Best chimneys for kitchen: FAQs and their answers
As Indian style of cooking involves a lot of frying and use of masalas, an electric chimney is a must-have kitchen appliance. If you are planning to buy a chimney online, you are bound to have many questions. As one of the best chimneys brands in India, we have answered frequently asked questions that you will find helpful:
1. Which chimney should I buy — ducted or ductless? It’s totally up to you as modern chimneys —- ducted or ductless — are efficient. A ducted chimney is connected to carry airborne particles away from the kitchen to the outdoors. For a ducted chimney to be installed, you need proper space for ducting of pipes. Ductless chimneys can be installed anywhere, making them ideal for small kitchens. Our experts at Kutchina can help you decide which chimney is the right one for your kitchen.
2. How do I select suction capacity? The suction capacity of an electric chimney is expressed in cubic meters per hour (m3/hr). It is the capacity of the motor to remove oil particles, grease, smoke and odour. For heavy-duty cooking, a higher suction capacity is ideal. The size of the kitchen is also another important factor to consider when figuring out the suction capacity. Our kitchen chimneys are available in 700m3/hr to 1800m3/hr, catering to kitchens of all sizes.
3. What’s the best way to clean a chimney? Traditional chimneys come with removable filters that need to be cleaned every other month. However, with our technologically advanced filterless chimney you don’t have to worry about manually cleaning the filters. In our auto-clean chimneys, oil and grease get accumulated in a drip tray. This tray needs to be emptied, thus requiring no cleaning hassles. Our iAuto-clean technology allows touch-free cleaning. Backed by artificial intelligence, our i-Autoclean chimneys set the cleaning schedules as and when required.
4. How much distance should be there between the chimney and kitchen countertop? Generally, the distance between the chimney and kitchen countertop should be around 26 to 30 inches. If the chimney is fixed too high, then it will not remove cooking fumes efficiently from the source. On the other hand, if it is too low, then you will not be able to cook easily especially when using large cooking vessels.