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Who manufactures downdraft electric ranges?

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GE, Kenmore, Jenn-Air and KitchenAid all manufacture electric ranges with built-in, downdraft exhaust systems. Appliance stores such as Sears sell the downdraft electric ranges, as do online retailers.

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In 2015, Kenmore made six ranges with downdraft exhaust, though only four are electric. Kenmore manufactures both a 30-inch and a 36-inch downdraft electric range in either black or stainless steel.

GE makes ceramic cooktops with downdraft exhaust. The ceramic cooktops all feature four burners and come in white, black and stainless steel.

Jenn-Air also manufactures both 30-inch and 36-inch downdraft electric ranges. Their models are electric-radiant heat coupled with a three-speed fan. Jenn-Air ranges also allow consumers to choose between 9-inch and 6-inch elements.

KitchenAid has both a 30-inch, four-element electric range and a 36-inch, five-element option. Both cooktops are part of KitchenAid's Architect Series of appliances.

Samsung also manufactures electric ranges with downdraft exhaust. Their models are often on top of self-cleaning ovens.

The downdraft technology is available in both active and central systems. With active systems, cooks push a button that raises a vent from the back of the stove. The vent turns on and cycles the smoke, grease, and fumes through the system and out of the house. With central exhaust systems, the vent is located between the burners, though it functions the same way as the active system.

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