Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Central Texas
    Posts
    472

    Default Downdraft vs Updraft Range Hoods

    Not long ago I read a white paper indicating research to the effect that downdraft hoods are more efficient that updraft hoods above kitchen ranges - the opposite of what I expected. Now I can't find the article. Anyone have information on this?

    Similar Threads:
    Inspection Referral SOC
    Texas Inspector
    http://www.texasinspector.com
    What the plainspoken man lacks in subtlety, he makes up in clarity.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Central Texas
    Posts
    472

    Default Re: Downdraft vs Updraft Range Hoods

    I guess I'll consider that a resounding NO.

    Texas Inspector
    http://www.texasinspector.com
    What the plainspoken man lacks in subtlety, he makes up in clarity.

  3. #3
    Ted Menelly's Avatar
    Ted Menelly Guest

    Default Re: Downdraft vs Updraft Range Hoods

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Miller View Post
    Not long ago I read a white paper indicating research to the effect that downdraft hoods are more efficient that updraft hoods above kitchen ranges - the opposite of what I expected. Now I can't find the article. Anyone have information on this?
    The only time I see a down draft working better is the drawing in of a gas flame. Raise the height up as in a pan or pot and I have never seen a down draft work as well as an up draft. I just did a Bing and then a Google search and went to a couple other sights. I found no down is better than up anywhere.

    I have had a down draft in a couple of homes. One a good to upper quality and the other rather cheap. The cheap one made even more noise the the expensive one (they are both very noisy on high) but neither worked as good as a quality up draft.

    The more expensive range hood on high is also pretty darn noisy but I think it sucks the water out of the pan .


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Caledon, Ontario
    Posts
    5,005

    Default Re: Downdraft vs Updraft Range Hoods

    Having had two Jenn Aires over the years which had down draft they were not the greatest at pulling steam or cooking odours down into the vent, unless it was a low sided pot.

    The further away the pot from the exhaust vent the less got pulled into the air stream.

    Secondly the pop up down draft work somewhat better as the vent actually come up out of the stove top several inches increasing its effectiveness.

    My experience.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Plano, Texas
    Posts
    4,170

    Default Re: Downdraft vs Updraft Range Hoods

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Miller View Post
    I guess I'll consider that a resounding NO.
    Dang Aaron, your a little quick on the draw today, aren't you?

    No such information on vents that I can remember though.

    Jim Luttrall
    www.MrInspector.net
    Plano, Texas

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Memphis TN.
    Posts
    4,311

    Default Re: Downdraft vs Updraft Range Hoods

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Miller View Post
    I guess I'll consider that a resounding NO.
    Yep!..

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Central Texas
    Posts
    472

    Default Re: Downdraft vs Updraft Range Hoods

    Maybe I dreamed it . . .

    Texas Inspector
    http://www.texasinspector.com
    What the plainspoken man lacks in subtlety, he makes up in clarity.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •