range dilemma--induction,hybrid, or downdraft?

bkmenaJuly 22, 2012

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I am in need of a new range. I am considering 3 options--regular electric downdraft, an induction slide in with a downdraft system we will fabricate thru the wall, or a induction hybrid with the fabricated downdraft. The range is in front of a window so downdraft ventilation is a must. Gas is not available here. The reason I even considered the hybrid was cost-about $700 less than all induction. Because this is an unplanned expense cost is a real factor. Does anyone have a hybrid induction that they like? thanks for any thoughts.

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chac_mool

I'd rule out the hybrid option, if you can. Induction is far better; you will be annoyed at having two hobs you like and use, and two hobs that are slower and mostly unused. In the years ahead, you'll be happier with induction vs. an electric range option, if you can afford it.

Downdraft may be a problem with some slide-in induction ranges, like the E'lux (which pushes the downdraft vent so far to the rear that it may be ineffective). Perhaps GE's induction range is a better option for you; I'm not sure.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 2:51PM
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ginny20

I agree with chac mool. My new induction cooktop is one of my favorite things in the kitchen. If there's any way to do it, get all induction.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 5:04PM
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Sophie Wheeler

Do the induction, but skip the downdraft. It will be useless. Do a proper overhead vent.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 7:51PM
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