BS cooktop or rangetop, range hood?
We are considering what to install to replace the GE Monogram 36" cooktop now in the kitchen. I have my heart set on BS. The simplest option is the cooktop since it will drop into the space available. If we go with the rangetop, we will have to cut the counter and cabinetry. The rangetop is also about double the cost of the cooktop. Is it worth the extra $$ and hassle for the rangetop?
Also, we need to replace the range hood. Currently there is a downdraft system with a small vent to the outside. Do we need an outside vent, or can we manage with internal venting? Going up through the cabinets and out the wall is a big deal which I'd like to avoid if possible. The space above the cooktop is limited by the cabinets to 36" wide at most.