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Old 11-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Glennrose View Post
Why don't magnets stick to our supposed stainless steel hood?
Fridge magnets don't work on our stainless steel appliances at home.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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Most stainless steel is not magnetic.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #13
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We put in the extra light in place of the range hood, and are happy with that decision. We opted to skip the range hood based on two factors: 1 -- It makes the trailer seem more spacious inside, and 2 -- We decided from the start to avoid cooking much of anything inside that might leave unpleasant odors. We didn't expect the range hood to reliably remove the odors anyway.

When visiting other small trailers at campgrounds, the first thing we often notice is the retained smell of old cooking, perhaps absorbed into the mattresses and cushions. It's likely that the owners are unaware of it, but to us it's unpleasant.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #14
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I deleted the hood, got the extra opening window in stead, also there is an extra light.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Glennrose View Post
Why don't magnets stick to our supposed stainless steel hood?
Many stainless alloys aren't magnetic.

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #16
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True stainless is non-ferrous, most things claiming to be stainless these days are either stainless plated or poor grade stainless.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #17
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There are 3 groups of stainless steels: austenitic, martensitic, and ferritic. They are all known as stainless steels but they have different properties that make them suited for different applications.
The stainless steel that most consumers encounter is austenitic stainless (18-8, 18% Cr, 8% Ni) and a magnet will not stick to it. A magnet will stick to ferritic stainless which is "used extensively for kitchen equipment, dairy machinery, interior decorative work, automobile trimmings, and chemical equipment (to resist nitric acid corrosion)" (Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 8th ed., 1978).
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:10 AM   #18
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Stove Hood/Vent

I eliminated the stove fan/vent from our build list as I thought it took up too much "visual" space. I was more concerned with adding more lighting and since everyone raved about the efficiency of the Max Fans, I felt confident it was enough.

Also, since I was planning to add a back splash, I had Reace put a block of plywood in the wall so I had something to anchor to. I ended up using an acrylic mirror to further reflect light and make it feel more spacious - it's almost like having a window over the stove!

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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We used ours on our first big trip, but it seemed we used it only because it was there. I have to agree that the Maxx fan is terrific and probably all you need.
I pulled out the hood in my 19' and installed a double light in it's place and like the "open space" look but I do have the vent cut through the side and have been trying to figure out how to either use it or cover it. Today I reversed the rotation of the Maxx Fan and even on medium speed it will push the vent flaps completely open with a lot of air flowing out from the top area of the range top out of the trailer. The Maxx Fan makes the vent work perfectly, making the vent opening useful for those times when we need to cook indoors. Now we will come up with some sort of sponge foam cover for the vent that is washable.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #20
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I think an issue than needs consideration is that the hood has a filter in it to remove cooking grease and smoke particles. If the Max Fan is only pushing steam from boiling water, it's not an issue, but frying pork chops could make a mess.

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