Should I get a Wolf cooktop with pop-up downdraft?
We are in the process of building a new house. Im at the stage where I need to choose appliances. Honestly, I'm not a great cook. And I really, frankly, do not like cooking. I have to though, because I have 4 small kids ages 4-8 years old. I've been told I really should put my cooktop against the back wall of the kitchen giving the kitchen a true work triangle, using a vent hood that does a good job of venting fumes, and it will give the kitchen a great focal point. However, we've been in a rental for the past few years with a cooktop and popup down draft in the island which looks out over the greatroom and I LOVE it. I can keep a watch on my boiling and sauteing pots while keeping an eye on my kids. I love it.
However, everything I read says I should avoid popup downdrafts. But honestly, we don't often use the one we have in the house we are in now. And I love cooking at the island so I really want to do it. I've found a great deal on a Wolf cooktop and pop-up down draft recently. I'm considering going with it, a double Wolf wall oven and warming drawer and Subzero fridge (with a Kitchenaid MW and DW) which would give me a pretty good deal.
Do you think that i would have better performance going with a Wolf cooktop and downdraft versus a Jennair or KA? Thanks!