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Kitchen cooktop decision and hood mounting
April 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am totally remodeling my kitchen and I am confused between an induction cooktop and a regular electric cooktop. I am watching my budget and don't know if the induction is really worth the extra cost?? Is cleaning really much better/easier? Also, I am trying to put in as many upper cabinets as possible and want to know how much space I need on either side of the mounted stainless/glass hood? One designer told me that it needed to "breathe" and should have a lot of space around it. Is this a "look" or function? Also, what about the size? Should the hood be 30" or 36" for a 30" cooktop?