Chimneys get recognition as a boom for everyone’s kitchen. Did you think, Why it is becoming a must-have household appliance?
We Indians love oily and spicy food that require frying & grilling. Every day, we ate something that makes us feel more enjoyable and connected to all others whatever the occasion is.
But our loved food that leaves a sign on kitchen tiles and roof. It is also generating harmful fumes and smoke while cooking. That’s why kitchen chimneys are here to help you by absorbing all the oil particles and keep the kitchen grease & smoke-free.
We are providing some of the tips must consider before buying chimney online.
1) Types Of Kitchen Chimney
Choosing chimney type that meets all your necessities and also utilizes available kitchen space perfectly, is challenging. But these simple points help you to get it done.
- Location of your stove
- Space available of your kitchen
These are different chimney types that encourage you to pick the best.
1.1) Wall-mounted /Corner Chimney
Traditionally designed chimney is also known as Wall-mounted chimney, the most commonly used across the world. Kitchens suitable where the stove built adjacent to the walls, its one side is fixed to the wall.
1.2) Island chimney /(Ceiling mounted)
It is advanced than Wall-mounted chimney, place in the middle of the kitchen. It is designed for the modern-day kitchen where stoves location is in the center. It needs lots of ducting/pipes to exhaust smoke out.
1.3) Built-in Chimney Chimney
This type of chimney fits below the wall, makes it more compact than others. It demands extra woodwork and a little bit expensive to install. It gives you additional overhead space to store your kitchen items.
2) Size Of The Chimney
The golden rule to select the perfect kitchen chimney size is to buy slightly bigger chimney than stove or hob because bigger size absorbs smoke efficiently. Typical Indian kitchen and small restaurant owners opt-out for 60 cm wide chimney, but you can choose any of these depending on your usage and cooking habits.
- 2 to 4 burners (60cm)
- 3 to 5 burners (90cm)
3) Types Of Kitchen Chimney Filters
3.1) Cassette filter
Cassette filters made of Aluminum or stainless steel mesh layered on each other. The gaps present between the mesh enable kitchen smoke to pass through them. But pores get clogged timely affects the performance.
Note: Cassette filters need to be washed weekly with warm soapy water or detergent.
3.2) Baffle filter
Baffle filters are 30% more efficient than Cassette filter because their design includes panels on the filter to have multiple curves that allow the smoke to leave freely while holding grease. These panels are easy to clean and replace. Even filled fully with grease, they hardly affect the suction power of chimney.
Note: Baffle filters only need cleaning affords in 3-4 months, and filters do not demand any technician while replacement.
3.3) Charcoal Filter
Charcoal Filter, also known as the Carbon filter, made up of black charcoal primarily used for odor absorption. These filters used along with either baffle or cassette filters. These are most commonly used in Ductless chimneys. These chimneys are not washable and require a specialist to replace.
Note: This kind of filters need periodically replacements, average use is around 5-6 months.
4) Design Of Chimney
4.1) Convectional Kitchen Chimney
Convectional kitchen chimneys are inexpensive and focus on performance. These are made for practical use only, and also available with ducted mode as well as without duct. You can find these in most of the kitchens because of its affordable nature.
4.2) Contemporary Kitchen Chimney
Contemporary kitchen chimneys are the heart of modern design philosophy, generally used in modular kitchens for style and status symbol. These chimneys are made of stainless steel with glass and crystals with a wide variety of colors and artwork.
5) Suction Power Of Chimney
Kitchen chimneys are working on the principle of suction. Suction Power is the capacity of motor to suck all kitchen smokes including oil particles, odor, and grease. Ideally, chimneys should be able to engulf 10times in an hour. An ideal range is lying in between 400m3/hr to 1000m3/hr. Length of hose pipes and number of bends also affects the suction power of chimney.
6) Some Popular Technologies
- Auto Clean Chimneys – It cleans oil by liquifying when the motor heats up.
- LED Lights – Providing great visibility while cooking, and switch on/off automatically.
- Auto-heat Sensor – Automatically detect oil particles and heat.
- Soundproof Kits – Create less noise while suction, provide a calm experience while cooking.