Induction cooktops with downdraft are different from cooktops with a hood. A cooktop with a downdraft has a fan that pulls the smoke and heat resulting from cooking. The smoke is absorbed through a tube and extracted from the room via a pipe running along or under the floor or a vent. An induction cooktop with downdraft is a great option for homes and establishments that can’t accommodate a hood for exhausting smoke and steam from the room. They are easy to install and maintain and may be cheaper than purchasing a cooktop and a hood separately. If you are looking for an induction cooktop with downdraft, here are a few great models that you can consider.
JennAir 36” Induction Downdraft Cooktop
The JennAir 36” Induction Downdraft Cooktop is an excellent choice for individuals who want to buy an induction cooktop with downdraft. It has four different cooking areas that rely on electric induction for heating cookware. The areas can be bridged in pairs of two for cooking in cookware that requires more heating surface area. It comes with a downdraft ventilation system for exhausting smoke, steam, and odors from your kitchen. The fan is rated for 350CFM and has two different speed settings. You can also buy a separate kit to convert the ventilation system into a duct-free one. It has electronic touch controls that make it easy to use. The cooktop has a wide range of features including pan detection sensors, control lock, separate timers for each element, hot surface indicators, timer, warming functionality, and quiet operation mode.
Gaggenau Flex 200 Series Induction Cooktop CV282110
The Gaggenau Flex 200 Series Induction Cooktop model CV282110 is a premium offering when it comes to induction cooktop with downdraft. It has four flex induction cooking areas which can be combined in specific pairs of two for increasing the heating surface for large cookware. The center of the cooktop features a ventilation system for removing smoke, steam, and odor. It can be used to extract as well as recirculate air as required. The ventilation system is controlled automatically using sensors. Cooking features include automatic pot detection, a stopwatch, a cooking timer, and a short-term timer. There are multiple safety features also provided such as child lock, safety shut-off, heat indicator for each zone and operation indicator. It comes with a stainless-steel frame though a frameless model is also available for flush installation.
KitchenAid Electric Downdraft Cooktop KCED600GBL
The Kitchen Aid KCED600GBL is an affordable choice for homeowners requiring a cooktop with downdraft. It has four heating elements, a 10” Ultra Element with simmer settings and another 6” elements with melt settings. Both these elements feature Even-Heat technology for proper heat distribution. Besides these, it also has a 9”/ 6” Ultra Power double-ring round element. The fan is rated for 300CFM and exhausts smoke and steam via a 6” round duct. The user can select from three different fan speeds as required. There are five stainless steel knobs provided for controlling the cooktop. The Hot-Surface indicators let the users know if any surface of the cooktop is running or hot for added safety.
GE Profile Series 30″ Downdraft Electric Cooktop PP9830TJWW
The GE Profile Series 30″ PP9830TJWW is another reasonably priced electric cooktop with downdraft that homeowners can consider. It comes with four heating elements including a 9”/6” power boil element, two 7” elements with a bridge element in between them that can be activated to create a large cooking surface and another 6” element. There are indicator lights provided that tell you if the elements are hot in addition to a light that indicates if the cooktop is on or off. Its downdraft fan is rated for 330CFM and can be operated at three different speeds. The knob controls of the cooktop make it easy to operate.