How a Kitchen Chimney Works

Kitchen chimneys are essential appliances that help keep your kitchen cool and odor-free, as well as controlling bacteria and fungal growth in its atmosphere and surfaces.

Chimneys operate on the basic principle that hot air rises above cold air, passing through filters and an oil container before exiting out the house.


Filters in kitchen chimney ducts contain numerous filters which trap oil molecules, grease particles and smoke; without such filters in place, chimneys recirculate greasy air back into the kitchen, leading to stained walls and increasing maintenance costs.

Kitchen chimneys now come equipped with baffle filters that reduce the need for cleaning while prolonging the lifespan of both body and internal parts of the chimney. It is recommended to wash these filters twice each month for optimal performance.

Filters designed specifically to be washed easily with water make them safe and practical solutions for busy households. Touch control panels offer another convenient option; simply make a swipe gesture to turn on or off your chimney system. However, note that using hands with grease or oil on these panels could lower its performance; additionally they require regular maintenance cleaning as they often become clogged over time.


Kitchen chimney motors use electricity to power a fan that generates suction, drawing smoke, steam, and cooking odors into the chimney hood for collection. To ensure optimal operation of your chimney system, regularly inspect its blower/motor to see if any cleaning or replacement may be required.

Kitchen chimneys work by sucking in air filled with cooking odours and oil particles from cooking activities, which makes them essential to keeping your kitchen hygienic and comfortable for cooking in. In addition, they help keep the temperature of the room down making cooking even easier!

A quality chimney should have a silent motor. This allows you to focus on your work without being distracted by loud noises. Plus, quieter chimneys save money on electricity costs! Look for one with an advanced motor that is rust-proof and offers easy control panel use even with wet or sweaty hands; plus one that covers at least three burner stoves.

Suction Hood

Kitchen chimneys vary in their suction power, which determines how much waste heat, smoke/steam and cooking odors they can capture and dispose of through filters. Size and height also play a factor – shorter chimneys will struggle to suck smoke/steam into their filters effectively while taller models should still fit comfortably within any given room decor without interfering too greatly with decor.

Filters capture oil molecules, greasy particles and cooking fume smoke while exhaust fans use rotating motor fans to push air into air ducts for ventilation purposes.

Chimneys should be regularly cleaned to prevent build-ups of grease that reduce their efficiency and increase fire risks. White vinegar is an excellent solution for grime or stain accumulation on kitchen chimney filters, hoods and ducts.


Chimneys with ductwork transport smoke, steam, cooking odor and airborne grease particles to the outside through a duct system. For optimal functioning of this system, regular cleaning should be conducted to keep it clear of oil and grease build-up.

Your duct should be of appropriate size to remove waste heat and particles efficiently. Select a chimney with sufficient suction power – measured in cubic meters per hour – that meets both your cooking style and kitchen size needs.

Ducted chimneys help clean air escape the kitchen while simultaneously creating an enjoyable atmosphere and sound-reducing atmosphere. Their quiet operation further adds comfort. Ductless chimneys circulate air after it has been purified – not quite creating the same effect but still an excellent choice if there isn’t room in your external wall for one already!

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