Might seem a bit of a daft question but I've got a bit of an issue with
venting one out that can be resolved but it's going to be a bit difficult
with the location. Someone suggested I just have it recirculating.
Now to me, this kinda defeats the object - i.e. you want your extractor to
get rid of steam as well as smells/grease (which the hood might do in this
mode), but the fact extractors support recirculating made me wonder if I'm
They recirculate through a large carbon filter which will take out the
greasy bits pretty well but not the steam. You have to pay for new filters
faily often as well.
Most fans can be used in both modes, so you could install it in
recirculating mode, then change it to exhaust if it didn't do the job.
Dave - The Medway Handyman
In theory it doesn't get rid of steam but in practice we have found that
turning ours on does seem to reduce it quite a lot. Usually, when I boil
our breakfast eggs the windows and other things get covered in condensation.
With the recirculating hood running the amount of condensation is
drastically reduced, so it must work in some way.
Interesting gents - thanks.
Mrs Midge has just reminded me that with our old extractor running (was in
different place in kitchen and vented) you could smell a curry from the
street outside! I'm mulling over whether a charcoal filter could handle it
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