Faber fume hood controls climate, air quality

Klima hood by Faber heats and cools while it purifies air over your stove

Jennifer Lowell
Jenn Lowell spent her time at the University of Colorado building robots and other toys before earning her graduate degree in mechatronics and mechanical engineering. She is a self-proclaimed lover of anything that runs off of electricity and has moving parts or motors. Currently pulling double-duty as a high school science teacher and freelance blogger, she has free time seldom enough to deeply appreciate the modern technological conveniences that give her more of it. She is a long-time recreational blogger currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
Jennifer Lowell


When I was growing up, my family loved to buy appliances that each had their own purpose: we had a popcorn machine to make popcorn for movie night, a citrus juicer to reap the benefits of freshly-squeezed orange juice, and a rice steamer for, well, you get the idea.

But there is a growing trend in appliance design, and it is marked by the arrival of multitaskers. Appliances are now being bred for multiple jobs: ovens are now expected to steam, microwaves are expected to bake and roast, and many countertop appliances are able to grill, toast, bake, and warm.

Joining the multifunctional family is this fume hood by Faber. Named the Klima, the dual-function hood controls the climate in your kitchen while it purifies the air above your stove. Offering four settings for fume extraction at 270, 420, 580 and 715 m3/h and both temperature-controlled heating and cooling, the Klima makes the front of the stove a more comfortable place to stand. It also includes sound-absorbing panels and an energy diffuser, both of which make it run quietly enough to keep running 24 hours a day.

The Faber Klima is available in black or silver on Faber's Web site.