Dacor, Bertazzoni, Bluestar vent required?
Original 50s kitchen with Knotty Pine cabinets, tile counter tops and tile on the walls 48" up from the floor. Looking to replace a 36" (4) burner O'Keeffe & Merritt stand alone range. There is an existing 6"x6" vent above the range vented through the roof. (no fan). We never fry foods. Looking to get one of the above in a 36" (5) burner top. Is a hood absolutely necessary? Been in the house 30+ years with the existing vent. Without a full remodel hood would look very much out of place in this kitchen!