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Freestanding Wolf range and popup downdraft a good idea?

Posted by Gatorsmom (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 8, 12 at 17:34

The sales lady at the local appliance dealer said it would be a bad idea to put a Wolf gas range into my island with a pop up downdraft. She said that because of the BTUs of the range there's an increased risk of fires being sucked down into tthe pop-up downdraft. Not sure I worded that right but it sounded scary. She said she'd feel much more comfortable selling me a Jennair freestanding range with down draft (pop up or integrated). Is this just her sales schpiel or does she raise a good point? Help!

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RE: Freestanding Wolf range and popup downdraft a good idea?

With the exception of Dacor, no manufacturer supports a popup-downdraft with their ranges. Popup-downdrafts are intended for cooktops not ranges. Jennair makes a range with a built-in downdraft, not a popup, I believe. Your saleslady is correct - if you insist on putting a range in an island, you'll need an island hood - although you'd be better off putting your range against a wall, not in the island.

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