Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KeninAtl Paired with a new gas cooktop and looks amazing!
I recently renovated and replaced my island cooktop and telescopic downdraft with newer versions. This model is sleek and looks great paired with the 5-burner cooktop. The only feature that is somewhat odd is the operating button. Most are located on top of the downdraft itself, but this particular model comes with a separate operating pad. Fortunately my contractor was able to locate it on the outside of a cabinet for easy access.
January 13, 2016
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 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 Isaac Don't count on the rebate
I purchased 4 eligible appliances on November 30, 2013 and the rebate form states that I should get $500 but I got only $300. I resubmitted the rebate form after contacting GE but I did not get it after several months.
July 28, 2014