Akpo hoods: characteristics of models and features of use
An integral part of the ventilation system of a modern kitchen is a kitchen hood. This device solves problems with air purification during and after cooking, and also harmoniously complements the kitchen interior. Exhaust technology from the company Akpo, successfully established in Russia as a manufacturer of high-quality and affordable equipment for the kitchen - the perfect choice for any room.
Polish technology Akpo
Akpo has been manufacturing hoods and built-in appliances for about 30 years. During this considerable time, the company has earned the love and respect of customers in Russia and the CIS countries. The popularity of Akpo is still inferior to many world-famous brands, but it already makes a worthy competition to large manufacturers.
The production of hoods is carried out on high-tech equipment. Metal processing is performed using digital equipment. Motors for hoods set Italian production. At the same time, even the most powerful models can be bought for the optimal amount.
The confidence of the domestic buyer was won by the company since Soviet times, since the products were oriented towards the domestic market. Today, kitchen hoods of this brand are of high build quality, good power and performance, as well as pleasant external characteristics. Akpo range hoods are perfect for kitchen interiors of various styles and designs.
Advantages and disadvantages
As with any product, the hoods of this company have advantages and disadvantages.
Of the advantages of Akpo kitchen hoods, the following points should be noted:
- ease of installation of the case;
- low noise level when working with most models;
- a wide range of goods offered;
- a variety of model choices by control method;
- high quality materials;
- the presence of the backlight;
- profitable price;
- proven performance at work.
Among the shortcomings, a high level of noise in certain modes of operation and a heavily contaminated surface are noted.
Built in hoods
The exhaust equipment of this type will ideally fit into an interior of any kitchen and will be almost imperceptible. The body of the hood is hidden in the kitchen cabinet, without disturbing the design of the kitchen and conscientiously performing its functions.
The popular model AKPO LIGHT WK-7 60 IX works in two modes. Its capacity reaches 520 m³ / h, which allows you to quickly and efficiently clean the air in a very spacious room. Switching speeds, as well as the rest of the exhaust operation control is carried out mechanically on the keypad. Halogen lighting. Noise at work does not exceed the limits of the norm, which is an obvious advantage with a good model power.
Many manufacturers are improving the design and design of kitchen hoods, and Akpo has not stood aside. The main feature of the inclined hood is that the angle of the working surface is changed. This design allows you to save space in the kitchen, and also looks very stylish in the overall interior.Many inclined models of the brand differ not only in power, but also in extended functionality.
Model AKPO WK-4 NERO ECO attracts primarily a large variety of colors. The appearance of such a hood will perfectly fit into the kitchen design of any style and color range. The recirculation mode provided in this model allows you to clean and update the air in the kitchen without taking it out of the room, and the exhaust mode removes the air through ventilation. This model is controlled mechanically. Maximum capacity - 420 m³ / h, which is enough for a standard kitchen. The noise level is slightly higher than the built-in models, and is 52 dB.
A more advanced model is AKPO WK-9 SIRIUScontrolled by the sensor or via the remote control. LED lamps illuminate the surface. The model looks strictly and stylish. The body is made of black glass. Capacity up to 650 m³ / h allows to install the hood in large kitchen areas. Included with this model are two carbon filters.
Stylish hood AKPO WK 9 KASTOS It has its own LED lighting and a five-speed fan.The first three speeds are used under normal conditions, and 4 and 5 - with a high concentration of vapor. The hood for the kitchen is equipped with electronic touch control with a display, as well as a control panel. The model has an automatic shutdown timer. Productivity of an extract makes 1050 m ³ / h.
The range of inclined hoods Akpo presented a large number of stylish models for every taste. The equipment from this manufacturer is distinguished by favorable prices and good quality. The company gives a guarantee for 3 years to all its customers.
Suspended models are mounted on the wall above the stove. This is one of the most economical hoods, as they have a low cost and work properly. Flat hoods produce little noise with good performance. Models work both in the tap mode, and as an air cleaner. Two types of filters come with models.
Particular attention should be paid to a series of hoods TURBO, which are presented in different colors. AKPO WK-5 ELEGANT TURBO have a capacity of 530 m³ / h. Control is carried out mechanically. For lighting installed 2 lamps.Hoods in this series are available in white, copper and silver colors.
