My wife would cook outside because she cannot stand the smell of food inside. This range hood is great. It looks like an upscale commercial model, and it looks liked it costs way more then what I played for less than $*** with free shipping when I bought it It was my first time purchasing from overstock.com. Had no problems with shipping. It arrived 4 days after purchase. If you are not a hand-man, you may want to hire a professional. You will need to have several tools to install it. I installed it myself though. First time I used, I tested in my kitchen by burning oil and tossing an egg in it (it was connected to the outside through the roof). I waited for my wife to get home and asked her about any smell. She did not smell anything. Very powerful vent! What else can I say? It has 6 speeds. It is a little noise @ speed 6 but very silent up to 3. ---My wife loves it.