Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lindakmorgan GE Downdraft
I purchased this downdraft to replace my GE downdraft. I thought it would have the same features and be easy to install but after 17 years you made some changes. The installer started to install it yesterday but has to come back today to finish. He said it was different and he didn't know how to install it. I don't like the remote. It has to be attached to my cabinet.
January 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by food helper Downdraft is not quite strong
I bought this model a week ago to replace my old downdraft vent system. The installation is a bit struggling due to the vague instruction.
January 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2412az great and it's fun
concerned about the install, but everything went fine and works properly
November 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pmusps Nice look
Great alternative to an updraft vent. Very effeicient
July 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PatrickL Not enough air flow...
I have to say I'm not happy with this downdraft vent. There's not enough suction power, and I end up smoking up my house whenever I do any high heat cooking, unless I use the two burners closest to the vent. And, when I do that, the vent will inevitably get spattered by whatever I'm cooking.
I suspect it's a fundamental conceptual problem, and probably not specific to this model. If you're cooking on a front burner and you're using a tall stock pot, it's unrealistic to expect a vent that's shorter and ~16" away to pull away any smoke. However, it also doesn't pull any smoke when I'm using a skillet on the front burners. I'd expect it to work in that case.
If you have to use a downdraft vent like I do, I'd strongly suggest getting a cooktop with a built-in vent that runs down the center, so that it only has to overcome the distance to the top of the cookware you're using.
October 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Neveragain Horrible Monster piece of equipment
While the downdraft is meh, what is awful is that it took up the entire kitchen island beneath to house the ductwork and system. It is MASSIVE. In fact, I no longer have any space to put my pots. Stick with a cooktop that has a downdraft in it. My Jennair was a combined unit and took up 1/10th the space.
November 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by weirdwanda Does the job
I replaced a white one with the control switch on the top. This black one has a "remote" control switch.
Performance - It works as it was designed
Quality - Solid and functional
Features - the "Remote" is a long wire connected to a flat control. I had no choice but this for an island cook-top. It was going in granite counter tops, therefore, there was no place to mount the remote without having the wires dangling in the pots and pans and we ended up drilling a hole in a drawer and running the wire through it and mounting the control on the side of the drawer. So you have to open the drawer to use it. Kind of klutzy but its not something I use very often.
Appearance- Down, it looks good when it's down. Not so pretty in use, but I see no way to change that.
Value - more than I wanted to pay but if you have an island in a vaulted ceiling, this is your only option. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
June 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maplk looks good and works
This product is a vast improvement on the 15 year old model we had. It is expensive.
August 12, 2014