Wolf Downdraft - Old 9 inch at significant savings or new 14 inch
We are in a price vs. functionality quandary over a new and old model of the Wolf downdraft system and would love the feedback of some folks who have used similar pop-up downdrafts (it doesn't have to be Wolf brand). We have a local outfit that would like to sell us the older model 9 inch pop-up Wolf cooktop downdraft system at about a substantial floor model discount over the new Wolf model that has the 14 inch pop-up. I went into the store convinced I wanted the 14 inch as I cook often in a 7 inch tall pot and use high heat to sear and saute often. However, the $800 discount is very enticing as we weren't even planning for this change at all but our old cooktop broke. Going to a hood is not an option as we can't afford the major remodeling to do that right now. So overall, I would love feedback from people on how well either height has worked for them and if anyone has experience on both heights, that would be extra helpful. Thank you!