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    I'm in the market for an island rangehood.

    I want it to be

    -quiet
    -good looking
    -and to suck well (in a good way)

    (no comments about just describing your perfect woman either )

    whats your opininon on the ideal island rangehood ?

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    Check out QASAIR rangehoods. They are made in Oz as well.

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    thanks guys.

    I checked out their site http://www.qasair.com.au/

    although I find the site a little 'ambiguous' - ie couldnt really see any island hoods. But have contacted the closest retailer and waiting for some info..


    anyone else care to offer anopinion on rangehoods?

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    BTW, woodcutta and jimc, have you two guys got a quasair or tried one firsthand? and were they quiet, classy looking etc ?




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    There are some nice but expensive pop-up ones made by Smeg and Miele I believe. Prevents having a big hood hanging from the ceiling. I had the Smeg one in Sydney and it worked well. We did it because we had an open plan kitchen and 5m ceilings and a hood wasn't really an option.

    Is your cooktop 900mm? as I think these are for 900mm cooktops.

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    Just checked websites and Smeg don't seem to have the one we bought any more.

    Miele have a height adjustable one which is a bit flash.
    http://www.miele.com.au/index1.asp?p...conditions.htm

    Here's one from Parmco haven't heard of them but it's on the side rather than across the full width at the back like ours was.
    http://www.homesite.com.au/indoors/k...rmco-downdraft

    Here's the rear version but it's $2700 for the 900mm one
    http://renovate.realestate.com.au/in...mco-rear-riser

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    Here's a link to 160 different rangehoods with prices.
    http://renovate.realestate.com.au/in..._button=Submit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daren View Post
    BTW, woodcutta and jimc, have you two guys got a quasair or tried one firsthand? and were they quiet, classy looking etc ?



    Daren, Yes I have had one for about 12 months. The previous one I had was an Ilve - cost around 900 bucks. Was ok, but when using the indoor BBQ the cooking fumes would get out into the rest of the kitchen.

    With the Qasair - nothing escapes. The Ilve air flow was about 750CM per hour the Qasair in 1900CM per hour and about half the noise of the Ilve.

    The Qasairs aren't cheap - mine was about $2700 for the rangehood and about another $800 for the ducting. The only thing that dissappointed me was thinking $3500 was too much to spend and wasting $900 on the cheapie in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyHammer View Post
    There are some nice but expensive pop-up ones made by Smeg and Miele I believe. Prevents having a big hood hanging from the ceiling. I had the Smeg one in Sydney and it worked well. We did it because we had an open plan kitchen and 5m ceilings and a hood wasn't really an option.

    Is your cooktop 900mm? as I think these are for 900mm cooktops.

    HH.
    the cooktop will be 600 on an 1800mm island 800 deep.

    I was thinking of having the big island hood (900 mm) as a centrepeice type thing. hadnt really contemplated the downdraft ones but I will look into it and give it some thought

    Here's a link to 160 different rangehoods with prices.
    http://renovate.realestate.com.au/in..._button=Submit

    HH.
    looks like Ive got some clicking to do
    *clickity -click*

    I'll show you the ones that are 'winning' so far are

    Butterfly brand - with the Schweigen motor in the roof set-up for silent operation $2000 or $1200 with the motor in the rangehood
    http://www.prestigeappliances.com.au...utterfly.shtml

    Robinhood brand - $1700 from a local retravision
    http://renovate.realestate.com.au/in...hood---rhcvi9g

    and for $630 on ebay looks and price are right, but is it any good ?

    what do you think of those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodcutta View Post
    Daren, Yes I have had one for about 12 months. The previous one I had was an Ilve - cost around 900 bucks. Was ok, but when using the indoor BBQ the cooking fumes would get out into the rest of the kitchen.

    With the Qasair - nothing escapes. The Ilve air flow was about 750CM per hour the Qasair in 1900CM per hour and about half the noise of the Ilve.

    The Qasairs aren't cheap - mine was about $2700 for the rangehood and about another $800 for the ducting. The only thing that dissappointed me was thinking $3500 was too much to spend and wasting $900 on the cheapie in the first place.

    woodcutta
    mmm, sound advice. I geuss that rules out ebay then

    the rep i spoke to about the quasair said that you have to use their ducting otherwise the warranty is void. she mentioned $2000ish for the hood and $1000 for ducting aswell.

    So 3 grand or more for a quasair. hmmm maaaybe just out of the budget hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daren View Post
    what do you think of those?
    Yeah I like the ones with glass less in your face.Not sure about cleaning it though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimc View Post
    Check out QASAIR rangehoods. They are made in Oz as well.
    Yep IMHO the best on the market by far.

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    hi Daren

    i'm in the same boat as you .i have found a Euroart range hood that is very similar to the one you like it is made by one of the four major range hood companies but is made in there new factory in chinna so it is not a crazy price it is the

    EUROART RH920SS Glass Top Canopy
    900 wide
    max air 840 m3/h
    3speed fan with timer
    twin halogen lights
    Temp safe glass
    teflon coated metal blades
    max hight with flue extension 1048 mm
    660mm flue extension
    and it is siutable for re circulating or fully ducted .

    for $700 without tinted glass or $850 with tinted .


    http://www.bestlink.com.au/appliance...rangehoods.htm

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    you could try one of these. they also pop up out of the island, so you dont have the rangehood overhead.

    http://www.casf.com.au/downdraft.htm

    there is a rear riser, side riser and in bench model.

    i just installed the 600mm in-wall version (since i dont have an island cooktop), which is permanently mounted in the back wall above the cooktop, rather than a pop up version, and it works brilliantly. you can actually see the steam getting sucked out of the pot and into the wall unit.

    the pop up version uses the same motor, mounted above or below. for my purposes mine is mounted with duct runnning inside the wall to under the house, where the motor is mounted and easily accessible.

    seriously they are brilliant, and i found it to be cheaper than an equivalent glass overhead rangehood. my 600mm in wall cost a total of about $750 including freight to Tasmania and all pipes and ducting.
    the in bench pop up model is about the same price, though the riser ones are about double that!

    take a look, i would recommend one.
    to get info about them, call CASF on the 1800 number supplied on the page, and ask to talk to Yvette. she knows all the details.

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    hmm, looks good Rob. That is a wall mounted unit, the island ones seem to be a lot more expensive.

    so there is only 4 major makers of rangehoods then ?

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    sorry i should have read your first post better.

    one thing to consider if you go for a island rangehood is that they are a hell of a lot more expensive and from what i have been told the install price will really put you off them all that said i think if you get the right one they do look increadible .

    got board and found this for you the specs sound O.K and the extra flue length is always handy .

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ISLAND-CURVE-...QQcmdZViewItem

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