Introduction: Best kitchen chimneys in India

How does one choose the best kitchen chimney in India for their modular kitchen? Today, the Indian market has a wide array of kitchen chimney brands that offer 100s of models. What are the key features that one should consider when buying a kitchen chimney in India?

Our team of reviewers at fourbloggers.com set out to find the best kitchen chimney in India. We looked at several kitchen chimney brands and models, evaluated, and ranked each one.

How to read our review of the best kitchen chimney brands in India?

Unlike other reviews of India’s best kitchen chimneys, our post does not merely present the best ten kitchen chimneys in India. Instead, we present the top kitchen chimney brands in India and their best kitchen chimneys. We believe this will give our readers a full view of all the major kitchen chimney brands in India and their kitchen chimneys.

We also have an in-depth best kitchen chimney in India, buyers guide, and FAQs to help our readers make better decisions when buying the best kitchen chimney in India for their home.

Our top three kitchen chimneys in India

The list of best kitchen chimney in India

Our PickElica TBFL HAC TOUCH 60/90 MS NERO
Elica WD TBF HAC 60/90 MS NERO
Glen 90 cm 6063 SS kitchen chimney
Eurodomo Hood Classy HC TC 60 kitchen chimney
Faber Hood Orient TC BK 60 filterless auto-clean chimney
Sunflame InnovaDx60 kitchen chimney
Hindware Alicia Plus 60/75/90 auto clean kitchen chimney
Glen 6071 SX [Gl 6071 SX BF LTW] kitchen chimney
Hindware Nevio 60/90 auto clean kitchen chimney
Sunflame Bella 60 kitchen chimney
Kutchina Evo straight line kitchen chimney
Faber Hood Glassy 3D T2S2 BK LTW kitchen chimney
Hindware Olivia Plus island chimney
Inalsa Aveo 60 BKBF kitchen chimney
Elica TBFL HAC TOUCH 60/90 MS NEROElica WD TBF HAC 60/90 MS NEROGlen 90 cm 6063 SS kitchen chimneyEurodomo Hood Classy HC TC 60 kitchen chimneyFaber Hood Orient TC BK 60 filterless auto-clean chimneySunflame InnovaDx60 kitchen chimneyHindware Alicia Plus 60/75/90 auto clean kitchen chimneyGlen 6071 SX [Gl 6071 SX BF LTW] kitchen chimneyHindware Nevio 60/90 auto clean kitchen chimneySunflame Bella 60 kitchen chimneyKutchina Evo straight line kitchen chimneyFaber Hood Glassy 3D T2S2 BK LTW kitchen chimneyHindware Olivia Plus island chimney in IndiaInalsa Aveo 60 BKBF kitchen chimney
Fourbloggers.com rating9.1
fourbloggers.com Editor's Choice
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Auto cleanExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentAverageExcellentAverageExcellentAverageAveragePoor
NoiseGoodAverageAverageAverageAveragePoorAverageGoodPoorGoodAverageExcellentAveragePoor
Filter typeExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodAverageGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGood
SuctionGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodAverageAverageGoodGoodPoorAverageGoodPoor

Review of Elica TBFL HAC TOUCH 60/90 MS NERO

Elica TBFL HAC TOUCH 60-90 MS NERO
  • Filter-less technology
  • 1200 m3/hr suction
  • Installation kit
  • Oil collector
  • Touch control panel
  • Motion sensor controls
  • Striking design
  • Heat auto clean tech
  • LED lamp

For

  • Elegant design
  • Touch control panel – no more messy buttons
  • Energy-efficient LED lamps
  • Motion sensor control when you have your handsful
  • Heat auto clean technology
  • Excellent balance between features and price
  • Available in 60 cm and 90 cm

Against

  • Very noisy at speed level 3
  • Heat auto clean does not remove all the oil
  • The motion sensor does not work when you are more than one feet away from the chimney
  • You need to pay separately for the installation and ducting kit

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Elica TBFL HAC TOUCH Nero with motion sensor control is the best selling wall-mounted Elica kitchen chimney in India. It has an elegant and refined design that will go well with any interior design. This kitchen hood also comes with innovative techs such as touch controls and motion sensors that you will love.

The Elica TBFL HAC TOUCH Nero is not without flaws. At full suction capacity (speed level 3), the noise levels are too high. Also, the auto-clean does not clean 100%.

Overall, this Elica kitchen chimney is an excellent choice that offers features and an excellent price point.

Review of Elica WD TBF HAC 60/90 MS NERO

Elica WD TBF HAC 60/90 MS NERO
  • Striking design
  • Motion sensor
  • LED Lamps
  • Touch control panel
  • Two baffle filters
  • Free installation kit
  • Heat auto-clean

For

  • Heat auto-clean tech
  • Easy to clean baffle filter
  • Max airflow at 1425 m3/hr, one of the highest suction capacity in the market
  • Motion sensor controls
  • Free installation kit
  • LED lights and touch control panel

Against

  • High installation cost
  • A bit noisy at high speeds

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Elica WD TBF HAC 60/90 MS NERO kitchen chimney comes loaded with features and innovative technology. This chimney is available in two sizes, 60 cm, and 90 cm. It also has motion sensors for touch-free operation, exceptional suction capacity (1425 m3/hr), heat auto-clean, two baffle filters, and a touch control panel.

