X-Post - Hood inserts: Best vs. Zephyr?
(Cross posted from Appliances, hoping to get some more traffic.)
Searching on "Best" give way to many off-topic answers so I thought I'd post. ;)
We need a hood insert. (Please forgive me if the terminology isn't right here, for some reason I can't get hood-speak straight.) We are getting a wood hood to match the cabinets and need a vent to go inside (that's an insert, right?!).
Best was recommended by the KD and appliance person. I saw Zephyr recommended here. Z certainly seems quieter, although I can't get the DCBL feature b/c of our sizing.
Specifically looking at, both 600cfm:
Best CP351369SB (max 12 sones)
Zephyr Monsoon AK9234AS (max 6 sones)
We're getting Wolf 36" induction cooktop. So not a lot of heat to deal with, but cooking odors, grease, etc..
Max size is 34 3/8 x 19 1/4, and this will just squeak into our space. Is this considered undersized for an induction cooktop? (They recommended a couple of 28" ones and I said that won't work.)
I am leaning toward Zephyr, thoughts?