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Old 09-06-2014, 02:04 AM   #1
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Alternative Uses of Range Hood Space

We are working on our build list for our Escape 19 and we are planning to eliminate the range hood.

In addition to an LED light above the stove, has anyone built storage (for cups? spices?) under the overhead cabinet?
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:22 AM   #2
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Spices should be kept in a cool dark place. You can find lots of ideas for displaying and storing spices, but most of those ideas fail the first test which is proper storage. I find that spices in the trailer age out ( like tires ) long before they are used up.
In our 17B, the cupboard above the range ( and range hood ) is where we keep plates, cups etc.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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I added a shelf for coffee cups and such...

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The space above the stove gets extremely hot, without the hood things will get even warmer, may not be the best place for things?
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:06 PM   #5
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Use of the range hood for cooking ventilation is the best option.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
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I agree that this is not the best storage space for spices... or any kind of food. It is relatively wide and shallow in height, meaning that it might be a good place for a shelf for cutting boards, trays, and similarly shaped items that are hard to fit elsewhere.

I like Doug's shelf; in addition to being nicely made, it is short front-to-back which keeps it out of the way when standing over the stove.
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I thought an under the cabinet knife safe might be kinda neat: Amerock Under Cabinet Knife Rack AM-C8607 Info, Best Prices and Details | Epinions.com
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I thought an under the cabinet knife safe might be kinda neat: Amerock Under Cabinet Knife Rack AM-C8607 Info, Best Prices and Details | Epinions.com
Slick! I think that's a great use of the space.

The review at the link says that this particular product is no longer available, but having seen some of the other interior work done by Escape owners, I'm sure an even better custom unit could be built. I think the four-bar linkage on each side should be available as stock hardware, but I couldn't find one at Lee Valley in a quick search.
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I thought an under the cabinet knife safe might be kinda neat: Amerock Under Cabinet Knife Rack AM-C8607 Info, Best Prices and Details | Epinions.com
Very nice. Perfect spot if you don't have a range hood, and takes up almost zero space. Only issue I could see is making sure it's mounted clear of the light.
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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 ).
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