Should I use the kitchen without the hood?
We discovered that the custom hood we had ordered from Modernaire was damaged when the installer unboxed it. Looks like the dents were extensive enough to have to remake the hood which is another few weeks. My question is whether I should start cooking in the kitchen without a hood. My ceiling is little shy of 8ft here and I have cabinets flanking both sides. Will I end up damaging the cabinet's painted finish by cooking for few weeks without a hood? I can definitely avoid any frying or high heat cooking. Should I cover the hole of the vent (my hood fan is roof mounted).
I am really bummed as after moths of delay, the appliances were finally going in today. Other appliances were all installed except for the hood vent.