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30" Retractable Downdraft System, 600 CFM

30" Retractable Downdraft System, 600 CFM is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 36.
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This 30-inch retractable downdraft vent rises 14 inches to help filter steam from tall stockpots, and remains flush with the cooking surface when not in use. The 600 CFM Pro Motor has the power to provide effective venting for most cooktops or ranges. The vent system is reversible to help fit in the cabinet space under the vent.


Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel  -  KXD4630YSS


65K BTU Threshold

Compatible with most 36- or 30-inch cooktops, including some commercial-style cooking surfaces.

Retractable Downdraft Design

Makes it easier to clean the inside of the vent hood by providing a space for grease to collect.

14" Rise

Enhances overall capture above the cooktop for more effective venting, particularly over tall stockpots.

Reversible Motor Box

Lets you create versatile installation options by allowing the motor box to be installed on either side of the downdraft to free up the space beneath the cooking surface.

4-Speed Slide Control

Makes it easy to select and adjust fan speed depending on your ventilation requirements.

Auto On Function

Helps ensure effective ventilation performance by automatically starting the vent at the last used speed when it extends above the cooking surface.

Dishwasher Safe Premium Mesh Filter

Help keep the kitchen environment fresh and also provide proper filtration of grease and odors to help reduce contact with ceilings and countertops.

Optional Interchangeable Trim Covers

Change the look of the vent to coordinate with existing cabinetry, countertops, and appliances.


