Want to minimize spending time in the kitchen? Chimney can be of great help!!

Behind every well-plated delicious Indian food, involves a lot of smoke and odour, the tadkas and frying making the kitchen sticky and greasy. With a chimney installed in your kitchen, you can cut down your time in cleaning stains over the kitchen walls.

Chimney is a boon to those who enjoy cooking but are put off by the possibility of watery eyes, odour, and a filthy kitchen. With this chimney installed, you can now cook your heart's content.

How does it work?

Chimney sucks the air inside the kitchen. The air then flows through the filters, which absorb heat and collect grease particles, eliminating smoke and odour and ventilating your kitchen to keep it fresh and odour-free.

Buying Guide for the Best Chimney

  • Suction power- Suction power is the capability of the motor to suck oil particles and odour, it is measured in cubic meters per hour (m3 per hour). Since Indian cooking involves loads of oil and spices, the ideal suction speed would be 1200 m3/hr for 60 cm or 90 cm chimneys. 
  • Noise- The standard noise of a chimney is 58 dB. Anything above that is not much recommended.
  • Cleaning- Auto-clean chimneys are the best option, it takes away your worry and won’t engage you with frequent cleaning.
  • Size- If your stove has 3 or fewer burners, then look for 60 cm versions. For any stove that uses more than 3 hobs, 90 cm versions are more suitable.

Best Chimney Under 20,000

Hindware 90cm 1200 m3/hr Auto Clean Chimney

Hindware’s wall-mounted chimney will take carries out the toxic gases, letting you enjoy a hassle-free cooking experience. The one-touch control panel on the front side and auto cleaning technology makes it easier for you to operate the chimney. The additional features include an oil collector cup, a metallic blower, a stainless-steel baffle filter, and 180W motor power.

Pros

  • Energy-efficient LED lamps
  • Feather touch controls
  • Suits voltage levels of 220-240V

Glen 60 cm 1250 m3/hr Chimney

Glen introduces the designer hood kitchen chimney GL 6077 SS 60cm in Black finish, which is sleek and trendy equipped with a suction capacity of 1250 m3 per hour, ensuring that the kitchen is odour free and the walls are clear of any grime.

Pros

  • Push-button control panel
  • Baffle filters
  • LED Lamps

Best Chimneys under 15,000

Faber 60 cm 1295 m³/HR Kitchen Chimney

Faber's kitchen chimney offers great efficiency thanks to three-way suction technology. The triple-layer baffle filter takes in all the extra smoke, and the suction speed can be controlled by a button. It is a perfect combination of performance, looks and technology.

Pros

  • Powerful suction capacity
  • Push-button controls
  • Low maintenance

Elica 60 cm 1200 m3/hr Auto Clean Chimney

This chimney, with a size of 60 cm, is ideal for a medium-sized kitchen. n addition to being beautifully designed, the performance of this chimney is worth the mention. . For heavy frying and grilling cooking experiences without any hassle, you can totally rely on the suction power and baffle filters. 

Pros

  • High suction power
  • Cost and energy effective
  • Auto clean feature

Best Chimneys under 10,000

Eurodomo 60 cm 1200 m³/hr Auto-Clean Kitchen Chimney

Eurodomo's kitchen chimney is built for two- and four-burner stoves and features an elegant black body with curved glass. Its auto-clean technology makes it simple to use daily in the kitchen. LED lights to illuminate the cooking area, and a sleek touch control panel helps you to navigate various modes and functions. With an overall noise level of fewer than 58 decibels, you won't be disturbed when conversing with your kitchen mate.

Pros

  • Supports smoke- and dust-free cooking
  • Two powerful LED lights
  • Occasional cleaning; once every 6 months

KAFF 60cm 1150 m3/hr Auto Clean Chimney

This Black Matt special rust-free coating chimney compliments any décor making it an ideal choice to modernize your kitchen. Besides its sleek body, it equips soft one-touch controls which provide ease in the operation of the chimney. It is a wall-mounted chimney that will keep your kitchen as fresh as new.

Pros

  • Dry Heat Auto Clean Technology
  • Heavy-Duty Baffle Filter
  • Frosted LED Lighting

Best Budget Buyers Chimney

WINSTON Ace 60 cm 950 m3/hr Suction Chimney

Another budget-friendly chimney equipped with the basic yet the most effective features helps you to keep your kitchen clean. This simple designed Winston chimney will add a great minimalistic touch to your kitchen making it look effortlessly beautiful.

Pros

  • Easy to operate
  • Great for heavy frying
  • Push-button control

Zeroun 60cm 800 m3/hr Chimney

Zeroun Onyx BK 60 with 800 m3/hr ensures keeping your kitchen clean and oil-free by easy absorption of excess oils. Also features superior absorption of grime and a smoke-free cooking environment. And the stainless-steel body of the chimney makes it highly durable.

Pros

  • Easy to operate
  • Push Button Panel
  • Direct light focus

Different Types of Chimney Filters

Mesh Filters

Mesh filters are made of multiple layers of either aluminium or stainless steel including small holes. When the air passes through the filter, grime and oil get stuck in the pore. The pores in the filter need to be cleaned every 14 days if not, the suction power will be declined. Thus, regular maintenance/cleaning is a must for this type of filters.

Baffle Filter

Baffle filters are the advanced version of mesh filters. Baffle type filters use curved panels that direct the smoke out and trap the grease inside. They are easy to clean and require less maintenance (once in 3 months]. These are the most commonly used filters in the Indian kitchen chimneys.

Carbon Filter

For an odourless kitchen, carbon filter is an ideal option. They are responsible for removing bad odour from the room, thereby eliminating any foul smell in your kitchen. With a combination of baffle and mesh, this type of filter needs to be replaced with a new one every 4 to 5 months.

Different Categories of Chimney

Ducting chimney

This kind of chimney has a vent that allows kitchen air and dust to flow outdoors. These are very pricey, but they take hardly any maintenance. When compared to ductless chimneys, its suction capacity is also effective.

Ductless chimney 

This kind of chimney does not have a vent and instead relies on carbon filters to remove odours from the air. The air is recirculated in the kitchen after it has been filtered.

Difference b/w

Duct Chimneys

Ductless Chimneys

Mesh and Baffle filters

Carbon filters

High suction power

Low suction power

No regular filter replacement required

Regular filter replacement required

Highly efficient

Low efficient

Different Types of Chimney hoods

Island Chimney

Placed directly above the gas stove, this chimney hood requires extensive piping to remove the air. Therefore, the installation space and cost increases.

Inbuilt chimney

An inbuilt chimney is concealed behind the cabinets and also blends with the kitchen décor. They are the most expensive type of chimneys.

Corner Chimney

This kind of chimney is adjustable in nature and can be drawn on top of the stove when the user wants to cook and then again push it back with a button when it is not in use.

Wall Mounted Chimney

Wall-mounted chimneys are fixed in the wall just above the stove and are the most common hoods. These chimneys are reasonably priced and are quite effective in sucking steam, fumes and smoke.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much electricity does the chimney consume?

On average, the chimney consumes only 120 to 200 watts while running.

How to clean the filters in a kitchen chimney?

If you’ve bought the auto-clean chimney for the kitchen, then all you need is to clean the oil collector box by removing it separately, which is very easy. You can either use soap or detergent to get rid of the oil residue, let it dry and fit it back into the chimney.

Can we install a chimney in an open kitchen?

Yes, we can install a chimney in an open kitchen. A ductless chimney is suitable for open kitchens owing to its convenience and lightweight ability.