Schweigen Silent 90cm Undermount Rangehood - UM1170-9S
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Hi, Ive been considering one of these for my home. We do not do a lot of cooking but as we have an open plan kitchen family room I want to ensure cooking smells are eliminated and with a system that isn't noisy. I do not do any asian style cooking but we do cook a lot of curries and casseroles, so we simmer onions etc. Would the 900 (ST) be the model for us? Any idea of installations costs - we have single level, tile roof house.
I also have an open plan kitchen and a Asian wife and as you can imagine in all probility we do very simular wok cooking to ypourselves ( A fair amount of spices and like yourselves). We also do not want the smells drifting throughout the house.
With over 30 years experiance in this industry I have found the Schweigen rangehood brand by far to be the best rangehood on the market. Installed correctly they are silent and unlike many other rangehoods they do what they claim they will do.
I have yet to have any client complain that the (ST) motor did not cope with their cooking however, just to cover all basis my wife and I installed the R1600 but I feel this was a bit of an overkill.
I believe the ST will do the job but please do not hesitate to give me a call should you have any other questions.
Hi. Which motor option is best for general home cooking? Would the Single External motor be sufficient, or would you need the Standard External? Thanks.
Sorry for the slow responce.
The S1 motor will often struggle to cope with much of the cooking we normally do at home.
The S2 is an older design and should no longer should be considered.
The ST will cope best for most of the cooking and is usually the best alternative.
The Sp is needed when you do a lot of Asian style cooking.
Remember you will need to put the SP motor 6 metres away from the rangehood whereas the ST can be considerably closer without generating noise.
Kind Regards Tom
I'm about to purchase a 90cm gas cooktop and thinking of purchasing the 90cm Schweigen UM1170-9SP undermount rangehood to be installed in a new kitchen. I'm Vietnamese and I love to cook all sorts of food including Asian and Indian curries. I don't want the pungent smell to linger on my walls over time. Will the 1600m3 motor be overkill for my requirement or will a less powerful motor, say the 1100m3, be adequate? Thanks Dao
Hi Dao. Thanks for your email. I can relate to your situation as my wife is Vietnamese/Chinese. As the undermount has to draw steam and odors from the front burners you need to go for the 1600 unit. Schweigen does what it claims it will do and wiull out perform internal motored rangehood comfortably as most internal motored rangehoods fail miserably when it comes to pushing the grease and oil up and out to the atmosphere. Thse style of rangehood leave a musky smell in the kitchen area. Kind Regards Tom Mullan
Hi, Would the schweigen 90cm RWU-UM1170-9SP be ok for a 700 induction cooktop. I enquired about this some time ago and it was ok. I did just notice another model that was more high powered the SP2 I didn't notice this last time I looked. Would that model be overkill? I am looking to purchase between now and next wednesday. Thanks Tracey
The RUM1170-9Sp is the most suitable rangehood for this induction cooktop. The SP2 would be overkill.
My wife is Chinese and we use this unit at home and it copes with the most intense cooking we do.
Should you have any questions please do not hesite to contact me
Prestige Appliances 0424663345
Hi We are soon to build a new home and are considering a Schweigen exhaust system. (we have used one in the past but the installer reduced the size of the duct to get around a ceiling beam - disaster!) All of the questions around strong smell cooking (eg Asian) apply to us too and we are well and truly over name brands which claim to exhaust 700m3/hr but still still will not allow us to cook fish without odour, and are detrimental to our hearing. The proposed kitchen will be open plan with a countertop/bench against an outer wall containing a 90cm cook top a 60cm electric oven and a microwave, the current design of which will extend to 2.0 to 2.5m of bench space. There is a walk in pantry adjacent to the kitchen which will house (on bench) a combi oven about 60cm wide and 40cm high. This oven is located approx. 3.0m from the previously mentioned items. Would it be feasible to run the one motor with 2/3 inlets i.e. two over the cooktop/oven and one over the combi oven? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Regards Ken Murchison
This can be done by splitting the ducting with 2 Y joins and adding in manual dampners.
Best you give me a call and I will have our techs explain in detail.
Leigh 0406 396 971
Hi, I am renovating my kitchen. I use a 750 gas cook top with a wok burner and we often do Asian cooking with high heat. We have an open kitchen so exhaust noise and good smell and steam extraction are our main consideration. We were proposed to use Schweigen UM1170-9SP-C for our kitchen. The distance between the exhaust and the external motor on the roof is less than 6 metres. If the distance is critical to performance, what other option can suit us to have quiet and efficient exhaust system.
