My husband and I moved our kitchen. We needed to vent our stove so my husband bought a vent fan at HD for about $70. He says it's 60 or 600 square feet per min. He doesn't know which. He said the fan was made to go vertically but he cut a hole and stuck it in horizontally above the stove.
When we cook, I'm not convinced it even draws half of the smoke/steam out of the house and it lets in a ton of cold air.
Right now we have a beautiful piece of card board cut out of a pizza box to cover the fan when we are not using it.
He says it will be fine when he covers the hole on the outside of the house with a vent cover. Hummm are we missing something here. Should we have gotten a hood?