Gefest hood: model overview and installation
Gefest hoods are made by the Belarusian manufacturer and have earned deserved popularity in the Russian market as high-quality appliances, characterized by low cost. According to customer reviews, the units have a reliable assembly, which directly affects the efficiency of their work. At the same time, the production process itself does not imply the availability of expensive imported components, and the technical characteristics are minimal.
First of all, Gefest hoods are distinguished from analogs by an affordable price. Such devices can afford most of the Russians. The average cost varies around $ 100. The appearance of the devices does not have any frills, is simple and elegant.
Most models are similar, the difference is a wide range of colors. This helps customers to choose a model that will be suitable for each specific interior design. In addition, part of the hood has in the configuration not only fat, but also a carbon filter. This helps ensure air circulation.
The devices do not have high power, the maximum area on which individual models will work effectively is 15 m2. For smaller rooms, there is a wider choice of products that have a slightly lower capacity. The lamps with which the hoods are equipped are also not very bright, but they are quite capable of illuminating the cooking surface.
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the advantages of Gefest hoods, in addition to low prices, consumers point to ease of operation and maintenance. As well as the range of models is quite wide, which allows you to choose the unit according to individual needs and the wishes of the buyer.
There are few drawbacks to the products, but they should nevertheless be taken into account. Quite often and in a large number of models there is noisy work, which can interfere in everyday life.The performance of the low, in addition, the hood does not have a rich functionality.
How to choose?
In addition to focusing on cost, performance and noise level, there are still a lot of things to consider when choosing a kitchen hood. For example, this includes management. Modern models can be equipped with electronic, mechanical and touch controls. There is no significant difference, however it is necessary to take into account that models with mechanics have a greater resistance to failures and power surges.
As for lighting, Gefest models use two types of lamps - halogen and incandescent. Incandescent bulbs can not guarantee the natural color reproduction, unlike halogen ones, and also have not very high brightness.
As for the filters, they are divided into coal and fat. A rather large number of Gefest hoods have both of these elements in the kit, which is an undoubted advantage.
The difference of the filters is as follows:
- fat removes air from particles rising from the hot air, is easy to clean and wash;
- coal helps to eliminate odors, the air in their application circulates, returning to the room.
Gefest hoods are available in a wide variety of models. They can have differences in color, the most popular are white, silver, black and brown, and also come with or without glass, with different types of filters. On the market are offered both suspended and fireplace devices. Consider the most in demand.
Gefest BO-1603 K12
This is one of the simplest models, having a dome-shaped shape and made in silver color. Modest and neat appearance allows you to embed the hood in any kitchen, without causing damage to the design of the room. The width of the working area - 60 centimeters. This is sufficient for standard plates with 4 burners.
With a small engine power of 135 W, the throughput capacity is 600 m3 of air per 1 hour. Experts note that this power is only suitable for small rooms, a maximum of 10 m2. In addition, these hoods are quite noisy. Among the advantages of the device, it can be noted that it can both exhaust and recirculate air, this is ensured by the presence of a carbon filter. However, this filter needs periodic replacement, which would entail additional costs.
Hood has a mechanical control, while enduringly transfers voltage drops. It incorporates 2 bright halogen lamps. In addition, among the advantages can be noted low price and ease of maintenance.
Gefest VO-11 K45
This embedded model is also a dome. It has an attractive appearance and at the same time has a low price. The unit is made in white color, the body is made of metal. The width of the working area is 50 centimeters, so there may be problems with the full coverage of the plate, which will affect the effective operation of the device. Engine power 110 W, capacity - 310 m3 per hour, this means that the hood can be installed in rooms of no more than 7 m2.
The device has a mechanical control and bravely transfers voltage drops. The model is equipped with a carbon filter that helps get rid of unpleasant odors even without airing the kitchen. It incorporates 2 bright halogen lamps. In addition, the extractor Gefest BO-11 K45 is as easy to maintain and maintain. The main disadvantage is that the device is quite noisy.
This visor model has a white color and simple design.It has a carbon filter that is responsible for the air recirculation mode, while eliminating excess odors in the kitchen. However, it is necessary to take into account that such filters need to be changed quite often. It should be noted that special adapters are included with the hood. With their help the corrugation which is carrying out air removal is connected.
The width of the working area is 60 centimeters, but the throughput is only 310 m3 per hour. This means that the use of such hoods in kitchens with an area of more than 7 m2 is undesirable. In addition, the Gefest VO-2601, like the previous models, is notable for rather noisy work.
The control on the unit is mechanical, so the possibility of failures in its operation is minimal. Hood has 2 lamps that need to be changed periodically, as they quickly burn out. Among the advantages should be noted the low price of the device and ease of maintenance.
It is a classic model of a hood in a dome version. The design is quite simple, the body is made in white color, which helps the unit not to catch the eye with its proper installation. The working area is 50 centimeters wide, which is not suitable for every hob.The capacity of the unit is extremely small and is only 180 m3 per hour. This means that such hoods can be installed in rooms of no more than 6 m2 to ensure the good quality of their work.
The model has a button control, is resistant to voltage drops and is very easy to use. It works only in the withdrawal mode, therefore it does not have a carbon filter. The kit also provides 2 incandescent bulbs that provide the cooking surface with minimal lighting.
Among the advantages of the model can be noted its low price, ease of maintenance and fairly quiet operation.
As with previous models, this hood has a low cost in the market. It has a classic shape and is made in white color, which allows the unit to be used in any room design. The working area is 50 centimeters. Due to the fact that the standard dimensions of the plate - 60 centimeters, this model is not suitable in all cases.
The capacity is 600 m3 per hour, which will be enough for a room with an area of up to 10 m2. At the same time the unit works quite loudly. It has 2 modes - recirculation and exhaust air, which ensures the presence of a carbon filter.
Hood has an electronic control that can not protect it as much as possible from failures and voltage surges. In this case, you can only adjust the fan speed. In addition, the model is easy to maintain.
How to install?
The process of installing kitchen hoods Gefest does not cause difficulties, its course depends on the wishes and capabilities of the buyer. You can invite specialists who will quickly and professionally cope with this task, but you can also install them yourself, the main thing is to learn the basic rules.
When you do not need to connect to the ventilation system, simply attach the hood to the wall. After that filters are installed in the device. A prerequisite is the correct location of the device in close proximity to the ventilation duct. To carry out installation work yourself need to prepare a drill and screwdriver. Auxiliary tools will serve as a tape measure, level, knife and pencil.
The first step is to calculate the height at which the hood will be installed. The height of the slab should be at least 75 centimeters, but it can be more,however, it must be borne in mind that the device must be more powerful.
First you need to make a markup, this will help the level and roulette. The pencil marks the fastening points at which holes are made for fasteners, and a corrugation is installed that will provide a hood. Plastic pipes and ducts for ventilation can be used. Constrictions and sharp corners should be avoided.
Corrugation on one side is attached to the hood, and the other to the ventilation with special clamps. After that, the device is connected to electricity. If the ventilation system is located far from the unit, a special extension cord may be required.
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