No, the distance between the motor and the rangehood are not critical with Schweigen. As their Isodrive German motors are pressurised they lose little performance if you move the motor further away, I have installed the R1600 at 12 metres away. My wife is Chinese and we do a lot of high flame cooking and I have never had a issue with the Schweigen rangehood we use.
The recommended distances are simply to attain optimum performance levels and as you move a motor away it does lose a little in performance but nothing like the loss of performance that happen with internal motor units.
In our second kitchen we have it an upstairs apartment I have again used the R1600 motor as this is what my wife preffered although the ST would have sufficient.
The motor is closer than 6 metres (do not cut the length of ducting) we snaked the ducting in order to use up the 6 metres that comes with the rangehood and this reduces the noise.
Worse case scenerio is that you will hear low level noise however this is still quieter than internal motor rangehoods and considerably more effective for heavy cooking.
Just a note of advice holding a piece of paper or tissue under the filters of a rangehood is no way to test performance in fact it one of the most common things customers If the air is passing through the filters too quickly they are not trapping the airborne oils and grease particles which is their purpose. To ensure that your Schweigen rangehood performs to it best remember trapping the grease and smells turn the rangehood on before starting to cook and let it run for a while after you finish.
Warm Regards Prestige.
Hi, we are using smeg canopy rangehood which is very noisy. Can you please recommend us 90cm undermount rangehood, please consider we do a lot of Indian cooking.
Thankyou for your question.
We also do very heavy cooking at home and have the 1170 unit that performes well under the most extreme cooking.(My wife is Chinese).
WE probably have simular concerns about smell as you will have.
I have found it the best rangehood on the market by far however, if you have the cabinet depth the new 1390 models are deeper and even better.
Jaffer just a note of advice, often customers hold pieces of paper or tissue under the filters to test performance this is in fact the worst way to check a rangehood. If air is passing through the filters too quickly it is not trapping the airborne oils and grease particles which is the purpose of having filters. To ensure that your Schweigen rangehood performs to it best turn the rangehood on before starting to cook and let it run for a while after you finish.
Hi. We are looking for a rangehood for an undercover terrace bbq. Is this a suitable model? Thanks. Jane
Hi Jane and thanks for your question.
Unfortunately the 1170-9 SP undermount rangehood is not suitable for your undercover bbq areas.
The best solution is the CLUM 10 or the CLUM 12 units depending on the size of the bbq.
See their links below
Warm regards Prestige
Hi, Does the control panel of the range hood, which pokes out, mean that the range hood must be installed higher than flush range hoods when installed over gas? If I am unable to have ducting go into a ceiling space but I do have the option to go out the wall, can ducting be run outside up a wall? cheers, Luke
Thanks for you question relating to the height of a rangehood installations above cooktops.
1) The rule of thumb is to always follow the height the manufacturer has recommends within their product manual.
This recommendation will over ride most all other suggested installation heights.
Schweigen for example, recommend depending on the rangehood model from 600mm to 650mm for gas cooktops.
In order to reduce condensation a 700mm to 750mm height is recommended above induction units.
This measurement would be taken from the lowest point of the rangehood at the bottom of the lower control switch.
2) The extenal motor ducting can run along the outside wall and companies like Schweigen have this type of installation photos available.
For example the Schweigen ST/900 motor can be installed directly outside through an external wall and is still quieter than internal motor rangehoods.
Hi there. I have an old chimney which will have a 90 or 110 free standing elect stove. I have installed an undermount before in a similar situation. But, not this brand. Does this outfit fit into narrow spaces? The motor goes outside. But not sure what outside is. Are you talking about outside the chimney space or outside the roof altogether. Cheers Sherrie
Thanks for your question.
Most customers build a bracket over the top of th e chimney so the motor can be attached on top.(On the outside).
This is to maintain the unit as silent.
Here is the link to their experianced installers.
It won't hurt to give one of them a call just for some advice.
Best send them a photo on their mobile number.
Hi, can you tell me the difference between the Schweigen 90cm Silent Undermount Rangehood-UM1170-9 and Schweigen 90cm Silent Baffle Undermount Rangehood-UM-9. I can see that they have a different looking filter but I'm not sure what the benefits of either system are. Are there any other differences? Thank you.
