I have an old kitchen with an extractor fan on the wall near my electric stove and an old range hood on top of the stove. I am planning on putting a tile backsplash behind the stove and removing (covering the hole on the extractor fan), and replacing the old range hood with a new one. My question is: would it affect somehow if I remove the extractor? I think the range hood is enough for my small kitchen plus I don’t do much cooking. Please advise. Thank you.

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    Extracting cooking fumes to the outside is preferable to only filtering and recirculating. Can you elaborate why running a pipe to the hole from the hood isn't viable/preferrable? Commented Mar 1, 2023 at 10:49
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    Is there a pipe from the vent hood leading outside? If so, and your new hood's fan will move enough air for the size kitchen you have, this sounds like a very viable option. If, as @ratchetfreak noted, you don't have an actual duct for the hood, then you may want to run one to the extractor fan's duct, again making this a viable option.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Mar 1, 2023 at 13:05


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