Kitchen Ventilation

Steve Sheinkopf  |  May 03, 2011  |  3 Min. Read

Jenn-Air  |  Best by Broan  |  Ventilation  |  Zephyr

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As kitchens have become larger, venting options have become more complicated. The best way to vent is straight up through the top, but with the advent of kitchen islands this has become difficult.

Here are a few solutions for tougher installations.

Broan 273003 $529: I like this ventilation unit. It is 500 CFM and can be used behind most non-professional cooktops (small note:  do not downdraft a professional range top and do not place a downdraft behind a cooktop with an oven below).

273003

JennAir JGD3536WS $1899: JennAir still manufactures an integral downdraft within their cooktop. This unit is decent with 5 burners.

JGD3536WS

Zephyr ZRME42AS $1329: Zephyr is one of the fashionable Italian manufacturers (Best, Faber and Yale Custom are the others).  Island hoods are four sided and allow ventilation to be designed anywhere and look good as well.

ZRME42AS

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