Hi Anita; Great Question. Mesh filters consist of layers of fine metal mesh stacked on top of each other in a way that enables the air and grease to flow through gradually and separated by the mesh however, grease will still build-ups within the filter which requires regular cleaning. Good quality mesh filters are always the best choice for trapping grease and oils. Baffles are designed to force grease-saturated air to quickly change direction whilst the grease droplets cannot change direction as rapidly as the air carrying them, they end up condensing into the metal blades and drain tray. Baffles are not great ﬁlters, nor are they effective at collecting grease. Bafﬂes also significantly reduce airﬂow and often create more noise than mesh. These Baffles where originally designed to reduce the chance of fire in commercial shops like fish and chip shops. If I can be of any assistance just give me a call on 0424663345. Regards Tom
We are currently building a new kitchen on the ground floor of a terrace. We therefore can't put the motor in the roof and would prefer not to have the motor on the outside wall as it would be very close to our neighbours and, I suspect, very noisy for them. We could easily put the motor under the kitchen floor. Would that affect the efficient operation of the exhaust? I am thinking of buying the 90cm undermount 1600m3.
The Schweigen German motor system will perform extremely well if placed under the floor area.
They are designed to be placed upside down under the external eaves of one's home.
This is the same position "upside down" it can be placed under the floor.
I have had a new exhaust fan installed. How the hell do I silence it. It’s like a locomotive running through the kitchen. Completely unusable absolutely disappointed!,
Sorry to hear about your noise issue, forgive for being blunt however, I feel it is the best way to sort out this issue.
I have arranged the installation of over 1000 of these units and never had a problem with noise.
Installed according to the manual these units are silent.
Ever time a client has had noise issues it is due to incorrect installation, Every time.
I am happy to help so give me a call and please explain to me the following.
1.The motor size you have sellected with this unit.
2. How far away from the rangehood it has been installed.
I will assist you in finding the solution.
I am thinking of getting this model with 1600m3/hr. The motor is placed outside the roof so I need to buy anything extra for the installation or not. Is it easy to install or not? Do I need a plumber or an electrician to install it.
Hi Jane thankyou for your question below.
I am thinking of getting this model with 1600m3/hr. The motor is placed outside the roof so I need to buy anything extra for the installation or not.
Schweigen supply everything you need for the installation excepting the Decktite/roof flashing which the installer will provide.
Is it easy to install or not?
Schweigen in one of the easiest rangehoods to install.
Do I need a plumber or an electrician to install it?
If you have a tin or colour bond roof you will always require a fully licenced plumber.
With a tile roof I would also recommend that you use a plumber, just to be sure and in case of leakage.
On the Schweigen website you will find a list of recomended installers most area throughout Australia.
I have installed a Schweigen in my own home and it is undoubtably the best thing I have done.
Hi, I have a two storey house. I want to replaced my 90cm rangehood which is very noisy. What are my options? thanks
The best installation solution in a double story house is to duct the Schweigen rangehood directly out through the nearest external wall.
This can be directly out through the rear or sideways to the left or right of the rangehood through the kitchens bulkhead or overhead cabinetary.
I have sold hundreds of these units and to be fair to Schweigen they are one of the few appliances on the market that actually do what they claim.
They are the quietest rangehood on the market and very effective, I use this brand in my home and we do a lot of high flame and stirfry cooking at home .( My wife is Chinese).
If you need any assistance don't hesitate to give me a call on 133 449 131
Perfectly designed for discreet mounting inside cabinetry. The popular UM1170-9S fits perfectly into 300mm deep cabinetry and is ideal for kitchens where space is limited, or where the range hood needs to be out of sight.
Soft-touch controls operate the 5 speed settings and LED lighting, while dishwasher-safe mesh filters offer easy maintenance.
- Powerful silent extraction – the German-engineered Isodrive® motor delivers silent, efficient extraction of steam, smoke, and odours – leaving your kitchen fresher for longer.
- Energy-efficient – the Schweigen Isodrive® motors are amongst the most energy-efficient in the market, requiring just 62 watts of power to run.
- Innovative design – this stainless steel undermount rangehood integrates seamlessly with kitchen cabinetry.
- Convenient features – soft-touch controls and digital display, 5 speed levels, 15-minute auto shut-off timer and LED lighting.
- Flexible & functional – with multiple motor options, there is a suitable extraction power for all cooking styles.
- High-quality filters – Schweigen’s high-quality filters are easy to remove and dishwasher-safe. Baffles also available as an option.
- Free ducting included – comes bundled with right-sized ducting at no extra cost.
- Warranties - enjoy peace of mind with 10-year warranty on silent Isodrive® systems, 3-year warranty on canopies and lifetime warranty on filters.*
900mm x 295mm (UM1170-9S)