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    Cooker hoods and cooker hobs

    I am doing up my new kitchen and plan to install both cooker hood and cooker hob in my wet kitchen.. Any recommendations as to what to look out for and what are the good brands to buy in the market? I have been going around to look at several brands out there like Fotile, Rinnai, etc.. I am confused as to what I should buy.

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    Go for Fotile Hood and Rinnai Hob (good combination).

    Of course if you wanna save money then you buy the promotion set with Hobm, hood and oven but certain brands only good for certain things but not all things.

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    Are you doing the usual Chinese cooking? If so, the normal hood will not suffice. Get the Pacific suction type. It operates something like the fried kueh teow chimmy looking thing but much prettier.

    It has a fan which will suck and blow out the smoke and oil. It is expensive but if it is for your own stay, it is a long term investment.

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    how about Fujihome? Any idea if this is good?

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    I do cook curries and chinese cooking. You mean I have to pick the right cooker hood for my style of cooking??

    I recently went to Perfect Living 08 to check out the cooker hoods and hobs.. took a look at Fotile - the filter is not well designed and will need to clean on a daily basis or else the oil residue will be stuck between the metal netting which is the filter.. I afraid that if i happen to leave it more than a few days - it will be difficult to clean...

    However, the fujioh design seemed easier to clean as the design is rather straight forward and suction seemed effective based on the demostration done but pricey... Accordingly to sales person the inner filter just need to clean once a month.. don't know whether true or not? any idea if this actually the case?

    Perhaps I will check the Pacfic hood and look at the design and function...

    I suppose for cooker hobs... any brand would do, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brown-eyes
    I suppose for cooker hobs... any brand would do, right?
    The most ideal would be ducted with axial exhaust fan (yeah!..noisy no doubt) for most smoky Asian cooking. See the "tai chow"..lots of oily smoke and normal hoods are not the ideal solution if you constantly have lots of smoke. I seem to realize European designed hoods are likely suitable for Western cooking where its usually boil or sautéed, light fries and etc. Our Asian cooking is more "VOILENT!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brown-eyes
    ...the fujioh design seemed easier to clean as the design is rather straight forward and suction seemed effective based on the demostration done but pricey... Accordingly to sales person the inner filter just need to clean once a month.. don't know whether true or not? any idea if this actually the case?...
    You may be shocked but I seldom clean our Fujioh hood filter. I clean it after 6 months or so mainly because I am either too lazy or forgetful. The hood is none the worse despite that and still functioning great after 4 or 5 years now. Pricey maybe but it is solidly built and works very well. No trouble with it at all. By the way, don't go for the light weight ones. Ours is the huge looking thing where the stainless steel sheet sits at an angle to the wall. For functionality, do not go for the pretty ones.

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    Just to add, don't be taken in by hoods with LED lighting. My hood comes with LEDs and the color of the light makes the food looks rather unappetising.

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    Cheez.. thanks for the advice frenz... truly appreciate that.. at least I have a better idea of what to ask and what to look for...

    Hmm... Fujioh seems to be the ideal cooker hood.. looks like I have got work on the budget for it.. you know renovations, kitchen cabinets, etc.. already cost me a bomb. So any recommended dealers for Fujioh models in Subang?

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    I am resurrecting this old thread as I am in the market for a kitchen hood. I read good comments about Fotile and Pacifica. Can users of these 2 brands give their honest opinion?

    I know Fujioh and Pacific are good but money priority is else where at the moment.

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    I bought an electrolux EFT7515X. It may not have such a nice design as the others but it's easy to clean and good suction power.
    A wise man refrains from talking but a fool utters rubbish.

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    May I ask how much is this model? The 1400 m3 suction power is impressive. Other models usually hover around 1000 m3.

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    I bought this 2 years back as part of a package with the hob and oven. But I think the price is around RM800 or slightly more. Go check around at Harvey Norman or Tan Boon Ming to find out first.
    A wise man refrains from talking but a fool utters rubbish.

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    Wifey combined Rinnai cooker and a Fujioh hood (Oiltech) which is good if your kitchen is rather enclosed and not much free airflow. Its easy to clean too and makes the kitchen look "professional" lah...

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    I wonder whether the air suction flow quoted by each manufacturer is accurate or misleading. Fujioh and Pacific's air flow is not impressive and seems to be the same range as the other makes, but everybody speaks highly of them. Either the other makes are overestimating their suction power or their machines deteriorate rapidly.

    Maybe, should just install the char koey teoh chimmy-type hood. Cheap and effective.

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