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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

DIY Kitchen Hood Installation & Maintence

Kitchen hood is now consider a necessary acessory in the kitchen. Its main function is to s uck out all the smoke from the cooking as m'sian like to do a lot of frying with oil ( hence the food here taste better ). Apart from this I suppose the kitchen hood can also be use to show off together with other high tech gismo in the kitchen when guest visit the kitchen.


I choose kitchen hood base on its s ucking power ( afterall its main function is to s uck out cooking smoke) measure in cube square meters. The s ucking power will depend on the type of fan use. From mine survey I find that 16 blades turbine fan is the most powerfull at 1300 cube square meters of air per mintes. Apart from s ucking power, I will consider the price, feature, build material & maybe brand.

In the end I choose the above base on its 2 powerfull s ucking fans, auto cleaning feature & also its slim design. I also like the twin light.

Installing the kitchen hood is a stright forward process. In mine case it is made easier as I have already prepare the smoke outlet together with the flexible aluminium tube. I use aluminium hose as it is more durable in the long run even though it is more expensive now. Plastic flexible outlet hose is not heat resistent & will become brittle in the long run. However when installing the aluminium hose to the hood's outlets care must be taken so as no to overstright the hose or the aluminium joint will be disjoint showing split. I have also prepare the power point.

The kitchen hood is install just by drilling two hole & fixing the suppled wall bracked to the wall. The hight of the kitchen hood is measure between the cooking strove & the fan about 36 inches. Too high the kitchen hood the s ucking power is decrease. You can adjust the hight by about 3 inches using the bracket.

As shown the s ucking power is strong enought to s uck up the wok cover. This is also the method I use to check on kitchen hood. To enable your kitchen hood to be efficient, regular clean up is necessary. U can just wripe the surface area using mild soap or just the dish cleaner.

For the fan to be in optimal operation condition u have to clean them regularly, once a week if possible. As the fan is made of aluminium it get corroded with salty smoke. Takeing out the fan is very tidious ( I do take apart everythings when I want to oiled the fan motors ) , thus a easier method is to switch on the kitchen hood & spray directly on to the spining fan with dish cleaner using a sprayer. Immediately you will notice all the oilly liquide collected on the oil collection pan, you will have to empty several pan until the liquide is just the dish cleaner. After that u will spray the fan with water to clean out the dish cleaner. The whole process take from a few mintes to more than 15 mintes depended on how dirty the fans is.

As for me I usually connected a small hose to the oil collection hole & just spray on the fans. ( I am too lazy to empty out the small oil pan several time). After that I just put back the oil pan. I also don't fix the fan grill as without the grill I don't have to wash the oilly grill, but you have to be carefull that you don't put your head near the spining fan , this is highly unlikely as your head will be above the frying pan to do this.

The above diy save me RM100-oo. Quite enought for me to spend on other things or activities.

12 comments:

Boss Stewie said...

WAH LIU SO BIG .... u must cook a lot of char kuay teow

Boss Lepton said...

hehehe my new house also installing kitchen hood
but i havent' got to see it yet tho

mom's choice hehe

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

HELLO 2 2 BOSSES! NICE 4 YOU GUYS 2 DROP BY. NO LAH I ONLY DO THE EATING, COOKING IS NOT ONE OF MINE TRADE.

LuUeE said...

hahhha.. Horny Ang Moh, If that can suck a wok up, then how about the food. How do you actually cook? mwhahah.. And btw, i've linked you.. hornily.. mwhahha..

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

HI LUUEE TQ TQ.

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

Wa-lau-eh.... I hope you don't do the stunt thingy while you cook... I mean, the flipping of the wok to turn the food around stunt. Else all the stuffs you're cooking will end up outside... all being sucked out!

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

HI P MUSHROOM! NO LAH I DON'T DO THE COOKING, JUST TELL THE COOK 2 BE CAREFULL & DON'T FLIP THE FOOD TOO HIGH.

Boss Lepton said...

eh horny ang moh, y don't u make a post about u cooking something la

teach some good dishes :D

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

HI BOSS, NO LAH I ONLY DO THE EATING NO COOKING.

cutebanana said...

i've encountered problem with my kitchen hood (and still am); the whole unit, especially the fan gets very oily after sometime; the real expensive ones have filter to filter out the oils and grease and what not but it seems that your unit doesn't have the filter, am i right ? and i suppose when the fans breakdown then it's another affair with the hood...

Anonymous said...

impressive ! kindly advise where, how much, brand, model for the hoody ? coz i need to buy the same as yours. thanks

Horny Ang Moh said...

Hi CuteBanana! Yes after sometime the fan do get very oily. The trick is to open up the hood cover & took out the fan & then u clean it with liquid soap.
It is very rare for the fan motor to break-down. In most cases it is due to fan's blades being corroded due to oil & salt in our cooking, as the fan is made from aluminum.

Tq for dropping in & have a very nice day!

Hi anomus! The brand is butterfly ( China made )& cost about Rm950-00. Could be cheaper now. U can actually buy any brand so long as the suction fan designed is as show in my post & make sure it got 16 blades.

Tq for dropping in & commenting. Have a very nice day!