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Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

Posted by denversquare (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 22, 09 at 14:09

I am having a terrible time with this and would appreciate hearing of any options...
For starters, we can't change our layout. We are putting our stove/oven in the island--although I love the cooktop/oven underneath look, I had decided on a dual-fuel slide-in range for cost purposes (GE Profile or Bosch). My problem is venting--I do not want an island hood. We do not do a lot of cooking that generates grease and only use our current ventilation system on the odd occasion we cook bacon. I know downdraft vents are not as effective but that is fine for our purposes.
Does a downdraft vent EXIST for a dual fuel slide-in range? I know Jenn-Air makes some built in but I am not happy with Jenn-Air's quality.
I am worred that downdraft vents are only suitable for cooktops (why would this be?)--I don't want to spend a couple thousand more to separate the two, on top of purchasing more cabinetry for it.
Any advice?? Thanks!


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

I know that Dacor makes downdraft vents that work with their ranges. I don't know specifically of any other configuration that works. There definitely are pop-up downdrafts that work with cooktops and/or rangetops. You really should consider an island vent hood.


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

It's mostly a logistics issue. Most downdrafts have the motors and blowers mounted in the space below the cooktop and where YOUR oven will be. There are some remote blower downdraft options but none are budget friendly in my opinion.


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

I have a Dacor 30" Dual Fuel slide in range with the Dacor downdraft. Everyone tried to talk me out of installing the range in the peninsula but it was what was going to work for me. I wanted to see through the space which overlooks my dining area and large windows. I absolutely love the set-up. My kitchen is over a garage so I was able to install the downdraft on the garage ceiling and vent it outside.

No complaints or problems with the range or downdraft.


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

Thanks, sankaty_91. I have been going back and forth with the GE Profile and the Bosch--I called GE, and they said their downdraft vent woudl work fine with the slide-in unit. Now I guess I just need to make that final decision about which brand! Ugh--I liked the Bosch because it has dehydrating capabilities, but the GE Profile seems to have more cubic feet capacity.


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

denversquare, I have the same problem with needing
downdraft. I have a Jenn air that I want to replace. What GE range and downdraft vent are you considering?


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

blondiel, I ended up getting the GE Profile 30" dual fuel slide-in range and the downdraft vent (Model #JVB94SHSS), on the recommendation of GE. BIG mistake--it turns out that they gave me incorrect advice--this downdraft vent does NOT work with the slide-in range, and this is causing huge headaches and a lot of wasted money. I feel like since I called GE and their company gave me incorrect advice about two of their products, they should make this right with me. I can't return the appliances to US Appliance because they are out of their original appliances and installed. They told me that since I don't have the name of the person I spoke to, they can't do anything. I told them I didn't get the person's name because I didn't think I would be in this position from their bad advice! The only record I have of calling them is my post on June 23 saying I spoke with them. Has anyone else had this experience with an appliance company and had a decent result?


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

It's been awhile since you posted, sankaty_91...I'm interested in knowing if your Dacor is still working well for you, and if you can tell me what Dacor downdraft model you have? It looks like all the the downdraft vents are supposed to be used with cooktops only...did you have professional help with installation? Thanks much!


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

We are in the same situation and was wondering what you ended up doing and consequently the results?

Thanks, Joel


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

We are in same situation with purchasing a GE profile. Did you go with Dacor or how did you resolve this?
Thanks,
Rich


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

I am looking to do the same thing in my kitchen. Why does it not work? Is it a problem with the duct work or is it something else.


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RE: Downdraft vent with slide-in range??

I am looking for an electric slide range in that will accept a downdraft system. So far all I have found is the Dacor.My wife does not care for this range. Does anyone know of any other options?Most electric ranges have an outpocketing on the back that does not allow the downdraft to fit next to the range. Help!!!


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