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Jenn-Air® 36" JX3™ Gas Downdraft Cooktop - Stainless Steel

Model # JGD3536BS

 4.4 out of 5 (97 Reviews)

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This Jenn-Air® luxury gas downdraft cooktop features five sealed burners, including a 17,000 BTU ultra-high output burner. Its impressive JX3™ downdraft ventilation system quickly and efficiently clears the air without a hood. This cooktop pairs beautifully with appliances in our Euro Style Stainless suites.


  • JX3™ Downdraft Ventilation System with 3-Speed Fan
  • DuraFinish™ Protection
  • 17,000 BTU Ultra-High Output Burner
  • Convertible to Duct-Free Ventilation
  • Electronic Ignition and Flame-Sensing™ Re-ignition
  • 425 CFM Rating
  • Easy-to-Clean Short Plenum
  • Dishwasher-Safe Air Grill
  • Dishwasher-Safe Burner Grates and Caps
  • Infinite Burner Control Settings
  • Porcelain-on-Cast-Iron Continuous Grates
  • Porcelain-Enamel/Stainless Steel Surface
External Dimensions
Depth 21 1/2
Height 18 7/16
Width 36
Cutout Depth 19 15/16
Cutout Height 20 7/16
Cutout Width 34 3/4
Key Features
JX3™ Downdraft Ventilation System with 3-Speed Fan - The powerful JX3™ downdraft uses proximity ventilation to capture smoke and cooking odors right at the cooking surface, to powerfully clear the air without requiring a hood.
DuraFinish™ Protection - With excellence in every detail, DuraFinish™ Protection keeps your cooktop's surface looking like new by resisting yellowing, staining, scratching and the most common effects of aging. Stainless steel models only
17,000 BTU Ultra-High Output Burner - Its ultra-high output helps you achieve exceptional results for high-heat cooking techniques like searing or wok cooking.
Convertible to Duct-Free Ventilation - Keep the view from your kitchen open and free from ductwork with this optional kit that allows conversion to duct-free ventilation.
Electronic Ignition and Flame-Sensing™ Re-ignition - Electronic ignition and Flame-Sensing™ re-ignition ensure a continuous flame that reignites automatically if blown out - even at the lowest setting.
425 CFM Rating - This luxury gas downdraft cooktop's ventilation system operates at up to 425 CFM to effectively remove smoke, steam and cooking odors.
Easy-to-Clean Short Plenum - This plenum, which pulls the air through the ventilation chamber from its hidden position beneath the air grill, is easy to clean thanks to its short height.
Dishwasher-Safe Air Grill - This intake grill, which effectively captures smoke, grease and cooking odors as they're drawn through the system, can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher.
Dishwasher-Safe Burner Grates and Caps - The burner grates and caps can be easily removed and cleaned in the dishwasher, for effortless upkeep.
Infinite Burner Control Settings - Enjoy precise controls by selecting your preferred burner setting - from low to high and everywhere in between.
Porcelain-on-Cast-Iron Continuous Grates - These heavy-duty grates, which feature a porcelain coating to withstand high temperatures, form a continuous grid across the cooktop, allowing you to easily slide heavy pans from one burner to another.
Porcelain-Enamel/Stainless Steel Surface - This surface transfers heat efficiently and is highly durable, with a subtle sheen that's easy to maintain.
Configuration and Overview
Cooktop Type Downdraft
Fuel Type Gas
Size 36
Installs Over Built-In Oven No
Burner or Element Style Sealed Burner
Cooktop Surface Material Stainless Steel
Number of Cooking Element-Burners 5
Cooktop Features
Center Front Element-Burner Power 15000 BTU
Center Front Element-Burner Type Sealed Burner
Center Rear Element-Burner Power 12,000 BTU
Center Rear Element-Burner Type Sealed Burner
Left Rear Element-Burner Power 5000 BTU
Left Rear Element-Burner Type Simmer
Right Rear Element-Burner Power 17,000 BTU
Right Rear Element-Burner Type Burner
Digital Display No
Downdraft Vent Yes
Heating Element On Indicator Light No
Hot Surface Indicator Light No
Control Type Knobs

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out of 5 (97 Reviews)

89% of reviewers recommend this product.


