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Ventilation - New Styles and Function

Steve Sheinkopf  |  April 02, 2011  |  3 Min. Read

Miele  |  Ventilation  |  Zephyr  |  Faber  |  Range Hoods

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Last week, we talked about the different types of ventilation. Today it's about style and function. 

You want to buy a hood to extract grease, smoke and heat from your home. Size it based on the output of your stove and your cooking preferences. Wok cooking and frying would need a bigger hood (capture area) and higher CFM (cubic foot per minute) or speed of the motor.

Style is more of an individual preference.  Over the last 10-15 years, companies like Zephyr, Faber and Miele have produced really nice looking products.

Have a look at a couple of short videos...

BTW, have a look at our Ventilation Buying Guide, which delves into greater detail.


A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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