The downside is hidden installation charges. Several people complain about pathetic installation support. For a premium product, consumers need better support.

Overall, this chimney is an excellent product backed by a pathetic support framework. If you get past the initial hassle of installation, this is an excellent choice.

Review of Glen 90 cm 6063 SS kitchen chimney

Glen 90 cm 6063 SS kitchen chimney
  • Suction at 1200 m3/hr
  • SS baffle tray
  • Beautiful design
  • Heat auto-clean with drip tray
  • LED lights
  • Curved glass design
  • Features 90% 90%
  • Design 80% 80%
  • Price 80% 80%

An in-depth look at the features of Glen 90 cm 6063 SS kitchen chimney

  • Design – Glen kitchen chimneys are elegant, sleek, and beautifully crafted. The fit and finish are akin to that of an Elica chimney, top of the line.
  • Heat auto-clean – 6063 uses internal heating elements to heat the duct to 80-85C; this heat melts and collects oil in an easy to remove oil collector tray.
  • SS baffle filter – The baffle filter can be quickly removed and clean. The stainless steel ensures durability and ease of use.
  • Suction – At 1200 m3/hr and 90 cm, this Glen chimney can handle any cooking with ease.

For

  • Glen’s 4th generation heat auto-clean technology that uses heat to melt and collect oil in a drip tray
  • Superior suction of 1200 m3/hr that can handle a gas stove with four burners with ease
  • Metal housing for motor and exhaust fan for fire safety
  • Beautiful design

Against

  • Lousy after-sales support

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Glen 6063 kitchen chimney is a beautifully crafted kitchen chimney that uses advanced technology for ease use. Its oil drip tray and baffle filter are easy to remove and clean, making it practical. The touch-controls adds to the overall appeal of this Glen chimney. With an airflow rate of 1200 m3/hr, it can handle a gas stove with four burners, for a large kitchen size.

Overall, 6063 is an excellent choice for any home kitchen. Once you get past the initial struggle with installation and a lousy after-sales service team, this Glen chimney will be an outstanding addition to your modular kitchen.

Specification of Glen 90 cm 6063 SS kitchen chimney
Airflow1200
Size90 cm
Body FinishStainless steel/Glass
Dimensions of the packed product (LxWxH) 60 (cm)97.0 x 41.5 x 66.0
power of Heating Element (W)60 W
Type of lamps usedLED lamps
Material ChimneyStainless steel
Operating ModeExhaust
Connection Rating288 w
Voltage220 – 240 V 50 Hz
Dimention of Chimney WXDXH900X520X560
Net weight (kg)18.70kg
ControlsTS control
Motor HousingMetal Painted
Number of speed Settings3 stage
Gross weight (kg)24.30kg
Number of Motors1
Total power of Motor230 W
Number of lights2
Total power of the lamps (W)3 W
Grease filter Number/ Type2 x SS Baffle Filters

Review of Eurodomo Hood Classy HC TC 60 kitchen chimney

Eurodomo Hood Classy HC TC 60 kitchen chimney
  • Suction at 1200 m3/hr
  • SS Baffle filter
  • LED lights
  • Heat auto-clean
  • Touch control panel
  • Features 90% 90%
  • Design 80% 80%
  • Price 80% 80%

An in-depth look at the feature of Eurodomo Hood Classy HC TC 60 kitchen chimney

  • Design – This electric kitchen chimney has a beautiful design that will complement your modular kitchen.
  • Heat auto-clean – For Indian cooking, auto-clean is a must to have feature. This chimney uses a heat auto-clean function to melt and gather residual oil in an oil collector cup. The oil collector is removable and easy to clean.
  • Touch controls – Overtime oil from your cooking will get onto the controls, making it difficult to clean. Touch control, on the other hand, is easy to clean and maintain.
  • SS baffle filters – Baffle filters stop grease from getting into the duct. Stainless steel gives the baffle filter durability to make it last for a long time.
  • Airflow – The motor and internal exhaust fan in the Hood Classy has an airflow rate of 1200 m3/hr.

For

  • Heat auto clean for ease of use
  • Elegant body with a curved-glass finish
  • SS baffle filter that requires less upkeep
  • Touch control panel with digital display
  • Suction at 1200 m3/hr

Against

  • Installation charges are high
  • This electric chimney does not come with an installation kit. You need to buy it separately
  • Noisy at high speed

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe HC TC 60 kitchen chimney is an excellent chimney that has an elegant design with powerful performance. It has useful features such as heat auto-clean and touch-control panel. We did not like the noise at high speed, and several users complain about high installation charges.

Overall, it’s an excellent offering from Eurodomo with advanced features at an affordable price. Once you get past the initial installation hassle, this electric chimney will be a worthy addition to your kitchen.

