How does a kitchen chimney work?

Chimneys technical name is extractor hood consists of three main components: a capture panel to contain the rising gases, one or more oil collectors or grease filters (depends upon type of chimney), and a fan or tangential blower for forced ventilation.

A chimney is fitted right above the cooking appliance. When turned on it sucks the oil, smoke, steam, odor generated during cooking. The oil gets trapped into the oil collectors and the odor, smoke, steam, heat is thrown out of the kitchen through the duct.

Chimney vs Exhaust fan.

Exhaust fan can only through the smoke out from kitchen, and not other impurities like fume, tiny oil/food particles, odor, heat that a chimney can.

A chimney is very effective. Chimneys are best option to maintain kitchen environment. One chimney will functions almost as 14 exhaust fans installed in a kitchen. And the fresh air maintained by chimney keeps your kitchen healthy too. It not only sucks the air/fume but it also traps the oil and keeps your kitchen clean.

Does a Chimney consume a lot of power/electricity?

You may get maximum power consumption value as 300 to 400 watts in specification table but that is the summation of the wattage of all parts in the chimney. But all the parts will not be running altogether. When you are using the chimney, auto clean will not run at that time which excludes 100 to 150 watt in case of dry auto clean. So on an average the chimney consumes only 120 to 200 watts while running.

Can a Chimney work in open kitchen?

Yes, Chimney also works in open kitchens but the suction power has to be at-least 1200 m3/hr or more than that. Hood models are preferred for open kitchens over flat models.

Should I use Chimney and exhaust fan together?

No, If you have Chimney and exhaust fan both in your kitchen then do not use exhaust fan while cooking. That creates air pressure fluctuation in kitchen which affects the suction of Chimney.

What is 3rd generation auto clean?

Auto-clean is a technology which gives you hassle free experience of kitchen chimney and KUTCHINA is pioneer in auto-clean technology. 3rd generation auto clear is the upgraded version of 1st and 2nd generation. In previous generation it was water auto clean where you need to make a solution of water and liquid soap and put that inside the container for auto-cleaning. In 3rd generation you just press the auto-clean switch and machine starts cleaning internal housing through heat. It’s also called dry auto-clean / heat auto-clean.

What is RO (Reverse Osmosis) and how effective it is compare to other filtration methods.

RO is the finest, most convenient and effective method of water filtration available today. Reverse Osmosis refers to the process of forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane under pressure, which is rated at 0.0001 micron. This is the technology used to make bottled water. Non RO water filters are much less effective, and the pore size on these filter media are much bigger. They can filter out coarse particles, sediments and elements only up to their micron rating. Anything finer and most dissolved substances cannot be filtered out. As a result, water is far less clean and less safer compared to Reverse Osmosis filtration.

How does Reverse Osmosis work?

Reverse Osmosis uses a membrane that is semi-permeable, allowing water to pass through it, while rejecting the contaminants that are too large to pass through the tiny pores in the membrane. In Reverse Osmosis, water is forced against a membrane that is semi-permeable, allowing water to pass through it, while rejecting the contaminants that are too large to pass through the tiny pores in the membrane. Impurities are left behind and are rinsed away to a waste drain.

Does RO filtration removes essential minerals from water?

In filtration process, the dissolved solids are filtered which also includes minerals. So to some extent it removes the minerals too but in KUTCHINA RO water purifiers we have mineral addition candle where at the end of filtration water goes to the mineral candle and it adds essential minerals in water.

What is AO technology?

AO (anti oxidant) technology is a very important feature which is there with KUTCHINA RO water purifiers. So the filtered water will also be anti oxidant. Anti-oxidant water has smaller molecular size which means that water can be easily absorbed by the body. Anti Oxidant water has following benefits:-

  • Anti-ageing effects
  • Increases metabolism
  • Improves immunity
  • Fat loss
  • Restores pH balance in Body
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces cholesterol & blood sugar level

Does gas Hobs consume more LPG than ordinary gas ovens.

Yes it does. But energy conversion is also higher which results less cooking time. On an average ordinary gas oven has 1.5 kilo watt energy per burner and Hobs has 3 kilo watt.

Can I use same hob for LPG and CNG?

Yes, KUTCHINA gas hobs are compatible for both kind of gases. Primarily it comes with LPG set-up but if required then you can get the set-up changed from LPG to CNG by changing the nozzles.

What is safety device / FFD (Flame failure device) in hobs?

Safety device / FFD is used in gas hobs to prevent the accidental gas leakage. In case if while cooking the flame goes off then safety device / FFD immediately cuts off the gas supply to the burner. This is very safe because such incidences happens and when you are not in the kitchen then gas will be leaking continuously unless someone turns back the knob at off position.

Does excess temperature can break tempered glass in gas hob?

Basically tempered glasses are made strong enough to withstand maximum head generated during cooking. But it can’t handle the sudden change in temperature. So do not wipe the glass with wet cloth immediately after cooking which might break the glass due to sudden temperature fall. So wait till the glass comes at normal room temperature before wiping.