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Help - Zephyr or Kobe Island Range Hood?

12 years ago

I've spent hours and hours trying to read everything I can about hoods on gardenweb. Am now trying to decide between a KOBE or a ZEPHYR range hood -- Sound, looks, service, ease of cleaning (specifically on the Kobe where there are oil cups).

we're specifically looking for a 42" ISLAND range hood w/ 700 CFM for a 36" rangetop w/ 60,000 BTU. We have a 12' ceiling so w/ the Kobe we'll have to build a soffit; the zephyr has an extension to 12'.

We're trying to stay under $2000.

We've ruled out (by reading posts on gardenweb & doing research): Broan (way too loud at higher settings), Spagna Vetro/ Cavaliere (conflicting info not sure if its too good to be true or what), Proline (bad bad service and quality). Miele, Thermador, Dacor, ... all above our budget.

Please -- any folks out there with Zephyr or Kobe Range Hoods ... please share your review of them. Ideally an Island range hood but any feedback on your experience will help.

many thanks - dbmy

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