Is side suction or top suction better? Actually they both have their own strengths and weaknesses. We should choose the one suitable for us according to their features instead of simply admitting or denying their fuctions. Therefore we'd better know each one's strengths and weaknesses.
Side suction is relatively closer to hearth. It changes traditional design of range hood and the way to pull fumes away. When cooking, it can suck fumes out of stove. It adopts the technology of side flow inlet and oil fume seperation, which makes the absorption rate rise to 99% and purification rate rise to about 90%.
Aesthetically, side suction is valid in appearence. Currently the tempered glass panel style is popular in market. Compared with the stainless steel, tempered glass is easier to clear and maintain.
Strengths: better smoke exhaust effect, no depressive feeling, no worry about head hit and drop of oil, more thorough fumes absorption, environmental protection and energy saving.
Weaknesses: universal large noise.
Top suction is installed above the hearth. In current home furnishing design, this kind dominates, and it's also the traditional style of range hood It pumps the fumes out through the exhaust fan at the top. And it has thin type, deep type and semi-deep type etc.
Strengtgs: model diversity and convenient cleaning in home furnishing.
Weaknesses: easy head hit and drop of oil when cooking.
It is validated by experts that fumes is related with oil temperature when cooking. When oil is heated over 200℃, the main component of fumes, acrolein, forms. When oil temperature reachs 300℃, condensates will appear besides acrolein. Although range hoods are widely used in nearly each family, fumes are still common in kitchen. To avoid them, we could take some measures.
First, do not heat oil temperatyre higher than 200℃. It is a warming when tha pan smokes.
Second, do not use repeatedly cooked oil. Repeatedly used oil and fumes it causes contain plenty of carcinogenic substances, therefore saving is not benificial sometimes. It depends on objects.
Third, ventilation in kitchen should be kept. Choose a range hood with good performance and effect, and keep it working when cooking.
Last, cook without oil as far as possible. It is the simplest and effective method.
Besides fumes, there are still other invisible pollutions in kitchen.
Odor pollution includes the harmful gases like CO caused by liquid gas and coal gas and fumes. The methods are choosing an efficient range hood with little bit noise, using vehetable oil with high boiling point, controlling the oil temperature in the normal range, keeping ventilation during cooking and washing the face after cooking in order to clear the oil stains on face.
Color pollution sounds a little strange, but it really harms when people notice or don't notice, such as blazes from mirror surface of cupboard, fancy colors and decorations which stimulate the senses and insufficient lights when cutting and cooking. The method is decorating the kitchen with light and simple colors.
Noise pollution is caused by cookware collision, range hood work and cupboard door close. The methods are properly putting cookwares, installing sound-absorbing shutter shock absorption pad and choosing low-noise range hoods.
1.Under Cabinet Mount
Just as the title says, this type of range hoods is fixed to the bottom of a cabinet. It may duct directly out the back, may go up through the cabinet or, may go up a little and then out the back. You may lose some storage in the cabinet, but so what? - it's always messy above the hood and never easy to get access to anyway! Very few of this type of range hoods have an remote blower.
This type of vent hood is directly affixed to the wall and may have a decorative chimney, or soffit, to line up with the top of your cabinets or to "disappear" into your ceiling. It may have an internal or remote blower, and it may duct straight out the back, be ducted straight up, or up and then horizontall.
3.Under Cabinet Mount
This type of range hoods hangs from the ceiling over an island or peninsula. It may also hang from peninsula wall cabinets. You may choose to hang it higher to avoid blocking a view and, if so, it will need more coverage than it would in a wall mount situation. I would recommend at least an additional 3" all round (30" stove would require a 36" hood. It will also need more CFM to compensate for the extra height and for breezes passing through your kitchen.
4.Under Cabinet Mount
Venting downwards has come a long way in the last 20 years and is mostly used in kitchen island or peninsula situations. This type of unit can also be used for a gas cooker near a wall. But why? The fumes are drawn downwards under the floor and out (like for a clothes dryer) or into a basement and out. A lower powered model, suitable for an electric or small gas cooker, often has the power pack placed in the cabinet beneath. A higher powered unit is usually placed in the basement and thus avoids the loss of storage an in-cabinet model may cause in a kitchen cabinet. Of course, you may choose to put lower powered units in the basement too to avoid this loss of storage.
Downdraft units are relatively inefficient because they have to fight the natural upwards flow of air and are most often used in an island situation if you don't want to block a view - or if your range top needs to be placed in front of a window.
Some downdraft models run from the front to the back of the countertop and are mostly used between modular stove tops; others have their vents at the back edge of the stove top but will not fit whenever a full size range top is in use (unless the countertop is increased in depth).
1. Undermount Kitchen Sinks
Undermount sinks provide a smooth, seamless look in your kitchen, and make cleanup easy, since they sit flush with the countertop and have no visible lip.
2.Drop-In Kitchen Sinks
Drop-in sinks, or self-rimming sinks, feature a rim or lip around the outer edge of the sink. Easy to install, the sinks are dropped into a hole in the countertop and then fastened. Drop-in sinks come in a host of shapes, sizes and configurations to accommodate kitchens of every size.
3. Utility Sinks
Utility Sinks add functionality to the laundry room or provide a place for cleaning, food preparation or hand washing in commercial and industrial environments. Made of strong, durable stainless steel, utility sinks come in several shapes and sizes to suit a variety of situations. Laundry/Utility sinks are perfect for soaking laundry, washing paintbrushes and other household tasks. Hand washing sinks are available in several configurations, including some with towel and soap dispensers, side splashes, risers and foot pedal operation. The floor mop sink mounts to the floor for easy draining of wet mops.
4. Front Apron Sinks
Large and deep, front apron sinks are reminiscent of sinks found in old farmhouses, with their exposed front panel and sturdy construction. Front apron sinks, or farmhouse sinks, as they are often called, have come into the spotlight again, and are now available in stainless steel and copper and with plain or decorated fronts, in addition to the original fireclay.
5. Bar/Entertainment Sinks
Bar/entertainment sinks are essential for the bar area or as a second kitchen sink installed in a kitchen island. Available with drop-in or undermount installation, bar sinks are a versatile addition. An extra sink provides room for a second cook, or for cleaning and food preparation to take place at the same time in a busy kitchen. Bar sinks come in round, oval, square or rectangular shapes and are available in stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, fireclay and cast acrylic .
Recently the Daily Mail posted a survey that suggestes those who are used to skipping breakfast have a big chance to gain about 26 pounds each year. Nearly 2000 adults received this investigation. Among those breakfast skipper, 45% of them feel hungry in the morning, 30% are not passionate about their work and 14% feel tired and fidgety.
The reason is that breakfast has influence on the choice of other food during the rest of day. Thus, breakfast skipper alaways prefers high-calorie food, such as soda, chocolate and roast meat, which brings extra calories than regular breakfast eater. Day after day, the calories accumulated transform to 26 pounds fats in one year without any physical activity.
Thus it can be seen, a healthy breakfast helps people have a day full of energy. Imagine that steam an egg in oven and cook beef with green vegetable on gas cooker, while a cup of milk is being heated on gas hob, the satisfaction and eagerness for the hot breakfast is inexplicable.