Probably a "dumb" question but what to hey........


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I have shopped (something I hate to do!) and found a stainless
steel stove that meets my criteria. Sadly, I decided I not only
couldn't afford the have the gas company bring a line so I could
have the gas stove I wanted but I figure husband and I are getting older and the electric is probably safer. :frown: Anyway, I found
a stainless microwave to mount above the stove that also meets
my needs. Hip Hip!

So...what's the question??? Are you ready???

Where to heck does all the steam and smoke go when you are cooking if you replace your old hood with a microwave?? I thought :nonono: that there was an exhaust fan/microwave combo!

Maybe I better just replace the hood with a hood and keep my
microwave on the countertop. That's why I hate to end
up with problems that you didn't even know existed! LOL DDD

Marcie Mac

Just Plain Ole Tired
The over the stove microwave works the same way DDD - it has a fan on the bottom that sucks the air up - if you take out your old hood you should find the flue vent - you may want to get new tubing. Well, thats the way it worked with mine - I had this gigantic 1960 KitchenAid hood that never worked well anyway - don't think anyone had cleaned it since 1960 when I moved in.

I love the over the stove micro - I didn't have a lot of counter space as it was..



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OMG! Marcie....are you telling me that my original thought
was right???????? Wowser! When I looked at the over the range
micros I didn't "see" any fan part AND I didn't see any button
or switch.

I'm going to sleep with a smile tonight. Thanks. DDD

Marcie Mac

Just Plain Ole Tired
Now I had to go look at mine which is a Maytag LOL

The fan is hidden by the little screens that trap the grease - for the life of me I cannot think of the proper name for them (blond moment) Mine vents out at the top, but can be changed in case you don't have a flue to vent out in the front.

It has to have a button for the fan proably on the face of it underneath all of the little buttons.

SO installed ours, and one thing I do remember is that it had to be 30 or 36 inches, cant remember which, above the stove and I didn't measure before I bought it (impulse buy) so I had a moment of panic after the old hood was taken out.

I don't know for the life of me how anyone could cook on an electric stove - I love the little fine tuning of a flame even though with two adhd people in the house we have lost more than a few pots and pans over the years...



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Marcie I would completely and totally list a gas stove as a
"life goal", lol. on the other hand, it would cost $900 extra to get a line
available plus a tank charge. I lust after the gas stove. I can
afford a gas stove. Wah!!!!! I want a gas stove! LOL.

But, alas, I don't have an extra grand and I am married to a husband
who is now in his mid 70's and slightly overwhelmed with all the
stress of the two boys, the businesses etc. etc. I would never
say so to him OR to anyone who knew us personally but I am afraid
that he might not focus on the controls appropriately and there
could be more problems with gas than electric.

Whine! Maybe in my next life.

on the other hand.....I am absolutely thrilled to be getting a new SS stove,
SS overrange microwave, a SS looking radio/CD player for under
the kitchen counter. Wowser. I am a lucky Mom this month! DDD


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You gonna B a cookin' mama honey :rofl:

We better be hearing about them there wings and whatever else you've been hidin' from us :smile: