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Been looking through a few houses and i noticed quite a few of them have a center island cook top with 0 range above it.

How do folks do this? Won't the ceiling have cooking oil stains over time?

Do these folks just use it as a show piece and not expect to cook on it except the occasional boil water?

Anybody here not have a range hood over a center island cooktop?
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We have a center island inset Miele cooktop and love it. It's not super high BTU's but I personally find most of that stuff a load of BS. It's very easy to clean and streamlined.

Never been a fan of the island sink as that's where you entertain and put the dirty dishes - not conducive imo. I prefer the sink in front of a window.
Also, enjoy the fact I don't have to turn my back to the family or guests while cooking - it becomes much more interactive which I enjoy.
The last point that I'll add is that when not in use, the simplicity of the island without this big gooseneck faucet (that seem to be en-vogue) interrupting the lines is much more alluring imo. just my 2 cents
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Originally posted by mangiare:
We have a center island inset Miele cooktop and love it. It's not super high BTU's but I personally find most of that stuff a load of BS. It's very easy to clean and streamlined.

Never been a fan of the island sink as that's where you entertain and put the dirty dishes - not conducive imo. I prefer the sink in front of a window.
Also, enjoy the fact I don't have to turn my back to the family or guests while cooking - it becomes much more interactive which I enjoy.
The last point that I'll add is that when not in use, the simplicity of the island without this big gooseneck faucet (that seem to be en-vogue) interrupting the lines is much more alluring imo. just my 2 cents


my worry is that alot of asian cooking involves alot of grease and oil. I can see the mesh filters in my current hood just covered in oil. I have to clean them every other week and it's a fairly significant amount of oil.

Would it be an issue if you were to cook, something like bacon (as an example) often?
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
We have a center island inset Miele cooktop and love it. It's not super high BTU's but I personally find most of that stuff a load of BS. It's very easy to clean and streamlined.

Never been a fan of the island sink as that's where you entertain and put the dirty dishes - not conducive imo. I prefer the sink in front of a window.
Also, enjoy the fact I don't have to turn my back to the family or guests while cooking - it becomes much more interactive which I enjoy.
The last point that I'll add is that when not in use, the simplicity of the island without this big gooseneck faucet (that seem to be en-vogue) interrupting the lines is much more alluring imo. just my 2 cents


my worry is that alot of asian cooking involves alot of grease and oil. I can see the mesh filters in my current hood just covered in oil. I have to clean them every other week and it's a fairly significant amount of oil.

Would it be an issue if you were to cook, something like bacon (as an example) often?


Exactly...everything's stir-fried! It's a major clean up almost every night.
If that's what you're cooking, what's the difference if it's on the island or on the wall? clean-up regardless, no?

I guess a factor is how much space is on the other side of the cooktop? I'll measure tonight and get back to you.
Listen, I use ours almost everyday but I also have a BBQ within 10 steps out a door so I tend not to sear meat often. Bacon - no problem but I have a range hood overhead and I put the mesh filters in the dishwasher when they get too greasy. In retrospect, I should have put an industrial range hood in but it got cut in the budget.....we have nice drapes though. Roll Eyes
Gman, if I can find your e-mail, I send you a couple pics.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
If that's what you're cooking, what's the difference if it's on the island or on the wall? clean-up regardless, no?

I guess a factor is how much space is on the other side of the cooktop? I'll measure tonight and get back to you.
Listen, I use ours almost everyday but I also have a BBQ within 10 steps out a door so I tend not to sear meat often. Bacon - no problem but I have a range hood overhead and I put the mesh filters in the dishwasher when they get too greasy. In retrospect, I should have put an industrial range hood in but it got cut in the budget.....we have nice drapes though. Roll Eyes
Gman, if I can find your e-mail, I send you a couple pics.


Island hoods require more CFM to achieve the same amount of smoke/grease clearance as a wall mounted one because the wall limits the directionality of the splatter/smoke.

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