When cooking in the kitchen you usually use some oil or butter to bake your meat and potatoes in. After some weeks without cleaning (which happens every now and then) the surroundings of the stove will get a greasy, sticky layer. Since this only happens relatively close to the stove, say a 1-2 meter radius, I'm assuming that it is caused by my cooking.
My question is: how does the grease get so far away from the stove?
I know that sometimes oil will spray a bit when you add something water-containing to it, but the grease is actually also in places that are not in the 'line of fire' (on top of the ventilation hood for example). Therefore, the grease must be getting airborne somehow, but I don't understand how, because evaporation of the vegetable oil or butter seems highly unlikely to me. Does anyone know what is going on?