Can you use a standalone downdraft in conjunction with a stove? Or do they only work for cooktops?
Here's the problem:
We have an old Thermador dual-fuel downdraft stove that recently died. Well apparently they don't make downdraft stoves any more. So we found out that nobody else is really making them either. We did try to buy a Jenn-Air downdraft stove, but hard to return it when the installer said the installation would cost more than the stove, because he would basically have to totally redo the downdraft/blower venting.
So we are wondering if we can buy a standalone Thermador downdraft, hook it up to the blower (fingers crossed that this won't require entirely redoing the venting as well) and then just slide-in any stove we want, probably a Thermador.