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Does stove-top need downdraft if microwave has oven-hood combo?

We are replacing microwave (that has oven-hood built-in) with like unit; existing stove-top has downdraft (center). Does replacement stove-top unit have to have downdraft? Conversely, could we get cook-top with downdraft and NOT have oven hood on new microwave (which would still be over the cook-top)? Thanks in advance for considering!

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We have a stove with no downdraft, and a microwave with a hood above it. It works just fine. I expect you could keep your downdraft and put a microwave without a hood above it, and that would also work. I don't think, however, you can buy an above the range mocrowave oven, that slides in on brackets, which will not have a hood.

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