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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs FOR COOKER HOOD:

Q1. What is Recirculation extractor hood and can I use it in my kitchen like regular extractor hood?

Recirculation extractor hood is based on the air circulation method; the cooking vapors are circulated within the room for filtering. It is always recommended to have ducting for the best utilization of cooker hoods and their functions. Recirculation is the last option where people do not have any ducting provision at all. With KAFF you can choose from recirculation extractors to extractors with ducting provision.

Q2. What is Ducting and how much do I need?

Ducting is a method of extracting smoke, fumes and vapor away from the hood to the outside of the house. The general rule is, to ensure the greatest efficiency use the shortest lengths of ducting with the fewest number of bends.

Q3. How many types of filters are available for cooker hoods?

Aluminum also known as Mesh or Cassette filters, Baffle filters made of stainless steel and Carbon or Charcoal filters. KAFF from its wide range of cooker hoods provides the options of Aluminum/ Anodized Aluminum, Cassette and Baffle filters to choose from.

Q4. How far away from my hob should the hood be positioned?

65-75cm (Electric & Gas hob) or 600mm to 750mm

Q5. What extraction rate do I need?

The extraction rates your kitchen needs all depends on its size. The faster the extraction rate the faster the air will be cleaned.

Q6. What is the difference between air extraction and circulating air systems?

With air extraction, the cooking vapors are extracted by the fan and passed via the exhaust air pipe into the open air or an air flue. With circulating air systems, the cooking vapors are circulated within the room for filtering. Recirculating chimneys are used where there is no ducting provision.

FAQs FOR OVENS:

Q1. There is a different smell inside the oven when I used it for cooking for first time?

The first time when you use the oven we recommend operating it for about 30 minutes at maximum temperature to burn off all traces of grease which might otherwise create unpleasant smells when cooking.

Q2. Do foods cook faster in a Convection Oven?

Most roasted items will cook 30% faster than in convectional ovens. So, in a convection oven, meats get a better sear, cook faster, and stay moister and juicier.

Q3. Can I control the functions of my oven via Wi-Fi?

Yes, there are some technically advance models which can be controlled via Wi-Fi. KAFF from its wide range of Built-In ovens offer some highly advanced model which can be controlled via Wi-Fi connectivity.

Q4. There is condensation sometimes when I use the grill or oven functions?

It is a normal occurrence during closed door grilling-nothing to worry about! It is depend on the type of food being cooked as well as the duration of grilling time. To reduce the condensation, you can preheat the oven at the set temperature before putting the food into the oven cavity.

Q5. What is the use of fan inside the oven?

Fan inside the oven is used for the even circulation of heat and is required for the different cooking styles like baking, roasting etc.

FAQs FOR MICROWAVE OVENS:

Q1. Can I use metal objects in a microwave for heating or cooking purpose?

Microwave radiation is reflected by metal. If too much radiation is directed to one point this will result in sparks, and is likely to damage the microwave oven.

Q2. After cooking sometimes I have unpleasant smell in microwave, how can I remove the unpleasant odor?

Warm up a cup of water containing drops of lemon for about one minute and the odors are gone.

Q3. Do I need to lower the temperature and time during convection cooking?

Yes, in most cases. There is added heat movement inside of the oven during convection cooking which causes food to sear faster. Lowering the temperature will help the browning process to even out, so that the food continues to cook through at the same pace.

Q4. Will my convection microwave perform all the functions just like oven?

Not really, some dishes require adequate temperature and way of cooking. Cooking style varies in both the products and is suitable as recommended.

Q5. What is the recommended space required to leave between the cabinet size and built in microwave oven for the circulation of heat?

Generally it is recommended to leave a gap of approx. 40mm between the back and sides of the cabinet and built in microwave oven.

FAQs FOR BUILT-IN HOBS:

Q1. How Are Brass Burners Different From European Burners?

Brass burners are designed keeping in mind Indian cooking unlike the European burners. Indian cooking is very peculiar where the temperature of oil is very important to make a perfect Tadka. It requires the right temperature and right flame. Although Built in Hobs got a good revolution in Indian kitchen, but the European Burners used in Hobs cannot satisfy the need of Indian cooking.

Q2. Is MFC Brass Burner Hob Suitable For LPG / Natural Gas?

Yes you must specify this to your dealer at the time of purchase as LPG and Natural gas requires different jets. KAFF give options to suit for LPG/ Natural Gas.

Q3. Since the built in hobs are auto ignite with electric connection, can I use my hob if the electricity goes out?

In case of power failure, surface burners can be lit manually.

Q4. Which surface should I consider for my built in hob?

Built in hobs comes in glass, stainless steel, ceramic body. They all vary in their looks, finish and configurations. KAFF offers built in hobs in tempered glass with different colors and stainless steel finish complementing the highest standards.

Q5. What is FFD, I have heard a lot about it?

FFD stands for Flame Failure Device that automatically shuts off gas supply on detecting no flame. KAFF from its wide built in hobs segment offer some models with FFD features.

FAQs FOR DISHWASHERS:

Q1. Do I need a big space for dishwasher in my kitchen?

The dishwasher fits perfectly into any Indian kitchen, requiring space of only 60 cm width. So no more dirty dishes stacked in the sink. KAFF provide freestanding and built in dishwashers for all type of kitchens.

Q2. Will using dishwasher increase my electricity bill?

KAFF dishwashers are highly energy efficient which saves both water and electricity bill and offers economy mode also for the best utilization of resources.

Q3. The dishes have to be taken out if there’s a power failure?

There’s no need for that as it continues washing from where it left.

Q4. What's a rinse agent . . . and do I need one?

A rinse agent is an additive that makes water "wetter" – It means that the water sheets off dishes more readily and rinses away residue. That translates into fewer water spots - making a rinse agent especially helpful if you have mineral-rich hard water. As an added bonus, rinse agents also help dishes dry more quickly.

Q5. Should I use a powder, gel or tablet automatic dishwasher detergent?

All three of these are up to the job - so the choice is up to you.

FAQs FOR WINECOOLERS:

Q1. Why do I need a wine cooler?

Light, heat, humidity, and vibration are the natural enemies of wine. Wine cooler helps to neutralize the effect of these by keeping your wine at the correct temperature and humidity while protecting it from sunlight. Best of all, when you want to enjoy a bottle, it’s ready for serving straight from the cooler.

Q2. What is the difference between a freestanding wine cooler and a built-in wine cooler?

A freestanding wine cooler is designed to stand alone while a built-in wine cooler (also called a zero clearance or under-counter wine cooler) is designed to be built into existing counters and cabinetry as they include a front vent located under the door that channels heat forward away from the unit.

Q3. Does KAFF offer wine coolers with different capacity of bottles that can be free standing or built in?

Yes, KAFF from its wide range of wine coolers provide the options of free standing and built in with different capacity of bottles.

Q4. What would happen if I installed a freestanding wine cooler under my counter?

A freestanding wine cooler is designed to dissipate heat from the back, so this heat cannot escape from an enclosure and eventually will overheat the unit.

Q5. What’s the difference between single and dual zone wine coolers?

Single zone wine coolers have one temperature control and the storage space is undivided, so the whole cooler is set to the same temperature. Dual zone wine coolers have two temperature controls and the storage space is divided into sections which may be set to their own temperatures. KAFF’s wine cooler offers the benefit of dual temperature control to stock both Red and White Wine in one cooler.

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