Poor no label to denote what brand it is on rangehood we have the island 1600 stainless steel nothin
Poor disappointing rangehood we have the island 1600 stainless Schweigen rangehood. I would not recommend it. When approached the company about my issues it fell on deaf ears they did not want to no.
Our kitchen is all high end European appliances and all items are clearly label brands with the exception of this Schweigen rangehood has no label on it what so ever, could have come from China for all we no. It is also noisy, not as noisy as a cheap $400 model but not a massive difference either. Most certainly is not silent. I would not buy again would do my homework and research more thoroughly next time a real shame cost us an arm and a leg to have this installed also.
We installed a Schweigen UM1170-9SP rangehood in our new kitchen and we love it. It is so quiet compared to other rangehoods we've had in the past thanks to the roof mounted motor. Sometimes we forget it's on, especially on the low setting. Even on the high setting, we can hear the TV at normal volume levels. In terms of extraction, it does a great job. We did the tissue test (hold a tissue a few cm under the vent and see how well the suction works) and it's very effective. Cooking odours are extracted well in our open plan home. The LED lights...are very bright, controls are simple to use and overall design is nice and easy to clean. One thing to take into account is the installation cost for the motor (an additional $400 in our case). Love this rangehood and would purchase again.
Excellent quiet fan
We purchased this fan for above our 5 burner stove. It was easy to install. It is very quiet when running on high. Has good strong lights. Easy to clean (I've just put the thingys in the dishwasher and they came out very clean). The only downside is that the front of it gets a bit yuk as it doesn't pull out to cover the front burners.
The Schweigen sucks - but in a good way!
We Installed a new kitchen as part of a major renovation and selected the Schweigen 900 on recommendation from the staffer at Harvey Norman. And what a good call that was! Like one of the previous reviewers we cook lots of curries and stir fries and all of the smells and noise end up outside the house. At top speed there's a little noise but compared to the cheaper alternatives it's more like a breeze than a hurricane. I removed the filters yesterday for their first clean and noticed that the inside of the hood unit was totally grease-free whi...ch shows how good the filters are. Just popped them in the dishwasher and was ready for the dinner prep in no time. And the LED down lights are brilliant in every sense of the word. Definitely worth paying the top dollars for!!
Quiet, powerful & easy to clean
We love to cook in our house and make a large variety of cuisines - including those which mean frying off a lot of spices (curry, anyone?), garlic and onion.
When we built our kitchen in 2010 the criteria for a rangehood was something that was both powerful and quiet. Quiet was very important as our previous rangehoods (in three different houses) were so noisy that I often thought the house was about to take off!
The Schweigen is very quiet, so quiet that I don't even realise it is on when it is on the #2 setting. The only time it starts to g...
Great suction, not silent
Installed in our new home. Chose this as open plan living and hated noise of smeg slim Jim in my previous house. Unit is powerful and efficient. Halogen lighting excellent. Noise level lower than previous smeg range hod but certainly not silent - still have to turn tv up when range hood operating.
Lighting, sleek look, and powerful suction. Great that cooking odours ducted outside house and not ino roof space.
Not quite as noisy.
Questions & Answers
Hello, I have the Schweigen 900 model no HM-900UMS and it has just stopped working. No lights or suction. Like many people it has recently run out of warranty. I was wondering if there is a simple fix? I have a feeling that I will be calling the Schweigen 1800 number on Monday, but thought it may be something simple
Thank you for your question.
If your rangehood has lost suction, please check that the ducting is still connected to the rangehood outlet and does not have any holes or tears. You can isolate the motor by plugging it into a separate power point to see if the motor works.. If the lights aren't working but the motor is working, it is the computer board that is faulty.
You will need to provide the batch or serial number of the unit, located inside the rangehood when the filters are removed, for us to quote on replacement parts.
Please give us a call on 1300 881 693 option 1 for Service, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm AEST.
Haley @ Schweigen Home Appliances
I have had a Schweigen GG-901 rangehood in our kitchen for 14 months and notice that we still get get quite a lot of cooking smells lingering, even when I have the extraction fan on high. I've checked the ducting to make sure there are no kinks etc (which there aren't, but we do have 1 right angled bend in it to get around roof trusses) and can't work out why it isn't sucking the fumes out better. I washed the filters in our dishwasher this week, so they are clean. When I hold my hand next to the filters when the fan is on high, I can't even feel it drawing any air. When I remove the filters and place my hand next to the fan, I can feel minimal air movement, but not a lot - is this normal?? I was expecting a lot more air movement, given the rating of 1080m3/hr.
Thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear you're not entirely happy with your purchase.
However, this definitely doesn't sound normal, sounds like there could be an installation fault at hand, or even the right angle bend contributing to the lack of suction. Did you use one of our recommended installers to install the unit?
Please call us on 1300 881 693 (option 1 for Service) from 9am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday we'll be able to help. We'll also look into the install for you. Please call us, so we can sort this out for you. Your enjoyment of our products and satisfaction with our service are our top priorities!
I hope we can get this issue resolved ASAP for you.
Haley, Marketing Coordinator @ Schweigen
Ridiculous amount of condensation.
Was installed by a professional to the roof, outside
Dont really think the suction is that great.
So far i am dissapointed as we have an induction and was sold this product to now learn its not recommended for induction due to them heating up so quickly and creating more steam than a gas or electric stove...
Will try to 'warm' the rangehood up which has been suggested to us in the guide book.
Hope this helps the condensation otherwise will be contacting you directly
Induction cooktops are designed to provide rapid heating and greater heat consistency. Unfortunately, for some customers, condensation can form on the rangehood filters. The immediate and contained heat source produces vapours rapidly. This prevents the filters from gradually warming up and increases the chance of condensation forming. There are many variables that can contribute to the condensation problem associated with induction cooktops and rangehoods. Some of these variables include, but are not limited to:
The Country or State you live in (example, WA versus VIC, and the variables in daily temperatures)
The position of your home and kitchen (morning/afternoon sun)
The quality of pots and cookware you are using
Installation height of rangehood
It is important to understand that neither the rangehood nor the induction cooktop are faulty. In some circumstances, the combination of the rangehood, the induction cooktop, and the many variables within your home can lead to condensation forming on your rangehood filters.
If you do continue to have issues with condensation, please give our friendly customer service team a call on 1300 829 066 (M-F 9am to 5.30pm AEST) and we can organise for a technician to come out and inspect your rangehood and installation.
Haley, Marketing Co-ordinator @ Schweigen
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