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Aug 31, 2010 10:30 AM

I miss the sound of cooking!

Just an observation...
I just got a new kitchen, with an extractor. I've never used an extractor before and I find that I really miss the sound of food cooking (it's a noisy extractor - for technical reasons I had no choice of model, and for layout reasons I do need to use it especially when frying).
I'd never realised before that I used the sounds of frying and boiling as a guide to temperature, and I will have to pay extra attention now when the fan is on as I have lost the audible clues.

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  1. Sound and smell, hard to cook without! Is an extractor like a big fan? If so, I will remember to avoid.

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      1. re: Caitlin McGrath

        My exhaust "fan" doesn't even go outside and it is so loud. At least if it did something I wouldn't mind so much. In restaurant kitchens, you can always tell if someone's there from outside because the fans are so loud, but not so much inside, I think. I'll keep this in mind if I ever get a chance to upgrade.

    1. Is that level of noise normal? Maybe you should have it checked; you do not want to have your hearing damaged.

      1. Yup, I never use the exhaust fan for this same reason. The exception being when I'm in a really small kitchen and I'm boiling something or searing something.