I'm doing a home remodel and am at the point of setting up the kitchen. I'm thinking of going with a 36" Wolf gas range and a "Ventahood" hood. I've read somewhere that the hood should be wider than the stove. On another thread, http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63612/blue-star-vs-capital-culinarian-cooktop , the poster Midnight says,
now we're trying to get the hood setup right - tip: be careful to base your hood size decisions on the internal/operative size of the hood (i.e. the part that actually tents/captures/removes fumes - not the external dimension of the hood box which may have 6 inches or so on non venting dead space; similarly consider the depth of the operative dimension of the hood - especially if in an island setting; we made this mistake and now likely will junk a wolf hood that's too small and possibly have to do a custom
The hood I'm looking at is a Ventahood which is 36" wide on the outside dimension. It has what they call a "magic lung blower" which is rated at 600 CFMs but because of the design it is the equivalent of 900 CFMs.
Can I go with the 36" model or do I need a wider model.