First, they keep smoke off kitchen. Smoke is irritating and causes tears to the eyes. Smoke is corrosive in nature, be it to the building, kitchen utensils and even hands. With smoke, visibility is reduced and thus causes accidents especially given that kitchen has many sharp objects. Secondly, chimneys help maintain cool temperatures in the kitchen. Kitchens get stuffed with hot temperatures as a result of cooking or even food stored. Chimneys help make the kitchen cool and thus a conducive place to work in. Chimneys also keep away odors from the kitchen. Different foods smell differently and a combination of these odours makes the kitchen a bad place to work in. Bad odors also come from food peel offs, rotting food or fermented foods like sour milk. Chimneys help clear these smells by ventilating the room.
Lastly, chimneys help us maintain good health and hygiene. By helping in all the above functions, lives get better. Reduced accidents and stress, increased space and ventilation leads to better health and hygiene and thus elongates life span. Remember with chimneys, cooking does not involve any dirty and smoky methods. Summary The chimney has its benefits, even if it has been increasingly ignored in recent years. If you have the space, try to make use of a chimney.]]>