Why Schweigen

Rangehoods powered by German-made silent Isodrive® motor systems outperform any internally motored or onboard rangehood.


The bestselling Isodrive® motor system is silent - removed from the rangehood and mounted outside the home.

Australian Owned

We are the only 100% Australian owned silent rangehood company supporting Australian manufacturing and jobs. Our profits remain in Australia, supporting our local economy. Our rangehoods extract heavy steam, smoke and unwanted cooking odours, leaving your kitchen fresher for longer.


Our rangehoods extract heavy steam, smoke and unwanted cooking odours, leaving your kitchen fresher for longer.

Engineered in Germany

Built with quality and precision, the Isodrive® motor guarantees performance and reliability for many years to come.

10 Year Warranty

Offering customers peace of mind with a full 10 Year Warranty on all Isodrive® motors.***

Energy Efficient

Using a mere 57 watts to deliver high powered efficiency and energy savings of more than 300%.**

Complete Ventilation Solutions

From indoor to outdoor rangehoods, externally mounted to in-wall motors, Schweigen has all your needs covered.

Free Ducting

Our rangehoods come with a right-sized ducting kit comprising quality, fire-resistant materials.

Australia Wide Service

An Australia-based Customer Support team offers you the service you’d expect from such a premium product.***

Supports the Industry

Schweigen is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog.An Australia-based Customer Support team offers you the service you’d expect from such a premium product.***

The Schweigen silent story

The Schweigen silent rangehood solution is revolutionary, starting with a German fan and motor assembly, and acknowledged as the most quiet, efficient, and powerful domestic extraction unit available. Few of our competitors can deliver a silent solution because they don’t offer the same system.

We call it Isodrive®.

Schweigen’s patented Isodrive® solution takes the fan and motor out of the rangehood and mounts them outside the home on the roof or wall. We also incorporate an ‘s’ bend into the recommended ducting design, which creates an easy solution for all installation requirements, while reducing noise and vibrations.

The only resulting sound you may notice in your kitchen is the airflow being pulled through the filters and ducting. The noise that is generated outside is overwhelmed by the ambient environment.

Isodrive® motors are encased in incombustible housings made out of Schweigen Duraguard® - a highly weather-resistant polymer that is manufactured to a V-O rating in accordance with the UL 94 Standard for Safety. Its thermal properties makes it the perfect all-weather defence against the extreme heat and cold of our Australian climate, and ensures the performance and longevity of the Isodrive® motor within.

Our filters are high quality too, and come with a Lifetime Warranty. We offer baffle and mesh filters that are easy to remove and safe to clean in the dishwasher.

Externally mounted rangehood motor

Powerful extraction

The silent Isodrive® motor system is engineered using the most advanced German made EBM motor and fan. Each of the different Isodrive® motor housings have been developed to carefully consider the best airflow. Built with a centrifugal fan, the Isodrive® motor system is designed to pull, rather than push the air through the rangehood. As a result, there is less airflow resistance, which enables the Isodrive® system to run more efficiently than a standard rangehood motor.

The patented motor system is available in 5 different extraction sizes to cater for all cooking needs. The ST.950 is suited for everyday cooking, including steak grilling, shallow frying and baking casseroles.

Designed for heavy cooking such as wok frying, heavy steaming and grilling, the SP.1650 is the perfect match for any Asian or Indian dish, as well as induction cooking.

For our ceiling cassette and alfresco range, we offer the SP2.3000 and SE.3200 motor combinations.

Built with superior quality and precision, the Schweigen silent Isodrive® guarantees performance and reliability for years to come, that is why all Isodrive® motors come with a 10 year peace of mind warranty.

Powerful Rangehood Motors

3 times more energy efficient

The terms ‘energy efficient’ and ‘suction’, are often confused. Greater efficiency is often mistaken for greater suction. This is both incorrect and misleading. Greater suction can be easily achieved by applying more power. However, an increase in power leads to the consumption of more energy, making it less energy efficient.

Ideally, an appliance that requires the least amount of energy to complete the task at hand, is the most efficient. This is where Schweigen excels. The Isodrive® motor is not only the quietest extraction system, it is also the most energy efficient as the air is pulled through the system rather than pushed.

As a result of the Isodrive® design, the Schweigen silent rangehood systems use less energy to achieve the same task as traditional rangehoods. Traditional rangehoods use roughly 190 watts or more, whereas the Isodrive® 950 motor system paired with LED lighting runs on a mere 57 watts. That’s 3 times more efficient than a traditional rangehood!

* The period during which the Lifetime Filter Warranty is in effect will depend upon the life of your appliance.

** Efficiency varies between power options.

*** Isodrive® motor has a 10 year product warranty. This Warranty covers fan and motor units only. For more information please refer to your warranty card. Excluding the BR500.

**** Does not apply to remote and rural areas in Australia.