2010-08-15, 01:54 PM
I'm getting a gas range for my new home, and the sales guy at SEARS where I bought the range, told me to get a hood at least 400 CFM. Now, there's is a nice one at Rona for $500 but the one at Costco is only $140 but it's only 380 CFM (both stainless). Your thoughts are much appreciated.
2010-08-15, 03:55 PM
The more air you can move the better. Ours is 600 CFM (three speeds) and we use the high speed a fair bit.
2010-08-15, 05:00 PM
Make sure you have the required clearance. If Costco doesn't carry a 400+ CFM model, check out Costco.ca, too.
2010-08-16, 04:40 PM
Thanks. I bought an Allure III by Broan. Costco does have one online for $400 that would be sufficient but I like to see and touch what I buy. The Allure is a three speed and one of the quietest. What do you mean by "required clearance"?
2010-08-16, 05:43 PM
get the best hood you can buy and use it... gas stove can and will produce carbon monoxide. make sure your hood vents to the outdoors( i know obvious stuff but i have seen recirc hoods above a gas range)
2010-08-17, 09:28 AM
The vertical clearance between the cooking surface and the bottom of the cabinet has to be 30", and it's actually supposed to extend (horizontally) a few inches beyond the cooking surface. In all standard builder-supplied kitchens there is no horizontal allotment -- the higher cabinet above the range is strictly above the range and not any wider. And It's nowhere near 30". Also, when installing the range hood itself, there is a different limit for the veritcal clearance to the range hood itself, and unless you get a slim-line model ($$) you probably will fail that one.