looks beautiful and works pretty well
I ended up purchasing the Dacor downdraft because it was one of only two downdrafts that would fit in my center island. I had purchased another downdraft because I had forgotten the trouble we had installing a downdraft the first time. Because the Dacor downdraft is slim and has the blower in a remote location it could fit in my center island. It is nice looking and I love the fact that it retracts. My previous blower was just a mounted vent. So, the Dacor does a bit better job of actually removing the steam or smoke from the stovetop, however, it doesn't work as well with the front elements as the back ones. After reading lots and lots of reviews for many different products, though, it seems that downdrafts rarely remove as much as an overhead vent and so I am happy with it. An overhead vent was not a possibility in our kitchen without really detracting from the look of the kitchen, and so I am happy with the Dacor. I think that it does as good or better than all other downdrafts, and it is sleek and attractive.
December 6, 2013
This product looks nice.
Vent could come up a little higher to catch more fumes. Also a little too noisy. looks good but average performance.
November 19, 2013