It's healthy to vent
1.8 cu. ft. Over the Range Microwave Oven
- Sensor Cook
- Professional Design
the only issue is the noise the turntable makes at the beginning. Doesn't sound right but only makes noise the first 1 - 2 seconds...."
1. It's noisy, with an irritating high-pitched whine;
2. Smoke and grease from the front burners of the stove go up the front of the microhood and aren't captured at all;
3. Smoke and grease that ARE captured are exhausted out the top of the unit, where they leave greasy marks on the front of the cabinets above. (This microwave, like most, is an inch or two deeper than the surrounding cabinets. Therefore, the top-venting exhaust runs along the face of the cabinet doors above.) I had looked at another combination microwave/hood that vented its exhaust out the front instead of out the top. I wish I'd gone with that one. More to the point, I wish I'd figured out a way to ventilate to the outside world, where I'd wanted to send the exhaust in the first place. And yes, all the filters are in place.
Free up some extra space in your kitchen. This over the range microwave comes with LG’s own ventilation system for quieter operation. If you didn’t use it so much, you might not even notice it’s there.