Configuration and Overview

Hood Type
Retractable Downdraft
Venting Type


12 1/8
28 1/2


Control Type
Push Button
Control Location
Number of Fan Speeds
Dishwasher-Safe Grease Filters
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish vent This is a sleek, stylish product with a very strong fan. Installation was challenging (it took us three tries to find a handyman who could do it), but once in place it looks great.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product Great product. Glad we purchased it. No regrets. Happy campers.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A lot of noise but very little venting I bought this downdraft system to avoid installing an overhead hood in my remodeled kitchen. I wanted to maintain the clear sight line from the family room to the kitchen. It is supposed to work with the KitchenAid 30" 4 burner commercial style gas range top that I also installed. The retractable feature works well but the venting is terrible. The fan makes a lot of noise giving the impression that it's sucking large amounts of air. Unfortunately, it won't even pull the steam coming from a pot of boiling water! What a disappointment. KitchenAid, Do you have any suggestions??
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works OK but not so stylish We have our stove in an island so we had to get a downdraft. This one is pretty and it works great, but I thinks it goes way too high when you turn it on, what makes it look a little weird, because usually I have people seating on the other side of the island, and when I cook this thing goes really high so I can hardly see my guests on the other side. I works great and that´s what matters, but I wish it wasn´t that high. Also, I though the sound level was going to be better since it is a new appliance with better technology, I guessed, but the noise is just as bad as the old one we had.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not up to expectations We have all kitchen aid appliances in our kitchen. We were very surprised at the quality of the downdraft as it did not come with a power cord (you had to purchase and wire it in yourself) and several parts were not in alignment. One of the above counter stainless steel end caps was cut crooked so it overlaps on the counter side and underlaps on the cooktop side This is Kitchen Aid pricing at discount store quality
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Quality Dreadful quality. Already had to replace. Quit working within days. Very noisy. Bad design. Not worth the price at all. We bought five new Kitchen Aid appliances and three of five have been lemons. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a dream This item was installed at the end of our new island and fit perfectly. So far no one has even asked what it is, but when we hit the little button... Wow is all you hear!
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 30" Dpwndraft System usually needs repair We bought this system several years ago and it usually is inoperative. Sticks in the up position and the fan does not work. Had several visits by repair people but usually fails several months after visit. Will replace shortly with system that works.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well! Seems to have plenty of power. My wife wishes it was flush with the surface of the counter top.
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incomplete-cant even install it I bought this over a month ago and were missing the two support legs. I have called 4 times asking them to send them to me but they keep sending the wrong thing. No one seams to know what the support legs are even though they are in the picture. VERY FRUSTRATED! still waiting
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bust In 2014 I choose a kitchen aid Pop up bc it was the cheaper choice to the Miele. since then I think there are more options. After six months the pop up failed and was dropping down when I tried to clean it. It was broken and after a series of reconditioning I put my foot down and demanded a new replacement. I had to fight for this for months and finally got a new one. it is fine now. The kitchen aid customer service has gotten so bad in the last few years that I decided to never buy one again
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks good, doesn't work I purchased an entire kitchen with kitchen aide appliances. The downdraft looks great but I've had problems from the get go...wouldn't go up/down correctly as per other reviews and now goes up but does not turn on. I am getting ready to replace it after multiple service calls, but now that I'm reading these reviews it sounds like I'm not the only one. Have any of you followed up with the customer service rep?
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Will not properly recess after use We bought this unit a couple years ago, along with the KitchenAide cooktop, refrigerator, oven, warming drawer & microwave. The motor that pulls the vent fan back down does not work properly to recess the unit back to the non-use position. Ours sticks about 4" above the cooktop & locks up. Can't get it to move at all. Also just scheduled technician thru KitchenAide to have the "3rd" ice maker installed in the fridge. KitchenAide not what they used to be.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great fan. Not to noisy and it truly works and cleans well.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work properly! At this point we are waiting for the 3 visit from our installer because this vent is sucking air from the backside. On the last visit the installer said it was defective and would need to be replaced. Also the top stainless piece that rests on the counter top area is absolutely hideous! While I am very happy with all of the other Kitchen Aid appliances we purchased at the same time as this downdraft, oven-micro combo and dishwasher, this was a bad choice. We cannot have a exhaust vent above our cook top and a downdraft is the only solution. I wish I had chosen another brand.
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice features We haven't finished the installation yet. Had to mount the blower remotely.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Downdraft air vent So happy this type of air vent is available ... easy to clean and it really sucks the air!
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from KitchenAid Down draft This is the second, KitchenAid, down draft I bought, as the other one blew a motor after 7 years. I hope this one lasts longer. The motor does not suck up the air from the farthest burner. I had no choice but to buy the same one again. After all these years, you would think they would have improved the suction of the down draft! They did NOT improve it at all, in fact I liked the old one better. Don't you trail test them at all???
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Caution I love kitchenaid... but... I am so disappointed in this product. It was installed and didn't work correctly. I had it repaired through an authorized service provider and, after 5 visits, they had basically rebuilt the unit. Now, approximately 1 year later, the product is not working again and, of course, is 1 month past the 1 year warranty. I have used the unit minimally and only with great care, so it shouldn't have any issues. Basically, the unit does not go up and down properly. It is currently stuck in the down position. I have contacted the company so hopefully they will remedy the situation. I am hopeful that I just received a 'bad apple' and this is an isolated incident. Nonetheless, consider purchasing the extended warranty on the product.
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pop up downdraft vent Brought this product 2 months ago. Used it twice and was very pleased. Love that it comes up high and is able it vent the steam from the front burners. The third time I used the vent it would not retract all the way down. Called the repair service department for the store I purchased it from. It took 3 weeks for the part to come in then while the part was being put in another part broke. Would I recommend this product? At this time no!
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a dream I had a Jen-air in an island with a built in downdraft this works better than the Jen-air did
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great streamline look and countertop saver I bought this appliance as part of other 5 for kitchen remodeling. Using a retractable downdraft gave us bigger burners for same 30" cooktop. The drawback we found is that it was hard to retrofit using the existing vent location under the counter. The contractor had to build a adapter for it which basically took all the cabinet space under the cooktop. Perhaps, a more modular adapter would has help here.In addition, we had some problems with the on-off switch, which had to be replaced.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Sure Yet... I've only used it a few times and did manage to knock over and crash a ceramic utensil holder when I lowered the vent, but I guess that's my problem. I did use it with a grill pan on the burner doing some small steaks with the fan on high and the smoke was definitely wafting to the ceiling, not being totally sucked in by the vent. But it has definitely solved a design problem since we have a very high cathedral ceiling in our kitchen which made an overhead vent impossible. But I must say, it looks so cool and makes me feel very Jetsons space age!
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very functional and stylish! Retractable downdraft clears kitchen odors and smoke quickly and efficiently. Three fan settings low, medium and high. Retracts out of sight on granite countertop. Matching Kitchenaid induction cooktop boils water in less than 30-60 seconds! Very happy we bought both Kitchenaid products. Customer service is great!
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Retraction feature is innovative but does not always work pr Love the retraction feature but the system often does not function properly. The unit will not come up properly with a simple push of the button. It requires holding the button and waiting for the system to engage then releasing the button. Proper timing and fiddling with it is frustrating because the system will disengage and retract instead of coming on. (Possibly an installation error!?) Also, downdraft system does not draw as much as I had hoped although it is much better than our old downdraft system (Jenn-Aire).
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this unit. This unit works well and is very quite and really removes the smoke and smell. We really like this design. We had a small area and it fit perfectly.
Date published: 2013-05-14
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