I have been looking at kitchen photos of range hoods. It eludes me regarding how many do not have them. Is there a standard for "with or without"? Some of the ranges are obvious downdrafts, but more than less are not. And they are of all types, open coil, smooth tops, gas.
The use of a range hood is obvious to me, but why do so many not even have one? And I can't wrap my mind around shelves put up behind the ranges.
This question is whether I can lose the range hood and what options for design behind the range are possible. I've had it with the over the range MW and am moving the range over, out of the way of the MW. My range is a smooth top, more than once I have worried about dropping something on it when taking an item out of the MW. Plus the problem of two cooks, one at the stove and one having to access the MW at the same time. Do not want to remove the MW, it is great and no reason to change out. The range will be next to the MW.
Thanks and hope this is an understandable writing.