- Choosing your angled cooker hood
- How to install an angled cooker hood
- Angled cooker hoods in different styles
Klarstein angled cooker hoods: always fitting your space and your style
Cooker hoods are the most functional home appliance to ensure a healthy, breathable home environment. Its purpose is to capture all fumes and smells released during food preparation. Then, depending on the specific suction system on which a cooker hood uses, fumes are either sucked out of the home (extractor hoods) or cleaned through special filters and reintroduced into the same environment (recirculating cooker hood). In both cases, a cooker hood ensures that the air e is always clean of cooking residues. Removing airborne grease, fumes, smoke, heat, steam and combustion products will benefit not only the people living in your home environment but also the furniture and all the items you store in your kitchen, as they’ll require less frequent cleaning.
When your hot plate is located in the corner of your kitchen, installing an angled cooker hood is the best solution to ensure maximum functionality and, at the same time, add a touch of elegance to your décor. Klarstein angled cooker hoods have a unique design and are available in different models, all of which will fit perfectly with your existing furniture. Below, we provide you with some important information to make your choice more comfortable and easily find the angled cooker hood that in terms of performance, size and style, best suits your kitchen.
Choosing your angled cooker hood
An excellent alternative when you do not have the possibility of installing a canopy cooker hood in the kitchen and do not want to give up on a sophisticated style is the angled cooker hood. Easy to install like a normal wall hood, an angled cooker hood gives your kitchen that extra touch of dynamism thanks to its modern and functional design. Not to mention the reduced overall dimensions, especially in depth, thanks to the oblique orientation of the surface that allows even very tall people to stand in front of the cooker without the risk of inadvertently banging their heads.
We've thought of everything in the design of these innovative kitchen hoods, from the choice of high quality materials such as glass and stainless steel to the ease of use with a digital display and discreet touch panels, designed to minimise the build-up of dirt and grease. Obviously, all our angled cooker hoods are equipped with LED lamps to perfectly illuminate the hob and guarantee energy saving at the same time. If you opt for our professional cooker hood models, you can combine suction operation with up to 600 cubic metres of air per hour and use in recirculation mode for maximum versatility of use.
Regardless of the model (island cooker hood, canopy cooker hood or, like in this case, and angled model) you should always pay particular attention to the technical specifications of the product, especially if doors and windows are far from it. Before choosing your angled extractor hood, don’t forget to calculate with extreme care its suction power, if you want to achieve optimal performance; the right capacity depends not only on how often the hot plate is used but, first and foremost, on the size of the living space in which the worktop is located.
Also, if you prefer to use an extraction system, you should make sure that a suitable flue pipe is available - or at least, installation is possible - to convey all fumes outside. If, on the other hand, you opt for a recirculating system, you must check that you can fit an electric fan or a ventilation hole on a wall bordering on the outside of the home, so that there is always a suitable change of air.
How to install an angled cooker hood
As soon as the basic conditions are measured and checked, the installation should be supervised by professionals, as they are trained and familiar with the latest relevant regulations. They are also in charge of issuing a certificate or Declaration of Conformity. Once the installation is complete and correct operation has been verified, we recommend keeping this certificate attached to the product instruction manual.
Even in the case of an angled cooker hood, it is essential to respect the standard measurements with respect to the hob; the basic requirements for your angled cooker hood are a width equal to or greater than your hob, and a maximum distance from of 90 centimetres from it. The minimum distance from the hot plate is generally 75 centimetres for gas hobs. In the case of electric ceramic hobs or induction hobs, 65 centimetres are enough.
Angled cooker hoods in different styles
Once you checked the function and size of your angled cooker hood, you can move on to choosing the model. In the case of a visible hood, this choice will also depend on the kitchen furnishings’ style. Or of your living space, if you have an internal kitchenette. In recent years, cooker hoods have turned into a real design element, and the materials in which they are made include steel, glass, wood, plastic or aluminium. The shapes can also be very different, elegant or modern, to suit every need and preference. For a rustic style kitchen, it is preferable to choose a hood with a wood finish, which recalls the shades that may already be present, while stainless steel remains the must-have material for hoods used in more modern living contexts.