Very expensive relacement parts
Have had the BRS602X for about 4 years and it has worked reasonable well up until the last 6 months when the slider pullout became more and more difficult to operate, Eventually when it became stuck half way out, I pulled quite hard to loosen it and the whole tray broke and came completely out. It was full of grease around the ball bearing slide mechanism (cause of problem) which was disappointing because I thought the filters were there to catch the grease. Most of the bearings fell out so it was impossible to repair and or replace. I contacte...d the local part supplier (more about this lot in another article) and was totally shocked at the price of this relatively simply tray assembly. $189 AU plus another $90 to install it. I reluctantly ordered the part and 5 days later I was told to collect it. After some initial sorting out I finally got it to work but perhaps not as good as when it was new. It might be wise to ask the parts supplier if you can purchase the slider mechanism by itself as it may save some money. After all that is all that needs to be replaced because the tray itself was in very good order. The item number is 00SP045060B for the whole tray. Don't buy that if you can just get the slide mechanism (2 parts). To put things into perspective, the tray unit is equal to half the price of a complete new rangehood. So, I'm not sure about buying a Blanco product in future. I will check online for other brands and potential problems and parts costs in future. Hopefully this will save someone some hassles and dollars.
Takes out virtually all the fumes when I cook, not too noisy either so I leave it on the high setting. Aluminium filters do require to be cleaned every 2 - 3 weeks but can be put into the dishwasher which is convenient. Slide out mechanism is easy to slide in and out and doesn't feel like its scraping. Happy with my purchase!
Not happy. Bad design and poor quality
After around 4 years stopped working due to circuit board burned out. All power goes thru the tiny copper conductors that are nowhere near up to the job. I don't think it should pass Australian/industry standards. Also the filters don't do a very effective job. I've been equally disappointed with our Blanco cooktop and oven. Never would I buy Blanco again.
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