If you are worried about selecting the best brand for kitchen chimney? Then don’t worry about the questions related to the selection of best chimneys.
In this article, we have discussed all your doubts about chimney selection to chimney cleaning.
It also gives the suggestion for the best purchase of kitchen chimney. According to your needs, you have to think before any purchase.
For selecting the best one you have to know about every factor of the chimney and your need. Which will helps you to give the optimum result.
We consider 5 factors that you have to keep in mind before buying the kitchen chimney.
Now firstly we go through the chimney type that is the ducting and ductless chimney.
A.Ductless / Duct Chimneys:-
As the name suggests it consists of a Duct that is made up of aluminum or PVC.
For the durable performance of chimney, you should take care of the length of the duct, diameter, bends, Duct material, space available in your home.
This all considerable things will help you to make a precise decision for your purchase.
Ducting chimney comes with two types of filters mesh type and baffle type. In consideration, these filters are explained in detail.
We advised that you should go to the ducting chimney with the baffle filter, which is good for Indian cooking needs.
Maintenance needs within a time duration of 1 to 2 months but if you are using the chimney for restaurant and commercial work then you must clean chimney within 1 to 2 months.
With high-efficiency work, the ducting chimney is best for Indian Kitchen.
Duct pipe Size:-
We recommend 10 feet height of ducts for Indian kitchens are best. The minimum 6 to 8 feet height is ok but we never recommend more than 13 feet in height of the chimney.
Blends deduct the performance of chimney as time passing oil and greasy particles are stick to the inner wall and blends so for cleaning it is more hassle.
This will depend on your home and kitchen space but we surely say that don’t put more than 3 blends in chimney length.
Nowadays the advanced concept of Flexible Ducts. Help you to solve this blending problem. That’s why we highly recommend the flexible duct for the chimney.
Yes, no need for duct for that no hole in the kitchen wall and all and it also called a recyclable chimney, why? Let’s see the answer to it.
This type of kitchen chimney consists of a Carbon filter and its working is also simple.
It absorbs all smoke, bad odor from the kitchen area and filters the air to recycle this air into the kitchen area for pure breathing.
It consists of a carbon filter that absorbs all greasy, oil particles dirt from the kitchen area and makes you feel fresh.
But you have to replace the filter after 6 months for home use and for commercial use you need to replace it within 3 months.
This needs low maintenance.
B. The Size Of Chimney:-
The first factor you have to think about is the size of the kitchen where you want to mount the chimney.
The size of the chimney depends on the size of your gas stove in the kitchen;
We have the size chart for chimney according to the kitchen area just have a look.
C. Mounting Type:-
Then we have to know about types of chimney and which is suits your kitchen area..?
This classification is based on the Mounting
1] Wall-mounted chimney-
This particular type of kitchen chimney is fitted against the wall and cooktop, hob also located adjacent to the wall.
2] Island ceiling chimney –
In this type, the hob is located at the center of the kitchen, away from the wall and hanging to the ceiling above the cooking top.
Then another factor you have to consider is the type of filter you have to choose,
D. Chimney Filters:-
Types of chimney filters:
1] Mesh or Cassette Filter-
This filter is made by aluminum mesh that contains small pores and mesh plates are overlapping on each other.
But the disadvantage of this type of filter is after some period of time the filter holes are getting jam and with oil, grime and food particles. So we need to clean them from time to time.
2] Baffle filter-
This filter consists of panels on the filter with have multiple curves for allows the smoke to escape freely and oil will retain at the bottom of where the oil collector is placed so it has ease of functioning helps to easy to maintain. Nearly after 3 to 4 months you need to do maintenance of it.
3] Carbon (Charcoal Filter)-
The name shows it is made of charcoal granules which mostly help in the deters odor from the smoke will make your kitchen area smells fresh and pure.
It absorbs all bad odor from the smoke then the oil and grease particles are stick to carbon filters.
This needs replacement after a period of around six months.
Chimney needs maintenance and cleaning manually, but now most chimneys come with auto-clean function.
E. Suction Power:-
The suction power is the most important factor to consider while purchasing the chimney for the kitchen.
This denotes the ability of the kitchen chimney of absorbing the smoke, oil, and odor from the kitchen area.
Suction power is measured in cubic meter per hour (m^3/hr).
The chimney is best and works effectively which performs recycling the air at least 10 times in an hour.
How to calculate the SUCTION POWER of kitchen chimney;
- To calculate the effective suction power based on the room size.
- The formula for suction power is,
- Suction power = Width x Length x Height
- Effective suction power = Width x Length x Height x Number of times the air must be recycled in an hour.
For the perfect value of the suction power, you need to multiply the number of times the air recycled in an hour and the answer will increases.
F. WHAT IS AUTO CLEAN CHIMNEY:-
The chimney which has the function of auto clean technology called an auto clean chimney.
The function of auto clean chimney:
While cooking the gases are suck by the chimney lies on top of the gas stove because it consists of a turbine blower which rotates and sucks the air from the kitchen area and move towards the chimney walls.
Uring this suction process the oil particles are also sucked and collected in oil containers and collecting in container bowl.
The oil collector is detachable so you can easily remove and wash it manually, you wash it once in a month.
- This chimney will save your time of cleaning and maintenance.
- It does not allow to sticking oil or greasy particles to the wall of the chimney which improves the suction power of chimney.
- It helps to enhance the performance of chimney and increase the life of the chimney.
- Although it is costly than normal chimney but provides a wide function range. And for long term investment, we recommend the auto clean chimney.
Auto clean chimney vs normal chimney:-
Let’s know the difference between auto clean and normal chimney.
According to all 5 factors listed out, we recommend the Best Kitchen Chimney for Indian Kitchen with Price and Buyers Guide.
Note:- Price may change, we include the price at the time of editing.
I hope this article will help you in selecting the best kitchen chimney for any suggestions comment below