S/O How do tall people cook
w/o bumping their head?
I did not want to hijack the other thread (How much space should there be between top of range and hood?) but this is something DH and I were discussing last night.
So, the countertop is 36"-37" high.
I have read that it is more ergonomic to have a 35" counter for the cooktop area and I agree.
Let's say, it is 36".
The recommended distance from the cooktop to the hood is 30" to 36", depending on the manufacturer. Even with 36", it is no more than 72" total = 6 ft.
The hood's capture area is to be wider than the cooktop by at least 2".
Most cooktops are 19"-21" deep (front to back), so the hood should be ~24" deep (front to back). The countertop is typically 25"-26" deep.
If someone is taller than 6 ft, wouldn't they hit the hood while cooking?
I know it sounds silly but I couldn't figure out how to do it with a 24" deep hood. If the hood is 18"-19", it may provide enough distance but then it wouldn't overlap the cooktop to provide the recommended capture area.