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Old 09-06-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ice-breaker View Post
Of course, any items placed where the range hood goes will eventually get all gummed up from moisture and grease from using the stove top. Without the hood, the upper cabinets will also get steamed and smoked and covered with grease over time. After all, there is a good reason why range hoods are used above cooktops. If it was my trailer, I would keep the range hood (and I did ).
I would think that if you run the Maxx Fan when cooking, and you clean/degrease above the cooktop more frequently, this won't be a problem.

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Old 09-06-2014, 06:54 PM   #12
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I chose to eliminate the hood for visual reasons and am glad I did. After over fifty nights in the trailer, I have yet to see any moisture and grease damage. I guess it depends on how one cooks. And the OP has made the decision and is simply asking for suggestions on what to put in its place. The knife block is a great idea--wish I had one. I have rarely used the light over the range top as there are so many lights in there already--almost more than one needs.

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Old 09-06-2014, 10:22 PM   #13
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I think this magnetic knife holder is the only thing I've installed that required screws. I used double sided tape, but the holder itself had two screws so I had to use them or the holder would fall apart.
Compact and cost about $20. I have another unused one from IKEA in the side shed. It was too large for the space.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:04 AM   #14
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In ours ETI installed a 3rd light. We removed the center one and put up a paper towel rack. Being the middle position it is not over the stove. No issues with the missing light.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:01 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the comments of varying opinions. Much appreciated to have these perspectives. Visiting ETI factory tomorrow.

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