The Italian BEST concern was founded in 1976 in the city of Fabriano. The company quickly became one of the leaders in the Italian market of range hoods.
But the distribution center in New Jersey, USA and BEST Deutchland in Regensburg, Germany were opened only in 1985. Of course, the acquisition of Elektromec in 1986 strengthened the Group’s position. This company produced high-quality electric motors. Later, BEST founded the Interglass company for glass production based on the Elektromec factory. Thus, BEST Group began to produce all components for range hoods. On October 31, 1995, BEST was purchased by the US-based transnational NORTEC that is one of the worlds leaders in the segment of electrical appliances.
Today BEST models are considered to be the most high-quality in the segment of powerful hoods. Moreover, BEST also sells its engines to many other manufacturers. Moreover, these engines have a patented ENC (Energy Noise Control) system that reduces their noise to a minimum without reducing power. It uses an innovative engine control algorithm that reduces its vibration and energy consumption.
BEST range hoods without duct
Unfortunately,these models provide only recirculation of purified air. Of course, they fit perfectly in a small kitchen, but have some features.
– simple and inexpensive mounting in almost any convenient place;
– simple control;
– absence of air duct;
– wide range of models.
– relatively high price;
– need for regular replacement of coal filter;
– high noise level during operation.
Of course, performance, controls, noise level and dimensions most affect the choice of the optimal model.
Usually, the working area of the range hood should be larger than the hob surface. As a rule, the choice of model performance depends on the area of kitchen. Experts recommend a complete air renewal in the kitchen with a periodicity of 5-6 minutes. Simplified calculation uses the following algorithm. The area of the kitchen is multiplied by the height and the coefficient of air renewal. Typically, a performance of 500-600 CFM provides effective air cleaning on the area up to 160 sq ft or 15 square meters.
Typically, control of modern models uses electronic or touch buttons. But many modern models have remote control.
Typically, minimum noise level in modern models varies from 35 to 45 dB. Unfortunately, this value can reach 75 dB for models that use recirculation. For comparison, this value roughly corresponds to the cry at a distance of one meter.
The company offers several models of this type.
BEST WTT32I30SB 30″ range hood
This model has design in chimney style.
In fact, WTT32I30SB contains all modern functions. For example, this list includes Heat Sentry, Delay Off, Filter Clean Reminder, Mesh Grease Filter and Halogen Lighting.
Heat Sentry automatically increases the speed with increasing temperature. Delay Off function provides automatic shutdown of the device after 5 minutes after end of cooking. Filter Clean Reminder ensures control of filter clogging. Halogen Lighting illuminates the work area in the kitchen.
Moreover, the model has stylish body of brushed stainless steel. Additionally, powerful internal blower provides a performance of 600 CFM and supports four speed modes. WTT32I30SB uses Stainless Steel Mesh Filters that can be cleaned in a dishwasher. Moreover, the company also offers the ANKWTT320 kit for mode of recirculation.
BEST Moon IX 50
The model has power of 550 CFM. This value provides effective cleaning in the kitchen up to 130 sq ft or 12 square meters. The control use touch buttons or the remote control.
– stylish design;
– convenient control.
– high noise level (69 dB);
– need for periodic replacement of the coal filter.
BEST Vertigo 50 IX
The technical values of this model are completely identical to the Best Moon IX 50. But they have different design.
BEST Vertigo 50 IX has also additionally timer for setting the off time.
This video contains the main selection criteria for the range hood.