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hudson chia
21-11-2005, 04:06 PM
Just visited a showroom in Kota Damansara and surprise to note that a cooker hood cost from RM300-00 t0 RM1750-00. They claimed the premuin ones are for asian cooking and needs high suction to rid off smell, smoke and oil thru a duct. Any forumners owned any of this? Please share some advice to help me to arrive at a decision. I used gas cooker and cook a lot of nyona, curries and spicy stews. Thanks in advance.

newbies
21-11-2005, 04:49 PM
i installed cooler hod in my kitchen caused cannot tahan of all the tumis tumis smell that would creep into the tv room, bedroom when cooking...

yeah, u definately need one if your are cooking asian food (things that involved tumis and goreng-goreng)...

good idea to get ones for asian cooking (with suction fan) cause normal ones are hard to clean due to the sponge inside

GreenBug
21-11-2005, 06:02 PM
Yes, you definitely need a good EFFECTIVE cooker hood if you're doing lots of cooking (especially deep-frying) and like most of us, the kitchen opens up into the hall, the maid's room and then upstairs. Not only do you get the smell floating around the house, soon you will have sticky floor, curtain and even on your favorite settee.... :rolleyes:

My wife recently bought a FUJIOH cooker hood, its supposed to be EFFECTIVE because this particular model is not only sucking the whatever smell out of the kitchen, it also has a duct which is supposed to drain the captured "oily stuff" and then dispose it off, how I don't really know, but many I spoke to said it works. So, I immediately agreed to a FUJIOH brand one without asking the price. :eek:

Collapsed with cardiac arrest when the bill come, cannot tell you the price here because I cannot handle another cardiac arrest.... :eek:

Ski
21-11-2005, 06:11 PM
Just visited a showroom in Kota Damansara and surprise to note that a cooker hood cost from RM300-00 t0 RM1750-00. They claimed the premuin ones are for asian cooking and needs high suction to rid off smell, smoke and oil thru a duct. Any forumners owned any of this? Please share some advice to help me to arrive at a decision. I used gas cooker and cook a lot of nyona, curries and spicy stews. Thanks in advance.

There are few brands in the market and they all have the same functions. The one with the strongest suction power the one you should look for..The one I installed is "Pacfic" brand and at least with this appliance my kitchen is not oily and sticky in spite of our heavy Asian cooking. Mine is 6 years old model maybe now there could be more elaborate models for you to check out.They can cost alot cos it includes installation too.. but worth it on the long run..suggest you get few quotations first.

Pacfic showroom is somewhere in Jalan Syed Putra.

GreenBug
21-11-2005, 06:15 PM
To convince yourself to get a Cooker Hood, go park your shiny car at a corner coffee shop with Tai Chow and with a 40" industrial fan blowing in the direction of your car.... :D

patrick
21-11-2005, 06:26 PM
Let me share with those who need a 'cooker hood' and dont want to spend so much.

For years now, in all our houses we would install an exhaust fan somewhere above where we cook. Just make sure the fan blows out to the exterior. Where this is not possible, build a a flue so that the air can be expelled. And when cooking, always ensure all the windows around the cooking area are closed. And of course, switch on your exhaust fan. You be amazed how effective this can be. Only snag is ...be prepared to clean your exhaust fan every once in a while or when you notice oil dripping from it. To me, this is the most effective method and you also see many of the 'tai chow' shops doing the same thing.

USJ27Resident
21-11-2005, 09:38 PM
To convince yourself to get a Cooker Hood, go park your shiny car at a corner coffee shop with Tai Chow and with a 40" industrial fan blowing in the direction of your car.... :D

Thank you very kindly for the trip down memory lane... you bugger! :p

Wasted my whole evening polishing that darn car... only to find a film of "char kwai tiaw smelling" oil on my car .... :eek: .... wasted wasted... :( Best part of it, did not even realise that the freaking fan was facing the car cos then stall not open YET!

GreenBug
21-11-2005, 10:00 PM
Thank you very kindly for the trip down memory lane... you bugger! :p

Wasted my whole evening polishing that darn car... only to find a film of "char kwai tiaw smelling" oil on my car .... :eek: .... wasted wasted... :( Best part of it, did not even realise that the freaking fan was facing the car cos then stall not open YET!Ha Ha Ha! They call that Hollywood Parking.

Have you seen any detective, or any character for that matter, in a Hollywood flick whereby they park the car in a multi-storey car park or far away from the scene, and walk there? No, right? They always get the nearest, most convenient, always-available car park right in front! :rolleyes:

What do you get? Char Kuey Teow! Next time, don't do Hollywood Parking, walk a little bit lah, good exercise..... :D

hudson chia
22-11-2005, 09:47 AM
Thanks alot mate, I shall make sure that a strong suction and self cleaning unit be my choice. patrick good idea ,but very unsightly and attracts flies if not in use. Greenbug, cardiac arrest for now but no lung cancer later. :) :) :D