Specification of Eurodomo Hood Classy HC TC 60 kitchen chimney
FinishPremium Black Finish with tempered glass
Width60/90cm.
Air Flow1200 m3/hr.
Type of FilterBaffle Filters
Type of ControlsTouch Controls

Review of Faber Hood Orient TC BK 60 filterless auto-clean chimney

Faber Hood Orient TC BK 60 filterless auto-clean chimney
  • Heat auto clean technology
  • Noise level
  • Suction capacity
  • Filterless technology
  • Efficient LED lights
  • Touch control
  • Oil collector
  • Powerful motor
  • Features 90% 90%
  • Design 80% 80%
  • Price 70% 70%

An in-depth look at the features of Faber Hood Orient TC BK 60

  • Heat auto clean technology – Faber’s auto-clean tech helps eliminate greasy particles with one touch. It heats the oil particles to melt and collect them in an oil collector. You can easily remove the oil collector’s oil as the oil collector is easy to detach and clean.
  • Efficient LED lights – This Faber chimney comes with two LED lamps that provide focused lighting for the dishes.
  • Noise level – This Faber chimney is not noisy compared with other kitchen chimney brands in India. While it is not as quiet as Elica’s EDS3 tech, this Faber chimney is also silent.
  • Touch control – The touch controls add to the elegance of this chimney. It also makes the chimney easy to clean since there are no switches for the grease to stick.
  • Suction capacity – This Faber chimney comes with a suction power of 1200m3/hr. It can handle a gas stove with four burners easily.
  • Oil collector – You can clean the Faber filterless auto clean chimney with ease. Simply remove the oil collector once in 15 days, drain and wash the oil collector.
  • Filterless technology – Filterless chimney makes a clear path for smoke and air. With no filters, you will get a hassle-free chimney that is easy to use.

For

  • Best filterless Faber chimney in this price range
  • Cleaning is easy with heat auto-clean tech
  • Looks stylish and sleek
  • Airflow at 1200 m3/hr

Against

  • The exhaust pipe could have been aluminum and a little lengthier. Though the exhaust pipe comes with a chimney, you have to spend additional money on the exhaust pipe
  • Installation service is not good

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsFaber Hood Orient TC BK 60 comes with filterless technology. It has an excellent suction power of 1200 m3/Hr with its metal blower and high capacity motor. With Faber’s auto clean technology, cleaning and maintaining the chimney is easy and hassle-free. Its touch controls ensure ease of use. The design and looks enhance the appeal of your modular kitchen. The downside, like all other kitchen chimney makers, is poor after-sales support.

Overall, this Faber chimney is easy to use and has a sleek look. It will add flair and elegance to your kitchen.

Specification of Faber Hood Orient TC BK 60 filterless auto-clean chimney
FinishBlack finish
ShapeCylindrical with Curved Glass
Mount TypeWall Mounted
MaterialStainless Steel with Powder Coating
Air Suction Capacity1200 CMH
Control Panel TypeTouch Control
DuctlessNo
Filter TypeFilterless
Speed Levels3
Filter Block IndicatorNo
Noise Level58 dB
In-built LightsYes
Number of Lights2
Light TypeLED
Dimming FeatureNo
PhaseSingle-phase
Power Requirement250
Engine Power180
Warranty1 Year Comprehensive & 5 years on Motor

Review of Sunflame InnovaDx60 kitchen chimney

Sunflame InnovaDx60 kitchen chimney
  • Thermal auto-clean
  • Digital display
  • Baffle filter + oil collector
  • Touch control
  • Airflow at 1230 m3/hr
  • LED lamps
  • Features 80% 80%
  • Design 80% 80%
  • Price 80% 80%

An in-depth look at the features of Sunflame InnovaDx60 kitchen chimney

  • Auto-clean – Auto-clean function is a must for Indian cooking. Auto-clean removes and collects oil deposits in the vent and duct of the chimney into an oil collector.
  • Touch controls – This feature is another must-have for Indian cooking. Push-buttons and switches become greasy. Touch control makes it easy to clean and maintain.
  • Airflow at 1230 m3/hr – This airflow rate is one of the highest in the market. While this rate gives you excellent suction, it also makes the chimney noisy.
  • Baffle filter – This Sunflame chimney has a baffle filter that traps oil from getting into the duct. You can easily remove the baffle filter and wash it clean.

For

  • Heat auto-clean
  • Airflow at 1230 m3/hr, one of the best available in the market
  • The baffle filter is durable and easy to clean
  • Feather touch controls with a digital display enable ease of use
  • Hi-quality and sleek design that will add to the looks for your modular kitchen

Against

  • Noisy chimney
  • Lousy after-sales support that leaves customers unhappy

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Sunflame Innova has a sleek design with a thermal auto-clean feature that melts grease from the vent and stores it in an oil collector cup. Its feather touch controls with a digital display are useful and add to this electric chimney’s appeal.

We did not like the noise at high speeds. Due to its high suction capacity of 1230 m3/hr, the noise is one of the highest in the market. Several users complain about poor after-sales and customer service. We also felt that this chimney was not like an Elica or Faber. The finish wasn’t up to the mark.

