Kitchen chimneys are becoming more common and essential kitchen accessories with time. Not a long period has passed after the invention of the kitchen chimneys. But these kitchen appliances managed to get the popularity within a short span of time. The usage and popularity of kitchen chimneys first started outside India. Gradually, the chimneys started to become important for Indian families as we...
The kitchen chimneys are a beneficial appliance. It can absorb the smoke and fumes from the kitchen and make your kitchen look clean and fresh. The modern kitchen chimneys are also stylish and increase the beauty of the home kitchen décor. Want to buy the right chimney for your kitchen? Then here are some tips that will be useful for you.
Matters to consider before buying a chimney
The kitchen chimney must be suitable, contain sufficient suction power, and comfortable filter types. Here are the tips that you have to keep in mind when buying.
- Type of Chimney filter
- Types in the kitchen chimney
- The suction power in the chimney
- The size of the chimney
- The chimney design
- The chimney ducting
The types of chimney filters
The chimney filters are classified into three types-
- Cassette filter
This filter is made of aluminum mesh. The gaps in-between will allow air to pass. The oil and grease, because of the airstrike, settle in this aluminum mesh. These particles will slowly clog the mesh and can also affect the power of suction. That is why these types of filters have to be cleaned frequently for the effective performance of the chimney.
- Carbon filter
The carbon filter is also termed as the charcoal filter. It is because it is made of charcoal. This type of filter is used mainly for reducing the odor in the kitchen because of cooking. The oil and smoke get clogged in the carbon filter and can lessen the effect of the suction power. So it needs to be changed once every six months. This may also depend on cooking time daily.
- Baffle filter
The baffle filter has many curves in its structure. The air during cooking passes through the curves and changes the smoke direction. Because of this process, the grease and grime are pushed down in the baffle filter. Even when the baffle filter is filled with dirt, the power of suction is not reduced. This kind of chimney is the best for food that is cooked with high masala content.
The types in the kitchen chimney
- Wall-mounted chimney
- Island chimney
- Built-in chimney
- Corner chimney
These are types of chimneys available. Select the chimney that suits your cooking and kitchen.
The size of the chimney
The major thing when choosing the size of the chimney is to choose the chimney that is equal to or larger than the stove or the hob you use. The chimney must never be smaller. This has to be followed exactly for effective chimney performance in your kitchen. Otherwise, if the chimney is smaller than the stove, it can never be able to clean the surrounding in the kitchen well enough.
The auto-clean feature
Many of the modern kitchen chimneys have this feature. The auto-clean feature will enable the chimney to clean itself. So look for this feature when you are buying the chimney.
These are the important things you have to keep in mind if you are planning to buy the right chimney for your kitchen.