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post Dec 27 2013, 09:28 PM, updated 3w ago

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Kitchen HOOD

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

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Here is a comparison between aluminum mesh filters vs pyramid shape filters



I will update more info everyday, do not have time to explain everything in one day.
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post Dec 28 2013, 10:45 AM

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QUOTE(weikee @ Dec 27 2013, 11:04 PM)
I beg to differ, this is like saying all All aluminium mesh are not as good as Pyramid filter (in your comparison is Fotile). Have you tested out all other brand and model hoods that you don't carry?

I am using Fotile, and I have friend using Rinnai. They cook more frequent than me, and don't need to clean everyday. Some wiremesh are easy to clean, just burn and scrub the carbon away.

This is like saying membrane filter are not as good as some other type of filter. But 3M is one a good membrane filters.
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Well most aluminum mesh are not as efficient as pyramid type. Without the oil cup, where will the oil go? The oil will actually clogged up the filter and you will need to clean it regularly. Bcoz mesh filters do not have oil cup, their filters are very fine and have many layers to trap oil, hence reducing the suction power as shown in the video. Many customers who used aluminum mesh feedback this to us, thatz we know about it and we don sell these type of hood. Btw, i didnt say only Fotile's one is good, any pyramid shape type filters have better air flow compared to mesh type. However, not all pyramid type are good in filtering the oil. Mesh is good to filter oil but bad for air low (reducing suction power)

I might be wrong but aluminum mesh filters are made of several mesh layers thatz y they are called aluminum mesh and they are the same for all brands (will reduce air flow), the only difference is the size and number of layers. If they are not the same design or with some new technology then it is not called aluminum mesh anymore
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post Dec 28 2013, 11:33 PM

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QUOTE(weikee @ Dec 28 2013, 11:06 PM)
The fotile you mention, is using similar design of Baffle filters, but problem with this fotile the oil get build up after the filter faster than mesh, the problem with this fotile the opening are too big and during heavy cooking oil escape the filter and build up inside the internal. I am using one for two years, and clean the inside twice. Is not easy. If they make the filter few more later will be better, just like a good Baffle filters hood.

Mesh on the other hand don't build up oil internally that fast. And Do not required (almost everyday) wash as per early comment.
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thatz y i mention this previously
"However, not all pyramid type are good in filtering the oil. Mesh is good to filter oil but bad for air low (reducing suction power)"

Well mesh filters are better in oil filtration but due to the huge reduction in suction power, your kitchen tend to be oily and that defeats the purpose of having a hood. As shown in my video, the first part i used a pyramid shape filter, you can see that the suction is quite good but in the 2nd part where i converted it to a mesh filter, the smoke is coming out of the hood, this shows how good the oil filtration of mesh filter (preventing smoke and oil entering the hood) but the smoke is actually going around your kitchen, so why we purchase a hood in the first place?

I just moved in to my new house more 1 month+ and using Fotile EH10BQ as well, my grandma cooks almost everyday, got lots of good food rclxms.gif , we only clean the hood once and the inside just wipe with tissue (not really oily) Ofcoz if u use for 2 years, oil will build up inside, even mesh will have oil in the hood.

For better air flow better dont put any filters (hood will get very oily and will affect its performance in future)
For better oil filtration, add more layers of mesh filters (hood wont be able to suck in and extract the smoke and oil)

So, there must be a balance between air flow restriction and oil filtration, from past customers feedback and our experience, pyramid shape type is what most ppl will choose. We did discuss on this several years back but the thread was already closed, so i post back the info here.

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post Jan 5 2014, 12:04 AM

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Usually weak suction power is due to improper installation, could you take out the chimney and check this (as per photo)




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post Jan 13 2014, 02:32 PM

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QUOTE(RedDevils88 @ Jan 13 2014, 09:42 AM)
I'm Looking to install a hood but my budget is tight. Any recommendations on hoods that are at around 1k?
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YOu can get Rubine Boxline, still having some old stock price now
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post Feb 20 2014, 10:04 AM

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QUOTE(jssl @ Feb 19 2014, 12:02 AM)
Is Rubine brand good?
Planning to get Boxline and hob from Builders Hardware...
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Btw am not a heavy user, rarely cook only once a week maybe smile.gif
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Yup Boxline is good enough for medium cooking, not too oily
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post Mar 3 2014, 09:47 PM

