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Island range hood with venting challenges

I'm hoping to find some updated range hood info. What I'm looking for is a good quality, relatively quiet, well-priced, stainless and glass 36" curved hood for over an island.

I live in a 2-story colonial and there's a room directly above the island, so outside venting will require some "detour routing" in the ceiling as well as two 90-degree bends.

According to my HVAC person, I need at least 500 CFM; more is better, but I'm not going to make any provisions for make-up air.

I'm looking at the Broan E15936SS (500 CFM) and the Zephyr BML-E36AG (600 CFM). I'm sure there are others out there priced under $1,000, but will they work well and hold up over time? Can anyone help me with my decision? Thanks!

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