Sometimes your Kitchen just needs to Vent
2/22/2019 (Permalink)Vent On = Bad Odors and Moisture Out
We’ve all been there, it seemed like a good idea to cook the bacon on High heat but that Text from a friend or the person that distracted us from our stove was enough to make it happen.
“It” is that smell that enters your nostrils that makes your hard race as you run to the stove and turn down the heat. As you fan smoke away from the pan you realize you’re spreading this smoke into other parts of the kitchen. You reach for the fan and turn it on for the first time in a while.
Cranking the knob up to high you look over at the smoke detector and the race is on.
“Will the fan suck up the smoke before it gets to the smoke detector and informs everyone in the house you’ve just burned the bacon?”
The Kitchen Fan is mostly a Reactive function in the kitchen. It rarely gets turned on until smoke comes out of a pan or that pot of water starts to fog up the room.
The perfect time to turn on the fan is actually Before you turn on the stove and start cooking. The main purpose of the fan is to eliminate heat and odors from the cooking that you’re doing. The moisture and odors tend to stick to the walls of your kitchen.
The odors and moisture builds up and can turn your kitchen area into a feeding ground for microbial growth.
How do you reduce the chance for moisture and odor issues in your kitchen? Be proactive and turn the Fan on every time you turn the stove on.
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