Until 15-20 years ago, not everyone had a kitchen Chimney. At that time, they were not considered household appliances “must-have”, and users sought to buy a refrigerator, stove, washing machine and vacuum cleaner in the first place. If anyone bought a Chimney, the simplest and cheapest – flat, and there was no choice.
Everything changed when the manufacture of kitchens to order came into fashion. Numerous companies began to offer services for the manufacture of stylistic furniture for the room’s size, and visualization of the future furnishings could be seen on the computer. Manufacturers of headsets and kitchen appliances realized the need to work closely with each other, which was only in consumers’ hands.
Now when ordering the kitchen, it was possible to order household appliances immediately. But, if the oven, cooking panel and refrigerator could be determined later, the Chimney had to be selected at the stage of creating the project. The fact that the exhaust equipment, like no other, has many variations in design and configuration, and the type of Chimney depends on the design features and size of the headset.
For the built-in technique, it is necessary to provide a cupboard over the stove, the niche of which will install in it a kitchen air purifier. An exhaust device that works in a running cycle requires a duct, and furnishing should not prevent its installation. For a massive fireplace, the appropriate distance between the cabinets should be provided. And so on.
It just so happened that exhaust technique has become an integral attribute of modern cuisine. More and more people prefer to order furniture “under themselves” rather than buy ready-, Chimney appeared in most domestic users’ kitchens.
The classification of an exhaust technique is somewhat confusing, which at first glance seems an insoluble puzzle. The difficulty lies in the fact that the concept of “Chimney types” combines several equipment characteristics. Let’s look at each species separately, and the situation will be clarified.
8 Types of Kitchen Chimney
Island Chimney is a device that is installed on the ceiling. This is the only type of exhaust equipment installed without being tied to a kitchen headset. If the cooking area is located not at the wall but in the kitchen centre, you need island equipment.
Installing such a device is one of the most difficult, especially if it is assumed that it will work in a diversion mode. To lay the duct, you have to dismantle the ceiling. When operating the device in recycling mode, the installation is much easier – it is enough to attach the technique securely.
Island Chimney attract a variety of design decisions and freedom of choice. You do not need to combine the technique with the kitchen headset, and the design of the equipment is immediately noticeable. On the market, there are many extraordinary solutions: devices in the form of a cylinder and parallelepiped, in the form of a chandelier and multi-stage turbine, T-shaped, dome and spherical, rigidly fixed and on cables. Island exhaust equipment can be called design equipment.
Sloping Chimney and island Chimney also stand-alone, but not in the location of the kitchen and the way of operation. They are the only ones with a tilted work area, while other kitchen air purifiers have a suction surface strictly horizontally. This adjustment allows you to adjust the technique more flexibly depending on the evaporation’s intensity and direction.
The sloping Chimney is similar to a liquid crystal TV, the “screen” of which can be turned at almost any angle. More opportunities to capture contaminated air allow equipping devices with quiet motors. Most sloping devices operate on the principle of perimeter suction.
The technology’s essence is that the holes located on the work area’s perimeter have a narrower diameter and capture the vapours much faster. Perimeter suction is based on the law of aerodynamics, according to which the airflow acquires acceleration, passing through a narrow space. Sloping Chimney works quietly and uses electricity sparingly, as they effectively capture pollution even at low speeds.
The technique with a tilt of the work area is designed for kitchen interiors in modern and hi-tech style and is not suitable for retro and Provence directions. Many sloping kitchen air purifiers are equipped with decorative glass inserts and touchpad control, LED and halogen lighting. The most popular colours are black, grey, beige and metallic, but there are other shades.
Dome Chimney can not be confused with any other, even if you do not know about them absolutely anything. The name speaks for itself. The dome device’s body looks like a roof, and the duct is very similar to the chimney of a private house. A variety of dome-shaped devices are fireplaces – massive equipment with a huge umbrella.
Unlike sloping, dome exhausts are produced in different styles and are suitable for any kitchen interior. The modern style technique has a small dome and is made in black, grey or “metallic” colour. It can be equipped with a decorated glass, have a button and touch control.
Dome cleaners of kitchen air in retro style have a massive “Chimney”, often decorated with wooden edging, made mainly in white and beige shades and the colour of ivory. Controlled by buttons or slider sliders. Dome exhaust devices are equipped with powerful motors and can operate in the mode of diversion and recycling.
Dome-shaped cleaners are one of the few Chimney that combines several types of exhaust equipment. In the location and method of fixing, they can be wall, island and corner. Most often equipped with halogen and LED lights – the most reliable and durable kind of lighting.
Among the shortcomings of the dome, devices should be highlighted their bulkiness and increased noise level. But it is fair to say that devices in the modern style have relatively small “Chimney”, and in some models of the case rounded and visually look even smaller. Also, progress does not stand still, and more and more dome devices are equipped with quiet motors, and performance does not suffer from this.
One of the criteria for setting up a kitchen is practicality. This means that every corner of the kitchen space needs to be used effectively. But more often than not, the corner of the kitchen “walks” and serves only as a docking place headset.
