If you love cooking, you know that having a quality range hood is necessary when you are in the kitchen. An oven range hood allows you to get rid of any excess fumes or odors while cooking so that your kitchen does not get overwhelmed by buying excess heat, odors, and smoke.
But not all range hoods offer the same type of performance. In this Hairline Stainless Steel Sakura Range Hood review, we will take a look at how the Sakura Range Hood R747-II-30HS has come to be one of the most popular range hoods in the market.
Sakura Range Hood Review
- Simple and straightforward installation
- Maintenance is an absolute breeze
- The unit comes with 6 aluminum mesh filters for a longer out-of-the-box life
- There is a great warranty protection on the motor
- Simplistic design
- The design may be unappealing for some because you can see the underside of the hood
- The price point
History of Sakura Kitchen
Sakura Kitchen is a brand that has recently found success in the USA markets, with its variety of Sakura range hoods now becoming available for purchase in North America. Before they crossed the ocean into North America, Sakura hoods were incredibly popular in Taiwan, where they were originally manufactured.
Along with Taiwan, the product gained popularity with people in Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and countless other Asia locations. It’s no surprise why Sakura is gaining in popularity. Sakura Kitchen is rated as the world’s best provider of kitchen range hoods, and they’re unique patented design has proved time and time again to be a quality appliance worth looking into.
Features and Benefits
A reputable brand like Sakura Kitchen is only as impressive as its range hoods’ features and performance. Let’s take a closer look at what the Sakura Range Hood R747-II-30HS has to offer. We will take a close look at design, performance, and overall construction.
Right off the bat, you will notice that the Sakura Range Hood R747-II-30HS range hood features a unique look that is different from many other range hoods, especially those found in North America.
The Sakura range hood’s body is made out of a stainless steel construction that is incredibly rust and corrosion-resistant. You will see stainless steel baskets and oil cups at the bottom of the range that help cover the fans.
These steel baskets and cups are easily removed so that you can clean them. It’s also helpful that they are dishwasher safe. Unlike other range hoods where the fans are somewhat hidden, the Sakura range hood has an open concept that displays the fans. For some, seeing the fans can be unsightly, but overall, it’s not a big drawback with this range hood.
The Sakura Range Hood R747-II-30HS features two powerful motors that work at the same time. When running on the highest setting, the motors can suck in about 710 cubic feet of air per minute. If you are running all four burners simultaneously, this suction power is no match for getting rid of polluted air.
There is a lower speed setting that you can set the fans to if needed. This setting will run the suction between 400 and 500 cubic feet of air per minute. If you are using only one or two burners simultaneously, it will do you well to use the low setting.
Running the range hood on the lower setting will also provide you with a quieter operation. The low setting runs at 50 dB or 2 sones, while the higher setting runs at 4.5 sones.
The filtration is pretty impressive with the Sakura range hood as well. What makes this range hood stand apart from many others is the impressive degreasing system. This degreasing system is formally known as the 3D Vane guard.
The 3D Vane guard is composed of two stainless steel baskets and an aluminum mesh layer. These two components work together to trap oil as it accumulates through the suction process. Along with this, the decreasing system keeps build up from accumulating inside the hood.
The filtration process works by allowing the cooking fumes to run through the filter, and any airborne grease becomes trapped and runs down a drain into plastic oil collectors that sit at the bottom of the basket.
This filtration system is impeccable because you no longer have to deal with accumulated steel droplets mixed with grease dripping onto your cooking surface, a common problem when cooking and running your range hood for an extended period of time.
Because of the way this Sakura Kitchen range hood is built, maintenance is incredibly easy with this unit, solely because of the 3D Vanguard filtration system. The stainless steel baskets and oil cups are easy to remove from underneath the hood. Once you remove them, you can clean both components by hand or in the dishwasher.
With the aluminum mesh filters that cover the fans, you can look forward to easy cleaning as well. The mesh filters are reusable so you can clean them and place them back in. As recommended by the brand, you should replace them every 6 to 12 months.
With every purchase of the Sakura range hood, you will find six aluminum filters in your box. This is super helpful with keeping your range hood running a long time before you need to order additional filters.
For further ease of cleaning, the range hood fans have a non-stick Teflon coating that allows you to wipe away any grease that may have accumulated on it.
Installing the Sakura range hood is relatively simple and straightforward. The unit measures 30 inches and should be installed over gas ranges that are 24 to 30 inches in length. You can only install it over the stovetop and it works with both rear and top venting setups.
Sakura Kitchen provides warranty coverage on all its range hoods. There’s a five-year warranty on the motor and a one-year warranty on any parts.
Pros and Cons
With an exceptional range hood like the Sakura Range Hood R747-II-30HS, it’s unsurprising that there is an overwhelming amount of pros but that the unit provides. Here is a quick breakdown of the pros and cons.
Final Thoughts on the Sakura Range Hood Review
It’s clear that the Sakura range hood is one of the best under cabinet range hoods in the market. While it’s great for any kitchen, if you spend copious amounts of time cooking, then a dependable range hood like the Sakura Range Hood R747-II-30HS can be a great option for you. If you own this range hood, let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.