Total garbage. Blanco should have recalled this product. They don't support what they sell
I've just had the 3rd control module blow up. The first time it happened was just out of warranty. We've been stuck with this damn thing as the flu cover has been cut into the cornices in the kitchen to integrate it. Blanco show no support. We are considering moving soon and possibly building a new home. Blanco is at the absolute bottom of the list for any appliances should we go down that path. They've lost a customer for life.
Average extraction, noisy and oil drips a day later down from motor
I installed the Blanco BWC9X 900mm rangehood about a year ago. I was ducted to extract the fume outside of the house using a flexible 150mm duct. The duct is not straight up to the ceiling to the roof because my house is 2 stories and have a concrete ceiling so I had the ceiling dropped in my kitchen area by 170mm so I can install additional downlights and put in the duct. The duct goes out to the side of the house and up into the service cavity and out into the 150mm flue.
This rangehood has low, med, high fan settings. At low setting it's ...pretty much useless at extraction, possibly due to a couple bends in the duct which could be limiting the extraction. So usually we would use medium fan setting for simmering and light cooking and majority of the time we use high fan settings. At high setting the extraction is pretty good for medium to heavy cooking and stir frying and would normally extract most of the odors and fumes but the kitchen and the lounge and kitty would still smell of food a bit. The noise would also be really loud and usually my partner and I can't talk in the kitchen without shouting over the noise. We usually wash all 3 grease trap grills after every medium to heavy cooking at the end of the night along with the gas cook top so it'll be spotless. The next day there will be oil drips on the grease trap in the middle one and a few drops of oil on the cook top that has settled back down over night. Not happy at all with the extraction and the noise it makes and I am not certain if 900m3 extraction max is even a true rating and what is causing the oil droplets. If someone could confirm if this is normal with my type of installation or is it a fault with the extraction. I also want to mention the rangehood is 700mm height above the cooktop which is minimum clearance for my gas cook top.
Nice and works well!
I needed a powerful range hood that did not sound like a jet engine. This does it! I clean the filters weekly because of all the cooking and have this thing on full blast! Works well, looks good. It's easy to clean too! I'm happy I did not spend $2000 on a silent rangehood when people complain they are still noisy.
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