New Features Include Increased Depth, Improved Exterior, More Ventilation Power, And New Material To Withstand Extreme Heat And Moisture
SAN FRANCISCO, May, 2016 — Designing an outdoor kitchen requires a lot of the same thought and components as the indoor kitchen, such as: location, appliances, plumbing, electrical components, cabinetry, and ventilation. Zephyr, the leader in ventilation hood design, innovation and technology, launches the Cypress and Willow outdoor hoods, now with increased depth, improved exterior, more ventilation power, and new features to withstand extreme heat and moisture.
Do I really need an outdoor ventilation hood?
Outdoor cooking has transitioned to outdoor entertaining and guests are interacting and eating in closer proximity to the barbecue, with more exposure to smoke, grease, and odors. If the outdoor grill is located under a combustible covered structure, a powerful outdoor range hood is necessary and often times, building codes may require a hood be installed.
The outdoor hood functions the same as they do indoors, extracting all of the unnecessary components and keeping the outdoor kitchen, furniture (and your guests!), clean and grease-free. Including a range hood in the beginning of the outdoor kitchen build-out will undoubtedly be more cost effective than waiting until later when walls, countertops, and siding have become discolored and damaged from smoke exposure.
Zephyr’s new Cypress outdoor hood combines form and function with its seamlessly contoured, fully welded and polished marine grade exterior. Its extended 32-inch depth provides even more capture over professional, powerful outdoor grills; offering more coverage than traditional outdoor range hoods. The corrosion-resistant stainless steel canopy houses high-performance professional stainless steel baffle filters that enhance airflow and are dishwasher-safe. Three-speed metallic knob controls withstand extreme temperatures and natural elements, and dual-level halogen lighting illuminates the grill when cooking after dark. An optional 304 grade 12-inch duct cover is also available. The Cypress is available with a 1,200-CFM blower in: 36-, 42-, 48-, and 54-inch widths.
Willow outdoor pro-style hood features a 1000-CFM blower that won’t give in to the elements or the heat of outdoor gas grills. The outdoor hood is available in either 304-grade corrosion-resistant stainless steel or galvanized steel with gray powder-coat protection. High performance stainless steel, dishwasher-safe baffle filters are also included and two-speed, marine-grade rocker controls withstand extreme heat and moisture. Optional, easy-to-install liners are available in 36-, 42-, 48-, 54-, and 60-inch widths. New depth ranges include: 26.5-, 29.5-, 20.5-, and 23.5-inches (adjustable depth also available).
“Homeowners are blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living, and this primarily centers around the kitchen,” says Luke Siow, Zephyr President. “What used to be an afterthought in indoor kitchen design, the range hood is now the centerpiece and a critical component when selecting appliances. We’re seeing this trend now in the outdoor kitchen as well, and are happy to provide consumers with two powerful outdoor range hood options.”
Since 1997, San Francisco-based Zephyr has continued to bring design, innovation and technology to the forefront of the kitchen ventilation hood industry. The company has challenged the perception of what ventilation means in kitchen design and created a new awareness of the importance of a high performing ventilation system. With acclaimed talent such as artistic visionary, Fu-Tung Cheng, and industrial designer, Robert Brunner, Zephyr is able to create cutting-edge residential range hoods unlike any other company. In addition, Zephyr has pioneered ventilation hood technology with the industry’s first DCBL Suppression System®; an exclusive innovation that delivers the most silent, energy efficient and performance-driven range hoods available today. As a direct result of its commitment to elevating range hood design and technology, Zephyr is the recipient of several prestigious awards including Consumer Report Buy Rating, Consumer Digest Best Buy Rating, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design, ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence), Appliance Design ‘Excellence In Design’ and the Architectural Products ‘Product Innovation Award.’ To learn more, visit www.zephyronline.com.