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COIFA / PURGE / EXHAUST – RV PARTS

Trailer or Motor Home means freedom to take a complete home wherever you go. The kitchen is one of the important factors of a recreational vehicle and the minimalist space that divides the environments in the same place can receive smell and steam from the preparation of the food. The RV PARTS, brand new equipment for RV’s made sure to send in your hood model for stove to test.

Extractor or Purifier? 

There is a big difference between these two devices even in the kitchen at home. While a DEPURADOR sucks the vapors over the stove, does a kind of filtration and returns the air to the internal environment, an EXHAUST (or COIFA) sends all this sucked air out of the environment. There is no doubt that an extractor hood does a much more efficient job in the kitchen, but it depends on a “chimney”. What is more difficult to implement in a home, is made simpler in a trailer or motor home, since it is enough to make an opening in the roof very close to the device.

The hood of RV PARTS is definitely an extractor hood, since it has a chimney outlet, let alone, it accompanies the product with all the elements for installation including the duct and external hat.

APPLICATION IN THIS REVIEW: 

Our installation scenario will be our home engine that is receiving several upgrades. Originally it was equipped with a very large hood that really wouldn’t fit in the design we were looking for in the new kitchen. It already had an exit chimney, which made our life even easier. With much smaller dimensions and parts to be built in, we can have a much more discreet and modern hood. For this, we will try to embed part of it in the overhead cupboard just above the stove.

MODEL RVDP-0001: 

The model of the catalog sent by RV PARTS has a stainless steel finish, digital front panel, two motors with three speed levels, timer and light. It has a removable and washable metal filter and comes with the chimney kit composed of the flexible duct, base, hat and clamp. It is 50cm wide and 30cm deep with 220V power.

UNBOXING: 

In the cardboard box and protected with side isopores, the hood comes wrapped in a transparent plastic together with the installation kits and instruction manual.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 

Quality surprised. Stainless steel is present in the entire appliance and not only in the parts that will be exposed. The chimney outlet has a good gauge and also has a floodgate system that closes when the appliance is turned off, preventing dust or dirt from entering the chimney. The accordion duct also liked to be very malleable and reach a great length when stretched.

INSTALLATION: 

After removing the old hood, the situation of the cabinet was not so good around the chimney outlet, but it did not matter, as the entire bottom would be cut out to embed the new hood. Before that we finished all the finishing of the wall. As the old hood was giant, part of it took up a portion on the curtain molding, which would no longer be necessary. Thus, we extended the thickness of the molding to the cupboard, made a decorative detail just below to increase the reflection of the lighting and took advantage of the smaller width to gain an extra socket in the kitchen (which will not be for the hood, but for general use on the countertop ).

With the bottom of the cupboard trimmed in the correct measurements, it was time to put the device in place and put it in position until it could be fixed. As our case is very specific, we drilled holes in the sides of the hood to be able to screw it on the walls. At this time we were able to certify the quality of the hood material, as it was not easy to beat the drill in stainless steel. On the left side, we used an aluminum corner to finish it, since our cut made right there in the closet had not been finished well. It is worth mentioning that, for new joinery projects, the RV PARTS appliance already has original holes and screws with nuts that accompany the product.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION: 

Although the hood comes with a plug, we chose to cut the cable and make a direct connection, since everything there would be built-in. After the amendment was made, it was enough to collect everything to later be covered by the cabinet finish.

CHIMNEY CONNECTION: 

As the home engine already had an exhaust system, we chose to keep the original Turiscar chimney. Therefore, we do not install the base and hat of the kit. The plastic duct served perfectly to make the chimney’s plumb break slightly in relation to the hood exit. The fittings are precise and made the work of this installation much easier.

INTERNAL FINISH: 

There is an extra start in the “recessed” part of the hood, which required more work to finish the cabinet. In order not to lose space, we chose to make a “step” in the finish. Finally, another finish covered the chimney duct, leaving everything hidden and ready to receive the usual belongings.

OPERATION:

The hood operation is super simple and practical. With the panel at eye level, all you have to do is turn on the device so that the lights of the “touch” buttons come on, which will be able to control the hood. Each of the three speeds can be chosen by their respective buttons. To turn off the fan, simply press the corresponding speed button or turn off the device by touching the central “power” button. This must be turned on for the functions to be activated. In addition to the lighting that is activated by the corresponding button, we can also activate the “timer” mode of the exhaust. So you can drop the hood by exhausting the last gases and smells without worrying about having to go out and turn it off. During our day-to-day tests, we had an excellent hood effect, exhausting smoke,

NOISE LEVEL: 

No hood is very quiet, as the service of drawing in air from a very large surface makes the suction work very demanding. But at low speed the noise is quite low and reasonable. The maximum speed makes a lot of noise, but the least of the problems when we need that extra force to remove steam, smoke or that strong smell when we let something burn in the pan.

LIGHTING: 

The lighting has a decorative tone in a purple light that can illuminate the stove at a time of night that does not want to disturb the sleep of those who sleep next door. In our case, it perfectly matched the decorative light of the ceiling air conditioner, composing with it a very “dim” lighting that is very interesting in the home engine.

Alternatives: 

The practicality of the hood in the trailer can extend to the restricted use of the stove. As the environment is small, we usually use the connected thing at least when we are using the oven. Thus, the heat that the stove emanates from the interior can be relieved by being expelled out.

FEATURES: Dimensions: 50cm X 30cm. Heights: External panel = 5.5cm; Internal Low = 14cm; Internal Medium = 16cm; Internal maximum = 19cm; Voltage: 220V; Model: CXW-190-M3, Power: 218W; Air flow: 480m³ / h; Output gauge: 100mm (4 ″); Maximum noise: 52db; Weight: 6kg.

PRICE: At the time of shipment by RV PARTS, The declared value was R $ 1,590.00 9 value for reference only for this article).

WHERE TO BUY: At the RV PARTS showroom or at the various resellers on the internet and in physical stores throughout Brazil.