Game of balance for the kitchen hoods


The hood is increasingly integrated into the kitchen project in complete balance with the other appliances and furniture. Far from being a merely functional tool for eliminating fumes and vapours, this appliance goes beyond its traditional function with diversified proposals that express different ways of conceiving the kitchen environment. Whether it becomes an appealing furnishing chandelier, whether it is part of a modular system or perfectly combines with induction technology, today the hood expresses new design concepts that renew this appliance.

A precious kitchen
Hood, chandelier and even a piece of furniture: Globe by Uniqa (BS Service Group) was born from the desire to offer a technological product in an original and precious form. It integrates suction and lighting in a single appliance, with a design that makes it a distinctive element in the kitchen.

The aesthetic part is made of ceramic spheres, hand-crafted with craftsmanship in different finishes (gold, mother-of-pearl, etc.). This art of hand-made know-how is the characteristic trait of the brand, which combines experience and creativity, using unusual materials in the field of household appliances: noble metals, glazed majolica, ceramics, worked crystals and metal meshes that become filters and decoration in the same time. Uniqa Globe is a filter hood-chandelier, equipped with perimeter extraction and a flow rate of 450 m³/h. It has LED lighting, remote control and touch control.

In combination with induction
The induction hob is a product increasingly chosen by consumers. However, this cooking method can generate the formation of condensation and annoying water drops falling from the hood. To facilitate the use of this appliance in combination with induction, Baraldi has developed the drydrop technology: thanks to a controlled thermal system, the lower panel of the hood heats up, preventing the formation of condensation on the surface.

Furthermore, a spongy filter collects the fumes and vapors sucked in, blocking the residual condensation which, even if it falls back, is collected in a tray inside the hood. The bottom of this compartment is then heated in turn and causes any remaining water to evaporate. The system does not require containers to be emptied, can be activated when necessary and switches off automatically thanks to a timer. The Profile hood for wall unit is one of the Baraldi products that integrate drydrop technology.

The hood as an “element”
Monolith by Falmec belongs to the Elements collection, which interprets the extraction element in an innovative key: it becomes part of a modular, multifunctional architecture integrated into the kitchen project. The system consists of a 90 cm extraction element and 30, 60 or 90 cm container modules (which can be placed on the right or left), which allow to obtain a functional and personalized set-up.

The result is an equipped channel that can accommodate ladles, spices, knives, cutting boards and other utensils, as well as electrical outlets. The extraction module opens slightly to allow access to the hood functions control and the lighting, allowing fumes extraction. Monolith has a matt black aluminum structure which houses a frosted glass front in the vertical part. The product has 9 speeds + Boost and has a 800 m3 /h Brushless motor.

Harmony in style and practical shelves
The same aesthetic unites, in a coordinated range, the appliances of the Mythos collection by Franke Home Solutions, which includes the new T-Shelf island hood. This appliance, proposed with a Black Matt finish and A energy class, combines functionality and beauty.The product allows a 360° use thanks to the symmetrical position of the user interface and lights. Furthermore the smoked glass shelves allow the hood to be used also to place vases or crockery. The appliance is equipped with matt black filters, which create a homogeneous and elegant effect, while the two LED light bars with dimmer function allow to easily set the desired light. Finally, thanks to Sound Pro technology it is possible to obtain a silent environment without sacrificing performance (suction capacity equal to 750 m3/h in intensive mode).