Franke's new Maris Drip Free cooker hood is part of the UK dedicated offer in decorative hoods, and is said to tackle odours and combat condensation thanks to its unique Drip Free technology, meaning that no water droplets will fall down onto the hob or back into food.
The new hood features a heated glass panel and an additional heating element at the bottom, which prevents the formation of water drips. It also has a specific thermo-resistance function, activated by the simple touch of a button, which directly tackles the moisture and condensation caused by the temperature differences between the hob’s hot cooking surface and the colder air under the hood, which causes water droplets to form. The hood is suitable for use with any type of hob but is designed to be particularly suitable for induction hobs and the powerful boosts of temperature that can be used during induction cooking.
The high-performance hood can be fitted for ducted extraction or in recirculating mode which, when coupled with an odour-banishing charcoal filter, retains unpleasant smells, particles and unwanted substances before returning filtered air to the kitchen environment.
Consisting of a single glass panel design, with no hinges or gaps, the hood is said to be easy to clean and promote greater hygiene in the kitchen. For visibility and easy operation, it features a glossy black control panel, while the main section is a textured black matt finish. It measure 90cm wide, offers three operating speed settings plus intensive mode and has a 56dB sound level and an extraction rate of 600m3/h at the maximum setting. Designed to use less energy and reduce running costs, it is A-Class energy rated.