Chimneys through The Ages

Much water has flowed under the bridge since the days home aspiration systems relied on a smokehole to modern day when designer hoods adorn the luxurious living spaces.

The first chimney in a large canopy style made its appearance at the dusk of 16th century in the form of mud-plastered wattle jutting from the roof capped by sods at the top. 17th century witnessed the emergence of stone and brick built canopy style chimneys. Their versions improved greatly with the passage of time as peat burning replaced coal and gas replaced coal as domestic kitchen fuel.

Why use Cooker hood(Chimney)?

To reduce the air pollution
Cooker hoods are an essential part of any kitchen using gas stoves/ burners for cooking as oxygen and nitrogen in the air react in the gas flame. The resultant NO2 in the kitchens usually exceed the WHO recommended safety limit of 40 micrograms per cubic meter. NO2 is only one of many indoor pollutants that threaten health; many studies have pointed an accusing finger to tiny particles from gas cooking too. As per the tests conducted by German Federal Health Authority, cooking fumes and gases are measured 18 times more harmful than the toxic gases in the most congested traffic areas. Therefore it is important to control the quality of air in your kitchens. This can be achieved to a great extent by using a scientifically designed cooker hood.

To reduce maintenance costs
Particles are suspended in the air until they attach themselves to walls, furniture, drapes, etc and coat them with a soiling film. Your maintenance costs get reduced with proper suction systems in place as they stem the soil caused by oil, grime and soot emanating from cooking.

To enhance the aesthetics
Surrounding ourselves with objects of beauty and well being has a positive influence on the quality of our life.

To add pleasure to your cooking
A women spends a considerable time in the kitchen and an uplifting ambience certainly turns cooking drudgery into pleasure.

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