Advice: induction cooktop, downdraft, Fr-door fridges


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Advice: induction cooktop, downdraft, Fr-door fridges

salsera | Apr 13, 2007 12:30 PM

Buying a new house that has an electric cooktop in an island with a downdraft vent. I will be replacing it with an induction cooktop (no way to put a gas line in there, and no way in heck will I cook with electric.) Also in the market for a new fridge.


1. I guess I have to have a vent with the cooktop, even though I admit I rarely turn one on unless I have something smoking/burning. Resale would require a vent, right? So what are my options: an overhead hood is better, I know, but would require such serious remodeling of the ceiling etc. that it's just out of the question.

2. That means a downdraft. Anyone have any experience with an induction cooktop and a downdraft? I'm hoping I can find them coming together as a package.

3. I've read earlier posts on French door/freezer bottom fridges. My requirements aren't even for a french-door style, but my fiance prefers them. We do need a fridge with an interior water filter/icemaker, and freezer on the bottom. Experiences/suggestions welcome.

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