how much does brand matter for hoods / inserts?
We are getting a 48" BS RNB and thinking a 52" insert hood with 1200 CFM. (cabinet faced hood so just a liner/insert) I'm completely befuddled by brands/choices. AJM is pushing the Faber as they said it is really quiet and much cheaper, but still has the 1200 CFM and the baffle filters and removable grease liner.
My local dealer was recommending a Best or Ventahood, which I read about a fair amount on these boards, but they are at least $1K more expensive. I'm just torn if they are worth it or not. AJM guy says no difference that really matters, as it is all branding. Any thoughts from the GW community, specifically on Faber, but more generally on if premium hood inserts are worth it (compared to same CFM also baffle non-premium brands)?