Vent hood is a tool that used to get rid of smoke and steam and odor arising from cooking process. By using vent hood, toxic fumes from residual burning the stoves or steam of cooking process are nit inhaled and into the lungs. In addition, vent hood also helps refresh the air in the kitchen that does not have adequate air ventilation. Generally, a vent hood is installed in the kitchen but it is also can be used to outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchen vent hood has same function that is to get rid of smoke from cooking process. Although you think that in outdoor kitchen there is a lot of air that sweeps smoke easily, but vent hood will protect you from annoying smoke so you do not get cough easily during cooking. It is because the smoke is sucked by vent hood and commonly it is discharged through the chimney.
There are two ways how outdoor kitchen vent hood works. The first is evacuation system; the smoke is directly thrown out of the room through the chimney or pipe that is directly connected to the outside. And second system is recirculation where is the smoke is sucked and them cleaned and neutralized with recirculation system through carbon filter to neutralize the unpleasant aroma. So, re-air is free of bad smell and it is also more hygienic. In outdoor kitchen, vent hood is installed on the stove area. Whatever kinds of vent hood that are used, it should be tailored to the stove size. Distance of stove and vent hood is also need to be considered. Recommended distance is about 65-75 cm so that the smoke can be sucked directly by vent hood before it could spread in outdoor kitchen area.
Is treating an outdoor kitchen vent hood is difficult? Although vent hood has large size, actually it does not too difficult to be cared. After you were cooked, clean vent hood body immediately by using dry and soft cloth in order to make does not exposed to the scratches. For the stains that are difficult to clean, use wet cloth and liquid dish soap. It will remove the dust and leftover cooking fat. For the filter, it would be better to clean it twice a week. But if you rarely use outdoor kitchen vent hood, you can clean it when you will use it and after use it. It aims to prevent the rusting. To prevent the animals such as mosquito and cockroach or maybe mice enter to the pipe, you can cover it using wire or web so that they cannot enter to the pipe anymore. It is common because vent hood is located outside a house so that the animal free to roam.