So, you’ve decided to finally take the plunge and upgrade your kitchen. You’ve narrowed down your options and you’re set on getting a downdraft induction cooktop to cut back on all that pesky smoke from cooking.
Great! But now what? Well, before we get into the meat of this article – downdraft ventilation, let’s first go over some basics for those who are new to downdrafts.
What is induction cooktop downdraft?
Air is drawn into the vent and then pushed out again through an exhaust fan at high velocity, carrying smoke and odors away to help prevent them from being re-circulated back around your kitchen.
Do induction cooktops come with downdraft?
Yes. Some come with integrated downdraft and downdrafts must be purchased separately.
What are the benefits of downdraft induction cooktops?
You don’t have to worry about being bothered by smoke or odors from cooking and you can keep your kitchen smelling fresh!
Reduced risk of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning (since downdrafts help keep the air in your kitchen fresh)
You can feel confident that you’re cooking as healthily and safely as possible.
What to consider before buying a downdraft induction cooktop?
1.Dimensions of the cooktop
- If purchasing it separately, check the width of downdraft ventilation to make sure it will fit in your kitchen.
- Make sure there is enough space for venting
2. Number of burners
Make sure you have the correct number of burners for your needs. It’s difficult to add burners later. you’ve to replace it.
We recommend buying with 4 or 5 burners if you have a large family.
3. Downdrafts CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute)
This is the rate at which downdrafts are pushed into your kitchen. The higher the CFM, the better!
Induction cooktops may not require as much CFM, but downdraft vents must have a high CFM to efficiently capture grease and vapors.
If you frequently cook with oils spilled on your stove, then you should consider getting one that is compatible with downdrafts.
4. Liquid Protection
There are downdraft cooktops that have a vent under the burner which catches any spilled liquids and prevents them from going further into the heating surface.
Some downdraft cooktops are made from stainless steel for a sleek and modern look.
30-inch induction cooktops with downdrafts
Electric Cooktop, ECOTOUCH Radiant Cooktop 4 Burner Smoothtop Electric Cooktop 30″
This 4 Burner Electric Cooktop is a perfect example of practicality and style. The dual coil heating elements provide quick boiling, making it the perfect kitchen appliance for any chef at home or business starters alike.
With 9 power levels and precise settings, this stainless steel electric range will make you feel like a professional in your cooking station.
It can also accommodate pot sizes up to 12 inches so if you just want to cook or steam foods then there are no worries about that!
It has a timer function (which is always important when trying new recipes) and with sensor touch control + digital display, there won’t be any missing ingredients as far as settings go!
The appliance is also scratch-resistant and easy to clean. With downdraft ventilation, this cooktop will not only look good but it’ll be functional too!
GE PP9890DJBB Profile Series Electric Cooktop 30-inch
The GE PP9890DJBB Profile Series Electric Cooktop 30-inch is an excellent choice for the small kitchen.
It has distinctive features like a bridge element and a powerful downdraft ventilation system that ensures clean air exhaust in your kitchen so your cooking does not end up as stinky as eating onions after brushing teeth.
The 9″/6″ Power Boil element is a powerful 3, 000-watt flexible element that produces rapid heat and can boil liquids in just minutes.
Optional Bridge Element combines cooking elements into one cooking area for fast preparation of foods like pancakes.
Control lock capability prevents unintended activation of the cooktop while hot surface indicator lights let you know when an element is too hot to touch.
This Cooktop 30-inch has four radiant cooking elements, a downdraft ventilation system, and a control lock to aid in safety.
Included Cooktop “On” indicator light informs you when an element is active which allows for more efficient cooking techniques.
36-inch induction cooktops with downdraft
GE 36-Inch Cooktop with 5 Induction
This one doesn’t come with an integrated downdraft. You have to buy it as an addon.
GE’s newest line of five-element Induction Cooktop is perfect for small kitchens. The touch controls make it easy to use, the surfaces stay clean, and provide a modern look that complements any kitchen decor.
It’s easy to find a big enough burner for your large cookware, with two 7″ synchronized elements that can be controlled with the touch of a button.
Plus, it also has auto-pan size detection so you always have an efficient heating area no matter what sized pans or griddles you are cooking on.
You never have to worry again about forgetting to turn off your burners because they shut off when your cookware isn’t in place and the control lock allows only those who are authorized.
The GE 36-Inch Cooktop with 5 Induction, featuring five induction elements, rapid, precise heating, and easy to clean surfaces makes it a great solution for any kitchen.
You can accurately control your heating on a surface that’s easy to clean. Power Boil (11″ 3,700-Watt Induction Element) rapidly boils water in just minutes so you can cook faster than ever before! What could be better?
The sleek red LED with black glass surface provides a modern look that you can be proud to display and with the addon downdraft ventilation ensures your cooking smells stay inside, instead of lingering in the entire house.
Jenn-Air JID4436ES 36” Induction Downdraft Cooktop
The Jenn-Air JID4436ES 36” Induction Downdraft Cooktop by Jenn Air is a top performer with features like induction cooking and downdraft venting.
It cooks food as quickly as gas but without any mess or inconvenience, making this cooktop perfect for small kitchens.
With one-touch control and two sealed burners that deliver outstanding power, you can even convert it to ductless ventilation when needed.
This model has full elegance in stainless steel finish with no worries about porcelain cracking or chipping over time!
If you’re looking to buy one of these cooktops, we recommend this model because it has all the features at a reasonable price point!
It’s also easy to clean with its stainless steel finish which provides durability without any worries about porcelain cracking over time.
Whether you have little space or just want something more efficient than gas, this Jenn Air product could be perfect for your home!
A cooktop is a great investment for your small kitchen. The induction cooking will save you time and energy, while the downdraft venting will help cut down on steam that can build up in your kitchen by moving it outside through an exhaust fan or ductless ventilation system.
We hope this article has given you some great insight into what downdraft induction cooktops are and how they can benefit your kitchen.