Month: October 2018
The All-Encompassing Beginners Guide to Modular Kitchen Chimneys
Now that Kerala-style fish fry smell won’t reach your vegetarian neighbours!
The one addition you see in clean and smoke-free modular kitchens are definitely kitchen chimneys. Hands down, they keep your work triangle spick and span, not to forget, well-ventilated too.
With a cosy home and an ergonomic modular kitchen in place- fitting a few of the prime kitchen accessories are more of a necessity than a choice. Without a modular kitchen chimney installed, how else would you avoid your favorite Kerala fish fry aroma from reaching your vegetarian neighbors?
We sure have the best solutions for your kitchen ideas, not just to make it smoke-free, but cost-effective too. Read on to find out more.
What types are available in the market?
1. Wall Mounted Chimney
Fixed above the stove onto the wall, these chimneys add a modern touch to your kitchen. These chimneys are budget-friendly and best suited for smoke and spice intensive Indian cooking.
2. Island Chimney
Just as the name suggests, the stove stands away from the walls, and hence, the chimney is above the stove in an island fashion. These chimneys are best for a U-shaped or open kitchen layout.
3. Built-in Chimney
With a seamless look, these chimneys come in box shapes. The parts fit inside the kitchen cabinet, making the chimney almost invisible. This decorative chimney radically reduces smoke and fumes while producing less noise when in operation.
4. Straight Line Chimney
This type of chimney is best suited for small-sized kitchens. It is designed in a way that it extends only halfway over the stove.
5. Corner-type Chimney
Compact and well-adapting to small spaces, corner-type chimneys are located just above a stove placed in the corner of a kitchen. These chimneys add a natural look to the corner space.
6. Curved Glass Chimney
These chimneys come with push buttons, allowing easy access to features. These are decorative chimneys which add a design-savvy look to your modern modular kitchen.
Get to know chimney filters
- Aluminium type, lightweight and detachable
- These filters are inexpensive
- Can retain oil particles, fume or grease while only releasing hot air outside
- Difficult to clean between the layers
- These filters have a bigger space for air movement
- Easier for airflow
- Baffle filters are dishwasher-safe and easy to dust
- Heavy in weight due to steel structure and pipes
- These filters allow only hot air to pass
- Charcoal granules absorb the grease and can be used for a ductless chimney
- Since the charcoal granules cannot be washed, the filters have to be replaced once in a while
Which are the best brands?
Some of the best brands that keep pace with futuristic designs and technology for decorative chimneys are:
When selecting a decorative chimney for your modular kitchen, always consult a specialist to choose a cost-effective set-up while choosing the size and calculating the suction capacity of a chimney. As a layman, pondering over these factors could be a challenge. Consult your nearest top-rated interior designer like Bespoke Decor to get your best options.
Now that you are aware of the few designs and filter types, choose a kitchen chimney that compliments your modular kitchen. Still, confused? We are only a call away!
A Comprehensive Tutorial on How to Pick an Oven for Baking!
Oven fresh delicacies baked at home will soon be a reality.
The hunt for that perfect oven for baking in Indian households usually begins with a spark of an idea to bake oven-fresh delicacies in the comfort of your home. Many cooking channels have recipes on how to bake cakes using pressure cookers and other commonly spotted appliances but nothing quite compares to the feeling of digging into a moist cake baked in your oven.
Oven Types to Choose From in India
If you’re designing or remodeling your modular kitchen and are looking to add this handy kitchen appliance to aid with your cooking and baking process, look no further. Let’s look at the two oven types you can choose from, solely based on design:
- Countertop oven:
As the name suggests, this variant occupies a significant amount of space on your kitchen countertop. They come in a variety of dimensions and it is important to consider how much you will be baking when picking one out.
- Built-in oven:
The more sensible option would be the built-in oven which is incorporated flawlessly and in an ergonomic manner into your modular kitchen design. It would most often be placed at eye level and rest within a wall cove or into an assigned cabinet, thereby not invading your countertop space. The built-in oven price may be higher than a countertop one but it is better in terms of functionality, aesthetics, and ergonomics.
As mentioned above, ovens can be of various sizes which is highly dependent on the family size. In terms of size, ovens may be classified as:
- 20 L Ovens
For a basic addition to your modular kitchen to inspire the novice baker in you to feed up to 4 people, this size of the oven may work best.
- 32 L Ovens
For families having to cater to up to 6 people with moderate baking needs, a 32 L oven is ideal.
- 40 L Ovens
If baking is fairly commonplace in your household and your baked treats await feeding 8 or so hungry mouths, this size is recommended.
- 60 L Ovens
Several entrepreneurs run home baking businesses selling bread, cakes, and other baked goods. For them, a 60 L oven would be an absolute requirement to deal with the large volume of orders.
For those who want to make a decision on which oven to buy based on their function, the following classification may prove to be helpful:
- Microwave Oven with Convection
Most of the Indian population believe that a microwave is one of those must-have kitchen appliances, so it only makes sense for them to invest in an appliance that offers them a two-in-one benefit to reheat their food as well as a grill, roast, or bake goodies interchangeably. This is a great option to save space too and is available in countertop and built-in varieties.
- Oven Toaster Grill (OTG)
This is usually the oven of choice for those looking to bake cakes or bread as this oven price is lower than a microwave oven with convection. They are further subdivided into two varieties:
- Conventional OTG
This traditional OTG is suitable for small families and they have heating coils positioned to surround the food with hot air. Unfortunately, this is considered a disadvantage since it may result in an unevenly baked end-product.
- OTG with Convection
For those who want to avoid an unevenly baked product and still want a more economical option to a microwave oven with convection, the OTG with convection is a wonderful option. It is fitted with a fan to circulate and distribute the air within the oven in an even manner.
We hope this guide has helped you arrive on a decision regarding your choice of oven. Happy baking to you from Bespoke Decor!