Bringing The Porsche Into Your Kitchen

The beauty and state-of-the-art performance associated with the Porsche is now revving up kitchens in the form of range hoods gifted with clean lines of European design.

For years, range hoods have been an afterthought when remodeling a kitchen. Cabinetry, lighting or flooring have traditionally been more important aspects for homeowners to consider. However, the latest range hoods, such as the Best by Broan WM24 range hood designed by F.A. Porsche, may help turbocharge remodeling efforts.

According to the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), kitchens are a main source of pollutants in the home-a result of grease, smoke, moisture and other by-products generated from cooking. Typical family cooking adds more than 40 gallons of moisture to the air annually and this excess moisture can lead to allergy problems and structural damage by encouraging the growth of molds, mildew and bacteria. Unwanted odors also are a byproduct of cooking, lingering for days and soaking into fabrics, carpets and clothing.

The solution is to exhaust pollutants to the outside. A range hood is the best way to do this. The WM24 hood features efficient HVI-certified internal or quiet external blower options for exhausting pollutants outside the home.

The composite skin of the WM24 helps to reduce noise and is available in metallic red, metallic blue, metallic black and matte aluminum finishes.

Cooking also is made easy through the use of many other outstanding features. The hood features particulate sensor technology for detecting particles from cooking, providing selectable automatic operation. Another feature is an advanced air-refresh cycle control that periodically and silently replenishes the environment with fresh air.

Additional special features include Heat Sentry™, which detects excessive heat and adjusts the blower speed to high automatically, a four-speed, electronic push-button control and flue extension options for ceilings above eight feet tall.