Want to Buy Kitchen Chimney? Know What to Look For
A kitchen chimney, yes it might be an underrated equipment in your kitchen setup but it’s one of the efficient inventions to ever happen. Why? Because it makes your space ‘breathable.’ While we all love the amazing aroma of food that’s been cooking, but it also leaves a trail of oil droplets, unhealthy fumes that may give you burning eyes and breathing issues.
A kitchen chimney is far more effective than an exhaust fan, because it swiftly and easily removes the gas and smoke produced by your stove, throwing it out into the atmosphere. As per the logistic and design requirements, you can usually place the the kitchen chimney above the stove or wall mount it. The more preferable option is the one above the kitchen stove where it’s easy to ensure the smooth flow of smokes and fumes through the duct in a ‘chimney effect.’ In a modern Indian house with a stylish modular kitchen, there is more to kitchen chimneys than what meets the eye. It’s a thing of status and style. Kitchen chimneys are a part of modular kitchen accessories and that too in an Indian kitchen design where we prepare all sorts of food that have the potential to create large amounts of fumes and oil splatters. Without a doubt, kitchen chimneys do add the architectural element to your modern kitchen space but it’s firsthand job is to keep the cooking place free of unhealthy fumes and oil along with making the air fit to breathe. While you may look at windows, exhaust fans and doors as cost-effective and cheaper options but the way chimneys work on motorized mechanism, it totally outplays the other options and gets the job done more quickly, effortlessly and accurately. Its modern technology helps pull out the fumes faster than natural ventilation and quickly replaces it with fresher air. Besides keeping the fumes away, kitchen chimneys are effective in keeping the unwanted elements like rodents and insects out of the kitchen by creating an environment where they can’t adapt or survive.
Things you should be looking for when purchasing a new Kitchen Chimney
Kitchen Chimney Features:
Technology has come a long way and with kitchen chimneys the story is no different. When you are setting up a chimney for your modular kitchen, do look for these modern-day features.
Maximum suction strength:
As Indians, we know our food involves a lot of spices and oils that may leave your kitchen full of fumes and smoke. We would definitely need a powerful exhaust system in the chimney that will efficiently absorb all the heat and smoke.
Minimum noise making:
Chimneys with all the mechanics inside tend to make a lot of noise that may shake up your smooth cooking experience, do look for minimum noise making kitchen chimneys.
Latest technology that has changed the face of kitchen chimneys. With auto-cleaning system, you wouldn’t have the hassle of booking a cleaner for your chimney.
Detachable oil collector:
Oil is an integral ingredient in Indian food. We would highly advise you to purchase a kitchen chimney with a detachable oil collector that would collect all the oil particles and keep your kitchen surface smooth and shiny.
The new age technology chimneys come with all-good things that would reduce human effort to a great extent. Go for a chimney that comes with a sealed motor, it doesn’t allow the smoke or dust particles to get it.
The new chimneys come with soft-touch buttons and LED Lamps that perfectly match your modular kitchen’s ambience and smoothly fits with your other modular kitchen accessories.
Types of Chimneys:
Modern-day technology has given rise to inventions that will cater to everyone’s need and requirement. There are several kinds of Kitchen Chimneys out there in the market that you may choose as per your need. Chimneys are segregated based on their types of filter, installation style and the fittings used. One should analyze the shape, structure and size of their kitchen before choosing a chimney for their Indian kitchen design.
Chimney Installation Types:
– Wall-Mounted Chimneys
– Ceiling-Mounted Chimneys
Chimney Filter Types:
– Mesh Filter:
These high maintenance chimneys are layered with many levels of steel or aluminium that trap the particles and let the smoke escape easily.
– Baffle Filter:
This is easier to clean as compared to the mesh filter one. The steel panel filter allows the smoke to easily move out while stopping the grease.
– Carbon Filter:
Made of charcoal slates, these kitchen chimneys are effective in removing the bad odour.
Chimney Fitting Types:
– Chimney with a duct:
These type of chimneys don’t let the gases, smoke and heat stay. They have a PVC or aluminium pipe duct that easily lets these things out.
– Ductless Chimney:
A ductless chimney is not as effective as the earlier one, because it only recirculates the unwanted particles and smoke that it absorbs, it can only remove the odour and not the other substances.
Shape, Size & Colour:
Be vary of your other modular kitchen fittings and accessories before choosing a chimney. Also, be careful when choosing the bigger or the smaller size chimney. They generally come in two sizes – 60cm & 90cm. Analyze the size and type of your cooktop. A 60cm chimney is usually preferable in Indian kitchens with two or three gas stoves.
Also, make sure your chimney colour matches the colour, design and pattern of your modular kitchen cabinet. When choosing your modular kitchen accessories, always remember, every aspect in your kitchen should complement each other and be in the right symmetry.