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the top of your head and your appliances

Posted by cottonpenny (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 15:30

DH are average in height (me 5'5", him 5'11").

Will we have any problem with a 27" deep hood?

Saw a Liebherr fridge today and I'm in love - but will I be annoyed reaching that top shelf (80" tall)?


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RE: the top of your head and your appliances

Depends on the height of the hood. A sketch of a side view of the layout with appropriate stick figures and waist bending point will reveal any issues.

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RE: the top of your head and your appliances

I have a 24" hood that I pulled out 3" for a 27" depth. It's mounted 30" above the surface of the range. I'm the same height as your husband and I haven't bumped my head on the hood yet in almost six months of routine use. While cooking on the front burners, I'm at least a couple of inches off the range, so the hood isn't an issue. When reaching for the rear burners, I'm bent over a little so I'm under the hood, but don't hit it. It's close, but not a problem. If you can, I'd recommend an inch or two higher. But if you can't, I wouldn't recommend anything lower than 30" above the range.

Before installation, I had spec'd for it to be installed at least 32" above the range using 8" rectangular duct. But the contractor used 10" round. I went so far was to order a different transition part for the hood to get back an inch. But after testing it a bit, I decided it wasn't worth the hassle of reinstalling the hood. So far so good. I'm still out $90 because I couldn't return the part, but oh well.


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RE: the top of your head and your appliances

27" does not normally present issues with head banging, we always recommend 27" depth over 24" due to increased capture area, capture area is king when it comes to a functional hood.

I think you will be fine, we put a 27" depth hood in the cooking school set it at 31" above counter height and to date have not had any issues at all.


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