1. Why are Rangecraft Rangehoods so revolutionary?
Rangecraft Rangehood utilises plasma technology to purify the air by breaking down odour molecules into oxygen, carbon dioxide and water. When odours from cooking pass through the plasma reactor, the electrified environment of the plasma breaks down the molecular structure of the odour causing particles thereby eliminating the smells from cooking.
Plasma technology was initially designed in response to the need for clean air in the space and military industries and later adapted to the food processing industries and commercial kitchens. The technology is hence much more sophisticated than the average recirculating rangehood which uses carbon filters to trap particles passing through the rangehood.
Rangecraft Rangehoods is the only recirculating rangehood on the Australian market to adopt plasma technology.
Rangecraft Rangehoods have a 3 phase filtration system which also incorporates stainless steel grease and particle filters and carbon filters to adsorb particles not broken down by the plasma reaction.
2. What is the airflow of the Rangecraft?
The airflow of the Rangecraft Rangehoods is 750m3/hour on high speed and 150m3/hour on low speed.
3. Are the Rangecraft Rangehoods quiet?
Yes the Rangecraft Rangehoods are all insulated with sound deadening material to ensure the rangehoods are quiet and efficient.
4. When would a Rangecraft Rangehood be suitable instead of a Qasair Rangehood?
Rangecraft Rangehoods are an excellent choice in situations where externally ducting a rangehood is difficult. Such situations may be apartments or heritage listed buildings.
Rangecraft Rangehoods are suited to standard gas, induction or electric hotplates. Rangecraft Rangehoods are NOT suited to indoor barbecues, high speed gas burners or hotplates with a megajoule rating of >40MJ.
5. Where do the motors come from?
Rangecraft motors are imported from Germany.
6. Where are the Rangecraft Rangehoods made?
Rangecraft Rangehoods are made in Australia. The plasma unit is technology imported from Germany.
7. Where can I install the plasma unit if there is insufficient room above the rangehood?
The plasma unit can be ducted up to 6 meters away from the rangehood motor box in the ceiling or another cupboard or bulkhead space. It is important to note that the return air must be able to re-enter the room where the rangehood is drawing air via a vent with an area of at least 400 square centimeters or 250mm diameter round.
Ducting pieces are sold separately. Condari recommends that solid, non-flammable ducting of the correct size is used to duct to the plasma unit.
8. What clearance do I need around the plasma unit when installing?
A minimum of 50mm around the plasma unit is required.
9. Does the plasma unit need its own power supply?
No. It is connected to the rangehood.
10. What is the warranty on a Rangecraft Rangehood?
Rangecraft Rangehoods carry a standard 3 year warranty. If a Condari approved installer installs the rangehood, the warranty is extended to a total of 5 years.
11. How do I maintain the carbon filters?
The carbon filters should have an average lifespan of 5 years ( depending on how regularly and what you cook ), the carbon filters cannot be washed and need to be replaced by an approved Condari service agent.
12. How do I know I need to replace the carbon filters?
The filters need to be replaced when there is a stronger scent of the by-products of cooking or when you can notice a difference in the effectiveness of extraction of odours.
13. How do I maintain the stainless steel grease filters?
It is crucial to keep the stainless steel filters clean by placing them in the dishwasher or hand wash with warm soapy water at least once per month.
14. Can I order a custom made Rangecraft Rangehood?
Yes you can! Please contact your Rangecraft Rangehoods retailer or the Condari office in your state for more information. Also, please fill out the Rangecraft Rangehood Special Checklist for consideration.