I have been shopping for a range as well. As far as down-drafts go, all I have seen is Jenn-Air. My in-laws have a 20+ old Jenn-Air with down draft and it works better than more up to date stove with an under-the-cabinet microwave vent.
Is putting in a vented hood an option? I current have an electric stove and like I said a microwave "vent" that just spits all my smoke back in the room. I typically take the batteries out of my fire alarms when doing any high heat cooking
I am looking at putting in a gas or dual-range electrolux with a ventahood. I am going to put a whole in the wall and vent outside. The total cost for this will probably be around $3600 based on the quoted I received.
I was also looking at the GE Cafe, but I have been swayed towards the Electrolux. I like the features, and the design. I have also heard that the Cafe is not built well. Does anyone else have any pros/cons between these two?
1. 30" Dual-Fuel Built-In Range with Wave-Touch™ Controls (EW30DS65GS)
2. GE Cafe™ Free Standing Dual-Fuel Range Model#: C2S980SEMSS
Also what about all gas vs. dual fuel? Is is worth the extra $100 bucks for the dual range?