Recirculating hood needed

sjhockeyfan325September 22, 2013

On my other thread, writersblock suggested we look at the Ventahood ARS series. They look very nice, and he or she suggested they're known to work well (the one review I read on ajmadison was very positive). The ones I saw on ajmadison however, are only 250 cfm, which seems low compared to the others I've seen (Broan, Zephyr). Has anyone actually seen one in action or have any other thoughts? Maybe cfm isn't the be-all and end-all?

Must be recirculating - there is no external venting possible or permitted.

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writersblock

CFM doesn't really mean the same thing for recirculating. If you look at the specs for many hoods that can be used either way, they list a number for external venting and usually just a blank for recirculation.

You won't find any hood that lists 400 cfm for recirculating, for instance.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 1:30PM
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sjhockeyfan325

Thanks for that info. It turns out the Ventahood is too much for my blood. The hood enclosure is about $1000, but you have to buy the "guts" separately, which would bring it closer to $2000+. I'm just not willing to go that high!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 7:29PM
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writersblock

Yeah, sorry, I realize I wasn't clear about that in your other thread. Well, if not that one, I don't think there's much difference among the rest of the pack, so just choose a style you like.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 7:40PM
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homeimprovementmom

Look at the Miele 3490 built in ventilation. It has a recirculating option with charcoal filters.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 9:06AM
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