KOBE RAX2130SQB-1 Brillia Under Cabinet Range Hood Review
Kobe Range Hood Reviews [30” Brillia RAX21]
The Kobe 30” Brillia 750 CFM is designed with three-speed mechanical push button, LED lights and dishwasher-safe baffle filters.
This powerful range hood has 750 CFM internal blower but does not create any annoying noise. The Kobe 30 Brillia is handcrafted with stainless steel and has a lovely seamless feature.
It has a slim body ideal for taller cabinets where you can insert the motor on it.
This model uses the ducted exhaust method. It is CSA certified. CSA Group is a provider of inspection, certification, and testing services for products from different sectors, worldwide.
The group assures safety and environment-friendly of the product for Canada and the United States.
Included in the package is a 2-year limited warranty if you purchase it from a Kobe authorized dealer.
The company offers non-consumable replacement components or parts for free that damaged due to manufacturing defects.
For every 10,000 stoves British Thermal Unit, it is suggested to have 100 range hood CFM. The required range hood CFM based on the guideline depends on the stove BTU.
Total BTU when divided by 100 and the result is equal or less the maximum CFM, it is suitable for the cooktop and can move air faster.
why choose the kobe brand?
Range hoods from Kobe are known for its top-quality kitchen ventilation products.
The primary goal of the company is to design products with modern styles, pioneer technology at an affordable price and provide the customers with excellent standards.
Kobe's products are the result of the extensive research and development.
Their kitchen ventilation products are elegant, innovative, easy to clean, seamless and robust with a unique QuietMode feature.
This feature allows you to use your range hood without hearing the irritating sound coming from the fan while cooking. This is one reason why you should choose this brand.
The brand also assures the consumers that their range hoods will reduce energy usage through their ECO Mode function, which eliminates air of smoke, odors, and oil without the need to keep it running.
The company continues to create innovative products to meet the needs and expectation of the consumers. Kobe range hoods are available through online dealers and offline distributors.
For more than 20 years, the company has been promising to produce better kitchen ventilation products through research and development, reliable products and services, advanced technology, innovation, and collaboration with their customers and partners.
Check the video below to see how to install the kobe range hood.
What Sets The KOBE RAX2130SQB-1 Brillia Apart From Its Competitors?
what to look before buying a rangehood?
Companies tout the CFM (cubic feet per minute) of exhausted air. The more airflow the range hood has, the faster the ventilation, but it does not assure better smoke capture and elimination in your kitchen. Some hoods claim to have modest airflow vented but, it's not the case.
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2) Number of Fan Speeds
Most of the range hoods have three to six fan speeds. It is best to choose a minimum of two speeds – a high-speed setting when cooking and a very low and quiet setting after cooking to continue ventilating the area when eating.
Having three settings are too many and unnecessary. If the brand wants to offer more than three speeds, it should use different speed switch, so the user can quickly set their desired speed.
3) Thermostat Control
Some models have a built-in temperature sensor that turns on the fan automatically if the temperature is below, the hood is too high. This feature is usually found on over-the-range microwaves.
The primary purpose of having a thermostat control is to protect the microwave electronics from getting damaged by too much heat.
If the temperature becomes too hot underneath, the exhaust fan will draw away the hot air and attract cooler air from the area.
However, this feature is not recommended, especially if you are using oil when cooking and the pan catches fire, it will turn on the exhaust fan automatically, attracting more air making the situation worst.
4) Exhaust Timer
This feature turns off the fan after a particular time.
5) Installation and Maintenance
Mounting a range hood can be very simple if you show some skills in DIY and if there is power point nearby.
If not, you need to ask an electrician to install one.
Follow the installation instructions carefully. You need an electric drill, necessary hand tools and some help from a friend. Check out other under cabinet range hood models here.
Setting up range hood in ducted mode is more complicated and includes creating holes in the ceiling or wall for the pipes. The ducting kit is offered separately by most brands.
Choose a smooth, non-flexible ducting and install it through the shortest pathway to the outside. Venting it into a chimney or wall cavity is not a good idea.
If you are going to install a range hood in a recirculating mode, mark in the kitchen cabinet or on the wall where you will drill the holes. Some brands provide a template for this, or you can use the range hood itself.
Follow the instructions regarding the minimum height distances from the cooktop. Fasten the screws as your helper holds the range hood in place. Plug in, and you are all done.
Converting the range hood from recirculating to ducted is quite easy.
You will have to remove the cover plate from the back or top of the range hood and place a collar with screws, place a pipe to the collar and insert it into a hole in the ceiling or wall, and remove the carbon filter.
It is essential that your range hood functions at its best all the time. To do this, you need to keep it clean.
Regularly wash the mesh filter following the instructions. The less grime and grease it has, the better the airflow.
10) Filter Cost
If you have a range hood in a recirculating mode, the carbon filter requires being replaced more often.
The number of times depends on the amount and type of cooking. Manufacturer recommends replacing it every month up to once a year, and the most common is every 3 to 6 months.
The price of a replacement filter is around $15 the cheapest and $69 the most expensive. Therefore, the money you need to spend on keeping your range hood working efficiently is over $100 a year.
Kobe Brillia RAX21 SQB-1
The Kobe 30” Brillia 750 CFM is an above average under cabinet range hood and one of the best product Kobe has designed.
There is no doubt that this brand offers quality and durable products. The only negative we have is that their filters can be improved. We rate this range hood an overall of 4 out of 5 stars.
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