Top 10 Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys in India

Top 10 Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys in indiaWhat are Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys?

Auto clean kitchen chimneys are fast dominating the Kitchen Chimney space day by day. This is due to the fact that Auto clean is a very handy feature and much in demand. Shop keepers in Delhi /NCR claim that more than half of their customers opt for Auto Clean chimney models. What’s so special about this feature that it drives people to pay 4-5 thousand rupees extra?

By nature Indian cooking involves a lot of oil and spices. Our kitchens emit fumes containing particles of vegetable oils, steam and grime. In absence of chimney, these fumes would settle on the cabinets and tiles or walls of the kitchen. In modular kitchens with cabinets above cooking area, the problem is more severe. Moreover, undesired fumes during cooking pose a health hazard too. So we place a chimney in our kitchen and it takes care of these nasty fumes. But in the process of exiting, oil droplets from the fumes starts to condense on the stainless steel filters and the suction motor.

Top 10 Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys in india usual kitchenTherefore, it is always recommended to clean the filters weekly. However, nowadays people simply don’t have the time or patience to clean chimney filters regularly. And if you forget for a couple of weeks, off and on, it starts affecting the chimney efficiency. In many cases, the motor gets jammed and demands servicing. This is where the Auto clean feature steps in.

Auto clean helps in enhancing the overall life of chimney and save a lot of your time. With auto clean chimneys you just need to clean filters once in 15 – 25 days depending on your cooking. In India, Hindware, Faber and Elica were pioneers of Auto clean technology. On the other hand few manufacturers like Glen and Bosch are yet to come up with Auto clean chimney models.

Types of Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys

Wet Auto Cleanhindware cleo 60 panel

Wet auto clean is 2nd generation technology and is currently bit outdated. In this arrangement, there is an inlet for soap water provided on top of the chimney panel. Once in a while, you can pour soap water into it for self cleaning. However, in experience, even after self cleaning, you will still need to clean the filters almost every week. In my opinion wet auto clean models may be avoided because of the cumbersome procedure. In our top 10 list, we have only one wet auto clean model.

Dry / Heat Auto Clean

Dry or heat auto clean is the latest 3rd generation technology in Auto clean kitchen chimneys. Unlike the wet type auto clean, here there are no inlets. When you switch on the auto clean function from the front panel, a special coil inside the chimney gets activated. This coil heats up the condensed oil and grime particles on the chimney and its motors. This residue of sticky oil gets deposited in an oil collector cup. Now you just have to clean the cup as well as the filters once in 15-25 days. This considerably reduces workload as well as keeps your chimney motor healthy.

How we have handpicked top Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys

Auto clean chimneys are bit more costly than normal ones. However, it is worth paying the extra cost because of the ease of maintenance later on. Therefore I recommend auto clean chimneys for all those who are about to set up their new modular kitchen. I have handpicked a few models which are considered to be the best in the Indian market at the moment in 2018. Scores and ratings are also provided so that you can make the right decision in buying your kitchen chimney.

I have rated each chimney on the following parameters:

  1. Low Noise
  2. Good Looks
  3. Suction Capacity
  4. Ease of cleaning
  5. Installation and Service

For each of the parameters, scores have been assigned from 1 to 10 on the basis of specifications and live performance of the chimney. I have given special emphasis on looks and finishing because installing a chimney is also about looks and status symbol for customers. This list is for mid-large size Indian kitchens with “L” shape or “C” shape kitchen. Usually in such kitchens you would want to wall mount your chimney above the hob or gas stove. Therefore minimum 1000 meter cube per hour suction capacity has been considered. The chimneys are also evaluated on the quality and ease of installation and behavior of service staff as reported by many users on online sites. Top 10 results are discussed below one by one in chronological order.

Top 10 Best Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys in India in 2018

1

Hindware Revio 60

Hindware Revio 60 is the best and most trendy looking auto clean chimney in the Hindware Ensemble line of Kitchen chimneys. It has a heat based 3rd Generation Auto Clean system. Revio 60’s 1200 meter cube per hour suction capacity is apt for a mid to large size kitchen. It has double baffle filters and low noise at around 58 db max.

