We all like a certain amount of hustle and bustle in the kitchen; sounds we associate with friends and family gathering. Too often, these sounds are drowned out by LOUD range hoods. Zephyr believes that you should actually hear your guests, and in keeping with their philosophy of creating innovative design-forward and stunning range hoods, they’ve just introduced a collection enhanced with technology that might just blow you away.
The collection is called Next Generation Europa with DCBL Suppression System, and as the images prove, this collection doesn’t scrimp on style. But…and this is where you need to pay a bit more attention…it’s what’s inside Next Generation Europa that separates the men from the boys, so to speak. DCBL technology – the Range Hood Optimized for the homeowner! Here is a little bit of tech speak, because it’s important to understand what’s going on inside: Zephyr has a direct current, brushless motor (an industry first), which utilizes a much cleaner and more stable DC energy source to cause less wear and tear on the range hood’s motor. This motor generates more torque (hey, is that a cooking term?) while operating at lower RPMs, enabling greater air movement and virtually eliminating noise. Okay – you are asking, how quiet is quiet…well…77% less noise and 30% more power. How does that strike you?
Next Generation Europa also boasts an on-board computer which uses a closed loop circuit in the on-board computer that allows Zephyr to precisely control the wattage at each speed level. And finally, because lighting is critical to maintaining a good working kitchen, Zephyr uses a cool-to-the-touch, dimmable LED bulb they’ve named Bloom HD LED. This bulb has a life-span of 68 years and it does not get hot to the touch. Why is that important? Well it’s one thing to be slaving over a hot stove, but another to have too much heat bearing down on your head.
Would we expect anything less from a company that has collaborated with world-renowned product designers Fu-Tung Cheng and Robert Brunner; each of whom created range hoods that are beyond what anyone previously thought a range hood should look like. We wouldn’t. And Zephyr does not disappoint. Ever.