Specification of Sunflame InnovaDx60 kitchen chimney
FinishStainless Steel
ShapeCurved
Mount TypeWall Mounted
MaterialStainless Steel
Air Suction Capacity1230 CMH
Control Panel TypeTouch Panel
DuctlessNo
Filter TypeBaffle Filter
In-built LightsYes
Number of Lights2
Light TypeLED
PhaseSingle-phase
Power Requirement220
Motor Power180 W
Engine Power180
Warranty5 years warrnty of Motor

Review of Hindware Alicia Plus 60/75/90 auto clean kitchen chimney

Hindware Alicia Plus 60/75/90 auto clean kitchen chimney
  • Suction at 1200 m3/hr
  • SS oil collector cap
  • Motion sensors
  • Double layer SS filter
  • Thermal auto-clean
  • Touch control
  • LED Lamps
  • Wall-mounted chimney
  • Features 80% 80%
  • Design 80% 80%
  • Price 70% 70%

An in-depth look at the features of Hindware brand Alicia Plus 60/75/90

  • Thermal auto-clean – Autoclean is a must to have feature. This hood uses an internal heating element to melt the grease and oil from inside and collects it in a SS oil collector cap. Remember, you still need to clean this hood manually to be 100% clean.
  • 1200 m3/hr suction – This cooker hood has an airflow rate of 1200 m3/hr. It can easily handle smoke and smears from Indian cooking.
  • Motion sensors – Motion sensors give you hands-free operation. MS keeps your hands clean while cooking. You can use the MS to turn on/off and change speeds.
  • Touch controls – Always choose chimneys with touch controls. Switches and buttons get greasy and are difficult to clean.

For

  • Lifetime warranty. As per the Hindware kitchen ensemble, this chimney comes with one year comprehensive + ten years on Motor and Metallic Blower
  • Motion sensor tech for hands-free operations
  • Thermal auto-clean with SS oil collector cap
  • Touch control

Against

  • We did not like the design. It has sharp corners and has no elegance to it. Some will like it, and others won’t
  • Noise levels are high
  • Lousy installation support

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Hindware Alicia plus is a modern kitchen chimney with several advanced functions. It has an airflow of 1200 m3/hr, auto-clean, and motion sensors for ease of use. This cooker hood also has a double layer SS filter and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Our reviewing team did not like its design. The angled edges on this chimney make it look odd.

Overall, this cooker hood has all the features that you need in an excellent package.

Specification of Hindware Alicia Plus 60/75/90 auto clean kitchen chimney
Maximum Suction1200 m³/hr*
Filter TypeDouble Layer SS Filter
Size60 cm
Speed3
ControlsTouch Control
Motion SensorYes
Oil Collector CupYes
Dimensions (LxWxH)600x450x515 mm
Lamp1×3 W
Voltage220-240V/50Hz
Warranty1 year Comprehensive, 10 Years on Motor and Metallic Blower

Review of Glen 6071 SX [Gl 6071 SX BF LTW] kitchen chimney

Glen 6071 SX [Gl 6071 SX BF LTW] kitchen chimney
  • SS baffle filter
  • Dynamic airflow rate of 1000 m3/hr
  • FRP housing
  • Fire safety
  • Curved glass design
  • LED lights
  • Italian motor
  • Features 80% 80%
  • Design 80% 80%
  • Price 80% 80%

An in-depth look at the features of Gl 6071 SX BF LTW kitchen chimney

  • Design – This Glen chimney is one of the best looking hood in the Indian market. It has an elegant grey finish with a curved-glass design. Our review team loved its beautiful and elegant looks.
  • Suction – With an airflow rate of 1000 m3/hr, this Glen chimney can handle a gas stove with two to three burners. Remember, suction depends on kitchen size and dimensions as well.
  • Fire safety – Glen designs this chimney with fire retardant materials, making this chimney safe.
  • Italian motor – Glen uses an Italian motor, which cuts off power when it senses overheating, adding to this chimney’s overall fire safety.

For

  • Sleek looks with curved glass and matt stainless steel finish
  • Dynamic airflow rate of 1000 m3/hr
  • FRP, flame-retardant plastic for the inner exhaust fan and housing for safety
  • Italian motor with thermal overload protector for added fire safety
  • Push-button controls for ease of use

Against

  • Poor after-sales support
  • 1000 m3/hr will not be enough to handle smoke from party cooking

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThis Glen chimney is an excellent product and is one of the best selling Glen chimneys in the market. It has a sleek design with a beautiful silver matt silver finish. The curved-glass and push-buttons add to the overall appeal of this wall-mounted Glen kitchen chimney. Like most other kitchen chimney brands, Glen also suffers from a lousy after-sales network.

Overall, the Gl 6071 SX BF LTW is an excellent choice for your kitchen decor. It can handle a gas stove with two to three burners with ease.

