Kitchen chimney alternatives

A kitchen chimney is a very good kitchen appliance but like all other good things this also has its own limitations. In some cases, you may not be able to use a kitchen chimney in your house. So, what are the alternatives to kitchen chimney? Let’s find out.

1.Exhaust Fan or Window Fan

Exhaust fan is the next best solution for removing kitchen fumes from your home after Chimneys. An exhaust fan will fit in to a small hole in the wall or in the window. It works on electricity and sucks air from inside the kitchen and lets it out.

There are many advantages and disadvantages of an exhaust fan


  1. Less power consumption.
  2. Better ventilated kitchen.


  1. Fan noise.
  2. Oil fumes get deposited on the kitchen surface.

2. Portable air purifier

In case you don’t have a window or a hole to fit in the exhaust fan, then you can use a portable air purifier to filter out the kitchen fumes. Air purifiers pull in the bad fumes, filter the air and let out good breathable air. As the name suggests you can move it around your home.


  1. Portable
  2. Improves air quality inside the home.


  1. Uses HEPA filter that requires constant cleaning.
  2. Costlier.

3. Grease platter screen

Grease platter screen is a simple device that you place on the top of your frying pan. It traps the oil in the fumes and lets out only smoke that won’t leave sticky stains around your kitchen. Its the cheapest option of all the above.


  1. Cheap
  2. Easy to use.
  3. No power consumption


  1. Need more than one.
  2. Required daily cleaning.
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