How do you like your Jenn-Air downdraft range or cooktop?
Our new kitchen is going to have either a gas range or a gas cooktop in the island, and we went appliance shopping today. We thought we would have lots of choices, but since we don't want a hood over the island (we don't like the look), we had a lot less than we expected.
We learned that we either need to buy a range or cooktop with a built-in downdraft, or buy the range or cooktop and a separate downdraft unit which will take up some space both behind and under it. If the latter, the drafting unit has a panel that has to be raised and lowered every time you cook. We didn't like the look of the unit the salesman showed us, so assuming that was typical, we will have to buy something with the downdraft built in. It seems that Jenn-Air is almost our only option.
If you have a Jenn-Air downdraft range or cooktop, can you comment on its effectiveness, any noise issues, and any other issues we might not have thought of? I am leaning towards getting the range, and my husband is leaning towards getting the cooktop and putting a separate oven in the wall, away from the island.