What range hood would you buy in this scenario?
Hi. I've been poring through the forums here but haven't had much luck finding range hoods that are still for sale (old threads) or aren't overkill for our situation.
Here's our scenario. We are doing a light kitchen reskinning which included removing an ancient OTR microwave which we are replacing with a range hood.
30" electric GE smooth top range
hood needs to be mounted undercabinet
it's on an outside wall so it will be horizontal rear ducting
we cook often, sometimes searing; rarely frying; sometimes boiling or simmering for long periods of time (soups, stews and beer brewing)
good lights are important to us
quiet is important to us, since we'll use it often (high setting should be useable without ear protection!)
we'd like to spend under $800.