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OT Need range hood advice

JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
edited 8:51PM in EggHead Forum
We're gong to re-do our kitchen. I'm letting the wife handle this even though I do all of the cooking. We're going to replace our gas range but keep the size -- 30" I believe. We don't need a large unit because I cook on the egg 5 out of 7 days a week at least.

Anyway, I do saute a lot on the burners, and also fry bacon, eggs, etc... We're going to install some type of exhaust hood above the new unit. We can either get one that vents the exhaust outside or that has a charcoal filter and just recalculates the air. Does anyone have any recommendations or experience, either good or bad, with these options?

thanks in advance,



  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I have had both and really like the one that vents to the out side.The charcoal one leaves a smell in your house.

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    You should be able to get the information on sizing from the data sheets on your range. You have to be careful not to go too big because you should have an air makeup unit to balance the pressure. I needed 1200 cfm and had to install a rather large air system. Furnaces and fireplaces will start to draught the wrong way if you take out too much air.



    Caledon, ON


  • BobinFlaBobinFla Posts: 363
    The ones with the charcoal filter get expen$ive to use, if you replace the filter as often as needed. Also, they just blow the hot air back into your face.

    Go with the vented hood.

  • eggsrgreateggsrgreat Posts: 86
    Cook the bacon on the EGG. Best bacon in the world, and no inside smell :)
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    We don't cook indoors any longer. Sans the microwave, our real meals go on the Egg. Saved $50K on a kitchen remodel that way.
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  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
    I would but I usually cook just enough for me in the morning, so it would be a little overkill for my breakfast.
  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
    The remodel is more because we entertain a lot and people always wind up hanging out in the kitchen. The floor is lousy, the counters are old, the cabinets are old, the stove is not very good, etc...
  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
    Luckily we have a drafty old house! Since the range is only about 30" I guess we won't need a very large hood unit.
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    I think that it is much better to have the ones that vent.

    If you want to spend some extra money, you should be able to find one that has a fan that can be installed near the exterior vent on the house and it will be a lot quieter.
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