Use a hood over a gas stove?
December 30, 2005 7:04 PM Subscribe
Do I need a hood with this?
posted by daver to food & drink (15 answers total)
I confess, I've already got a hood. The real question is do I need to use it all the time?
I've got a gas stove and stove top, with a powerful hood overhead. Our kitchen is pretty big, with tall ceilings (12 ' I think). The house is poorly sealed, since it was built in the 1920, and we get plenty of fresh cold air in the kitchen under normal circumstances.
The reason I don't want to use the hood is that it is noisy. Usually the food I cook smells good.
Why do I need to use the hood at all? What situations would it be beneficial in? What's the risk of not using it?