Help with 30" gas cooktop
Just purchased a house which has an old electric 30" cooktop. We are avid cookers and rely on gas stoves. Thus, we're in the process of picking out a 30" gas cooktop to replace the original. However, there is no hood ventilation, so we are debating whether or not to get a downdraft cooktop. I've heard the downdraft is basically worthless, but some ventilation, if effective, wold be good as the house has an open floor plan. I guess I have two questions:
1). Is a downdraft worth getting, or won't it make any meaningful difference?
2) if the downdraft doesn't make any meaningful difference, ahold we just get a five burner cooktop instead?
2) any recommendations on 30" that has a good high heat and good low heat (that won't break the bank)
Thanks in advance!!