Vent Hood and Avoiding Harmful Fumes
Our contractors think I should use a 30 inch hood over a 30 inch range. I have an opportunity to purchase a used (5 year old) Vent-a-Hood (like model PRH18-236SS) that is 36 inches wide.
I'm thinking that 36 inch hood is better than a 30 inch hood, and would select that option even if I did not have the opportunity to save money with a used appliance.
I am a bit crazy about fearing the byproducts of incomplete combustion from my gas range, and about health risks from byproducts of cooking oil (e.g., lung cancer: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/151/2/140.full.pdf). A good vent is very, important to me.
Here are my questions:
(1) Is 36 inch hood over a 30 inch stove a good idea?
(2) Any reason not to buy a used Vent-a-Hood?
(3) What to look out for in a used Vent-a-Hood?
(4) Any other brands of hood that will help set aside my harmful fumes paranoia?
(5) Any comments on my range choice -- dual fuel, given my concern about gas fumes (can't do induction because my dad has a pacemaker and does not like to stay out of the kitchen, and cleaning a smooth top electric drives me crazy).