downdraft range vs pop-up down draft vs expensive hood

Old 12-18-05, 05:35 PM
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downdraft range vs pop-up down draft vs expensive hood


We are installing an island cooktop in our kitchen remodel. We have been contemplating the various adv and disadv of the venting options. Heard that downdraft is a poor selection, pop-up down draft is the next but a freestanding hood would be considerably better than either of these options. We use our kitchen a lot - cooking many different things. It isn't like we are casual users warming soup, etc. Anyone have any thoughts or opinions on these 3 options? Hate to add the expense of the free standing hood if we don't really need it.

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Old 12-19-05, 06:23 AM
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Hello rikmoor. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

Difficult, if not impossible question to answer. Very subjective to personal opinions, etc. Appliance selection is just like any other product or service purchase. Boils down to personal choices and preferences, etc.

Within almost every price range there are several choices and selections, etc. Within each of these groups, each manufacturer offers features, quality, warranty and service claims they determine will sell their product.

Regardless of your personal choice, each product has to be selected by your individual selection process, needs and price range.

Personal choice. I would highly recommend the overhead venting system. Just a personal choice. IMO they work better and require far less maintenance. Also easier to install in most cases. No under floor venting piping, ducting, electrical, etc. etc.

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