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Old 10-15-2015, 08:10 PM   #41
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If it's a new construction, by all means, get the shrouded hood instead of an overhead microwave/hood. I'm assuming the builder's micro/hood combo does not vent outdoors.
We have a Vent-A-Hood installed in our kitchen.
Over the stove, as part of a vent hood is the WORST PLACE for a microwave. It gathers grease and is overheated by the oven and burners. And you end up with an inferior ventilation system.

Get a good hood vented outdoors and find a patch of counter space for a stand alone microwave. You'll thank me later!
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:11 PM   #42
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this is the range I'm looking at
ConsumerReports.org - Gas ranges - Samsung NX58H9500WS
this is rated nicely by Consumer Reports.
Roadfix, with this model in mind, which vent-a-hood should I look at?
I've never had a hood other than the dumb micro/hood before, so I'm lost now
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:19 PM   #43
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K-girl, this site gives a lot of good info. Choosing a Range Hood, Vent Hood, Kitchen Hood, Kitchen Ventilation - Tips from an Expert | KitchenSource.com

If the BTU total for you stove is 60,000, this page recommends a 600 CFM hood. I'd go the next step higher to account for flow resistance and ducting.
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thanks Andy!
so if my range is a total of 57,000btu, would the 600cfm be enough you think?
and then, I'm trying to picture in my mind the counter space in the new build, hmmm...
we live 3 1/2 hours drive from the new home, so ...
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What size range are you getting ....30" or 36"? You should check with the builder on the width of the counter opening before you order your range. Better yet, you should wait until the counters are placed and set in before ordering your appliances, including your refrigerator.
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What size range are you getting ....30" or 36"? You should check with the builder on the width of the counter opening before you order your range. Better yet, you should wait until the counters are placed and set in before ordering your appliances, including your refrigerator.

Couldn't she tell the builder the size of the opening she wants?
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Couldn't she tell the builder the size of the opening she wants?
I'm sure she can. But if the builder told her that they were installing a micro/hood combo I would have to assume the opening is only 30" or 36" max... ??
I would want 36", which is pretty standard for a decent sized kitchen. Standard ranges come in 30", 36", 40", and even wider.
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What does an electric broiler do different than a gas broiler?
Other than the very short broiler on a gas oven almost on the floor.
I don't understand this comment. The broiler in my gas oven is right under the top of the oven. There are five spaces for racks under it.
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I'm guessing a 30", but we'll check on that stuff before we order anything...

AND THEN, is it too weird to have different brands, say a Samsung range and a GE `fridge and dishwasher?
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I'm guessing a 30", but we'll check on that stuff before we order anything...

AND THEN, is it too weird to have different brands, say a Samsung range and a GE `fridge and dishwasher?
Not at all weird. The only time they are all the same is in new construction. If you research and find the best of each appliance, chances are they will be different brands.
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