What is this thing in the middle of the hood vent? pix
I circled it in red. It's the square thing in the center. This is a Vent-a-Hood brand. Whatever it is, it seems like it would keep the hood from venting efficiently. Or does it have a purpose I can't see?
I've been looking for a hood liner that is more funnel shaped with the intake in the center, but can't find any. The best I can find are some like this Broan, that is an A shape, but I can't tell by the description what the shape is above the baffles. So I don't know if the smoke and steam are drawn up through all the baffles, or just a spot the size of the vent pipe.
I've been researching online all afternoon, and I now know that I want stainless steel baffles that are easy to take off and clean, an inline blower of 600+ cfm, lights on the front, and a liner with enough interior space to contain the smoke and steam until the blower can get it out. I just can't find it. :(
If anyone has such a liner, would you tell me where you bought it, or the assorted items that make up your system?