Range hoods: a necessary evil?
If one is only installing an electric convection cook top (no gas) and does not cook greasy foods. Are range hoods still necessary?
I don’t like range hoods and from what I gather local code does not require them as long as you are not using a gas cook top. If you have the latter, you are stuck installing one because gas & propane requires outside venting. I find range hoods to be a counterproductive item inside of a tight home. In addition, the gas cook top produces nasty CO, NO2 and other deadly toxins. Building a home with low VOC’s and products that don’t off-gas, then only to install a carbon monoxide producing appliance in your kitchen, with a range hood that pulls out conditioned air, makes no sense.