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Gas cooktop options with only a recirculating fan

Posted by susan6 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 10, 13 at 10:13

I cuerrently have a basic gas cooktop with a recirculating fan on a microwave. An exhaust fan is not an option, unfortunately. I've had no problems with grease buildup or air quality, but in buying a new cooktop I'm wondering about higher BTUs without the exhaust. Reading some of the threads, now I'm concerned. Up till now I was just trying to find one that avoided stainless steel (with which I struggled for 30 years on a range surface and swore I'd avoid again). I'd looked at Dacor, Thermadore and similar brands, but now wonder if they're inappropriate. Comments?

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RE: Gas cooktop options with only a recirculating fan

Most of what you're trying to catch is food goo. You might find you cook more messy and exciting things with higher BTUs, but if you aren't inspired to change your cooking style and start messy cooking you probably won't have that big a difference. The gas itself SHOULD be burning fairly cleanly.

There's always induction. :)

RE: Gas cooktop options with only a recirculating fan

You can inspect for grease buildup with your eyes and fingers.

Have you had the air tested? Otherwise you can't tell you have poor air quality unless it is so bad you or others in your kitchen have symptoms from a sickness/disease.

Given no exhaust fan, I would rather have induction than a sealed burner cooktop.

This post was edited by deeageaux on Tue, Sep 10, 13 at 18:32

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