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Does the job
I replaced a white one with the control switch on the top. This black one has a "remote" control switch. Performance - It works as it was designed Quality - Solid and...Read complete review
I replaced a white one with the control switch on the top. This black one has a "remote" control switch. Performance - It works as it was designed Quality - Solid and functional Features - the "Remote" is a long wire connected to a flat control. I had no choice but this for an island cook-top. It was going in granite counter tops, therefore, there was no place to mount the remote without having the wires dangling in the pots and pans and we ended up drilling a hole in a drawer and running the wire through it and mounting the control on the side of the drawer. So you have to open the drawer to use it. Kind of klutzy but its not something I use very often. Appearance- Down, it looks good when it's down. Not so pretty in use, but I see no way to change that. Value - more than I wanted to pay but if you have an island in a vaulted ceiling, this is your only option.
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Not enough air flow...
I have to say I'm not happy with this downdraft vent. There's not enough suction power, and I end up smoking up my house whenever I do any high heat cooking, unless I...Read complete review
I have to say I'm not happy with this downdraft vent. There's not enough suction power, and I end up smoking up my house whenever I do any high heat cooking, unless I use the two burners closest to the vent. And, when I do that, the vent will inevitably get spattered by whatever I'm cooking. I suspect it's a fundamental conceptual problem, and probably not specific to this model. If you're cooking on a front burner and you're using a tall stock pot, it's unrealistic to expect a vent that's shorter and ~16" away to pull away any smoke. However, it also doesn't pull any smoke when I'm using a skillet on the front burners. I'd expect it to work in that case. If you have to use a downdraft vent like I do, I'd strongly suggest getting a cooktop with a built-in vent that runs down the center, so that it only has to overcome the distance to the top of the cookware you're using.
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Downdraft is not quite strong
By food helper
from Waterbury, CT, United States
Comments about GE Profile 30" Black Telescopic Downdraft System:
I bought this model a week ago to replace my old downdraft vent system. The installation is a bit struggling due to the vague instruction.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Rockville, MD
Very smooth operation with a pretty quiet motor. I love that there are 4 fan speeds. The installation of the switch must be mounted to make sure that the wire contact doesn't move; otherwise, the unit doesn't operate.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ease of use
By 32 page
from Page, AZ, United States
Installed in new home and fits well on cooktp island
great and it's fun
from North Dakota, United States
concerned about the install, but everything went fine and works properly
from Winston Salem NC
Great alternative to an updraft vent. Very effeicient
from Indianapolis, IN, United States
We just did a complete overall in our kitchen and we included this down draft system. We love it! It is quiet and does what it supposed to do and we love the fact that it tucks away nicely in our island when not in use.
looks good and works
This product is a vast improvement on the 15 year old model we had. It is expensive.
Great appearance but pulls heat from gas cook top
from Fort Mill, SC, United States
First time using one of these retracting vents. I do like the fact that it doesn't show when not in use, and is quiet on the lowest setting. But on a higher setting, it seems to pull the heat from the flame of the gas cook top.
from Nashville, TN, United States
We just installed the unit and the filter cover is very flimsy. It is only connected in the center so both ends are not secure to the unit. It is quiet but the upper part of the unit seems cheap.
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