recessed ceiling hood vs telescoping downdraft?

Isaac Rogers
last year

Our remodeled kitchen is designed so that the range is right up against a panoramic view of the mountains. We are trying to decide which would be more effective, a recessed ceiling hood like this link, or a telescoping downdraft like this link. Our ceiling is 8', so there's 5' between the top of the range and the ceiling. The advertising material says that this distance is no issue but the advertising material also says that the telescoping downdraft works flawlessly. I'm not inclined to believe either statement, I'm just curious which solution you guys think would be the most effective at removing fumes?

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