Need education on downdraft/range options
Before the remodel we had Kitchenaid smooth top electric with downdraft. I HATED it.
DH tried to install our overhead vent duct yesterday, but said we don't have enough clearance between our garage wall and a window. We had a contractor who already said it was possible to vent through that wall, but impossible through the roof. The wall part was said without removing any siding. DH has decided to have the contractor do the work, so we'll probably know by next week if it's a no go.
I want to be prepared for the worst case scenario and find out what my options are for downdraft. I have space for a 36" gas range. Right now the electric is not set for a 220V, but it can be done fairly easily for dual fuel.
I saw that Dacor has the Discovery dual fuel range and a retractable downdraft, but the range is over 8K and the vent is $1200- OUCH! I know this is going to cost us, but I'd like to keep the stupid tax to well below 10K
What else is available?