Whirlpool is a familiar name in the household appliance and it proudly stands today being selected as the Super brand in the UK. The travel of Whirlpool since its existence in 1911 to the present day has crossed many milestones and they are a brand with pride, passion and performance. Among the wide spread products that does create a brand value with the 6th sense technology makes it more welcoming. Whirlpool AKR 968 IX Decorative Deep Silent Cooker Hood offers many hood models and this product is one among the stylish, energy efficient and high performance. The following review gives you better insight about the product.
This model with the 6th sense technology works by taking the reading of the set power level during the cooking task and when other wise the cooking time it works to improve the quality of the air by detecting the air pollutants. Whirlpool AKR 968 IX Built-In Cooker Hood is also a decorative piece with adds to the decor of the kitchen. Much competitive in performance and it sets its stand with about 35% quieter performance.
This chimney style of design and this typology is commonly chosen which suits most homes. The body colour of Inox which is made with the stainless steel material makes it alluring. It is been given advantage of the built-in type of construction. The other factors that dictate the design aspects of this model are the type of lamps used and the number of motors which is Halogen and 1 respectively. The overall dimension is 898mm in width, 500mm in depth and the height of (min:595mm; max:1270mm) and the height without chimney is 595mm. The various parts of this hood are the control panel, grease filter, grease filter release handle, Halogen lamps, steam deflector, telescopic flue and the side air outlets.
Embedded in this model is the electronic control system and its consists of display, timer button, the light on, the speed increase and decrease. The timer button is also used for the increase and decrease of the set time and the default timer setting is 10 minutes. The motor speed can also be increased and decreased by the successive touch of the button.
Clock setting – This displays in the standard 12 hour version and it also works well for the kitchen clock. It can be activated by pressing the button for 5 seconds.
Grease filter indicator – The system automatically calculates the motor operation and after the use of 40 hours it displays the grease filter to be cleaned. It also beeps to confirm it.
Carbon filter indicator – The display shows charcoal filter which is intimation for the cleaning of the carbon filter. It indicates after 160 hours of motor operation. It is also possible to enable and disable the indicator alarm.
Temperature alarm – Since it is been equipped with the temperature sensor it intimates if the ambient temperature increases.
These additions make it easy for the user and they really adds up the functional value of the appliance.
Performance and Technical Aspects:
Whirlpool AKR 968 IX Chimney Cooker Hood is well efficient and it gives the power of maximum output recirculation air of 607 m3/h and the maximum output air extraction of 820 m3/h. It allows functioning with 4 different speed settings and it also makes a great option of boost position for the ultimate results. It uses 2 Halogen lamps and 1 motor to give the user the desired results. However, the features like the odour filter and the no-return airflow flap are absent in this model. Overall, the performance of this built-in model is a great add-on for the decorative appearance. The cleaning and maintenance is also far easy than expected and the grease filter is made of the washable aluminium material.
The total power of the lamps used is 40 Watts while the total power of the motors is 250 watts. It works with the voltage of 220-240 volts and the frequency of 50 Hz. As stated as the prime features this model gives a very low noise emission of 50 dBa.
This model is given the privilege of 1 year warranty which sets the minds of the user in peace.
Whirlpool AKR 968 IX Cooker Hood – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||AKR 968 IX Decorative Deep Silent Cooker Hood|
|Type of hood||Decorative Chimney hood|
|Grease filters||Washable aluminium|
|Nominal Width||89.8 cm|
|Dimensions||898mm (W) x 500mm (D) x H (min:595mm; max:1270mm);
height without chimney – 595mm
|Design features||Inox colour and stainless steel material for both body and chimney
Convertible operating mode
2 Halogen lights
Washable aluminium grease filter material
4 speed settings
|Noise level||50 dBa|