Can a microwave replace a range hood?
It depends on the individual and the appliance model. Some over-the-range microwaves come with a venting system that is as powerful as traditional range hoods. These models can effectively reduce smoke and odor in the air while you’re cooking while also providing additional cooking functionality.
If you’re looking for a way to consolidate your appliances, free up counter space or centralize your cooking tools to one spot in your kitchen, a microwave hood combination is a great option for you. For kitchens that need high power venting or if you prefer the sleek design of a hood, you may want to consider installing a range hood in your kitchen.