Hey Appliance Fans,
If you read the blog, you know that I don’t spend too much time on ventilation; mainly because it’s super boring. I’m not saying ventilation isn’t necessary for your kitchen it is, but it isn’t sexy like Thermador’s Steam Range, La Cornue, or other luxury ranges/appliances.
I’m not saying that the different styles of hoods aren’t cool or sexy, I’m saying the functionality of a fan exhausting smoke and heat to the outside doesn’t really excite people when they are designing their dream kitchen. There is a company, however, that does things a little differently than everyone else and I thought I’d share some info about them with you. That company is Vent-A-Hood.
Texas is More Than Cowboys, Cattle, and Cacti
Texas is also the place where Vent-A-Hood started and they are still located there today (in Richardson, TX to be more precise). Back in the day, they literally went door to door to make a sale and then went back to their shop to build the hood they had just sold. That’s a guerrilla-style business plan if I ever heard of one. Well it worked and in 2005, Vent-A-Hood increased their production facility by fifty percent to keep up with demand.
I’ll leave it up to you to visit their website and check out all of the different hood styles Vent-A-Hood offers, but I DO want to talk about the technology behind their hoods; specifically their “Magic Lung” blower system.
Oh, Ho, Ho, It’s Magic….You Know
Sorry for the obscure Pilot reference. Great song, though. Anyway, Vent-A-Hood’s claim to fame is their “Magic Lung” blower system. I’m totally plagiarizing from Vent-A-Hood’s website, but I don’t think they’ll have a problem with it considering I’m writing about their product. Attention Vent-A-Hood Legal: Please don’t sue.
From Vent-A-Hood’s Website:
The Unique “Magic Lung®”
Vent-A-Hood’s exclusive Magic Lung.
The patented Magic Lung® blower system sets Vent-A-Hood® apart. You shouldn’t settle for anything less than the Magic Lung® because it is:
Turn on a Vent-A-Hood® and you’ll hear only a whisper of air movement, because the Magic Lung® system provides the quietest ventilation available. Vent-A-Hood®s with halogen lights also feature SensaSource® (see left). With SensaSource®, when full blower power is not needed, you can lower the blower speed for even quieter operation.
How quiet is a Vent-A-Hood®? The test results shown below were generated at a certified independent industry testing lab.* All tests were measured at full speed to demonstrate the most accurate sound rating (other manufacturers may use lower speeds for testing which don’t reflect accurate operating sound levels.)
|300 CFM Magic Lung® Blower
||5.4 Sones (At High Speed)*
|600 CFM Magic Lung® Blower
||6.5 Sones (At High Speed)*
|900 CFM Magic Lung® Blower
||6.3 Sones (At High Speed)*
|1200 CFM Magic Lung® Blower
||6.6 Sones (At High Speed)*
Vent-A-Hood’s® Magic Lung® “multi-blower technology” allows CFM to double, triple, or quadruple with very little effect on sound levels.
*Ratings in accordance with the Standard Test Code by the Energy Systems Laboratory of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station.
The powerful Magic Lung® blower traps all cooking contaminants, liquefies grease vapor and removes heat-polluted air. Because the Magic Lung® blower combines sufficient air pressure and constant speed with centrifugal filtration—and because it doesn’t pull air through a filter—it is the most efficient kitchen ventilation available today.
The Magic Lung® housing snaps apart for easy cleaning in the dishwasher or with warm, soapy water. Moreover, the Magic Lung® is the only ventilation system that collects the grease in the easily cleaned housing rather than in hard-to-reach areas behind a mesh or baffle filter.
The Magic Lung® is the only residential ventilation system on the market today that prevents fire from spreading to the rest of the home. Constant speed creates centrifugal pressure that prevents fire from entering the ductwork. As needed, SensaSource® increases blower speed to its normal level to maintain this safety feature.
Magic Lung® blowers can be configured to provide the power you need for even the most demanding cooking surface. Each highly efficient Magic Lung® blower supplies 300 CFM of air movement; you can combine multiple blowers in a single Vent-A-Hood® to create the perfect ventilation for your cooking surface.
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Cleaning a Vent-a-Hood
Cleaning a Vent-A-Hood is a breeze (breeze, get it). They’ve redesigned their housing that collects the grease. Rather than try and explain it through words, check on this video. Everyone say hi to Eric:
That’s all for this week appliance fans. Don’t forget to email me with your questions! Also, be sure to check out our profile on Houzz for some ideas to make your dream kitchen a reality. Until next time, America!
P.S. If you didn’t get my reference to “Magic” by Pilot, behold a great song with ridiculous 1970′s style camera shots and editing:
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