Blue Star 30" RCS Venting / 36" hood?
We have gone to the madhouse over stove selection in a new build but the upshot is we are settling on a 30" Blue Star RCS. Would have opted for the RNB, but venting issues almost derailed our whole approach. We are building a super insulated house and the Air Make Up for the appropriate build just wouldn't work so we stepped back, and it's probably for the best anyhow.
THE QUESTION is -- what is the best hood for this range? - Do we need 36"?
- Will 400 cfm be sufficient?
- Should we go for 600 cfm?
- Any brand recommendations?
-Care to share your experience?
- Thoughts on XO or Zephyr 600 cfm?
In all likelihood we won't run this with all burners on high simultaneously. BS installation pdf says "at least 300 cfm" and a local dealer said 400 is ample, as did a Blue Star rep on the phone (in writing they pitch their $2K BS 600 CFM which is financially way over our heads).
We are really jazzed about the range, but need to get the venting right. This is extra extra important given the super tight seal on our house.