Hindware Revio 60 comes in stylish jet black finish. It also has a black curved protective glass and black coated control panel. The control panel has feature touch switches which are quite smooth and easy to use. Glass brandishing also gives the chimney unit an elegant look. It is also easier to clean as impurities don’t usually stick on the glass portion. You just need to wipe the glass with colin or any other cleaning agent once in a while.

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Hindware Revio 60 has latest generation Heat based auto-clean system. A special winding is provided in the motor which heats up the oil deposits and makes them gather in the oil collector cup. You don’t have to go through the hassle of cleaning the filters every week. Just need to clean the oil container and baffle filters once in a while.

8.4
Low Noise
8
Good Looks
9
Suction Capacity
7
Ease of Cleaning
9
Installation & Service
9
+ Positives:
  • 3rd Generation Heat Auto Clean system
  • Dual Baffle filters
  • 1200 meter cube per hour suction capacity which is sufficient for most kitchens
  • Very trendy look and design with smooth touch controls
  • Hindware has better service and installation than most other chimney makers
- Negatives:
  • Does not come with remote... but who needs a remote for chimney? - its hardly ever required
2

Kaff OPEC DHC 60

Kaff is an reputed Italian brand renowned for their elegant gas hobs and chimneys. The OPEC DHC 60 comes in curved black toughened glass and trendy curved shape. It is a 60 centimeter hood apt for 3 or 4 burner hob or gas stove. DHC 60 has a powerful motor which gives 1180 meter cube per hour suction capacity. It is equipped with stainless steel baffle filters and dry heat auto clean technology.

Kaff OPEC DHC 60 comes with stainless steel baffle filters. These are easy to clean and less noisy compared to cassette or honeycomb filters. Baffle filters ensure that oil droplets get condensed on the steel and smoke, vapour etc will escape through the exhaust pipe. You can easily clean the filters by immersing in warm soap water or vinegar and scrub gently with an old toothbrush.

Normally, more than 1000 cubic meter per hour is sufficient for Indian cooking. However, this chimney comes with 1180 airflow rate which is wonderful. It will ensure that the chimney captures all the vapour and impurities generated by your cooking. Although the speeds are divided into three sections – low, medium and high speed. However, high speed setting is seldom required. You will find yourself switching the 3rd speed only during frying or other heavy cooking. Most of the time you will find yourself shuffling between low and medium flow.

8
Low Noise
8
Good Looks
8
Suction Capacity
6
Ease of Cleaning
9
Installation & Service
9
+ Positives:
  • Auto-clean facility comes quite handy
  • Powerful suction capacity
  • Baffle filters for better air flow
- Negatives:
  • No remote control
  • Bit higher priced than similar chimneys
3

Hindware Nevio 60

Hindware Nevio 60 has nice trendy looks and comes in black as well as stainless steel finish. It works on 3rd Generation Auto Clean technology. It is a heat based auto clean system. Nevio 60’s 1200 meter cube per hour suction capacity is apt for a mid to large size kitchen. Whats more, it comes at an affordable price point too. Moreover, it comes with all necessary features and looks to make your kitchen feel modern and trendy.

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Hindware Nevio 60 comes in Stainless steel finish as well as jet black matte finish. It also has a protective glass and black coated control panel. The control panel has feature touch switches which are quite easy to use. Glass brandishing also gives the chimney unit an elegant look. It is also easier to clean as impurities don’t usually stick on the glass portion.

