Gas cooktop with Downdraft

Like2cook2January 2, 2012

I NEED HELP! I have been from appliance shop to appliance shop and nobody seems to be able to advise me. I am having a new kitchen installed with a island and I wand a GAS cooktop, I like the slide in ones. And I really want to be able to cook with a WOK. The problem seems to be I need to have a downdraft too.I can't have a over range vent as we have bedrooms above. I am looking at the Viking range with the 1200CFM downdraft ( I was told by one sales person this is the only company that will warrantee this combination of appliances) which is quite pricey but I will go there...what i want to know is there any other choices?

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sushipup1

We have a Viking 36" rangetop with a matching Viking downdraft vent, installed in Feb 2003. No problems at all. BUt the vent does not work all that well, especially for heavy duty wok cooking. If you do a stir fry once a month, maybe burgers every few weeks, it'll be okay. But you won't be really stir-frying with 15K BTU burners. Wok burners are typically 30K. Just be prepared to repaint the kitchen more often. We have a high ceiling and an open floor plan and no issues whatsoever.

Just understand the limitations.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 10:38PM
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sushipup1

PS, the really belongs in the Appliances forum, where you'll get far more responses! Or maybe Kitchens.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 10:39PM
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