Specification of Glen 6071 SX [Gl 6071 SX BF LTW] kitchen chimney
Airflow1000
Size600 mm
Body FinishStainless steel/Glass
Static Pressure430
Current (A)1.5 Amp
Dimensions of the packed product (LxWxH) 60 (cm)64.0 x 37.0 x 58.0
Type of lamps usedLED Candle Bulb E14
Material ChimneyStainless steel
Operating ModeExhaust
Connection Rating161 w
Voltage220 – 240 V 50 Hz
Dimention of Chimney WXDXH600X470X595
Net weight (kg)13.0kg
ControlsPush button control
Motor HousingFRP
Number of speed Settings3 stage
Gross weight (kg)16.0kg
Number of Motors1
Total power of Motor155 W
Light Control TypeON and OFF
Number of lights2
Total power of the lamps (W)3 W X 2
Grease filter Number/ Type2 x SS Baffle Filters

Review of Hindware Nevio 60/90 auto clean kitchen chimney

Hindware Nevio 60/90 auto clean kitchen chimney
  • 1200 m3/hr suction
  • Metallic blower
  • LED lamps
  • SS Baffle filter
  • Thermal auto clean
  • Touch control
  • Oil collector cup
  • Features 80% 80%
  • Design 70% 70%
  • Price 80% 80%

An in-depth look at the features of Hindware Nevio 60/90 auto clean kitchen chimney

  • Design – We like the overall design and the premium matte finish of this kitchen chimney. Hindware offers the Nevio kitchen chimney in silver and black colors.
  • Suction – This Indian chimney comes 1200 m3/hr suction to ensure that your kitchen is smoke-free.
  • Auto clean chimney – This model comes with a thermal auto-clean function. This Hindware chimney uses an internal heating element to heat the greasy particles and melts it, collected using an oil collector cap.
  • Chimney filter – The Hindware chimney uses a stainless steel baffle filter to remove smoke from your kitchen. This SS baffle filter is also easy to clean.
  • Touch control – The touch controls on this kitchen chimney is easy to use. With just one touch, you can operate this chimney with ease.

For

  • Sleek design that blends into any modular kitchen
  • Thermal auto clean for ease of use
  • Excellent suction at 1200 m3/hr
  • The touch control panel that is sleek and practical
  • One year comprehensive + five years warranty on motor

Against

  • Lousy installation support
  • Plastic oil collector cap, other brands offer stainless steel oil collectors
  • Noise at speed level two and three
  • Expensive

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Hindware Nevio auto clean kitchen chimney will be an excellent addition to any kitchen in India. It has a sleek design, SS baffle filters that are easy to clean, and a thermal auto-clean function.

Poor installation support also plagues the Hindware brand. Several users complain about high and hidden installation fees leaving the first time owners frustrated.

Once you get past the initial hassle, this Hindware kitchen chimney is an excellent choice.

Specification of Hindware Nevio 60/90 auto clean kitchen chimney
Maximum Suction1200 m³/hr*
Size90 cm
Filter TypeStainless Steel Baffle Filter
No. of Filter1
Speed3
Motor Power180 W
Blower TypeMetallic
TechnologyThermal Auto Clean
ControlsTouch
Oil Collector CupYes
Dimensions (LxWxH)900x480x548 mm
LampLED 2 x 1.5 W
Voltage220-240V/50Hz
Warranty1 year Comprehensive and 5 Years on Motor

Review of Sunflame Bella 60 kitchen chimney

Sunflame Bella 60 kitchen chimney
  • Suction at 1100 m3/hr
  • Three-speed levels
  • Unique centrifugal fan design
  • Push-button controls
  • 100% copper windings
  • One year + five years on motor warranty
  • Features 70% 70%
  • Design 70% 70%
  • Price 100% 100%

An in-depth look at the features of Sunflame Bella 60 kitchen chimney

  • Airflow – At 1100 m3/hr, this Sunflame chimney can handle heavy Indian cooking with ease.
  • Push-button controls – The buttons add to the overall appeal of this chimney. We found that the buttons are too close to each other. This spacing will make it difficult to clean.
  • Baffle filter – The baffle filter is easy to remove and clean. Without the auto-clean function, you will need to clean the baffle at least once a month to avoid stains.
  • Noise level – Sunflame says that the noise level is up to 58dB. You will hear the motor when it is at speed-level two or three.

For

  • The Bella Sunflame chimney is a budget offering from Sunflame
  • Beautiful design, great features, excellent airflow are its USP
  • This Sunflame chimney uses a SS baffle filter that is easy to clean

Against

  • Lousy after-sales support and customer service
  • Noisy at high speed
  • No auto-clean or touch control

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsIf you are looking for a budget kitchen chimney with beautiful looks and excellent suction, then the Sunflame Bella is the chimney for you. This kitchen chimney price is low when compared with others in the same range. The downside is poor customer service and installation support.

Overall, we feel this kitchen chimney is an excellent choice for someone looking for a budget chimney.

Specification of Sunflame Bella 60 kitchen chimney
FinishBlack
Shapedesigner
Mount TypeWall Mounted
MaterialStainless Steel
Air Suction Capacity1100 CMH
Control Panel Typepush buttons
DuctlessNo
Filter TypeBaffle Filter
In-built LightsYes
PhaseSingle-phase
Power Requirement180
Engine Power220
Warranty1 year

Review of Kutchina Evo straight line kitchen chimney

Kutchina Evo straight line kitchen chimney
  • Auto-clean
  • Push interface
  • Suction at 700 m3/hr
  • Filterless
  • 100% copper windings
  • Features 90% 90%
  • Design 70% 70%
  • Price 70% 70%

An in-depth look at the features Kutchina Evo straight line kitchen chimney

  • Suction – The Evo chimney comes with an airflow rate of 700 m3/hr. For heavy Indian cooking, you need about 1100 m3/hr. This chimney cannot handle smoke from heavy cooking.
  • Filterless design – A filterless design makes everyday usage easy. However, you still need to keep your chimney clean to prevent greasy particles from dripping.
  • Heat auto-clean – Evo uses an internal heating element to melt oil and fat residues from the duct. An oil collector collects the residual oil for cleaning.
  • Push interface – Evo has push-button controls, which operate the chimney. Push-buttons are easy to use and durable.

