Imperial Island Range Hoods? (Or others)
I was going to post a question as to what $2000 can buy for a range hood, but someone else already posted that question and I got some great advice there.
I purchased a 30 inch American Range Performer model ARROB-430 with total 80,000 BTU. I am looking for an island hood, 36 inches, depth of 24 or more inches. Per my research, the two companies offering what I need for my budget are Imperial and then mabye Zephyr. Imperial offers much more island hood styles and CFM configurations.
Other than Imperial, are there other brands that would work for me for my budget of $2500?
I have attached a picture of where the new range will go. My contractor will saw away part of the granite and replace the Jenn Air downdraft cooktop with the new range.
A few feet away from the range is a wood stove with a pipe and vent going through the roof. My wife hates the stove and will have it taken away.
Would there be any benefit in running/tying the new duct to this vent hole...which I think is only 6" in diameter...
Or should I have the contractor patch up the existing vent hole for the stove and cut open a new one for the range?
Last, probably the two most important critera is the ability to get rid of fumes/grease/smoke, and right up there is "looks." I say "looks" only because as you can from see from the attached picture, the hood will be in an area/open space adjoining to my family room--a direct sight from tne family room.