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Old 26th May 2011, 14:56   #2101
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kitchen size does not matter - our kitchen is about 15x9 or thereabouts.

how much do you cook? We have a 2 burner stove and use medium amount of oil. If you often cook with lots of oil (i.e vapor) and are sensitive to any smells escaping - you may increase the 1000m3/h to something higher.

But a 60cm size will do just fine for you.

PS: my rates are as of may 2010.
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kitchen size does not matter - our kitchen is about 15x9 or thereabouts.

how much do you cook? We have a 2 burner stove and use medium amount of oil. If you often cook with lots of oil (i.e vapor) and are sensitive to any smells escaping - you may increase the 1000m3/h to something higher.

But a 60cm size will do just fine for you.

PS: my rates are as of may 2010.
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We have a 4 burner range and use a lot of oil, so the chimney had to be a high suction model. I personally prefer wider 1m chimney as it can catch peripheral smoke, and comes in higher capacity. Please ensure that the chimney has the following
1. Enough capacity to store the oil caught, else it will start dripping oil within a week
2. A charcoal filter above the steel mesh, that would clean up the smells
3. A stainless steel body. The painted/enameled bodies are difficult to clean after some time
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Old 26th May 2011, 19:09   #2103
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My Number One Chimney Hint:

Chop your onions near the stove and turn the chimney on, even if you are not just about to cook them. It sucks the fumes away and prevents tears
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About chimneys, I always wonder about the need for them. I have lived in a lot of apartments in the US with chimneys - there it was absolutely necessary because none of the kitchens had windows opening to the outside. And in winters, it wasn't possible to keep windows open, even if there were windows.

However, in most of the places in India, I have never felt the need for a chimney - just windows/exhaust fans are more than sufficient.
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About chimneys, I always wonder about the need for them. I have lived in a lot of apartments in the US with chimneys - there it was absolutely necessary because none of the kitchens had windows opening to the outside. And in winters, it wasn't possible to keep windows open, even if there were windows.

However, in most of the places in India, I have never felt the need for a chimney - just windows/exhaust fans are more than sufficient.
Personal experience. With Indian style cooking, if you do not have a chimney, your kitchen would soon be covered in a layer of oil! The cockroaches would soon follow. Before chimneys came we had an exhaust fan to expel the oil fumes. We have a big window next to the cooking range, still the chimney is needed.
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About chimneys, I always wonder about the need for them...
Me neither, but since we were, here, building my first ever from-scratch kitchen, we included one

Now, I wonder how I lived my life without one! Whether you fry a lot or not, simply, the kitchen smells do not affect the rest of the house
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racoon - if you can, find a local repair guy to fix your m/c.

I finally turned to the local guy, and after a month, my IFB wm is still same it was when did its first run (after the repairs, that is) - touch wood!!!. When the IFB service guys left, the WM would start deteriorating within a few washes.
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^^^ Thats the only option we are left with!! But the problem is I have no idea who repairs dishwashers in Poona. :( There are people who repair washing machines, but dishwashers are much less heard of...
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Similar to most complaints on IFB, mine is leaking like hell as well.

After 2 or 3 Authorised repairs and outside repairs, we still have this problem repeating every few weeks. My wife is at her wits ends.

We are thinking of replacing it with a top loader (6 or 7 kgs). What are the options ?
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If it is only occassional leak, chances are that it is due to excess foaming (of the detergent).

But, if it is always present, yes, there is a problem.
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One small think about chimneys. I have had a Faber since 2001. If you are running a gas tandoor or something like that, then the draft created by the chimney will cool the tandoor significantly.
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However, in most of the places in India, I have never felt the need for a chimney - just windows/exhaust fans are more than sufficient.
Agree, I personally feel an Exhaust fan placed directly above the cooking range is the best option, good suction and good throw.

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Personal experience. With Indian style cooking, if you do not have a chimney, your kitchen would soon be covered in a layer of oil! The cockroaches would soon follow. Before chimneys came we had an exhaust fan to expel the oil fumes. We have a big window next to the cooking range, still the chimney is needed.
Having used chimneys from early 90's, thats my biggest problem with chimney's, cleaning the grease. Even with the steel filters and carbon granules, cleaning it is a painful matter.
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If it is only occassional leak, chances are that it is due to excess foaming (of the detergent).

But, if it is always present, yes, there is a problem.
Its always leaking. Initially it was the pipes but now its from the bottom of the washing machine. :(
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One small think about chimneys. I have had a Faber since 2001. If you are running a gas tandoor or something like that, then the draft created by the chimney will cool the tandoor significantly.

about chimneys


We are using Faber 1200m3 model since 2006. No problem so far. But this is not the thing we wanted to buy.
Actually I was looking for these models with centrifugal fan to throw oil on internal collection walls and collected inside some ringlike part. It is efficient, easy to clean, consumes less power and less noisy. More maintenance free

Just try to look at this Indian brand too |||||||| ELEKTRA - home ||||||||

PS: I am not related to this product, just impressed with different technology. I have seen it in person and know someone who is using it since last 5 years without any issues and happy about it.

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Its always leaking. Initially it was the pipes but now its from the bottom of the washing machine. :(
The leak could be happening from the water inlet pipe. The leaked water gets drained from the bottom of the machine. Otherwise it could be from the water outlet pipe (both are rubber pipes). You can find the outlet leakage through the filter opening in the WM.

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