8
Low Noise
8
Good Looks
8
Suction Capacity
7
Ease of Cleaning
8
Installation & Service
9
+ Positives:
  • 1200 meter cube per hour suction capacity which is sufficient for most kitchens
  • 3rd Generation auto clean technology at affordable price
  • Very trendy look and design with smooth touch controls
  • Hindware has better service and installation than most other chimney makers
- Negatives:
  • Does not come with remote... but who needs a remote for chimney? - its hardly ever required
  • Single baffle filters
4

Faber Energy Premier

If you have a large kitchen and want a very low-maintenance kitchen chimney in 60 cm size. Faber Energy Premier Auto Clean Chimney comes with auto clean feature and 1500 meter cube per hour suction capacity. It is way ahead in terms of capacity with respect to other brands. Furthermore, it is available in steel and black finish.

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Faber Energy Premier Auto Clean Chimney comes in Stainless steel finish with glass and black coated panel. The control panel has feature touch switches which are quite easy to use. Glass brandishing also gives the chimney unit an elegant look. It is also easier to clean as impurities don’t usually stick on the glass portion. If the steel colour compliments your kitchen look, this chimney is ideal.

8
Low Noise
7
Good Looks
8
Suction Capacity
10
Ease of Cleaning
7
Installation & Service
8
+ Positives:
  • Powerful suction capacity
  • Baffle filters for better air flow
- Negatives:
  • Faber Auto-clean facility is bit inferior compared to Hindware or Elica
5

Hindware Cleo 60

Fifth in our list of Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys is Hindware Cleo 60. It usually comes in stainless steel finish. This chimney works on 2nd Generation Auto Clean technology. It is a water based auto clean system. Cleo 60’s 1200 meter cube per hour suction capacity is apt for a mid to large size kitchen. It has single baffle filters and low noise at around 58 db max.

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This chimney mostly comes in Stainless steel silver finish. Therefore, it needs to match the overall ambiance of your kitchen. It also has a tranparent protective glass and black coated control panel. The control panel has feature touch switches which are quite smooth and easy to use. Glass brandishing also gives the chimney unit an elegant look. You can clean the glass once in a while with detergent water or Cleaning agent.

7.8
Low Noise
8
Good Looks
8
Suction Capacity
7
Ease of Cleaning
7
Installation & Service
9
+ Positives:
  • 1200 meter cube per hour suction capacity which is sufficient for most kitchens
  • Very trendy look and design with smooth touch controls
  • Hindware has better service and installation than most other chimney makers
- Negatives:
  • Single baffle filters
  • 2nd Generation Water Auto Clean system - which is little cumbersome
  • Does not come with remote... but who needs a remote for chimney? - its hardly ever required
  • Rarely available in Black color
6

Sunflame Amaze 60

Sixth in the Auto Clean Kitchen Chimneys list comes Sunflame Regal 60 Auto Clean DX. This is a 60 cm kitchen chimney. It comes with Stainless Steel and Glass finish with black feature touch panel. Sunflame Regal 60 has a straight stainless steel baffle filter and heat based auto clean facility for hassle free cleaning.

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This chimney comes in Stainless steel finish with glass and black coated panel. The control panel has feature touch switches which are quite easy to use. Glass brandishing also gives the chimney unit an elegant look. It is also easier to clean as impurities don’t usually stick on the glass portion. If the steel colour compliments your kitchen look, this chimney is ideal.

7.2
Low Noise
9
Good Looks
7
Suction Capacity
5
Ease of Cleaning
8
Installation & Service
7
+ Positives:
  • Very low noise as compared to other chimneys
  • Auto-clean facility which saves a lot of your time
  • Powerful suction capacity of 1100 cubic meter per hour
  • It has Baffle filters for better air flow
- Negatives:
  • Finishing is not like other chimney manufacturers
7

Elica OSB HAC Touch BF 60

Elica OSB HAC Touch BF 60 is a power-packed offering from Elica. It is a low maintenance, effective product and at the same time, it will enhance the look of your modular kitchen – choose black or steel grey color matching with your kitchen. This powerful kitchen chimney comes in 60 cm length which is close to 24 inches. Moreover, as the brand is quite popular, finishing is impeccable and quite stylish.

