Modular kitchen & chimney: FAQs and their answers
When Mrs Shobha Gupta was planning to renovate her kitchen, she searched online about the latest kitchen decor trends that are useful, high on aesthetic appeal and stand the test of time. One design that caught her eyes was the monochromatic colour scheme in pure white. She decided to install a modular kitchen with white cabinetry and marble countertop. But when she told her husband about the decor idea, he didn’t seem very enthusiastic. His reason was “We cook Indian dishes every day. Hence, an all-white kitchen doesn’t look like a feasible solution. It will be difficult to maintain the tiles and cabinets with oil and spices splattering everywhere.” After listening to her husband, she was convinced that a pure white kitchen is a high maintenance. She almost ditched the idea but when her sister told her that there are innovative auto clean kitchen chimneys in the market, she checked these chimneys online. She found out that not only these chimneys keep the kitchen clean while one is cooking but also keeps the owner away from the hassles of cleaning the chimney. After doing thorough research, Mrs Gupta installed an auto clean chimney in her white modular kitchen. Her dream of cooking in a crisp white kitchen finally came true!
Like Mrs Gupta, if you too are planning to install an auto clean chimney for modular kitchen, check out these FAQs and their answers –
1. What’s the right chimney for a modular kitchen?
Modular kitchens are a practical solution for modern-day homes. They are functional, easy to maintain and are particularly designed for today’s homes where the square size is shrinking. For modular kitchens, you can go with hood chimneys, inclined or straight line chimneys
2. What should be the right chimney size for my modular kitchen?
It’s recommended to buy a chimney that’s slightly bigger or of the same size as your cooktop. As it will ensure that the chimney sucks the cooking fumes and smoke inside the kitchen.
3. What are auto clean chimneys?
For these chimneys, you don’t have to manually clean the chimney. Kutchina was the first brand in India to introduce auto clean chimneys in India. We have now developed I-Auto clean chimneys. These chimneys are equipped with an intelligent system which is designed to understand the user’s cooking style and also time constraints. Which means that the users don’t even have to push the auto clean button, the chimney will clean itself – it will set a self-cleaning schedule as per the user’s cooking frequency!
4. How do auto clean chimneys work?
Oil and grease from all the cooking stick to the wall of the chimney and when the user presses the auto clean button the accumulated oil and grease melt and settle down in the oil collector. The user needs to plug out the oil collector and dispose of the oil and place the collector back to the chimney.
5. What’s the optimum distance between the chimney and the cooktop?
It should be between 26 inches – 30 inches. Remember, if you surpass the maximum distance, it can affect the suction power.