Exhaust equipment of the fireplace type is a classic. Fireplace models fit perfectly into the interior and efficiently clean the air in large rooms. The hoods of this design work in two modes. Discharge is carried out through the ventilation duct with a plastic duct or a corrugated hose. The air passes through the fat filters and is displayed outside the room. It should be noted that this mode does not require carbon filters, as in the recirculation. For internal ventilation, carbon odor-trapping filters are installed. They are not always included in the kit, but in this case they are usually purchased separately.
Model AKPO WK-4 CLASSIC ECO 50 presented in white and silver colors. Filters for this model come in a double set. Illuminate the working surface of two LED lamps. With a capacity of up to 850 cubic meters per hour, the noise at work is only 52 dB.
The hood has an interesting design. AKPO DANDYSwhich has a lower capacity (650 m³ / h). The remaining characteristics are similar to the previous model.
Features of use
Despite the various options for external execution of Akpo extracts, technical parameters should be a key decision in the choice of equipment: engine power, performance, operating modes, type of exhaust, and control method. Another important point is the size of the room: the larger the kitchen, the more powerful the hood. For a medium-sized kitchen, an exhaust hood with a capacity of 400 cubic meters per hour is sufficient, and for large premises, respectively, the rate should be higher. In order for the device to work efficiently, you need to select equipment that matches the dimensions of the cooking surface.
The exhaust that will be used in recirculation mode must be equipped with an appropriate filter. The sorption, or coal, filter absorbs the smallest particles of air, bringing fresh and purified air into the kitchen. Often carbon filters are included in the purchase of the hood, sometimes in large quantities. If the filter is provided, but is not included, it can always be bought separately. The shape of the filter and the quality depend on the model of the exhaust device.Such cleaning filters are disposable and need to be replaced as they wear out. The service life of one filter is from 6 months to a year.
Most Akpo models have simple mechanical controls, this applies to the ECO series. More expensive contain a touch panel, the kit even includes a remote control.
The materials from which the Polish brand hoods are made are distinguished by decent quality: steel, wood, heat-resistant glass. The colors in the assortment are varied. Akpo company offers its customers the most economical models of original design and European quality.
Like any other brand, Akpo Polish hoods have many reviews that reflect the advantages and disadvantages of particular models from the point of view of buyers.
The AKPO NERO model of an inclined shape has established itself as a compact and convenient device. You can mount it yourself, focusing on the instructions. Filters are already installed in the hood at the time of purchase. Fat is easily removed. It is often cleaned in the dishwasher. Many users note the presence of a slight noise at 3 speeds.The surface of an extract is easily cleared of dirt and dust with a damp rag. This model is considered a very profitable option for every family.
Some buyers choose the Akpo technique because of disappointment in the advertised brands, and, as a rule, they are very pleased with the purchase. Hoods with high power in small rooms are used only in the first two modes of operation, since most models have enough of this for quick air cleaning.
Beautiful design model AKPO VARIO attracts buyers in the first place. Caring for a model is simple. Of the shortcomings, they note only the noise in the work. This hood looks good in spacious kitchens, as it has a width of 90 cm. The black, glossy body looks very stylish, but dust and fat drops are clearly visible on this surface. Therefore, the glass must be regularly cleaned to maintain the appearance of the device. There are no problems in cleaning the case. You can even use a glass cleaner.
KASTOS hood also looks very stylish. Management is convenient, push-button. Users note that this model has a lot of noise at the third speed. But this is probably the only drawback of the hood.
The model LIGHT also did not note significant shortcomings. It is chosen by those buyers who want to hide the hood body in the kitchen cupboard as much as possible. Looks at the model in the interior neat and original. The noise level is not strong, and the power and performance at a good level.
Comparing AKPO VENUS hood with Chinese models, users note low noise level as an advantage. Five modes of operation are always involved during cooking. The hood contains very strong magnets, which makes it difficult to open the case for cleaning. The filter is also cleaned fairly easily and quickly. Model of hi-tech style looks great in a modern interior.
So, hoods from the Polish brand Akpo continue to gain popularity among buyers of kitchen appliances. With proper selection of the device for power and size, each customer will be satisfied with the price-quality ratio of the company's products.
The subtleties of the choice of hoods for the kitchen are described in detail in the video below.