For

  • One-touch auto-clean function for ease of use
  • Filterless design for ease of maintenance
  • Lifetime warranty on the motor
  • 100% copper winding motor
  • Simple but elegant look

Against

  • Installation support needs to improve
  • Oil and grease stick to the incandescent lamp and needs cleaning
  • 700 m3/hr is the lowest airflow among all the chimneys in our review

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Evo straight line chimney has a simple but sleek design. It has a heat auto-clean and filterless function, making it easy to use and maintain. The downside is lousy after-sales support.

Overall, if you are looking for a simple, affordable, sleek, and low-maintenance chimney that can tackle greasy particles at the same time, make cleaning easy; this is the chimney for you.

Specification of Kutchina Evo straight line kitchen chimney
Illumination typeIncandescent Lamp
Illumination Power1 X max 25W
Auto Clean typeDRY, 3rd Generation
Autoclean Power(W)80 W
Total Power(W)305 W
SUCTION(m3/h)700±50m³/Hr
Noise Level(dBA)52 dB
Speed Control2
Switch ControlPush Button
Outlet Diameter(mm)150mm

Review of Faber Hood Glassy 3D T2S2 BK LTW kitchen chimney

Faber Hood Glassy 3D T2S2 BK LTW kitchen chimney
  • Three-way suction
  • Elegant body
  • Low noise level
  • Three-layer baffle filter
  • Touch control
  • Powerful motor
  • Features 90% 90%
  • Design 70% 70%
  • Price 80% 80%

An in-depth look at the of features of Faber Hood Glassy 3D T2S2 BK LTW kitchen chimney

  • Three-way suction – The three-way suction of this Faber chimney removes oil and smoke particles from three directions with a suction power of 1095 m3/hr.
  • Three-layer baffle filter – Faber’s patented baffle filter technology can handle smoke from Indian cooking with ease. It uses the three-layer baffle filter to change direction abruptly to separate grease particles suddenly.
  • Elegant body – This Faber hood has a sleek design that enhances the decor of your kitchen.
  • Push Buttons – Push-buttons are easy to use and clean.
  • Powerful motor – Faber Hoods come with a powerful motor with an airflow rate of 1095 m3/hr.

For

  • An excellent look and finish adds elegance to your kitchen
  • Operation is simple and easy to remove baffle filters
  • Very silent chimney at speed-level 1 and 2

Against

  • LED lights are weak
  • Lousy after-sales support

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe Faber Hood Glassy T2S2 BK LTW chimney is a wall-mounted electric chimney. It has an excellent suction power of 1095 m3/hr best suited for kitchen size more than 200 sqft. It has push buttons, and its noise level is 58 dB, which helps you cook your dishes peacefully. It comes with a baffle filter that is easy to clean.

Overall, its an excellent Faber hood that is affordable. Remember, this Faber chimney does not have any advanced tech.

Specification of Faber Hood Glassy 3D T2S2 BK LTW kitchen chimney
Width60 cm
FinishBlack Finish + flat glass
Suction1095 m³/hr
Filter3 layer baffle filter
ControlPush button
No. of Speeds3
Noise level62 dB (A)
LampCFL 2X5 watt
WarrantyLifetime warranty

Review of Hindware Olivia Plus island chimney

Hindware Olivia Plus island chimney
  • Maximum suction at 1100 m3/hr
  • Digital display
  • Soft-touch controls
  • Two SS baffle filters
  • Energy-efficient LED lights
  • Roof mounting chimney
  • Features 70% 70%
  • Design 70% 70%
  • Price 60% 60%

An in-depth look at the features of Hindware Olivia Plus island chimney in India

  • Airflow – This chimney hood has a suction of 1100 m3/hr, sufficient even for heavy Indian cooking.
  • Soft-touch controls – The touch controls on this Hindware kitchen chimney are easy to use and clean. This cooker hood does not have motion sensor technology, so it is not hands-free.
  • Island chimney – The ceiling-mounted hoods are suitable only for modern island-shaped kitchens with the stove in the center. Remember, since you will be mounting the duct in the ceiling, you will need more ducting and pipes for installation.
  • SS Baffle filter – This chimney has two baffle filters that are easy to clean. These stainless steel baffle filters are also durable.
  • Digital display – This Hindware chimney has a digital display that shows all the key functions and settings.

For

  • Ceiling mounted chimney
  • Sleek digital display with touch control
  • One year comprehensive + five years motor warranty that will give you peace of mind
  • Easy to clean SS baffle filters

Against

  • Lousy after-sales support
  • Noisy at high speed
  • No auto-clean option or motion sensor despite its high price

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsHindware’s Olivia Plus is a sleek Hindware chimney with excellent and practical features for Indian cooking. It has an excellent airflow of 1100 m3/hr, capable of ventilating smoke and aroma from cooking.

