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whirlpool/Jenn air telescoping downdraft in reverse

Posted by ruralredhead (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 30, 14 at 22:48

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience and expertise. Our kitchen layout requires a telescoping downdraft in our island behind our electric cooktop. In order to maximize the space in the cabinet under the cooktop, I am looking at buying a whirlpool or jenn air downdraft. They are the only brands that claim to be able to be installed with the motor in the reverse position. Has anyone successfully installed their downdraft this way? Any lessons learned?

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RE: whirlpool/Jenn air telescoping downdraft in reverse

Change the layout. Downdrafts suck because they don't suck. Or get an overhead hood. But only if you have enough room to the sides and behind for this to be a safe set up. And most that you see are unsafe.

RE: whirlpool/Jenn air telescoping downdraft in reverse

This is for an existing kitchen island. We have 18 foot vaulted ceilings so an overhead hood is not an option unless we relocated the cooktop. That would involve changing the floor plan and we aren't prepared for that. We rarely have the need for exhaust but I want one installed for the once a month occasion when opening windows and skylights isn't possible.

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