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Exhaust fan poll [message #805892] Wed, 22 October 2014 13:37 Go to next message
blessedwithboys  is currently offline blessedwithboys
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Exhaust fan feeling[ 17 vote(s) ]
1.I almost never use my exhaust fan and could do without it. 5 / 29%
2.I don't have an exhaust fan and don't miss it. 1 / 6%
3.I don't have an exhaust fan but wish that I did. 4 / 24%
4.I can't fathom NOT having an exhaust fan above my stove! 6 / 35%
5.Other...please explain. 1 / 6%

Ethan is moving his stove over about a foot, but that makes having an exhaust fan nearly impossible. There's a window about four feet away. I don't see him canning or frying much if at all.
The cabinet guy doesn't seem to think it's necessary. There will be a microwave over the stove (which is electric, btw).
So, I'm wondering how you feel about that.


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Re: Exhaust fan poll [message #805893 is a reply to message #805892 ] Wed, 22 October 2014 14:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PamE
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Our over the stove microwave has a built-in vent fan. It's not attached to duct work anywhere. Dh says it uses a bit of a carbon filter to deal with things. All I know is that it clears the air over my stove quite nicely and I wouldn't like not having it. We don't fry a lot, but even when there's just a lot of steam involved it's nice to have. Or when the kids burn cheese from a pizza in the oven and it starts smoking badly, lol!


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Re: Exhaust fan poll [message #805894 is a reply to message #805892 ] Wed, 22 October 2014 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lucille  is currently offline Lucille
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I would get something like Pam mentioned.

Our previous house that we lived in for 19 yrs had a fan that didn't exhaust to the outside & I hated it. However, it didn't have a good filter, plus we had an extremely sensitive smoke alarm. Even with the fan on, if there was more than a tiny bit of smoke, the alarm went off.

Definitely get the microwave with the built in fan (as long as it has a good filter).


Lucille
Re: Exhaust fan poll [message #805895 is a reply to message #805892 ] Wed, 22 October 2014 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Never in my life have I had an exhaust fan. I've survived. It isn't a necessity. (OTOH, I have a "developing country" perspective on the meaning of the word "necessity" Wink )

There have been moments when it would have been nice to have...but it wouldn't be one of the moments when I was cleaning it. Laughing


Lisa T.
Re: Exhaust fan poll [message #805901 is a reply to message #805892 ] Thu, 23 October 2014 02:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
blessedwithboys  is currently offline blessedwithboys
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You ladies are the greatest! I had no idea that an over the range microwave could/would have a fan that didn't need vented outside! You've saved us a lot of concerns! Thank you!


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Re: Exhaust fan poll [message #806222 is a reply to message #805892 ] Fri, 31 October 2014 16:38 Go to previous message
elliemaejune  is currently offline elliemaejune
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I thought building codes require an exhaust fan. o_0

I *always* use mine.


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