This kitchen chimney lacks an auto-clean function. You will need to clean its two baffle filters manually.

Overall, this Hindware chimney is an excellent choice for a ceiling-mounted chimney (island chimney).

Specification of Hindware Olivia Plus island chimney
Maximum Suction1100 m³/hr*
Size90 cm
Filter TypeStainless Steel Baffle Filter
No. of Filter2
Speed3
Motor Power195 W
Blower TypePlastic
ControlsTouch
Dimensions (LxWxH)900x600x610 mm
Lamp4 x 1.5 W LED
Voltage220-240V/50Hz
Warranty1 Year Comprehensive and 5 Years on Motor

Review of Inalsa Aveo 60 BKBF kitchen chimney

Inalsa Aveo 60 BKBF kitchen chimney
  • Suction at 1100 m3/hr
  • Push-button control
  • Two LED lamps
  • SS baffle filter
  • Two-year product + seven years motor warranty
  • Black powder-coated body
  • Features 60% 60%
  • Design 60% 60%
  • Price 100% 100%

An in-depth look at the features of Inalsa Aveo 60 BKBF wall mounted kitchen chimney

  • Suction – The Aveo 60BKBF has three-speed levels and a max airflow of 1100 m3/hr. It can handle smoke from medium to heavy Indian cooking easily.
  • Push-button controls – The Aveo has illuminated push-button controls that are easy to use and clean.
  • Design – We liked the overall design and the black powder-coated curved glass finish. It will add to the elegance of your modular kitchen.
  • Baffle filters – The Aveo has two stainless steel baffle filters that are easy to clean and durable. Inalsa’s baffle filters have a unique design that stops grease from entering into the duct.

For

  • Suction at 1100 m3/hr
  • Sleek design with curved glass finish
  • Illuminated push-button controls add to the elegant look
  • Stainless steel baffle filter for ease of use

Against

  • No auto-clean function
  • Pathetic customer support
  • The motor starts to rattle (in some cases within a month)
  • Noisy at high speeds

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsSadly, the Inalsa Aveo does not deliver compared with similar models from Elica, Faber, and other brands. Lousy customer service, noisy motor, and baffle filter issues are common problems reported by several users. One plus point is it is affordable and aggressively priced.

Overall, while it has a sleek design and excellent suction, issues with after-sales support and its reliability left us disappointed.

Specification of Inalsa Aveo 60 BKBF kitchen chimney
COLOURBlack
AIRFLOW DISPLACEMENT1100 m3/hr
WARRANTY7 years on motor and 2 years on product

Top three kitchen chimney brands in India

In this section of our post, we present an in-depth review of the top kitchen chimney brands in India and their best chimneys. Remember, there is a big difference between buying a kitchen chimney from a proven brand and an unknown brand.
We urge our readers not merely to look at the kitchen chimney’s features but also to consider the brand. A proven kitchen chimney brand is more reliable, has better support, and is better overall.

Review of Elica kitchen chimney brand in India

elica brand

Elica is an established Italian brand that makes a range of home kitchen appliances. Elica India started in 2010 with a mission to change the Indian kitchen chimney industry. Elica makes their kitchen chimneys locally in India at their state-of-the-art plant in Pune.

What we like about Elica kitchen chimney brand

  • Elica kitchen hoods conform to international standards
  • Elica makes some of the quietest kitchen chimneys in the world
  • Elica kitchen chimneys are sleek, durable, and efficient
  • Excellent warranty. Some Elica kitchen chimneys come with a lifetime warranty

What we didn’t like about Elica brand kitchen chimneys

  • Surprisingly high installation charges
  • Bad installation support by Elica dealers
  • Lousy Elica dealer network

The verdict

Once you get past the issues with poor installation support, Elica kitchen chimneys are an excellent choice. Elica kitchen chimneys are well made, look sleek and elegant, have some innovative tech, and is reliable.
Overall, you cannot go wrong with an Elica kitchen chimney. Remember, most people are disappointed with Elica not because of their product but because of inferior dealer support.

Review of Hindware kitchen chimney brand in India

hindware brand

Hindware appliances are part of the SHIL brand in India. They specialize in kitchen appliances and other consumer appliances. This brand has a 60-year presence in India. Hindware brand’s kitchen appliance is a blend of futuristic designs and advanced technology. Their kitchen hood comes with a wind tunnel that maintains a clean, smoke-free, and fresh environment.

What we like about Hindware kitchen chimney brand

  • One of the trusted kitchen appliance makers in India
  • Made in India for Indians
  • Elegant, advanced, and innovative brand

What we didn’t like about Hindware brand kitchen chimneys

  • A dealership network that charges a premium for installation
  • After-sales support that needs to improve

The verdict

We recommend the Hindware kitchen chimney. Their chimneys have some of the best techs in the Indian kitchen chimney and a trusted brand. Like the Elica chimney, Hindware also has to sort out their installation support. If you are looking for a hood that can remove the smoke from your cooking and look sleek at the same time, choose the Hindware brand.

