Becoming increasing popular, the downdraft induction hob is a smart choice for the modern kitchen
with many benefits over the traditional non-vented induction hob. For starters, there’s no need to
add a hood for extraction as the downdraft does it all – a good choice if your hob is going on an
island and you’d like no obstructions blocking your view as you cook. Also, downdrafts tend to be
extremely quiet – thanks to advanced technology and unlike some overhead hoods.
Downdrafts work by drawing steam and fat away from your pans, down through a cavity either in the middle of your hob or to the sides via a trough, then down behind the unit to a plasma filter which converts odours and bacteria into clean air and is then dispersed through the plinth. Alternatively, the vapours can be drawn out via ducting under the floor and drawn out of the house altogether.
Downdrafts are not cheap however, and you can expect to pay from around £2- £6k although as more manufacturers offer them, the prices seem to be getting more competitive. Bora were one of the first on the scene and offer a range to suit every kitchen and customer, check them out for yourself https://www.bora.com/gb/gb/cooktop-extractor/product-overview/
Gutmann are another manufacturer (part of Blanco) and offer a fabulous range, including, new for this year, the Gutmann Fonda https://www.gutmann-exklusiv.de/en/ which retails at around £2k. More upgraded is the Gutmann Abajo (pictured) which offers a multifunctional filter with high fat and evaporation filtration and has the benefit of being able to add a Teppan or Gas wok plate either side.
NEFF, Siemens, Miele and others, all offer their versions and it’s worth doing your research to see which one suits you, or come along to Kemphaus Kitchens and we can help you make the right choice.
This NEFF downdraft has the vent in the middle and offers a sturdy grill on top, useful for placing pans when resting or plates with food ready to dish up. It offers ‘FlexZone’ too, allowing you to place your pots and pans anywhere you like for convenient control
Come down to our showroom Kemphaus Kitchens, bordering Herts and Essex, to find out more and let us help you create your dream new kitchen!
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Kemphaus Kitchens, Bishop’s Stortford
Liane has been a director of Kemphaus Kitchens since its’ inception and has 30 years’ experience in interior design, property development and PR & Marketing.
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