your purpose. Uniform details make sure the hood will complement other Gorenje+ appliances.

Fresh air in the room

Plus for influx of fresh air – at the right time and in the right intervals! Cooker hood efficiently prevents the odours and steam from spreading around. The filter installed in the hood intercepts grease particles and cool air is expelled from the room. All Gorenje+ hoods feature a non-return flap that is closed automatically when the hood is switched off, preventing the influx of air from outdoors, which can be quite undesired particularly during wintertime. The hood is working at its optimum when the amount of air supplied to the room is equal to the amount being extracted by the hood. In order to equalize the pressure, it is recommended to allow supply of fresh air while the hood is in operation.

Evacuation and circulation hoods

Air extraction hoods extract the odours and expel them outdoors through a ventilation duct; on the other hand, recirculation hoods clean the air in the filters and return it to the room. Whenever possible, choose an air extraction hood whose air supply system and air suction system allow intensive use of total suction power. Recirculation hoods use the air suction system to force the air through a charcoal filter that absorbs the odours from the air, and then return it to the room. The advantage of recirculation hoods is simple installation – anywhere! All types of hoods, air extraction and recirculation, are fitted with a grease filter that protects the hood motor from grease particles and any resulting damage.

The right performance

Your hood should be able to exchange the air in your room ten times per hour. Hence, in a kitchen of 16 square meters and with ceiling height of 2.5 meters, the amount of air to be filtered in an hour is approximately 400 cubic meters. Recommended hood capacity is calculated by multiplying the kitchen volume (multiply the width, length, and height of the room) by a factor of 10. Selected Gorenje+ hoods can exchange up to 800 cubic meters fo air in an hour. For optimum effects, the hood should be of equal width as the cooking hob, placed 65 to 75 centimetres above the cook top (depending on the type of hob – with some, 45 cm is enough). To prevent unwanted loss of pressure, observe the recommendations on the diameter of exhaust duct which should be as smooth as possible, as short as possible, and include as few bends as possible, particularly any sharp ones. During cooking, set the hood operation according to expected amount of steam and odour. After the end of cooking, leave the hood to operate for at least 10 minutes.

SuperSilent

The kitchen is often the central living space that goes beyond the purpose of food preparation. Do not let noise spoil the pleasant moments! Choose Gorenje+ hood with quality sound insulation materials. Noise can be further reduced by using smooth rather than ribbed ducts, allowing sufficient duct diameter, and providing sound insulation for the ducts if required. Pleasant atmosphere even when socializing close to the cooking hob!
More cleanliness

More cleanliness

The best Gorenje+ cooker hoods feature special aluminium filters with patented cassette insert that helps to stop up to 98% of grease coming from contaminated air while achieving energy class A for grease filter absorption efficiency. In addition they have a built-in sensor that is able to perceive when the grease or charcoal filters are saturated with grease particles to an extent that it impairs optimum hood performance. With normal use, cleaning is recommended every two months. It is quite simple – using water and manual dishwashing detergent, or washing them in the dishwasher at 65 °C. Such cleaning may affect the colour of the filters, but it will in no way reduce their efficiency! On the contrary: clean filters improve the efficiency of operation and contribute to longer useful life of the hood.
Timer

Timer

Before or during cooking, you may use the one of three timer levels to set the hood to operate from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. When the set time expires, the hood will be switched off. Timer may be quite convenient after the cooking is finished as well. Set the time according to the amount of steam and odours in the room and you may leave the room without any worries. The hood will do what you wish and then switch off.