Luxury Induction Cooktop
Jenn-Air introduces its first induction downdraft cooktop.
Luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air is combining its downdraft expertise with induction cooking technology to introduce its first induction downdraft cooktop. Scheduled for availability this summer, the new 36″ cooktop provides the responsiveness of induction cooking with Jenn-Air brand’s powerful downdraft ventilation technology.
A cooking technology that continues to gain in popularity, induction uses electromagnetic energy to turn cookware into the heat source, providing instant heat and precise temperature control. Because the cookware itself becomes the heat source, the area around each element stays cooler. Jenn-Air cooktops with induction technology offer a level of responsiveness and efficiency that outperform electric and gas.
«This is a high-performance cooktop option that keeps both the air and sight lines clear,» says marketing director Brian Maynard. «In addition to eliminating the need for overhead ventilation, its extremely low profile is virtually flush with the countertop so it integrates beautifully into a range of modern kitchen configurations, including those with islands.»
Maynard notes that the company’s founder Lou Jenn invented downdraft ventilation in the 1960’s and since then many refinements have been made to enhance its performance. He also points out that the very nature of its design offers an advantage. Downdraft ventilation, with its location directly on the cooktop, uses proximity ventilation to capture smoke, steam and odors at the cooking surface, whisking them down and out for a fresher, cleaner kitchen.