Induction Cooktop exhaust question
Greetings all, we are remodeling our kitchen and we're looking to get some opinions about the extractor fan situation.
We currently have a gas cooktop and no venting at all. We're moving to an induction cooktop and changing the location of the cooktop so that it is near and exterior wall. So we are planning on using the IKEA EVENTUELL extractor hood. But we have a couple of problems.
1) There is a noticable gap between the tops of our cabs and the ceiling--making a vent pipe solution into the attic not so great since the pipe will be seen and we're planning on uplighting up there anyway
2) The wall the cooktop is on is the front of the house and doing a 6" exhaust port there would probably look crappy.
So I'm curious about what you all think about using the recirculating mode of the extractor fan and if it's different since we're not using gas anymore? The hood has 2 charcoal filters it says. The recirc mode would solve the 2 problems we have but, will it be sufficient or just a useless expense over not having anything at all? Or do we have to bite the bullet and vent this thing out the front of the house?