Submitted by L - Great replacement for my old one. However, there doesn't not seem to be a difference in the fan speeds regardless of which of the three settings is selected.

Yes, I recommend this product

Amazing cooktop!

Submitted by Bena - Very fast heat up, easy cleanup

Yes, I recommend this product

Jenn Air Gas range with downdraft

Submitted by Patrick and Linda Burns - basic cooking

Yes, I recommend this product

Downdraft Stove Top

Submitted by Stan Henrikson - Like fifth burner.

Yes, I recommend this product

Classic Class.

Submitted by Val - Use this product for everyday cooking. It's quick and easy to use, quick and easy to clean and always looks great in our kitchen. Classy and classic.

Yes, I recommend this product

Would Buy Other Jenn- Air products

Submitted by Gary - Cooking for family & friends

Yes, I recommend this product

Excellent Cooktop

Submitted by JPitt - Aesthetically beautiful as well as works like a dream.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love the cooktop, but....

Submitted by fisrman - I love the gas cooktop having converted from an electric cooktop. The quality and ease of cooking with gas and the beauty of the cooktop make being the kitchen a pleasure. We are experiencing one major problem that does not relate to the cooktop but to the downdraft. We have found that the vent cap/damper recommended for the Jenn Air is of poor quality and does not work well in the cold environs of a great lakes state. Consequently, when it is cold which it is now the cooktop and surrounding kitchen area are too cold-air coming in the downdraft from an inadequate vent cap/damper. You need to review the downdraft portion of the Jenn Air cooktop and come up with a solution. As of now, the downdraft of the cooktop is inoperable due to the insulation I have had to place in the vent cap to stop the very cold air from coming outside into my kitchen. I am investigating the problem myself but have not found a definite solution yet.

Yes, I recommend this product

Very powerful range.

Submitted by Merry - I cook daily and this is a wonderful range for cooking a variety of styles.

Yes, I recommend this product

I would definitely buy this product again!

Submitted by Angela - I was so used to my old cooktop not getting as hot that I found myself burning food on this one. Once I realized how quickly this cooktop heats up and cooks, I was on my way and cooking like a champ. It has amazed my husband and kids how quickly this cooktop heats up and boils water. Love, love, love this product.

Yes, I recommend this product

The most powerful downdraft range

Submitted by Tim - a very good design cooktop

Yes, I recommend this product

Gas Downdraft Cooktop

Submitted by RJG - We just love our new cooktop. It's absolutely amazing, just what our updated kitchen needed.

Yes, I recommend this product

Hose Cook

Submitted by The Cook in the House - Nice looking cook top but it's difficult to use. Hard to clean the stainless steel version. I rarely use the fan due to how it pulls flame away from burners on right side.

No, I do not recommend this product

Gas Cooktop

Submitted by Jack H - Look's and operates great. Love the five burners. Upon installation, found that down draft only operated on high speed. I will need to call service out to fix a new product.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by J.N. - Sleek and uncomplicated, easy to clean. The burners are a bit too close to one another so you cannot cook with multiple large pans at once.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Thomas Honrath - only good things to say

Yes, I recommend this product

Very happy

Submitted by Justin - d

Yes, I recommend this product

I would tell a friend

Submitted by Ron - The product is great. The down draft is a little louder than I anticipated.

Yes, I recommend this product

appearance wise would buy again not sure about durability

Submitted by NancyB - I really like this cook top however I'm very disappointed that after only 6 months of use we had to replace the ignitor on one of the burners

No, I do not recommend this product

Great Downdraft Rangetop

Submitted by George & Beverly Broussard - Love our new Jennair Rangetop. Great temperature controls & the large surface area makes it easy move you pots on and off the heating area. Very easy to clean up after you are done.

Yes, I recommend this product

Cooking with GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Susan - I had a 45 inch electric Jennair before this and wanted to replace it with the same size gas. They do not make that model anymore. I ordered this and love the product. I enjoy cooking even more.

Yes, I recommend this product

Not loving the fan!

Submitted by Kathy - Love the burners... don't love the fan. Need to call for warranty!

Yes, I recommend this product

very nice gas cook top

Submitted by Donald the cook - I'm glad the unit slid right in to replace my 20yr. old electric down draft cook top with out any modifications to the counter top!! Always whated GAS.

