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.
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
, 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.This post has been edited by zheilwane: Dec 29 2013, 12:22 AM