Most of the ranges I look at in the professional area...Wolf, Thermador, Miele etc. mention that 30" is the minimum height from cook top to hood...the space I have currently is about 27 1/2" and I cannot change the height without major construction. This is for a 30" range and hood (300 CFM)...do you foresee issues with this? Thank you!

  • Do you have a cooktop that puts out an inordinate amount of heat? The possibility that you melt the plastic parts of the hood would be my biggest concern... Apr 10 '19 at 1:21
  • The same ventilation guide that I linked to on your other question mentions that under-cabinet hoods need to be at least 24" above the range. So at least Wolf recognizes that less than 30" is acceptable in some cases.
    – JPhi1618
    Apr 10 '19 at 2:54
  • There could be visibility and accessibility issues if the hood is too low, plus there may be too much heat building up under the hood.
    – FreeMan
    May 4 at 13:36
  • Gas or Electric? Gas needs more clearance. Sep 1 at 19:51

I'd be more concerned about maximum distance to get enough effective airflow. For minimum I'd recommend tallest pot plus 6"-8" so that you can take the lid off and stir without the hood getting in the way.

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