Replacing 30' JennAir Center downdraft with telescoping
I am moving into a new house soon and while the whole house is an upgrade, I am downgrading on some of my kitchen appliances. I am going from my 36" Ge Profile induction to a older JennAir 30" cooktop with center downdraft on an island.
We want to replace this old cooktop with a new 30" cooktop. We wanted a 36" cooktop but the base cabinet on the island is only 30" wide and I don't want to lose the 2 outside drawers.
With that said, I would love to have an overhead hood but 9 foot ceilings and the kitchen layout would make adding a hood cost thousands on top of a new cooktop.
So I am looking at 30" cooktops and adding a telecoping downdraft but I don't know if I will be able to fit the cooktop and downdraft in the current cutout, will I need to cut the granite counter further to add a downdraft? Do I have any other options? With 9' ceilings in the kitchen and vaulted in the other rooms, would a downdraft even do much compared to the volume of the rooms?