- External motors
An extractor can also be operated by using an external motor, located away from the cooker hood, installed where it causes the least nuisance and keeps noise levels in the kitchen to a minimum – such as on the outside wall, on the roof or in the ceiling.
The motor is connected to the cooker hood by means or a control cable. To really benefit from a reduction in noise, the ducting system should be 5-7m in length
Miele cooker hoods have very efficient acoustic features as standard, which make them very quiet to operate. However to make it even quieter Miele offers a Silencer as an optional accessory. It can be fitted in a variety of positions and is suitable for use with a number of cooker hoods, reducing noise levels by up to 4.5 d(B)
Extraction ducting enables cooking smells, moisture and heat to be taken out of the kitchen. The extraction performance and noise levels of the cooker hood are greatly affected by the geometry and properties of the ducting system. Miele recommends smooth, round ducting or special flat ducting, at least 150mm in diameter. For cooker hoods with higher extraction rates a ducting diameter of at least 200mm
Inefficient ducting is the #1 cause of poor performance. Miele offers a range of ducting solutions including flat ducting, 90° angles and aluminium flexible ducting to ensure your cooker hood performs at its very best.
- Wall vent kit
A vent can be installed in the outside wall so that the exhaust air can be ducted to the outside. With many wall vents, transference of both the heat and cold can occur which causes energy loss, for example when cold air can enter the ventilation system in winter.
The Miele wall vent has a double-sided, thermally insulated non-return flap to prevent this happening. A magnetic closure prevents cold air entering the building thus saving energy. Plus it keeps out any foreign objects such as leaves, debris. The grille is designed so that exhaust air is directed outwards, prevent it making marks on the outside of the house
- Recirculation conversion
A recirculation mode cooker hood takes in vapours with the aid of a fan, passes it through various filters and then returns the clean air to the room after the filtration process. With this systemair circulation occurs within a closed room. Recirculation mode cooker hoods do not require an ducting to the outside nor any wall openings, making installation far simpler than with cooker hoods that need to vent to the outside.
Miele offers the recirculation conversion kit to enable you to convert your chosen cooker hood, plus you’ll also need an Active AirClean Charcoal filer – Miele offers a range of charcoal filters, applicable for your specific cooker hood.