Prestige AKH 900 CB
Prestige AKH 900 CB is a fairly good looking, steel silver kitchen chimney. It is suited for kitchens having less than 150 square feet area and any number of burner hobs or gas stoves. This chimney has a suction power of 850 meter cube per hour and wet type auto clean function for easy maintenance. I would recommend this chimney only when you have good experience and confidence in Prestige / TTK service staff. Otherwise you can take a look at my list of top 10 Best Auto Clean Chimneys available online in India.
About Prestige AKH 900 CB
Prestige AKH 900 CB is made in China and marketed by TTK Limited in India. It is available in jet black color and black curved toughened glass which gives it a nice overall look and design. Although finishing of this chimney is not as smooth as other chimneys available in the market, still this chimney has managed to be a popular product.
The Prestige AKH 900 CB kitchen chimney comes in 90 cm length which is close to 36 inches. It is a wall mount chimney and needs to be connected to the outlet through a duct pipe. It can suffice the requirements of any 3, 4, 5 or 6 burner hob or gas stove easily.
Features of Prestige AKH 900 CB
850 meter cube per hour suction capacity
Normally, more than 1000 cubic meter per hour is sufficient for Indian cooking. However, this chimney comes with 850 airflow rate which is useful in small kitchens only. Although the speeds are divided into three sections – low, medium and high speed. However, high speed setting is seldom required. Most of the time you will find yourself shuffling between low and medium flow.
Prestige AKH 900 CB comes with stainless steel baffle filters which are easy to clean. However, despite using baffle filters, this chimney is bit on the noisier side. Highest noise generated by this chimney is 72 decibels at maximum speed. Baffle filters ensure that oil droplets get condensed on the steel while smoke, vapour etc will escape through the exhaust pipe. These baffle filters need to be taken out and cleaned once in a while. Just immerse them in warm soap water and rub gently with a old tooth brush for best results. Because of its auto clean feature, baffles don’t need to be cleaned every week. Therefore, this chimney saves a lot of time as we will see in the next section.
2nd Generation Auto-clean Feature
Behind the baffle filters, you will find a small oil collection cup installed at the inner edge. This oil collector is provided to collect all condensed oil from baffle strips as and when the auto clean button is turned on. You will have to pour soap water in the inlet provided. An internal heater helps in warming this soap water melting of condensed oil on the baffles. Furthermore, the internal structure of baffles is designed in a manner so as to deposit all the oily impurities in the oil collector. You just have to clean baffles once in a while (say about 15-25 days depending on your type of cooking and usage).
Prestige auto clean chimney comes with touch controls to relieve you of the unnecessary hassle of washing or cleaning your engaged hands. Even if you are kneading dough or preparing a fried dish, it is always easy to switch on thanks to a robust touch panel.
Furthermore, this chimney has 3 Watt LED lamps (2 x 1.5 Watt) for better counter top illumination. Also, the chimney is energy efficient as the motor takes only 200 Watt load.
Installation of Prestige AKH 900 CB
I would suggest to buy 6 inch diameter Aluminium or PVC pipe required for installation beforehand. Usually 10 feet long 6 inch flexible Aluminum pipe costs around 800 bucks at the hardware store together with round grill and fixtures. You can also purchase it online. Take a measurement of your chimney to outlet length before buying the pipe.
Usually, TTK team charges 500 to 1000 rupees for installation. If they provide the pipe, they might charge you anything between 2500 to 3500.
Warranty and Customer Care of Prestige AKH 900 CB
Prestige AKH 900 CB comes with Life Time Warranty which actually means 2 years on the entire product and 5 years on motor. Warranty covers all sorts of manufacturing defects.
You will need to call TTK Toll free number corresponding to your city from this link to TTK Prestige Customer care numbers. Alternatively, you can e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and websitecustomer.support @prestigesmartkitchen.com for installation and service / warranty claims. Usually TTK customer care is rated low by customers. My experience with them has also not been very good.
Retail Price of Prestige AKH 900 CB
The retail price of this kitchen chimney is about Rs. 21,000 in Delhi NCR stores. Therefore, it is much better to buy this chimney online.
Review Scores of Prestige AKH 900 CB
- Auto-clean facility comes quite handy
- Baffle filters for better air flow
- Low suction capacity
- High noise of 72 dB about 10% higher than similar chimneys
- Prestige installation team charges higher than standard amount at times
- After sales service is very poor
Specification: Prestige AKH 900 CB
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Wet Auto Clean
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Price History for Prestige Glass AKH 900 CB Chimney
|Current Price||Rs. 14,995||December 14, 2018|
|Highest Price||Rs. 15,100||August 16, 2018|
|Lowest Price||Rs. 11,290||August 10, 2018|
Last price changes
|Rs. 14,995||December 14, 2018|
|Rs. 14,700||November 25, 2018|
|Rs. 13,890||November 13, 2018|
|Rs. 14,700||November 6, 2018|
|Rs. 13,890||November 6, 2018|
- All prices mentioned above are in Indian Rupee.
- This product is available in Amazon.in, Snapdeal.
- At amazon.in you can purchase Prestige Glass AKH 900 CB Chimney for only Rs. 14,995, which is 44% less than the cost in Snapdeal (Rs. 27,007).
- The lowest price of Prestige AKH 900 CB Chimney Hood with 3 burner Hob Top Free was obtained on December 14, 2018 5:05 pm.