With the advent of angular technology, the situation changed, and space began to be used rationally. First in the corner began to install washes. A little later, it came to cooking panels. Since cooking surfaces and kitchen air purifiers are an inseparable tandem, manufacturers began to produce angular Chimney.
Arrangement of the cooking area in the corner of the kitchen allows you to get rid of the “dead” zone and more competently dispose of the workspace. For example, you can install an extra bollard (bottom) and a cupboard (above) for kitchen supplies in the vacant space.
Since the angular Chimney are simultaneously installed on two adjacent walls, they have a special shape. This mainly applies to the back and duct, which received an additional edge coinciding with the walls’ junction. Corner Chimney is domed and domeless (T-shaped) and can be made in modern, classical, and retro styles. The equipment can work in a diversion and recycling mode, which makes the technique more versatile.
Remember, at the beginning of the article, it was said that the first Chimney that appeared in the kitchens of domestic users were flat? So, they are still quite a running device.
Flat air purifiers are parallelograms of a small height and installed under the kitchen cupboard, making them almost invisible. These are inexpensive devices designed for small kitchens. A flat chimney’s performance usually does not exceed 260 m3/h, but this is enough to clean the air in a room area of up to 8 m2. The noise level of such equipment, respectively, is low.
The first flat air purifiers worked only in recycling mode but in modern devices two cycles – flowing and recycling. The technique has become more versatile and productive (performance is higher in the retraction mode). Flat exhaust devices have 2-3 speeds, are equipped with halogen lamps or incandescent lamps, button or slider control.
Embedded Chimney for the kitchen differs from flat in that they are not attached to the bottom of the hinged cabinet and mounted inside it. This technique is even more invisible because, in plain sight is only a control panel, which can be any of three types: button, touch and slider.
The flat Chimney itself can also be a slider. Such models have an additional retractable part, which almost twice extends the air capture zone. There are models without a retractable zone, the filter of which is located flush with the bottom of the hinged cabinet.
By and large, the design of a flat exhaust device can be ignored because the equipment is hidden from the observer’s eyes. Choosing a technique by appearance usually comes down to choosing the colour of the metal strip on which the button or touch controls are located. Like all other kitchen air purifiers, flat devices can be configured to work in both diversion and recycling mode.
Once you’ve decided on the type of Chimney, you need to go to familiarize yourself with its specifications, and the main one is performance. You can not guess with the colour and design; buy a device, not with control and lighting originally planned. You can “miss” at all by choosing the type of equipment. All this is nonsense, compared to the fact that you will acquire a technique with less than required performance.
The productivity of the exhaust equipment is calculated based on the area and height of the kitchen. Performance depends on how effective the device will be. To calculate the productivity, you need to multiply the room’s area, height, and factor 12, then the received value to increase by 30-40% to take into account all possible losses.
Thus, Chimney’s performance for the kitchen area of 12 m2 and height of 2.7 meters should not be less than 500 m3/hour. A technique with a large capacity is not recommended – it is noisier and less economical.
Do not confuse power and performance, although these are two related characteristics. Productivity shows how much air the device will pass through itself in a unit of time. Power is measured in kilowatts and indicates the power capabilities of the motor. Modern technologies are aimed at increasing performance while reducing engine power.
When we looked at the types of Chimney, we always used concepts such as “recusal” and “recycling.” What are they?
Working in a flowing cycle (diversion mode), the exhaust device captures the contaminated air and brings it to the ventilation shaft or into the street. To remove evaporation, it is necessary to build a duct from a corrugation or a plastic box. When working in a circulating cycle, the air is cleaned in the coal filter and returned to the room. In this way, you can adjust the Chimney work in one of the two modes, but keep in mind that the technique’s performance is 25-30% higher in the running cycle.
In addition to coal, the exhaust equipment is equipped with a fat filter. It is a metal or aluminium mesh with many small holes and is located directly above the cooking panel. The gyro-capture cartridge, unlike the coal cartridge, is used in any of the modes. It captures tiny droplets of fat and is a reusable filter. A fat cartridge can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher; coal must be replaced with a new one after a few months.
And one more important point about the choice and installation of equipment. When choosing a kitchen Chimney, pay attention to its width was no less (better a little more) than the cooking panel’s width. Then evaporation on the perimeter of the surface for cooking 100% “will not run away.” It is necessary to install the exhaust device at an altitude of 65-70 and 75-80 cm from the electric and gas panel, respectively. Only under such conditions will the efficiency of the equipment be maximum.
The benefits of Aeg Kitchen Chimney
An important criterion that characterizes the reliability of Chimney is the brand. Aegis one of the oldest in the world, so its products should be trusted. The expression “German technique” itself means reliability and compliance with standards, and AEG Chimney completely falls under these characteristics. They are made using proven technologies, and they use high-quality materials and components.
Aeg Chimney comes in a wide range of performance, have a stylish design and easy management. They are made in various modifications, so you can easily choose the technique for your interior. Complete with the exhaust device is the amount and instructions for operation, which allows you to perform the installation yourself.
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