6 Tips On How To Buy A Kitchen Chimney

6 Tips On How To Buy A Kitchen Chimney

Generally & theoretically speaking, a kitchen chimney is an electrical appliance that is designed to help you eliminate smoke and harmful fumes that are produced while cooking. It also absorbs oil particles that are released into the air while cooking, thus keeping your kitchen clean.

Now, let’s try and understand that. Cooking involves a lot of smoke and especially in the case of Indian food. Here, the amount of frying and spices is a little too much. It can be really sticky and greasy. While the sound of spluttering tadka gives an irresistible aroma and taste, it does leave its impression on your kitchen tiles and ceiling. And this
where a kitchen chimney steps-in as an appliance. It absorbs smoke and makes your kitchen free from oil, smoke, and odor.

4 Types of Kitchen Chimney

Wall Mounted Chimney

The kitchen chimney fitted against the wall and cooktop, hob also located adjacent to the wall.

Island Chimney

The cooking platform is at the center of the kitchen, away from the wall. In such a case, the Kitchen chimney is hanging to the ceiling above the cooking top, hob.

Built-in Chimney

Built-in chimneys are placed inside the kitchen wood furniture and work against the wall.

Corner Chimney

Corner chimney is fitted in the corner of the kitchen where the cooking top is located against the wall.

Factors To Consider

Suction Power

Suction Power (cubic meter per hour) is the capacity of the motor to suck oil particles and odor. A kitchen chimney with higher air suction capacity is ideal for Indian kitchens. For frequent cooking, the range should be between 400 m3/hr to 1000m3/hr, depending on the size of your kitchen.


If the filter does not function properly the suction becomes poor and can pose a health hazard. The choice of the right filter improves the performance of the chimney. Depending on the material, structure, and filtering process, chimney filter types are classified into 3 categories.

  • Cassette/Mesh Filter
  • Baffle Filter
  • Carbon Filter


Prefer a sealed motor. It results in dust and grime do not get into it. Aluminum non-stick blower and motor saves you from the agony of periodic servicing of internal parts.


The size depends on the size of the kitchen. A 3feet stove should have a 3feet chimney. Standard chimneys come in 2ft and 3ft size.


It is advisable to go for a chimney which requires less maintenance. Install the chimney at low height (4feet). It results in easy cleaning is and it effectively removes the smoke and oil particles out.


The price range of electric chimneys ranges from Rs 3000 to Rs 1,00,000.

Where To Buy One?

OVX India is one of India’s Largest Upcoming Online Marketplace which you can access from anywhere in India. Just Log on to OVX India & search for Kitchen Chimney after providing a location. The page takes you to a place where a list of vendors/organizations willing to sell off their product is shown. Choose out the option that best suits you. Also, keep what we’ve discussed in mind.

It’s that simple!

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