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Canopy, downdraft, or telescoping cooktop ventilation?

Discerning1 Sep 26, 2011 03:30 AM

Still immersed in kitchen renovation planning. My cooktop (electric, unfortunately...too expensive to move gas into kitchen) will be on a peninsula that will divide the kitchen and dining room.

I'm trying to decide which type of ventilation to go with. I'm worried that a downdraft may not capture odors and smoke. Can't find a telescoping draft model in any showroom to see how that works.

What is your experience?

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    wattacetti RE: Discerning1 Sep 26, 2011 06:01 AM

    Hot air rises, so any downdraft system will already be in a hole. If this is your only alternative, you should look at a model that rises as high as possible; I think the new Miele unit rises 15 inches (38 cm) from the countertop. Thermador also makes a fairly tall unit.

    There are very thin overhead systems that might be suitable for your application.

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