More than an extra engine in the kitchen and a higher current bill, a hood has benefits you should not underestimate. Whether it's about the air quality in the house, the pleasant atmosphere in the kitchen or the more efficient way you prepare food, you can now find out exactly what are the reasons why it is advisable to have a hood.
Because the hood didn't seem like a luxury or parade appliance for a long time, especially for people with modest incomes, many Romanians were left with a distorted impression of it. We will point out, briefly and in a practical key, five of the real benefits that a hood can bring you in the kitchen.
The task for which the hood was conceived and designed is to absorb the air resulting from the exposure of the products to high temperature for cooking. Using an engine and ventilation, the hood takes the air loaded with fine particles of oil, water vapor and other substances and filters or evacuates them directly outside the home, depending on the type of device you have.
Working in the kitchen often means exposure to carbon monoxide or unburned gases, handling metal utensils and releasing harmful compounds, as well as releasing burnt oil particles. Such products are harmful to health once inhaled. Sometimes the unwanted effect appears immediately after you have finished cooking. You will notice nausea and headaches and you will probably prefer to let others enjoy what you have cooked.
A hood that sucks the mentioned residues from the air gives you the chance to cook without being exposed to harmful air and to enjoy the results obtained. Of course, some hoods may be more efficient, others less so, depending on many factors, but in principle a powerful engine and a good filter could keep your lungs healthy.
You probably had to give up clothes you liked at least once, because of the unpleasant smell that remained impregnated in them during the last culinary art demonstration. Worse, you may need to ventilate the entire house for a long time, if you had innovative ideas that came out differently than they looked in the photos on the internet. In such situations, odors could be absorbed by a hood, keeping the air in the kitchen and home fresh and reducing their impact on clothing, skin and hair.
Once you have removed the fumes from the kitchen with the help of the hood, you will find that great experienced chefs are right in at least one way: you can better appreciate the qualities of a food, both during and after cooking, if you have fresh senses, unaltered. A persistent odor prevents you from estimating correctly whether a food is well-seasoned or whether it has been cooked long enough.
Not all odors can be completely eliminated, some being persistent and aggressive. In addition, many of the volatile oils in the ingredients disperse very quickly and will spread throughout the room. You can't hide the fact that you cook, but with a good hood you can leave the flavor of the smell on the plate instead of spreading it throughout the house during cooking. To have good results in removing odors, use a hood that evacuates the air or one with very fine and efficient filters.
Pleasant working temperature
Another inconvenience of cooking is the high temperature you are exposed to when you have to take care of dishes. The open flame, the boiling liquids and the hot pans will significantly increase the temperature in the kitchen. This way you will have an unpleasant feeling of excessive heat. You will sweat and you will feel that everything is much harder to do, turning from pleasure into chore.
You can remove much of the heat that is created this way if you use a hood. Absorbing the warm air released and the hot steam, it will instead supply air at a normal temperature, thermally balancing the atmosphere in the kitchen.
In addition, it is not necessary to turn on the air conditioning or open the windows wide. You don't even need to consume more electricity and you don't have to expose yourself to wind and cold just to be able to prepare dinner.
An advantage you probably wouldn't expect when using a hood is that you'll be able to more easily maintain the kitchen area where the hob is. All those fine particles of oil, volatile substances, vapors and food scraps that are produced while cooking will settle, after they have cooled, anywhere in the kitchen and especially on and around the hob.
Once they attach to the surface of the stove, cabinets, floor and appliances around them, they solidify and become increasingly difficult to remove, creating an indestructible combination with the dust in the atmosphere. If you are not able to clean the dirt immediately, you will have to use expensive and harmful skin cleansers, sometimes with an aggressive effect on the furniture.
The hood can save labor, time and money precisely by retaining the substances emitted before they are deposited and hardened. You can probably get the best results using the best telescopic hood , one that will ensure good absorption on the entire cooking surface.
Whether you cook at a medium level or produce high-level culinary art, it is fundamental to see what and how you cook. If the positioning of the lights in the kitchen is not favorable or if the outside light is low, you will be doomed to prepare the food by guessing, without seeing too well what it looks like, or leaning over the hob to see all the details.
Hotels are usually equipped with one or more bulbs or LEDs to make your work easier. You will be able to easily see what color the crust of a steak acquires or how the hardened onion turns yellow. It's an easier way to cook with pleasure.