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Old 25-12-2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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What Gas Hood is the best for HDB use?

I went to COURTS and checked out 2 days back. I noticed there are 3 types available

1) Slimline type
2) Chimney type
3) Island type

Understand that Slimline and Chimney type requires a backwall for mounting. Island type costs a lot of money whilst the other 2 types are cheaper.

The problem is the back for my gas hood installation is just an empty space i.e. no backwall like cabinet or concrete wall. So, can I hang a Slimline type from the ceiling?

Filters and Oil Cup/Tray

1) One type just sucks in the fumes and discharges out - no filters or oil cup/tray
2) One type with charcoal filters only - this type need to change the charcoal filters roughly 6 to 9 months if fry or char frequently. If not, then change roughly every 1 to 1-1/2 years
3) One type with oil cup/tray only
4) Some come with charcoal filters and oil cup/tray

Questions

1) What brand is best for HDB use?
2) Is 900 m3/h suction power enough?
3) I would prefer touch screen over pressed button type with stainless steel body. Any comment on touch screen?
4) Silent in operation? What is the general noise level? Is 44 dBA ok?

I went to my neighbor's house and was told her gas hood spoil leow and she covered it with an aluminium sheet. She also complained of hassle in maintenance. What other things I need to consider before buying and in use?

Thanks for your comments

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Old 26-12-2017, 12:30 AM   #2
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self cleaning baffle filter island type hood. good luck finding that. if hdb, is usually recirculating only. whole house will have cooking smell still. charcoal or whatever nonsense no use.
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Old 26-12-2017, 12:47 AM   #3
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self cleaning baffle filter island type hood. good luck finding that. if hdb, is usually recirculating only. whole house will have cooking smell still. charcoal or whatever nonsense no use.
Thank you.

I believe for re-circulation the smell will be there unless you can exhaust the fumes out of the windows like in a private house which is not possible in the case of one staying in a HDB flat. Of course staying on the top most floor or ground floor is possible. Unfortunately, I don't stay on the top most or ground floor

However, if during cooking time the balcony windows are open this will lessen the smell and regular cleaning of the gas hood, kitchen walls, cabinets, floors etc will greatly help too, right?

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Old 26-12-2017, 08:48 AM   #4
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Some info for buying available here

http://www.snapsnapeat.com/singapore...hood-and-hobs/
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Old 26-12-2017, 09:19 AM   #5
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Island type exhaust hoods cost more as all exterior sides have to be finished - more stainless steel.

They sometimes also have a longer telescopic extension to reach higher ceilings - again more stainless steel.

Their motors are also usually more powerful, as the exhaust-suction area is larger.
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Old 26-12-2017, 10:49 PM   #6
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Thank you.

I believe for re-circulation the smell will be there unless you can exhaust the fumes out of the windows like in a private house which is not possible in the case of one staying in a HDB flat. Of course staying on the top most floor or ground floor is possible. Unfortunately, I don't stay on the top most or ground floor

However, if during cooking time the balcony windows are open this will lessen the smell and regular cleaning of the gas hood, kitchen walls, cabinets, floors etc will greatly help too, right?
if island, no use alrdy. if not island, at least still near window
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Old 26-12-2017, 11:23 PM   #7
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if island, no use alrdy. if not island, at least still near window
Don't understand. Like to elaborate?

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Don't understand. Like to elaborate?


hmm where do you think you would place island? near window?
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Old 27-12-2017, 12:05 AM   #9
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Don't understand. Like to elaborate?

What kitchen layout are you planning to do?
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Old 27-12-2017, 12:26 AM   #10
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hmm where do you think you would place island? near window?
My gas hob location is fixed for I'm not changing it. It is facing the balcony windows separated by the balcony.

Likely I'll need to buy those foldable aluminium foil from the DIY/neighborhood shop to block any draft from the balcony window side during cooking.

The height of the foldable aluminium foil is 90 cm high so it's more than that required of the height from the gas hood to the top of the gas hob

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Old 27-12-2017, 12:29 AM   #11
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What kitchen layout are you planning to do?
No change in layout. The sink and the gas hob remain as they are. Just make my kitchen cabinet smaller by replacing with a new one
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any floorplan to share and the location of hob and sink and fridge
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Old 27-12-2017, 12:53 AM   #13
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any floorplan to share and the location of hob and sink and fridge
Floorplan? 20+ years ago lost leow

I now realized if I had then swapped the sink and the gas hob positions I would not face the problem I'm having now

Like I mentioned I have no intention of changing the positions of the sink and the gas hob

What I want to do now is to install a gas hood by suspending from the kitchen ceiling and block the draft coming from the balcony window side. It's not an impossible task. Just need some thinking to make some brackets and vertical rods for suspending the gas hood....all materials to be of stainless steel to prevent future rusting

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Old 27-12-2017, 01:06 AM   #14
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Floorplan? 20+ years ago lost leow

I now realized if I had then swapped the sink and the gas hob positions I would not face the problem I'm having now

Like I mentioned I have no intention of changing the positions of the sink and the gas hob

What I want to do now is to install a gas hood by suspending from the kitchen ceiling and block the draft coming from the balcony window side. It's not an impossible task. Just need some thinking to make some brackets and vertical rods for suspending the gas hood....all materials to be of stainless steel to prevent future rusting
oh okok. so you wanna diy?
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Old 27-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #15
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oh okok. so you wanna diy?
Idea is like that. Work to be done by contractor

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