Doing a major kitchen reno on a new old house, and the layout has no good spot to install a range hood. I've owned houses with a range hood and houses without one, and the only difference I've noticed is that the ones without one need a bit more frequent cleaning, although not really much. Actually very little. Maybe the kind of cooking I usually do doesn't require one? Do you have a range hood? Do you not? Is it merely a bright shiny status symbol? Do you think it's important to have one? Why?
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Jan 26, 2014 -
So I've got a nice oven and a nice overhead hood. Unfortunately, behind the facade of wooden veneer is NOTHING.
No vent, no fan, nothing.
Can I install a fan up there? [more inside]
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box
on Nov 27, 2013 -
Can you wear a scarf with a hooded jacket or sweatshirt without looking like a jerk?
posted by rmttws
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Are there resources on the internet where I can find information about what's under the hood of my car? I just feel that being a man and all I should have a good idea of what I'm looking at when I pop the hood of my car. I just want to learn the basics and maybe get a better idea of how stuff works under there. I have a Honda and a Toyota, and I know things are built differently under there, but if there's anything specific to those two then that would be preferable.
posted by fiestapais
on Apr 21, 2011 -
So a segment I filmed ('Robin Hood's Nottingham')
for Australian TV's Channel 9 'Getaway' show has just aired and I'd love to see the result - but as I'm in the UK I can't watch the online video at the show's site and it hasn't shown up on YouTube (or as a torrent) so is there any simple way I can get to see (or better still download) it? Many thanks!
posted by timpollard
on Jul 2, 2010 -
We moved to a new shack in September. I say "shack," because the house had been neglected for 20+ years, it had no floor (!), a moldy bathroom, and a kitchen that had been constructed by an unskilled amateur cabinetmaker. So, a new kitchen was in order, and I arrogated to myself the role of kitchen architect. Mostly good choices were made, but I made a big mistake in measuring space for a downdraft ventilator for our cooktop, making it difficult to install a downdraft ventilator without using bulky ductwork on a highly visible side of our house. [more inside]
posted by Izzy
on Mar 2, 2009 -
MythbustersMovieStuntFilter: Movies where someone is hanging onto the hood (or roof) of a car, while the driver tries to shake them off. [more inside]
posted by asavage
on Jan 9, 2009 -
Both the normal inside-the-car hood release latch and the external back-up hood release cable have broken off of my friend's 98 Ford Escort Wagon, and we need to get under the hood to make the battery cooperate. [more inside]
posted by lizzicide
on May 14, 2008 -
PhinisheD Filter: My partner's graduating after completing his PhD. Should he rent or buy the hood? [more inside]
posted by kendrak
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Looking for advice/reviews/comparisons/details on simple, inexpensive under-cabinet vented range hoods. Not interested in the luxury "home-improvement porn" design-y stuff. This is not a sexy appliance, and I don't need it to be. For pete's sake. [more inside]
posted by desuetude
on Jun 7, 2007 -
What was the cultural significance of a hood
, this modern american would identify as klan like, in 1960's germany? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid
on May 30, 2007 -
I'm about to give birth (due in 5 days) and I'm uncertain as to if I should remove my clitoral hood piercing beforehand. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 23, 2006 -
I was topping off the windshield washer fluid on my 1999 Toyota Tercel. That was easy enough, but now the hood won't completely shut. It will catch on the very first latch, but will not completely shut. How do I make it shut on my own? And if I can't do that, will it be safe enough to drive (not on major highways) until then? [more inside]
posted by BlzOfGlry
on Jun 30, 2006 -
Well, our new old apt (it's new to us, but it's old) has no range hood. Looks like the previous owner decided to make a HUGE pass through. What solutions/options do I have (besides some sort of bizaare way to hookup an ordinary rangehood). Do the somewhat reviled ionic breeze / ionic cleaners work well enough to clean the air? It's a 600 sq ft apt.
posted by eurasian
on Dec 13, 2004 -