I have my entire new kitchen planned with the island gas 36 inch Dacor 5 burner cooktop and pop up vent with 1000 CFM blower in the island and a 30 inch Dacor wall oven with microwave above. I understand pop up and down draft systems are not as great as a hood, but I really don't want a hood.
My husband has found postings on this website that decry pop up and down draft (we all know the JennAire of old was no good).....but does anyone have current and practical experience with a new (08 or later) pop up of any brand? The appliance salesmen I've spoken to (one of which owns one and swears by it) see no big problem, as long as I accept they aren't as effective as a range hood.
I seldom fry, but do sear, simmer and saute.
Thanks for any information possible.