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Blanco by Gutmann cooker hoods – creating new possibilities for open plan living

2 Mar 2007
The trend for more open plan living spaces in our homes shows no sign of abating and, increasingly, the definition between our living, cooking and eating areas is deliberately blurred. Key to ensuring that these flexible spaces really work is an efficient extraction system to remove unwanted cooking smells and moisture from the air.

The BLANCOCAMPO ceiling hood is fitted flush with the ceiling itself, allowing an uninterrupted sightline across the room, even where cooking takes place on an island unit, and thereby giving a superb impression of space. Despite the greater than usual distance between the hob and the hood, the BLANCOCAMPO is still among the most efficient hoods available in the UK, thanks to the high specification motor in all BLANCO by Gutmann hoods.

For a more traditional chimney look, the BLANCOSTRATOS by Gutmann is designed to be slightly wider than a standard hob, increasing extraction performance still further. The BLANCOSTRATOS is ideal in an open plan space in which several doors and windows can create air movement that would otherwise compromise hood performance. Because no two rooms are the same, BLANCO will also undertake special orders on all their hoods, to meet the homeowner’s specific requirements. For example, the eyecatching BLANCOSOLO hood can be ‘doubled up’ to increase the extraction area with two chimneys, each containing a super-efficient motor.

If you like the idea of creating an unusual focal point, the rectangular section BLANCOHERMANO gives the impression that it is manufactured from a single piece of premium stainless steel, whilst the cylindrical BLANCOREDONDA is fitted with powerful motors, and like the BLANCOHERMANO, features perimeter extraction, to capture kitchen odours from the widest area.

Extraction rates So how efficient are these hoods? Many models in the range offer an amazing extraction rate of 1200 m3/hr, which means that on the maximum setting, these hoods can completely change the air in an average sized kitchen as quickly as 25 times an hour, or once every two-and-a-half minutes. With an external motor, this increases to a phenomenal 4000 m3/hr

For more information on BLANCO by Gutmann’s range of high performance hoods, and for full details of their high quality sinks, taps and the stunning STEELART range, go to, contact Blanco on 020 8450 9100. or email: