Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Acrisis Rusts
Bought this to replace our Jennair cooktop with gas cooktop and downdraft for our island.
My husband was helping to clean up after dinner and wiped the cover of the unit (it was closed) with a damp sponge. I was away for a week (he didn't cook) and I was shocked to see it freckled with rust. I had to clean it with Bartenders Friend and the rust came off but left pits behind. A replacement cover is $100. The unit is only 6 months old!
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeImprovementMom Love this vent
When we bought our new house it had a downdraft electric cooktop. So instead of piping in a new vent above my new induction cooktop I picked this one. I love it, the CFM is amazing, it smells like bacon on Sunday mornings OUTSIDE my house not inside. I would say even on a front burner about a foot away it still gets about 95-97% of all the steam and splatter. I installed it in June '13 and have not regretted it a day. I love that it has 2 speeds, and you can even lower it without turning it off so the next time you raise it, it will come on automatically when it reaches full height. I am a little confused as to the previous review... While about a foot underneath counter height it is about 24' x12" but the box behind the cook top is only about maybe 2" wide. It is designed for a COOKTOP not a cooktop/oven combo. And while it doesn't leave a lot of room for pots and pans in the bottom cabinet we still made it work. Also on a side note I installed both the cooktop and the downdraft myself (the wife, not the husband) and as long as you follow the instructions it is very simple, I even had to adapt my vent since I have an older house.
June 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by barbarajane61 Great features!
When renovating my kitchen, I put in an island and didn't want an overhead exhaust fan. This was highly recommended. Love the fact that it's retractable to keep little hands safe, washable filters and stainless steel to add that modern touch. The only thing I'm disappointed in its the noise factor. It's really loud on high and to carry on a conversation you have to speak really loud yourself.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by perrymfr Hidden gem!
Purchased recently and unfortunately came with a defective on/off switch. A replacement was quickly installed and the unit is working quite well.
May 1, 2014