Kitchen Island Extractor

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  1. 14 Oct 2018 at 6:45 AM #1
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    Looking to source an extractor for the kitchen and unsure which type to puchase.

    There are the ones that are incorporated into the hob with the downdraft extraction which are expensive and take up draw space.

    There is also the extractor that pops up from worktop which vents the air away.

    There is also the most common vented extractor fitted on the ceiling.

    Anyone have any experience of the downdraft models and the other recirculated pendant type that have lights (remote controlled) where you have to change the filters.

    All reviews considered.

    Thanks.:thumbsup:
     
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  3. 14 Oct 2018 at 1:03 PM #3
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    I have the Thunderbird extractor that comes up oit of the worktop.

    They’re ****e.
     
  4. 14 Oct 2018 at 1:07 PM #4
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    I have owned a pop up Smeg one and fitted and used the neff built in hob ones both work reasonably well. I had both vented to the outside which meant 4” pipe sunk into concrete both times. The pop up ones have enournous motors which will mean you can’t have an oven underneath unless you mount the motor to the back which is an option but will impact either storage or seating on the other side of the island. personally think the pop up ones create a sleeker look but it’s persobal preference.
     
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    It was just going to be storage cupboards on the island with seating for x4 on the other side.

    The hob would be the only unit on the island but unsure if the pop up extractor would be unreliable in the short term and the fact I loose cupboard space..does look nice though.:thumbsup:
     
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    ours did have a hissy fit once and refused to go down. It was 13 months out of warranty and smeg still send an engineer out as good will. It fixed itself before he got there and never did it again. Make of that what you will :muttley:
     
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    I did wonder about that..I like the way how it’s tucked out the way (when not in use) and some even have lights on.:cool:

    Think I need an extra long warranty if I decide to go down that road compared to the big standard ceiling one.:thumbsup:
     
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    Get one custom made that extract to the outside from the top as these you can fit any size fans as you like (I have a 12" fan in mine) that is fitted to the outside wall , expensve and may not be everyone's taste but has so much suction compare to your average hood/hob fans .... When mine's is on full speed(it is controlled by an independant speed controller ) the kitchen doors are pulled wide open when the are closed.....the benefits are a clean smellng kitchen, less need to repaint the kitchen walls , downside is expensive and a touch loud .
    I my case it was well worth the cost as I am in the Restaurant business so we tend to cook alots of exotic food which involve deep frying .

    Just to add since installing this type of fan 10+ years ago....we have not needed to re-decorate the kitchen
     
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    I have seen a couple of the downdraft extractors but they weren't actually extracting as opposed to recirculating after passing the air through a carbon filter. They didn't
    seem to be anywhere near as effective as an actual extractor that sends the air outside. The only thing I have had that is similar was an overhead extractor where it
    actually recirculated through a carbon filter. It was OK but when I actually replaced it with an extractor and put a hole through the wall, big difference!

    So, with the downdraft extractors/re-circulators, I would again question where the air is being re-circulated too. Bearing in mind that the air is also going to contain steam, I
    would be concerned that this air/steam mixture is being re-circulated inside an enclosed kitchen unit.

    I do understand that island units are an issue in terms of getting access to the outside, but if I had to compromise with a carbon filtered re-circulating unit, I would position an
    overhead unit re-circulating unit into the kitchen, and not into an enclosed kitchen unit.
     
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    Noisy, weak extract, and I have it on a 4ft 150 mm duct with one 90 degree elbow. Now fitting a roof light with built in fan.
     
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    Cheers guys.

    Your posts are the first I’ve clicked liked in 10 years of cutters history.
     
  13. 17 Oct 2018 at 12:08 PM #13
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    We just fitted a new kitchen and have to say thought seriously about the hob built in extraction and also the pop up ones, but reviews were so mixed and also not proven for us to get one. We went with the Neff one built into a purpose built housing on the roof the same foot prints as the island 3m x 1.2m looks great although not a cheap option, but also great as have leds strips round the rim and leds in the housing as well
     
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