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Sheldon
 
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> Hello,
> Does anyone have any experience with using a Wok on a downdraft

cooktop or
> range? I'm wondering how well the downdraft does at venting the hot

oil
> exhaust when you have to remove the lid to add food, stir, etc. I'd

like to
> have a convection/microwave combo about 36" above the cooktop and if

the
> downdraft doesn't vent it well the bottom of that top oven will be a

mess.

I can't imagine any down draft system being capable of properly
exhauasting stir frying, not unless you have baby sized woks.

Sheldon

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> Hello,
> Does anyone have any experience with using a Wok on a downdraft cooktop or
> range? I'm wondering how well the downdraft does at venting the hot oil
> exhaust when you have to remove the lid to add food, stir, etc. I'd like
> to
> have a convection/microwave combo about 36" above the cooktop and if the
> downdraft doesn't vent it well the bottom of that top oven will be a mess.
>
> thanks in advance
> ml


Downdraft vents don't work well for any kind of cooking let alone wok
cooking which can produce large quantities of smoke and vapors.


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thank you all for your answers.
i will be keeping the hood above the oven
and relocating the convection/microwave away from the cooktop.

now the question is whether to bother with a downdraft oven at all since
i am forced to retain the hood.

cheers
ml
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