Whirlpool the global brand has crossed many milestones right from its incorporation during 1911. The century years of experience has made it well versed in customer needs and demands. This has paved way to many innovations and up gradation in the field of house hold appliance. Falling in line with the efficient models of this brand is this hood and the details of Whirlpool AKR 806 IX Evolution One Cooker Hood can be obtained in this review.
Style and Design:
This model is been styled in the chimney type and it gives a built-in type of engineering. The Inox finish housing makes it set out in the crowd and the body material which is been used is stainless steel. This gives a solid finish making it rich in appearance. This chimney style hood measure in dimension of 312mm in height, 334mm in width and 334mm in depth and this measurement of height corresponds to that without the chimney. When it is measured with chimney the height of it is 1330 mm. The net and gross weight of Whirlpool AKR 806 IX 170 Watts Cooker Hood is 9kg and 15.5 kg respectively. The parts that this chimney style hood makes complete with are the support bracket, hood fitting, cover, grease filter, carbon filter, carbon filter fixers, control rod, bottom halogen lamps and the top halogen lamps.
As a general rule it is normally advised to set the hood switch on about 5 minutes before the cooking process starts and leave it for 15 minutes after the cooking ends. This ensures clean and fresh air.
The control panel consists of the LED indicator, extraction power selection button and the light button. The extraction speed can be set in 4 different speed levels and based on the setting the LED indicator changes the colour to intimate the set speed. When the hood is in the stand by position the LED is put off, the speed 1 setting is denoted with the green LED, the speed 2 setting is with the orange LED, the speed 3 setting is with the red LED and the speed 4 setting is with the LED RED flashing. The control of the bottom lamps can be controlled by pressing the light button and the control of the top lamps are controlled with the prolonged pressing of the light button.
Grease Filter – This is made of metal making it highly durable. It can be maintained with the dishwasher. This has to be checked once a month for the proper functioning.
Carbon filter – This again is required to be cleaned once a month and can be used in dishwasher for maintenance. It calls for a change once every 3 years.
Automatic function – This model gives the advantage of temperature sensor and automatic sensor which means that the motor starts instantly when the ambient temperature exceeds 70 degree C.
Odour Filter – This model is been equipped with the odour filter which removes the foul smell in the atmosphere keeping the environment fresh and clean.
Extraction rate – The maximum output recirculating air is measured with 275 m3/hour. The available speed setting is up to 4 different settings.
Whirlpool AKR 806 IX 3-Speed Cooker Hood functions with a single motor which has the power of 170 watts. It works with the halogen lamps and the total power of the lamps is 80 watts. The manufacturer gives a full 1 year guarantee for this product which covers the parts and the labour. It is also possible to extend the warranty by subscribing to the available offers.
Whirlpool AKR 806 IX Cooker Hood – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||AKR 806 IX Evolution One Cooker Hood|
|Type of hood||Chimney hood|
|Grease filters||Washable aluminium|
|Number of speed settings||3|
|Extraction capacity||275 m3/hr|
|Operation mode||Recirculating air only|
|Number of motors||1|
|Dimensions (H x W x D) mm||312 x 334 x 334 mm (height without chimney)|
|Weight||Net – 9kg; Gross – 15.5 kg|
|Product features||Washable aluminium grease filter material
Recirculating air only operating mode
4 Halogen lights used
Single motor operation
3 speed settings
Electronic control system
Boost position available
|Total power of lamps||80 Watts|
|Total power of motor||170 Watts|