Best Bang for the Buck 40"ish Hood Insert

building_a_houseDecember 19, 2012

Looking for a hood insert that is around 40" or so for my 6 burner 36" rangetop. Minimum CFM of around 600.

What do you recommend? Links are appreciated.

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katy-lou

We've been looking at hoods lately too. And are likely to go with an Abakka insert and custom made copper shell by a local metal smith. They are willing to custom make the insert and get good reviews.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 11:42PM
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building_a_house

Thanks. Appreciate other opinions as well.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 6:03AM
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building_a_house

Man, I thought the GWers would have been all over this question.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 10:03AM
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building_a_house

BTW I called Modern-Aire. Their 40" 300 series stainless 600CFM is $1531 shipped. 22.5" depth.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 10:05AM
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marti8a

I have a Modern Aire, but it's a 34". I love it. I bought it at a Kitchen Center.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 2:50PM
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katy-lou

Yes both Modernaire and Abakka will do custom fora modest up charge. We are going with the remote blower. The shape of the abakka worked
Out better for our space

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 5:58PM
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building_a_house

How much extra is a remote blower setup?

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 6:34PM
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cookncarpenter

In my recent hood search and research, I found that Modern Aire uses Abakka blowers for their remote set ups. I needed a pyramid/chimney style for over an island, which needed to be customized for our sloped ceiling. I also wanted a remote blower. Had it narrowed down to Modern Aire or Prizer, (BlueStar's parent co.) Decided on the Prizer, because of it's seamless construction, although a bit more $. I believe they do inserts as well. prizerhoods.com

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 8:02AM
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