Schweigen develops silent rangehoods that are unique. By removing the motor from the rangehood and placing it on the outside through the roof, wall or eave - noise, smoke and odours are completely removed from the kitchen.
The innovative German-made Isodrive® motor is recognised as the quietest, most energy-efficient and highest-powered domestic extraction unit available today. It pulls steam, smoke and odours outside, rather than pushing like conventional rangehoods.
Installed correctly and used at the lower speeds, Schweigen silent rangehoods cannot be heard over the ambient noise within the kitchen. At higher speeds wind noise may be heard, depending on the distance of the motor from the rangehood and the type of filters selected.
Referencing a Schweigen Silent Rangehood with an externally mounted Isodrive® motor (1600 m3/hour airflow) and 5 variable speed levels, measured eye-level whilst in operation at a standing distance as if cooking at the cooktop:
- Level 1-3 (Heavy Cooking): Silent like the airflow from a laptop/computer fan.
- Level 4-5 (Boost Mode): Quiet hiss of airflow similar to a multisplit aircon unit, without fan or motor noise.
Best of all, there's a motor option for almost any cooking style and requirement.
First, decide where you’d like the rangehood to be. Discreetly mounted as an undermount, the classic option of a wallmount, modern entertaining with an island hood above a central benchtop, or sleek and dynamic ceiling cassette. For outdoor rooms and patio dining areas, we have the BBQ alfresco hoods, and for every other room in the house, our multi-purpose exhaust fans have you covered.
Whichever you choose, we have the right motor to best suit your cooking needs. Dishes high in spice ingredients or with intense smoke generated from a wok or grill, require much stronger extraction power through the filters to perform effectively.
Installing your new Schweigen rangehood
To maximise the performance of your rangehood, it’s important to select a motor power option that suits the cooking technique you use the most.
Now that you’ve chosen where your rangehood will be in your kitchen, and which motor best suits your cooking needs - it’s time for the exciting install. For a new kitchen, your architect or builder will be best-placed to recommend the right hood placement for your home layout. For an existing kitchen area, motors are most commonly installed in the roof or wall.
Our smallest motor, the Isodrive® S1.650, is the only one that we would recommend installing in your eave - as weight is a consideration.