The corner hood is one of the interior components that has functional significance. This determines the set of criteria by which this device will be selected.
By the name it can be understood that it will be located in a corner - this arrangement of the plate and the hood is very convenient, since there are two conveniently located surfaces around the heating device, while the entire working part is very compact, the space in the central zones along the walls is freed. The angle ceases to eat up space and becomes its functional part, and depending on the design can have aesthetic value and even be an accent.
The task of cleaning the room from kitchen fumes and odors can be performed by a standard rectangular hood, however its placement in the corner will create some dissonance and additional angles - this seriously disrupts the visual and energy component of the room. There is another advantage: in the corner it is easy to disguise air ducts.
The device of a plate and an extract of the special angular form conceals, softens a corner, slightly changing the form of a room, rounding it.
If there are some skills, you can even assemble the hood yourself, the main thing is to choose the right fan, calculate the diameters of the air ducts.
However, the finished corner hood can really be an accent: there are many interesting solutions in the design with a reliable wall fastening, a form that beautifully plays the position of the plate or hob. On sale are devices made of different materials and their combinations.
You can install the corner hood yourself, the problem can only be the air duct.
When choosing a hood, you should pay attention to the following technological indicators:
- the size;
- external design.
In addition, all corner hoods have a low noise level. If the family has people that are sensitive to noise, you can pick up a hood with a noise level of up to 40 dB, but its cost will be higher.
The power of the device, its performance should be selected in accordance with the dimensions of the kitchen, it should also be taken into account how often the stove will be used. The power is measured by the number of cubic meters of air that can pump the device in an hour.
The exhaust capacity in most models can be adjusted: change the speed of air pumping. This allows you to vary the amount of energy consumed, depending on the duration and intensity of cooking on the stove. This value can be adjusted mechanically, electronically, there are models with remote and sensor control.
The corner cooker hood can be of three types:
- with air venting. The traditional type is with air venting through the air ducts to the outside.
- recycling. The recirculation type implies that there is no need to hold the kitchen air ducts outside. The air is purified inside the device, passing a specially designed cycle of its release from impurities and odors. Then it is fed back to the room, cleaned and drained. The choice of this type of device is particularly successful in cases where the construction of floors, the location of the room in the house does not allow the ducts to be installed.
- combination of the first two. The combined type allows you to switch between modes, which increases the versatility of the device.
The hoods have electronic control, they can be programmed, thanks to the special systems that make the air in the room guaranteed to be clean, will maintain the optimum humidity level.
Before buying, you should inspect the kitchen and the adjoining rooms. If this is a private house, you need to go up to the attic. After that it will be possible to decide how it is more convenient to hold the channels for air removal. If it is not possible to build a vent system, it will be necessary to consider the purchase of a hood with a recirculation system.
If there is a financial opportunity, then it is worth considering combined models. In the presence of a large kitchen, where a lot and deliciously prepared, this option is preferred.
The corner hoods are available in two forms: classical domes (with side walls) and in the form of "T" (with a fully open suction surface).
Dome options are more suitable for spacious ro
oms, the second option is very compact, which leaves more air in the kitchen. You can find flat models, sloping type hoods, but they will have to specially prepare the corner walls.
For fans of supercompact solutions there are pull-out hoods, but they will require very careful calculation so that the hinged elements can be used freely regardless of the device's operation. When choosing, it is also necessary to pay attention to which side the desired hood is made for - they can be designed for right and left corners.
You can choose a corner hood almost any size, but the set of standard sizes is designed in accordance with the dimensions of most manufactured plates (50-100 cm).
- When choosing, consider the size and layout of the cabinets.
- Ideally, the hood is selected exactly according to the size of the plate, for the efficiency of the device it should not be less.
- You should have a clear idea of the distance from the plate to the ceiling, it is also important how the duct will be made, through the wall or ceiling. This is necessary for the correct selection of the height of the device.
In general, the device is better to choose after placing other elements of the kitchen or after the development of a design project.
There are almost no frames and can not be. It is possible to allocate conditionally such directions in device design as:
- high tech;
- other types and types.
Many models whose design is designed to be appropriate in several style combinations, this increases their versatility. It is convenient for customers - they find it easier to find a hood for their kitchens, in whatever style they are designed.
Corner hood in the house
In addition to the usual reliable and high-quality devices, models are produced that can have advanced technical characteristics and special design, the price for them can be quite high. There are elite, which are inferior in performance to conventional ones, however, design and other parameters are still very expensive. Therefore, when choosing it is necessary to decide what is the first place, and how important is the unique appearance.
Manufacturers produce a number of devices at quite democratic prices and with an appearance that can attract and please the economical buyer with requests, so you can pick up any combination of parameters and prices.
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