I hear your concerns believe me I do. The hood depth is 28″ so this makes it so my equipment is underhung by 2 inches. This hood can actually under hang the equipment by 4 1/2 inches too if you felt to caved in. The top of the hood is about even with the bottom of my chin when standing. Basically you’d just reach. I mimic’d the cooking action and it didn’t seem uncomfortable. If it were lower however I think it would be cause it seems you’d have to duct to see what the heck you were doing and how the heck would light get under there.
I was just going to let the hood thing go but it still puzzles me. Sorry, but where height wise is the front of your hood going to be in proximate to your face when your working your equipment?
Is it high enough that you can work the very back of say a flattop grill without ducking under the hood?