There are so many brands in the market, Electrolux, Elba, Rubine, Tuscani, Faber, Teka, Fotile, Whirlpool, Rinnai, Cornell, Bosch, Tellini, Lebenstill, Leben, Fujioh, Ikka, Pacific, Pacifica, Vees and many more. So which one of them is the best? Here is a discussion after reading and doing your own research, you decide which is the best.
Most end users will think that a good hood is a hood with strong suction power but that is not 100% true. A good kitchen hood should have : 1) A good filter system with oil cup 2) Easy to clean & maintain 3) Reasonable strong suction power (1000m3/h and above) 4) Low noise level 1) A good filter system with oil cup
Here is a comparison between aluminum mesh filters vs pyramid shape filters
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The test you int he video is actually quite stupid and very misleading.
1) To put a mesh filter in a Hood NOT DESIGNED for a mesh filter is not a fair test.
2) You only put a single mes filter in the Centre of the Pyramid Hood, BUT most Mesh fliter style hoods have 2 or 3 or even 4 mesh filter hoods. IE 2 or 3 or 4 times the surface suction area. In which case there would not be the reduction in airflow that you claim.
3) Its a pedantic point, but what you claim is smoke is actually Steam NOT Smoke.
In my experience there are good and bad of both hood styles.
a) A mesh Filter will provide a much superior removal of oil from the air stream (very important if you have recirculating hood)
For Mesh Style, Yes you have to clean the mesh filters, but it is usually only required max 1 time per month and is easily achieved by soaking in hot water with dish washing detergent for 20-30 mins. The oil residue simply melts and is dispersed by the detergent.
I well designed Mesh filter will have equal air flow to a pyramid style hood.
b) Pyramid style hood will have inferior oil separation, so can be used as re-circulation model and if used in ducted venting mode you end up with a lot of oil residue in you ducts which is very hard or nearly impossible to clean.