Dilemma: kitchen appliances

khendSeptember 16, 2012
Must I have a ventilation appliance to go along with a 36" or 48" dual fuel range? I've been told that the retractable downdraft vent cannot be installed with a range and a vent hood would obstruct the open floor plan. (Replacing 18 yr old down draft jenn-air, 30").
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Emily Hurley
I'm not sure if this is one of those things that has different codes depending on where you are. Have you asked a local builder if there is a requirement?
    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 2:21PM
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Adell Appliance Outlet
You heard right. For safety codes the retractable hood is not recommended for the ranges or range top.
    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 10:16PM
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Do you have to have a range? I know you can get cooktops that wide with retractable downdrafts. Kitchenaid makes a 30" gas stove that fits right into the Jennair downdraft venting you have now. It comes with a ceramic glass top for easy clean up and looks very nice. Something to consider if you can't fit in what you seem to really want.
    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 11:29PM
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