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May 27, 2006 09:54 PM

Downdraft cooktop: Venting the oven

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Much to my delight, we are moving into a new house in July with a much bigger, nicer kitchen than our current setup. For the first time, I'll have a Jenn-Air cooktop with downdraft venting and a double wall oven. The oven, however, is about 10 ft from the cooktop and its vent.

Tell me, those with such a setup: How do you vent smoke coming from the oven? Some of my cooking (high-heat roast chicken, pizza at 550F) produces a fair bit of smoke!

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  1. Open a window, that's about it. In all the kitchens we've remodeled or designed I've never see a vent for an oven.

    1. I have the same problem and watching the smoke waft up towards the ceiling, and looking at the flood light above the oven, I remarked to my DH that it might be a good idea to take out that flood and put in an exhaust fan like one might have in a bathroom. He kept looking at the flood but nothing has happened yet and today where it is 91 and humid spending time in the attic is not going to happen. Maybe in November?