Hood - baffles or mesh (or Ventahood)?
For a long time, we had imagined that we "must have" baffles in our new range hood. In part, this is based on years of experience of oil dripping from mesh filters on every hood we have had so far. (My DW points out that the dripping oil is perhaps more of a reflection of insufficiently frequent cleaning than an inevitable characteristic.)
I happened across a comment in these forums (probably from Kas) that said baffles require a minimum air flow to work properly. Does this mean that mesh filters may actually be a better choice for people who don't always run their hoods at full speed? Do Ventahood's blowers (which eliminate the need for filters, if I understand correctly) represent a valid solution?