Modern Aire, Vent-a-Hood: Does 600=900? or Imperial?
I have a Wolf AG range with a griddle. Not a heavy duty cook. Lots of breakfast fare like pancakes, french toast, etc. Some stir frying and some garlic dishes. Loads of baking.
After reading all the forums and postings I finally concluded that I want a min 900 CFM hood and I was set on the Imperial WH2000PS-K with 1000CFM (7" duct):
Double checking before I place the order, I realized that this hood is shallow with only a 20 1/8" depth. I measured and at that depth the hood reaches to the mid point of the front burners. There are posts here that say the hood may not be as effective being so shallow.
So, back to the appliance store and a call to Modernaire. BOTH say that their 600 CFM units are at least as good if not better than any other vendors 900 CFM unit. A similar model Vent-a-Hood with a CFM of 600 has a depth of 21" while the Modernaire has a depth of 24".
Vent-A-Hood CWLH9-242 42" 600 CFM Sensa Source
Price wise, the Imperial 1000 CFM and Moderaire 600 CFM are about the same price. But the model that has the same styling as the Imperial is more. The Vent-a-hood is definitely pricier.
So I am wondering, is it worth the extra $$ to get a deeper hood (if even 7/8") but that has less CFM? Can Ventahood and Modernaire 600 blowers really be as good as an Imperial 1000 CFM blower?