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QUOTE(davidlim_iphone @ Mar 3 2014, 09:34 PM)
Hi all sifu ... I plan to buy Fotile hood EH10BQ , I got 1 question .. my contractor told me that the original ducting hole not good and some say that Fotile ducting hole are very good no need change ... which one is true ? should i change or using back the original... Pls help thanks ....
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Standard ducting is 6" diamaeter but FOtile is 7". If u r planning to get EH10BQ den u must use Fotile hose
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post Mar 10 2014, 05:51 PM

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I got customer install that way as well, so far no problem. Try turning on the oven then lift up the hob and feel the temperature inside of the cabinet. I bliv it wont b too hot as the hot air is blown infront of the oven not rear, if it is too hot wont the wire of the oven melt as well? If really hot, may b use insulation like air con to protect it

Is the plug for the oven? it looks like a 13amp plug while most ovens require 15amp

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post Mar 10 2014, 09:43 PM

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well i didnt say it is safe bt jus to mention some1 did it before and still no issue after several years. Thatz y i ask u to use ur oven and feel the heat inside of the cabinet, from what i know it should b very hot or else the wire of your oven will melt as mentioned.
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post Mar 24 2014, 09:37 PM

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QUOTE(BuFung @ Mar 23 2014, 10:16 PM)
Any of u guys can advise on the rubine prado2B? Choosing because it size small enough for my kitchen existing hole... 

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Flame is strong enough, value for money. Here is a comparison i recorded. Top left burner is Rubine prado 2b



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post Mar 26 2014, 08:25 PM

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Ofcoz having one is better than not having anything. Recirculating hoods help to remove airborne grease and reduce odor. Ofocz, a ducting one is much better as it could reduce more odor, suck out heat, lesser maintenance and etc.

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post Mar 27 2014, 11:16 PM

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QUOTE(azleena @ Mar 26 2014, 10:10 PM)
So in a situation where ducting would need to run more than 10ft, which is better: recirculating or ducted?
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Still duct, i got customer using Fotile EH10BQ with 15ft and he say it performing well.
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post Mar 27 2014, 11:18 PM

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QUOTE(quintesson @ Mar 27 2014, 02:27 AM)
Hi zheilwane what is the best price & model of hood and hob value for money under rm2k / slightly over rm2k recommended?  is it will better or same getting it from the fair or now? Pls pm. Thanks
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If more than 2K definitely can get Fotile and now it is a good time to drop by perfect living for additional free stuff like extended warranty, lucky draw and etc as posted previously. If looking for less than 2k i would recommend rubine rosemary as it has suction power of 1,350m3/h
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QUOTE(LucasTan1987 @ Mar 28 2014, 10:23 PM)
Hi, if we would like to use ductless hood, what brand and model recommended?  Thankss
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My best Ductless hood is Rubine - Rosemary, it has 1350m3/h suction power, dual charcoal filter system and also dual touch screen control smile.gif
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post Apr 14 2014, 09:48 PM

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QUOTE(zoe33 @ Apr 14 2014, 01:11 PM)
does purchasing from builders include installation of hood and hob as well as the duct pipe?
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We only sell as FOTILE does not provide installation but if u need some1 to installer we can recommend our installer.
Here is our my installer install for my house

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QUOTE(wookp @ Apr 28 2014, 11:59 AM)
Any difference between Fotile cooker GFG86201 and GCG90201?
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hi, GCG is a one piece burner. Hence it is ezier to clean, actually there are some reviews on it by other customers in a few pages back, i m using it as well smile.gif
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post Apr 29 2014, 11:07 PM

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QUOTE(wookp @ Apr 29 2014, 03:31 PM)
Oh OK. What aboug the GFG? I was wondering to whether which is the newer model.
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GAG series is a newer version of GFG, they look alike but GAG claims that the flame power is extremely strong. Actually i tested GCG (3.8kW) n GFG (4.0kW) they are equally strong and stronger than some other brands with higher kW will test out, GAG later. However, maintenance wise GCG is a one piece removable burner, hence it is ezier to clean as per photo shared by sovietmah previously

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QUOTE(moonbat @ May 6 2014, 02:14 PM)
Hi. May I ask the safest lenght of the hood from its switch?

I bought eh10bq + gfg86302
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switch should b located away from your hood, i bliv u are asking about the wire point. Wire point should b around 1350mm above your table top.
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QUOTE(hungryJack @ May 8 2014, 07:28 PM)
Anyone can recommend reliable installer for installing fotile hood? Tqvm. My kitchen has existing exhaust fan hole ready and no hacking in required.
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Why not call the salesperson, they will have their own installer and the price usually is ard RM 250.
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actually u can install it higher, cover up the existing hole and hack a new one. Most probably your hood's chimney will b able to cover the current exhaust hole, so u don have to tile it

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