Charlie: Mary in Pearland says, “I’m remodeling my galley kitchen and will use an electric stove top. Do I need to have a range hood? The new design does not have cabinets above the stove.” She’s kind of in a pickle.
Tom: Requirements, you say yes. But how many of you really use your range hood when you cook? Usually, people don’t use it unless they’re really cooking something.
Charlie: We use it more for smoke control.
Tom: Then that’s not cooking. That’s something else.
Charlie: Fire control.
Tom: Could you get away with it, without it? Sure, you can. No problem. It’s more important with a gas than it is an electric cooktop, because in theory, if you have a gas cooktop and believe me, I don’t do this myself and I have a gas cooktop, you’re supposed to leave the range hood on all the time to exhaust any of the unburned natural gas that’s coming through, but none of us usually do that, until of course we have a lot of smoke coming up.
Charlie: Or you’re making something that’s greasy and you want to get the grease out of the air and all that.
Tom: And that’s fine. And you use that once in a while.
Charlie: And that’s the thing she’s gonna miss not having one. That’s the kind of thing you don’t notice until, you know, you’re gonna make something greasy and suddenly, that grease is gonna hang in the air. I’m serious.
I’m the cook in the room. I’m just saying.
Tom: I understand that grease hangs in the air, but I don’t know about hanging up in there and can’t clean it, so it’s a little weird.
Charlie: That’s true, too. Without cabinets, she’d probably be doing some kind of duct work to bring it down and everything else.
Tom: You’d either have the duct to the outside. Yeah, it’s just not gonna work without cabinets.
Charlie: If she wants to do a pop up, she’s gonna have to tear up her floor.
Tom: Oh yeah, that would be much more difficult and they really don’t do much, so …
Charlie: No, no. Hold on.
Tom: Oh, no. No, no, no. Charlie has one that’s perfect.
Charlie: I got it at Nor-West Appliance. And this bad boy, I’ll tell you what …
Tom: Suck the beard right off your face?
Charlie: Suck the laces out of your sneakers, this bad boy.
Tom: If you get a good one, like Charlie, it’s good. Most of them don’t work very well, because most of them really are kind of cheap. Yeah, it should be there, but if you can’t have it, you can’t have it. I don’t know what else to say.