Does Jenn Air downdraft work for serious cooking?
I have enjoyed an AG Wolf range with a Vent-a-hood for 15 years, but we are now moving and leaving the Wolf behind. One of the houses we are considering has the range in a center island, and is an old downdraft model. I would want to replace this with a new downdraft (well, not really "want" but be forced to, since there would be no alternative to downdraft.) Jenn Air is what comes to mind. The last time I actually saw a Jenn Air downdraft in action was the late 1970s, and it was a joke. A stove for people who didn't cook. I do. A lot. Plenty of frying. So, has the downdraft technology improved to the point that I won't have to scrub down and repaint the kitchen ceiling once a year?