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I have an electric crepe maker and was wondering whether it is required to have a hood with ventilation to the outside of the building?

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Are we talking about a electric crepe maker that makes one crepe at a time? It might be helpful if you specify the exact model of the crepe maker or provide a link to it on the web. (Hurry before SOPA and PIPA ends it all...lol jk) –  Jay Jan 18 '12 at 16:22
    
In general it's a pretty safe bet that something that's sold to normal consumers as a kitchen counter appliance doesn't need special ventilation. –  Jefromi Jan 18 '12 at 17:40
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Doubtful (assuming we're talking about something along the lines of this, if its some kind of commercial unit doing 10 at a time, get a hood).

Crepes don't typically output enough fumes or smoke of any kind in quantity and an electric crepe maker should be even better on that front. There may be a bit of steam, but nothing that should warrant an vent outside.

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