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When you open the baffle filters, you will find a small oil collection cup installed inside. This oil collector is provided to collect all condensed oil from baffle strips as and when the auto clean button is turned on. An internal heater helps in melting of condensed oil. 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). Cleaning baffles is easy – just immerse them in warm detergent water or pour some vinegar in warm water. Also use an old tooth-brush for best results.

7.2
Low Noise
7
Good Looks
8
Suction Capacity
7
Ease of Cleaning
9
Installation & Service
5
+ Positives:
  • Auto-clean facility comes quite handy
  • Powerful suction capacity
  • Baffle filters for better air flow
- Negatives:
  • Elica installation team charges higher than standard amount at times
  • After sales service is average
8

Elica SPT HAC 60

Elica SPT HAC 60 is a slim and stylish offering from Elica, one of the leaders in Kitchen chimneys. It is a low maintenance, effective product and at the same time, it will enhance the look of your modular kitchen – choose this product if steel grey color and square edges matches with your kitchen interiors. Otherwise, if you want the exact same features in curved glass model (both black and silver models available) you can also go for Elica OSB HAC Touch BF 60. It has same specifications, just different look and design.

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Elica 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.

7.2
Low Noise
7
Good Looks
8
Suction Capacity
7
Ease of Cleaning
9
Installation & Service
5
+ Positives:
  • Auto-clean facility comes quite handy
  • Powerful suction capacity
  • Baffle filters for better air flow
- Negatives:
  • Elica installation team charges higher than standard amount at times
  • After sales service is average
9

Sunflame Regal 60 Auto Clean

Sunflame Regal 60 Auto Clean DX is a 60 cm kitchen chimney. It comes with Stainless Steel and Glass finish with black feature touch panel. This chimney has a pyramid shaped baffle filter protruding a bit from the bottom of the panel. This auto clean chimney has air flow equivalent to 1100 meter cube per hour. Therefore it is quite sufficient for Indian mid-sized kitchens and our type of cooking.

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Sunflame Regal 60 Auto Clean comes in Stainless steel finish with glass and black coated panel. The control panel has feature touch switches which are quite easy to use. Glass brandishing also gives the chimney unit an elegant look. It is also easier to clean as impurities don’t usually stick on the glass portion. If the steel colour compliments your kitchen look, this chimney is ideal.

6.8
Low Noise
8
Good Looks
6
Suction Capacity
5
Ease of Cleaning
8
Installation & Service
7
+ Positives:
  • Very low noise as compared to other chimneys
  • Auto-clean facility which saves a lot of your time
  • Powerful suction capacity of 1100 cubic meter per hour
  • It has Baffle filters for better air flow
- Negatives:
  • Finishing is not like other chimney manufacturers
10

Inalsa Cruise 60

Inalsa Cruise 60 is a stylish 60 cm chimney suitable for wall mount duct installation. It comes in silver steel as well as black finish. This chimney has a rated air flow of 1250 meter cube per hour. Furthermore, it is equipped with dual honey comb filters made of stainless steel. It also has heat auto clean technology which helps in reducing your work-load of cleaning the chimney from time to time.

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Inalsa Cruise 60 comes with stainless steel dual honeycomb filters. Compared to baffle filters, honeycombs are bit difficult to clean and more noisy like cassette filters. However, honeycomb filters are quite efficient at getting oil droplets to condense on the steel while smoke, vapour etc escape through the exhaust pipe.

6.8
Low Noise
5
Good Looks
8
Suction Capacity
8
Ease of Cleaning
7
Installation & Service
6
+ Positives:
  • 1250 meter cube per hour suction capacity
  • Thermal Auto clean function with gas leakage sensors
  • 2 years warranty on entire chimney and 7 years warranty on motor
- Negatives:
  • Honeycomb filters instead of baffle filter which contributes to noise
  • No remote with this model

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Seema is a Chartered Accountant by profession but her passion is cooking. She cherishes long hours spent in her Kitchen and her penchant for new technology and appliances to ease cooking continues relentlessly. In her spare time, she writes reviews of Kitchen Appliances on PaisaVasool.

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