I'm trying to make the decision between the BlueStar 30" RNB gas range and the Wolf 30" gas range for my new kitchen. I know this conversation has been had all over the internet but I was hoping for some advice on my particular situation. My kitchen is 7' 6" x 8' 6" and open to the rest of the 900 sqf apartment. I can only have a recirculating hood. I was told by an appliance dealer to get the Viking Professional Series 460 cfm Interior Ventilator Wall Mount Hood - VWH3010. I'm leaning towards the BlueStar for the power and oven size but I'm afraid its too powerful for the ventilation and space. Here are my questions:
-Is there any need to have a more powerful hood if its recirculating?
-Is the BlueStar (or even the Wolf) too powerful for my situation?
-Does the BlueStar oven door really get significantly more hot than the Wolf oven door?
-Does anyone have any other advice/recommendations.
I've been really struggling with this decision so I appreciate any help. Thanks.