This came up in another thread, and my question is more from an "I'm curious" standpoint. I thought it was important enough though to start a separate thread.
With all this talk these days about indoor air quality, CO detectors, backdrafting, and the like it would seem that gas ranges can't be anything more than a liability. Yet they are considered highly desirable and an upgrade. Granted most people have a range hood that is vented to the outside but who can say they turn on the hood every time the cooktop or oven is used.... I don't get it. Can someone 'splain' it to me?