When my kitchen wall crack due to weather and poor workmanship from the developer, did a minor revamp for my kitchen wall to change it to the design I like, then change my kitchen hood to Senz. Here is my mini review for Senz SZ-CH9388AC Chimney Cooker Hood.
Review after 18 months usage:
For a Malaysian brand, the quality build is pretty impressive and for the price I paid. I bought this during Lazada Birthday bash for a steal. For around RM 1,100 that fits within my limited budget. I am sure 11.11 coming soon, you will get a bargain deal.
One of the reason I choose this slanting unit because of my height. I am at 185cm tall and do cook quite often. The slanting fits me well, as the classic hood I have to peek thru the hood (as there is a standard height recommendation for the installation)
Another reason I bought this is also of its Auto cleaning function as you can see, hood do not have the blower suction pipe out. I need to rely on internal unit system to ensure the unit is clean.
Spec of the hood:
- Sleek and modern design with black tempered glass which makes it very easy to clean
- Suction power: 1400 m3/h
- Heat auto cleaning function
- Exhaust / recirculation option
- Twin carbon filter
- Metal oil cup which is 5 times bigger than traditional size
- LED lights
- Recommended installation height from gas hob: 400mm ~ 500mm
- Recommended installation height from electric hob: 300mm ~ 450mm
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There is the digital signage and the suction comes in 3 level power. The high is not too bad. Where when I do some fried stuff, can see the smoke just goes into the suction.
Far left button is the Auto Cleaning system function that takes about 10-15 minutes for its self cleaning. Follow by LED light , fan power and On-Off button.
For maintenance, there is charcoal filter in it by removing this panel. I was told by the seller that, if I am heavy cooker i need to change it once a year, with one pair cost about estimated RM 130 – RM 160.
Heavy user define as daily cooking. For me I cook 3-4 times a so looking at 18-24 months, also depending on what you cook. Oily stuff will be more.
Since this is a temper glass outlook, there are pro and cons about this.
Pro is it look sleek and modern. Cons is after I cook for 2 weeks, and I didnt clean in all the while you can see the oil stain start accumulating. The only way is you need to be hardworking in cleaning up/ wipe up the stain
I use Cif to clean it up and easily wipe off cuz of its surface.
Worry less that the oil do have a panel to accumulate. You can just remove the bottom panel and wash it off. If you do the auto clean process, the oil also will end up there.
Overall, I am happy with this unit. Works well with it is required and fits my budget. Hope my hood review do give you some extra thought. I bought it thru online, and do ensure to talk to the seller if they provide installation for you. If not, will be like me, have to spend RM 200-RM 350 to bring an installer in.