Cata Chimney & Hoods
This is a type of chimney with an additional functionality like external unit for Air Conditioner etc.
They remain concealed behind or under the cabinets and blend with the tapestry of the kitchen.
They are fixed on the ceiling and seem like hanging from nowhere. They are for the counter-top cooking ranges and gas stoves. It is an ideal choice for hobs with western styled counters.
Wall Mounted - Hood/ Canopy
They are the most common hoods. They are fixed onto the wall and the hood or canopy hangs above the stove to catch fumes. It comes in various styles and designs.
Wall Mounted - Straight Line
This is another common type of chimney which has a flat top with a pipe to remove the fumes. They are fixed on a wall.
There are two types of outlets
Cleaning a chimney might be tedious or time consuming task. Nowadays, every modern chimney has a essential feature of auto cleaning without human intervention.The centrifugal force draws the fumes towards the blower so the oil particles gets collected on the washable collectors that can be washed once in a month.This feature prevents the oil, smoke, or grease particles that affects the suction power of kitchen chimney which in turn decreases kitchen chimney performance.
The hood or canopy size depends on the size of the kitchen. Normally a 2 to 4 burner stove/ hob requires a 2 ft chimney whereas a 3 to 5 burner require a 3 ft one. But to absorb maximum fumes or smoke, a chimney should cover the entire gas stove otherwise the heat, smoke or fumes will move out of the canopy area and cannot solve the desired purpose of a chimney.
There are 3 types of controls
Air Suction Features
Air Suction Capacity
Air Suction Capacity is the motor’s capacity to absorb the odor and oily vapor and is measured as m3 per hour. A higher suction capacity is needed where a lot of frying is involved. Homes associated with normal frying requires upto 400 cubic meter per hour capacity's chimney.
Clean Air Function
Using this function the chimney will automatically turn on at low speed for 10 minutes to clean the air
This is a desirable feature where the chimney operates at a very high speed so that the excess smoke is removed. It comes handy during excessive frying etc.
- Charcoal or Carbon Filter: These filters are mainly used in re-cycling type of chimneys. They filter out the smoke and absorbs bad odour before it gets recycled back into the room.
- Mesh/ Cassette Filter: There are various layers of mesh that helps in throwing out the smoke and oil particles. Cassette filter is lightweight hence detaching this filter from chimney is very easy.