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  1. Bee
    January 26, 2023 @ 12:59 am

    I never cared for hoods but my husband made us put one in. We have high ceilings and I rarely used it. Now feeling very guilty for not using it because my daughters room directly above reeks of gas and food fumes. She is also the one of 3 children with breathing problems. I don’t know if it’s connected but there are safety codes where we live… maybe for a good reason that is not immediately obvious

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    • Mendy
      April 4, 2023 @ 4:20 pm

      Yes , you are r8

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  2. Barbara Piazza
    March 9, 2023 @ 12:08 am

    We cook – a lot. It’s the rare day when there isn’t simmering sauce on all day…or sautéing peppers…or simply cooking pancakes in ghee. I can be in the bath at the opposite end of our 24000 sq ft, and 3 minutes after the range is lit my husband hears a screeching “TURN THE FAN ON!!!!”. In our Texas house, with central air / heat, the odor is omnipresent…and why would I want my closet to smell like garlic and onions? Or my drapes / upholstery to gradually absorb odors from years of fabulous Italian cooking?

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  3. Shakib
    April 1, 2023 @ 12:19 pm

    Informative post, Keep posting.

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  4. Nazmus
    April 6, 2023 @ 11:51 am

    This post about skipping the range hood in a kitchen remodel has sparked quite a debate! It’s interesting to see how passionate people can get about their opinions, especially when it comes to home design. While some may feel that a range hood is a necessity, others may find it unnecessary or even unsightly. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual to decide what they want in their own kitchen. As long as it meets safety standards and serves their needs, it’s all good. And by the way, that repurposed piano island sounds amazing! Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen.

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  5. Ryhan
    April 16, 2023 @ 5:19 pm

    🤣👍 Absolutely! Unless you want to set off the smoke alarm every time you cook, a range hood is a must-have kitchen appliance. Not to mention it helps keep your kitchen smelling fresh and clean! #NoMoreGreasyHairDays 🍔🍳👩‍🍳

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  6. Em D
    July 12, 2023 @ 9:40 am

    I have no idea how old this post is, but I’m always late to the party anyways so it’s new to me.

    Hate, don’t want, loathe and all the synonyms apply to “I don’t want a range hood either”. The noise drives me crazy and we keep setting off our smoke alarm anyways. Frankly, every good thing we cook from filet mignon to pizza set off the alarm, to the point that if the alarm doesn’t go off, we wonder about the quality of the meal.

    Anywho, we’re tearing apart our Kitchen as we speak and the first thing that will not be replaced is a range hood. And at 6’ 4” my husband will be thrilled not to have a giant obstacle at eye level when he cooks.

    New fan (no pun intended). Following!

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  7. Laurie Bengson
    August 10, 2023 @ 6:02 pm

    Personally, I also hate vent hoods. In our own home (that boasts a ceramic surface electric stove), we have a Broan-NuTone 509 through-the-wall exhaust fan that will suck the fillings right out of your teeth if you stand too close. It vents straight to the outside of the house and will clear burned bacon fumes before the smoke alarm can go off. Of course, not every kitchen layout can accommodate this approach effectively, nor does it meet building code in every situation (7 states + Washington D.C. patently disallow the purchase of them)….. but when it’s good, it’s GREAT.

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