Comments on Broan E6430SS range hood?
Disappointed with my Broan Allure III hood (30", 430 cfm max), I'm being steered toward a Broan Elite E6430SS hood (30", 600 cfm max). I'm looking for comments from people who have or know about this hood -- noise, air flow, catchment area, efficiency, problems, etc. How well does it work?
The difficulty with the Allure may be its limited capacity, but it certainly seems like it would work a lot better if its airflow were stronger from the front and center (instead, its fan is at left rear).
The hood is over my 30" Electrolux slide-in induction range, which has its largest burner in the right front position. The Allure is 30" over my range top; the new hood would be about 27" above (leaving the cabinets be), and also 2" deeper (22" vs. 20"). The 7" diameter vent pipe angles up about 2' before running horizontally 6' to an outside wall. This replaces a ~35 year old JennAir cooktop grill with downdraft, but my Allure clearly does not work as well as the old downdraft. Even on "boost", smoke escapes the Allure's filters when cooking (grilling) on either front hob (worst with the right-front).
I'm skittish about this purchase; hoods seem really difficult to evaluate in a store -- seldom powered or connected to a vent. I don't want to replace my hood only to be stuck with the same problems...
Can anyone comment on Broan's Elite E6430SS model, or recommend other / better alternatives?