How to choose best kitchen chimney for you?by Jacob Smith blogger with 7 years experience
In India people generally do not want to spend money on kitchen chimney, rather they prefer to use an exhaust fan instead of kitchen chimney. As it cost low (approx Rs 400-1200) whereas an electric chimney costs around Rs 6000-18000 (or even more). But kitchen chimney is more effective and may save your money and health in longer run. The exhaust fan can not remove a major percentage of oil and smoke from the kitchen. A major drawback of the exhaust fan is it creates a dark oily mark around it. So within six months, your kitchen turns into a dark, oily and unhealthy area, so it needs painting each year. It is very costly and burdensome too. Whereas once you install best kitchen chimney in your kitchen, you do not need to do so.If you are looking for best kitchen chimney for your home, then you must have admitted the advantages of electric chimney.
There is something, about what you have to be sure than anyone else and that is the type of kitchen chimney. You have to select kitchen chimney type totally based on the location of the cooking platform. There are four types of kitchen chimney available in the market. These are wall mounted, island, corner and built in chimney. Wall mounted chimney is most common among the others. Island chimney is required when your cooking platform is in the middle of your room as it helps two people to cook together standing both sides of the platform. Built in chimney is not so common, it generally suggested by an interior designer to give special look of your kitchen. Corner chimney is not so common, some people may prefer it based on their kitchen design or sometimes they do not have any other suitable option to utilize kitchen’s space.
Useful tips for choosing best kitchen chimney (Buying Guide)
There are three types of filters what can be found in an electric chimney. Cassette (also known as mesh) and baffle filter are mostly used and durable too. The charcoal filter is not durable and needs to be replaced after few months of using.
Suction power is very difficult to select. As so many things need to be considered. Some people say, its depends upon the number of rooms and room size but they do not consider duct length. Suppose duct length of a chimney is 7 feet and another is 15 feet (with 3 bends), the performance of same suction power will not be same for both cases. In second case higher suction power is needed. Ideally, suction power should be 100 m3/h for a standard size room with 10 feet duct.
More powerful suction means more noise. So always choose optimal suction power according to your home. Below 6o dba noise is okay and below 50 dba is fine.
Electricity consumption totally depends on wattage level of electric chimney
Cleaning and maintenance of chimney are most critical and irritating. So auto-clean feature is preferable.
Design should depend on your kitchen’s look. Conventional design costs less whereas trendy design always costs higher.
At the of this best kitchen chimney buying guide, I must say that there are so many brands available in the market. Selection of brand is always critical. Always check service level of that brand in your locality. AND of- course before buying something you should always know about your exact requirement otherwise you never buy best kitchen chimney.
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