In a perfect ventilation world I would have a 27" deep and high powered hood fan that sits as close as possible to the stove (18"?). Unfortunately, this would be tricky as the hood fan would be so deep and low that I'd have trouble seeing the whole stove and I could hit my head on it.
This leaves me with two options:
- A low (18" above the counter) and shallow (e.g., 18" deep) hood fan, or;
- A high (e.g., 32"-36" above the counter) and deep (e.g., 27") hood fan.
Which of these two options would be most effective at eliminating unwanted odors and gases? Let's assume in both cases that the hood fan extends beyond the edges of the stove on both sides (e.g., a 46" hood fan over a 36" stove).