Review of Glen kitchen chimney brand in India

glen brand

Glen India is a well-known kitchen appliance brand in India. Glen has some of the finest kitchen chimneys that combine advanced technology with a sleek and beautiful design.

What we like about Glen kitchen chimney brand

  • Wide range of cooker hoods that suite all kitchen sizes
  • Italian motor with pressure die-cast aluminum (PDCA) housing
  • A well-known kitchen chimney brand

What we didn’t like about Glen brand kitchen chimneys

  • Poor after-sales support
  • High installation charges
  • Some Glen chimneys are noisy and do not have any noise reduction tech

The verdict

Glen India makes some of the best kitchen chimneys in India. They have a wide range of chimneys to fit any kitchen. Glen chimneys are also affordable and have a sleek design. We did not like the after-sales support from Glen.
Overall, Glen chimneys are an excellent choice and will be a perfect addition to your kitchen decor.

Kitchen chimney in India – Buyer’s guide

Gone are the days for using exhaust fans. A modular kitchen today is much more sophisticated. If you are looking to buy a range hood for the first time, this section is for you. We present simple buyers guide to get you started with your kitchen chimney.

What is a kitchen chimney?

The kitchen chimney is our modern-day exhaust fan. People use cooker hood or range hood as alternate names for the chimney. All modern chimneys are electric and have an internal motor for suction.

What are the different types of kitchen chimneys in India?

The following types of hoods are available in India. All of these ducting chimneys use an internal motor to suck the smoke through their duct.

Wall-mounted chimney

The wall-mounted kitchen chimney is the most common in India. Wall-mounted chimneys hang over your gas stove. When in use, the wall-mounted chimney sucks smoke and pushes it out of a ventilation duct.

Island chimney

Island chimneys hang from the roof over your gas stove. If your stove is in your kitchen (island kitchen design) center, buy this chimney. Since this chimney hangs from the ceiling, you will need additional duct pipes and other installation materials. Island chimneys also cost more than the wall-mounted units and are less common in India.

Split chimney

A split chimney is like our split AC. Split chimneys come in two parts, an indoor unit, and an outdoor unit. The reason for the split is to keep the suction noise outside of the kitchen. Split chimneys are expensive.

Corner chimney

As the name implies, these chimneys fit in a corner and are adjustable. You can push the chimney away when not in use and pull it back over your stove when needed. Corner chimneys are expensive, and most homes will not need it.

Built-in chimney

Built-in chimneys sit within the kitchen cabinet. This chimney is not common in India. We don’t recommend this chimney because it is difficult to clean and maintain.

What are the different chimney designs?

When you are looking to buy kitchen chimneys, it is important to understand the different chimney designs. Each design has its merits and demerits. Choose a design that is easy to clean and complements your kitchen decor.

Curved glass chimney

Curved glass chimney

A curved glass chimney is elegant and beautiful. These chimneys focus the suction power naturally over your stove.

Straight-line chimney

Straight-line chimney

A straight-line chimney is now outdated. They don’t look elegant. They are an excellent choice for people looking for affordable chimney because of their low cost.

Angular chimney

Angular chimney

The angular chimney is a newer design. Many angular chimneys make use of a cassette filter. These look more like LED TVs than kitchen chimneys.

Pyramid chimney

Pyramid chimney

Pyramid chimneys use an age-old design. These chimneys use the natural upward flow of hot air and an internal motor to suck smoke away from your kitchen.

Box-type chimney

Box-type chimney

Ceiling mounted chimneys use the box-type design. We at fourbloggers.com did not like its angular design.

Ductless chimney

A ductless chimney does not use a vent to expel smoke. The ductless chimney filters the smoke and pushes the air out into the kitchen. We don’t recommend using ductless because they are not efficient in clearing smoke. Choose a ducted chimney (ducting chimney) instead of a ductless chimney.

What are the types of filters in a kitchen chimney?

Types of filters

Kitchen chimneys use different types of filters to remove greasy particles from your cooking.

Baffle filter

Most chimneys in India use a baffle filter. These are easy to remove and clean. Most chimney brands use stainless steel of their baffle filters, making them durable. You will need to clean your baffle filter every three months to remove grease and oil.

Cassette filter

Cassette filters use multiple layers of filtration and have a mesh design. These mesh filters are aluminum or stainless steel based. We recommend that you buy a SS mesh filter, giving you a longer life than an aluminum cassette filter. The mesh design reduces the suction and will need regular cleaning for optimal performance.

Carbon filter

A carbon filter can remove odor from your cooking. Most chimney brands use a carbon filter or a charcoal filter for removing cooking aroma. Over time, grease will cover the charcoal filter, and it will need replacement. Plan you replace your carbon filter once every six months.

Conclusion: Best kitchen chimneys in India

With Indian homes becoming modern, a home appliance such as a kitchen chimney becomes vital. Range hoods are no longer there for removing smoke from a kitchen. With a stunning design, advanced technology, a range hood is the centerpiece of any modular kitchen.
Our review of India’s best kitchen chimneys found several top kitchen chimney brands have a lousy after-sales network. Several users who use top brands such as Elica, Hindware, or Glen complain about high installation charges and poor customer service.
We urge the manufacturers to improve their after-sales support network and standardize the installation charges to prevent customer frustration.

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