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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Please Don't

Quick Question: Can you place a downdraft behind a professional cooktop like this Wolf?

Although some manufacturers approve the application, the combination will not vent properly. The smoke, heat and grease cannot be adequately captured by the downdraft.

In a downvent application like an island, try induction. Induction is faster to boil and simmer. More importantly, it is 90% efficient versus 60% for gas, so there is less heat to vent....


  1. Steve, did you see the article today about the new refridgerators that are supposed to reduce the gases released from vegetables thus prolonging their life? I'd be interested in hearing your review of the products. Here's a link to the article in the Wall St Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122705161242439139.html

  2. John,

    We blogged about the topic on October 7...Have a look.