vent hood height???
Okay, I thought I'd researched this thoroughly, and remember reading months ago several discussions about how high above the stove/counter the vent hood should be. It seemed like higher (as long as it isn't too much higher) is better. So I built in a niche above my stove to hold oils, spoons, etc, and planned for the vent hood to go above that. This would be about 31 1/2'' above the stove.
I just unpacked my ventahood liner, and it says that the hood should be positioned 27-30 inches above the stove (and no more), otherwise performance could be affected. (I have a Bertazzoni range, and they recommend up to 31 1/2'' above the range for the hood).
Seems I should go with the ventahood's recommendations, but then I'm going to have to redo my niche (which is already drywalled in, though not tiled yet). But of course it's supposed to match my niche above the sink, and now they'd be different heights if I lower it to lower the hood.
What would you do? Is 31 1/2 or 32 inches going to kill my capture?