Cooker hoods have come a long way in a relatively short space of time. The erstwhile noisy black sheep of the kitchen was the one appliance that none of us wanted to show off as it rumbled and vibrated above the hob with all the menace of an oncoming train.

Vast improvements in design and technology have since resulted in such a complete turnaround that the cooker hood has become an almost iconic fashion statement of the kitchen, equally stunning in both large and minimalist form.

Whirlpool’s superb selection of contemporary cooker hoods is testament to the intelligence and versatility of these important products. The company’s Glamour and Fusion ranges of kitchen appliances, now joined by the new Ambient collection, are state-of-the-art cooker hoods that not only look sensational but perform quietly and with maximum efficiency.

There most comprehensive in the range include the company’s renowned 6th Sense® technology; which means you just have to turn it on and set it to 6th Sense® mode and it will do the rest! The sensors automatically detect cooking odours and room air pollutants; the hood self-set to run at just the right power level for effective extraction and improves air quality by operating when needed, helping to preserve furniture and furnishings for longer. Models with these benefits include the Fusion AKR 891, the Glamour AKR 809 and the new Ambient AKR 799.

The special perimeter aspiration on the AKR 891 Fusion hood absorbs cooking vapours and fumes along the edges of the hood. This allows space and flexibility for an attractive new design, as well as lowering noise levels and making the hood easier to clean. The Glamour AKR 809 is fitted with Whirlpool’s innovative ‘deep silent’ EDS3 system, which offers an unprecedented level of noise reduction (more than 35% compared to other hoods).

Whirlpool’s Product Marketing Manager, Built-in, Dalia Haddad comments:  “Whirlpool cooker hoods are among the most stylish and effective models on the market, performing quietly and with super efficiency. They look the business but they do the business too, with impressive extraction via a choice of speeds as well as an intensive setting.  All models in our collections look superb in a contemporary kitchen and form a wonderful focus for today’s place for entertaining family and friends without being noise-intrusive!”

Key benefits of the Glamour AKR 809 Cooker Hood:

  • Glamorous styling, finished in black mirrored glass for today’s aspirational interiors
  • Touch control user interface with choice of manual mode or 6th Sense® mode for perfect air quality in the kitchen
  • Advanced, 6th Sense® electronic control with sensors – automatically senses, adapts and controls,  extracting cooking odours automatically and immediately on detection
  • The hood’s 6th Sense® also detects air pollutants in the room and will control and filter the air to improve air quality and the environment
  • Self-sets to the right power level automatically and how much power to use depending on air quality, optimising energy consumption
  • EDS3 system means it is 35% quieter than a conventional hood. The large chimney and unique design of the canopy with sound –absorbent internal panels the EDS3 system optimises airflow, increasing the volume of air taken in while reducing the volume of noise emitted
  • Three extraction settings, plus intensive setting
  • Noise levels; level 1: 50 dB(A), Power level 2: 60 dB(A) and Power level 3: 67 d(B)A
  • Recirculation operation with maximum extraction rate of 615 m³/hr
  • Halogen lighting – generates three times more light in comparison to conventional bulb, with near daylight illumination for preparation lighting
  • Highly efficient, eight layer dishwasher safe grease filter for easy maintenance with 94% grease capture
  • Part of the Glamour range with matching oven, microwaves, hob and complementing refrigerator to slot invisibly into today’s kitchen

For more information on Whirlpool’s range of intelligent cooker hoods and other appliances in the company’s range, call your Regional Business Manager or Whirlpool UK on 0208 649 5000 or visit the website at www.whirlpool.co.uk for full specification.


Image caption: The beautiful Glamour hood AKR 809 with 6th Sense® automatic control for venting both cooking odours and room air pollutants, quietly.

10th November 2010

About Whirlpool Europe:

With around 12,500 employees, a sales presence in over 30 European countries and manufacturing sites in seven countries, Whirlpool Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation. The world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation has annual sales of approximately $17 billion, 67,000 employees, and 67 manufacturing and technology research centres around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Whirlpool’s European Operations’ Centre is located in Comerio (VA), Italy. For further information on the company, please visit the website www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

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