I have a coil-style electric stove with a "hood" above it. The hood has a nice light fixture built in. It also has an exhaust fan which I frankly never use. The problem is that there is a gap where the hood meets the wall behind the stove, and there's a tremendous cold draft along that gap. I am thinking of stuffing a strip of fiberglass batting into that gap, but I wonder if that's completely safe. What if a bit of the batting came loose and fell and caught on fire?
How are these darned things supposed to work? How is the exhaust fan supposed to NOT leak air as much as a chimney with the flue open??