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Old 11-21-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Stove Hood / Vent

Hi All Escape Fans,

In the process of planning our 19' Escape for the fall of 2013.

Would like feedback on the pro's and con's of deleting the stove hood / vent fan normally installed over the stove.

Thanks Jim
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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I made the decision to eliminate it in my May 2013 15A based solely on comments made in many different threads on this forum. It will be good to have this topic drawn together in one thread.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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While we do use it whenever we cook inside, as it usually involved boiling water, it is nice to send this unwanted moisture directly outside. However, if I was to do it again, I might eliminate it an just use the ceiling fan, so to keep things looking simpler inside. I would just have an additional light mounted in its place.
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I also only use it when cooking indoors, which is rare. Still, it helps keep the smoke alarm from going off when making toast & does pull out the moisture when boiling water.
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Lighting

If you do eliminate the hood consider another light fixture in in its place. We use the hood light frequently to add lighting to the work area of the "kitchen".
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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I think if I had to do it over again I would not get the hood/fan , its very noisy and does not pull very much, the max fan is close by and pulls way more air and makes a fraction of the noise, we have pretty much stoped using ours and just turn on the max fan, I think not having it would clean up and open up the 19 ft alot. I have actually tried having both on just to see and the max fan out works the hood/fan on low speed, you can watch the steam from the kettle go over to the max fan even when the hood fan is on.
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I find the stove hood excellent for fridge magnets.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
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I find the stove hood excellent for fridge magnets.
Weirdo.

But, 'tis true. We keep a magnetic thermometer there, plus a couple other things
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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.

A decent light would be useful. We didn't use the hood one because it is not LED and draws a lot of power from the battery if not plugged in. Even when hooked up it is not a very strong light.

We kept forgetting to open the little latches that keep it shut while travelling and forgetting to close them when we took off.

I do think the hood looks cool, especially in SS, but it was my favorite place to bump my head (Glenn's favorite place was on the overhead cabinet above the dinette beside the door.) It took us almost our whole trip to stop doing that.

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I find the stove hood excellent for fridge magnets.
Why don't magnets stick to our supposed stainless steel hood?
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