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another confused about range hoods

Redwayne | Mar 12, 2009 08:32 PM

We love to cook--my wife and I met in a restaurant. I cooked, she served. Come to find out she's a better cook than I. We have great fun cooking together and decided to remodel our kitchen to make things easier. I found this site researching range hoods. We love the look of the chimney, wall mounted style. But we are having trouble--we don't know where to look for someone who knows a thing or two about range hoods. We checked 4 appliance centers--two box stores and two local places. No knowledgeable sales staff yet. We live in Phoenix, so there should be quite a bit more out there. Before I look further, can anyone give us some pointers?

These items are a little specialized. All four places we looked we were greeted by a salesman that seemed to have no clue he was in a steep recession--here I am, $1000 in hand, remodeling a kitchen, and he's telling me there's nothing in my price range, sorry, can't help you.

Granted, 1000 isn't much, but above our electric stove we are looking for a classic style (large hood) 30" hood in about 400 CFS (about eight total duct feet from top of hood to outside--a straight shot up). Cabinet mounted hoods are everywhere, which we don't want. There's got to be a light duty, durable, well made chimney style wall mounted range hood somewhere. Do I go online? How can I be sure I have everything in my order (motor, lighting, duct included?) How about install?

I am tired, my son has been vomiting all day, and I am a bit frustrated with our last experience in an appliance store--one we've been to before when first buying appliances and thought would patronize again. Severely disappointed this last time around.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. I think Zephyr is where I'll look next.

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