Vent-A-Hood Owners - Is Your 22 Gauge Rangehood too thin?
I am leaning towards a Vent-A-Hood pro rangehood for my 36" Wolf rangetop. When I called the local Vent-A-Hood distributor, he told me that the Vent-A-Hoods are a "heavy" 22 gauge stainless steel. I expressed my surprise because I thought 22 gauge lightweight. I understand Wolf hoods are 16 gauge.
I then went back to my local dealer and lightly tapped on rangehoods from several different manufacturers, including Vent-A-Hood and Wolf. Sure enough, the Vent-A-Hoods seemed light weight and sounded "tinny". Wolf was manifestly of a much heavier gauge.
According to several sources, including Home Depot, "thin steel (22 gauge) may dent more easily and show scratches". Another source described 22 gauge "a bare minimum, builder quality".
If you own a Vent-A-Hood, do you find the lighter gauge of the Vent-A-Hoods a problem?