Originally Posted by Andy M.
The best thing I ever did was put in a hood that vents to the outside. They can be ducted to go over the tops of the cabinets to an outside wall. Make sure you get one that has more air moving power than you think you need. The more CFM the better. A quiet fan is nice too.
You will turn the burners up all the way. That's why you bought a stovetop with a 15K BTU burner.
I've been thinking this thing over and I didn't mean to give the impression of being casual about it. It's just today and for a while I'll have to make do with the old hood, but I've been thinking.
The kitchen has a 9' ceiling and the cabinet tops are 8' up, so in theory I could go over but that would be very unsightly. My closet is directly above (and the vent would be right in the corner) but that too would present an unsightly appearance going between cabinet and ceiling.
In the end there's only one way to add an exterior vent: I gotta lose the top shelf on the cabinet between the cabinet above the vent and the exterior wall. I'm not very happy about that because I don't have a lot of space but I guess the top shelf of that cabinet is going to have to go.
By the way, they're installing it *RIGHT* now! They've been here about 90 minutes and they just slid in the oven. The cooktop is still in the truck but I'm pretty sure they'll be bringing it in shortly. In fact they'll probably be done and gone before an hour more.
Now my biggest problem: What to cook tonight? Somehow hamburgers just doesn't cut it.