Two innovative hoods have revolutionised this type of appliance.
The first, from Galvamet, was one of the first to offer a real solution for absorbing water vapour produced by induction hobs. The second, by Elica, was one of the first to offer a fully hob integrated hood.
Let’s discover the features of each of them.
Increasingly the choice of consumers, induction hobs have created a small revolution in the hood manufacturer world.
Induction hobs create hot fumes which rise up to the cold hood and release moisture into the air.This immediately changes into water droplets that settle on food being cooked, bringing with them the impurities from the environment.
Gas hobs do not have this problem because their flames simultaneously heat pans, the surrounding air and the hood, which prevents condensation from forming.
Water vapour is caused by the differences in temperature
Many people wrongly believe that installing a powerful extractor hood will combat the problem, this is not the case since it is the difference in temperatures between the hot fumes and the cold hood that causes the condensation.
A further cause for concern is that condensation forming on the hood can lead to electrical and electronic faults in the hood.In fact, moisture remaining inside the hood may lead to the break-down of essential parts such as the motor.
In filter hoods this causes even more problems, as the water vapour passes through the activated carbon filters it makes them less effective in eliminating unpleasant odours.
The Sliver Galvamet built-in hood for induction hobs.
Galvamet’s SLIVER built-in hood was one of the first to offer a collection system for the condensation that tends to settle on the grease filters and lower surfaces of traditional hoods positioned above induction hobs during the cooking process.
Galvamet’s answer to this problem is to offer a solution that heats the hood immediately after it is turned on, to prevent condensation forming right away.
The extracted air is also conducted onto cold surfaces, withany moisture in the air then being extracted and collected in a special container, with sensors fitted to indicate the water level.
When the container is full, the hood stops working. To empty you simply place a container under the drain valve and press a lever. This ingenious patented system allows heat differences to be eliminated, prevents moisture forming on kitchen surfaces and extends the life of the hood.
The Nikola Tesla integrated hood by Elica
The Nikola Tesla integrated induction hob hood is a “two in one” appliance made by Elica, which guarantees energy efficiency, quietness and an excellent performance in terms of collecting fumes.
Its main strength is that the hood is located at the centre of the hob and receives all the information it needs to automatically adjust the speed and extraction power.
This last feature allows the cook to concentrate on preparing the food and not on adjusting the hood and also reduces their energy consumption.
The NikolaTesla is available in both extracting and filtering versions (the filtering version has excellent ceramic odour filters, easily reachable from the upper part of the worktop).
From a technology point of view, the nine speed touch control has an extra intensive setting and allows you to set the power for the induction areas and extractor intensity.
This hob integrated hood continues to operate at low power even when the worktop is turned off, ensuring that all the remaining odours and water vapour are removed.
A high performance solution, that offers the functionality of two electrical appliances, with the latest-generation technology and a modern minimal design.
Choosing a hob integrated hood can improve the way you use your kitchen, allowing you to fully focus on what’s important,preparing the food.