The new downdraft ventilation system from Siemens from avantGarde collection integrates seamlessly with 30″ and 36″ wide cooktops, and has 14″ snorkel travel, so it will easily remove smoke, odors and grease from the tallest pans. Only Thermador downdraft vents currently have 14″ rise. A screw drive system raises and lowers the ventilation system smoothly and quietly. An auto reverse safety feature makes sure the rising vent doesn’t tip over the hot pot you accidentally left on its way. Cleaning this stylish downdraft ventilation solution is easy with the anodized stainless steel face and dishwasher safe filters. Simple streamlined look with nothing overhead makes it a great ventilation system for islands. Choice of integrated, in-line or remote blower delivers 600 cfm of ventilation. Siemens downdraft ventilation system should be available in the third quarter of 2008 with the prices in range of $1,350 USD.