Yes, I recommend this product

My second Jenn-Air

Submitted by Fact Checker - This is my second Jenn_Air gas cook top. The first was an Expression model and served me for 18 years. The downdraft systems on both units allowed mounting on a kitchen island without need of a overhead vent system. I love this new 5 burner unit which fit with minor modifications to my space. The new grates are much nicer and heavier than the old grates and the sealed burners are a plus. The only thing I miss is the light indication that a burner is on like the old Expression displayed. Some on the burners can run so low that you may not notice it is on if not paying attention. Minor issue but food for thought.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by jana - love the look and performance of the cooktop. Everything I expected except its my first stainless steel appliance and it is high maintenance for cleaning! It's very easy to clean in the sense that the grates remove easily, but every little drop of water, oil, fingerprint shows up.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Kai Armstrong - Home use

Yes, I recommend this product

works well

Submitted by Hubert Dellinger - I would prefer the older style smoother burners.

Yes, I recommend this product

Excellent product

Submitted by Mike & Tracy - We replaced our electric cooktop with a 5 burner gas cooktop. Extremely happy with the results

Yes, I recommend this product

Works well but has a significant safety issue

Submitted by Dick - This product has a significant probability of burning someone, when using a small saucepan; pan can tip over, spill some contents and end up with handle in adjacent burner

No, I do not recommend this product

Wonderful replacement for aged Whirlpool 36" Downdraft cookt

Submitted by Carol the Kitchen Captain - We had a 36" Whirlpool downdraft cooktop for 22 years. Used it every day and loved it. But the time came to update all of our Whirlpool appliances so how could we choose anything else but Jenn-Air. It is the exact same size as the Whirlpool and was installed in 20 minutes! But now we have it we regret not getting it sooner. It is a joy!

Yes, I recommend this product

Best downdraft cooktop

Submitted by Love to cook - I love cooking, but usually only have time during the weekends. It's great to be able to cook multiple dishes at the same time because of the number of burners and the surface area. Water boils quickly, and steaks sear easily. The vent can be noisy, and I'm not sure that I see much difference between the speeds. But the burners are great.

Yes, I recommend this product

JA gas with diwndraft

Submitted by Patrick Kisgen - We looked at many mid range and high end products. We chose the Jenn Air due to its versatility, modern look, downdraft, and pricing. So happy for our choice.

Yes, I recommend this product

The best gas cooktop!

Submitted by Sally - This cooktop is a great addition to my renovated kitchen.

Yes, I recommend this product

I love my new cooktop.

Submitted by Linnea - I haven't had the product very long but so far I am very pleased with it. Replaced a 18yr. old Jenn-Air cooktop and was happy with it too.

Yes, I recommend this product

I would beu this product again

Submitted by prdan - It came in the box with a wrong grate but that was quickly resolved with customer car.

Yes, I recommend this product

Needs some improvement

Submitted by Alice O - I purchased this cook top two years ago and it scratched very easily and looked horrible so we replaced it. The control panel information and settings also disappeared after only a few cleanings because the black lettering just wiped away. We replaced it because the sales associate told us that Jenn Air put a new coating on the surface so we'll see what happens. I'm sure the control information will disappear again because it doesn't look like the process has been improved.

No, I do not recommend this product

Beautiful cooktop

Submitted by Jo - It is a beautiful cooktop, easy to clean, great function. The downdraft is a bit noisy and the filter looks like a design flaw, but certainly easy to pull out and pop in the dishwasher. My cleaning person nudged the burner on when cleaning the cooktop, and since it didn't ignite it went unnoticed until I got home with the kitchen full of gas. So beware.

Yes, I recommend this product

Easy to use. Easy to clean

Submitted by Sugar Grove, Illinois - Things to know about this product: Powerful large burner. Simmer burner works great for rice. Ducted, downdraft, cooktops are not easy to install and require cutting accurately located openings in walls, floors and cabinets. The product information available online is accurate and helpful. The fan noise seems about the same on all three fan settings. Using smooth, spiral duct transitions helps with noise and air flow. The stainless steel surface cleans up easily and doesn't show scratches.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great cooktop

Submitted by Irene - I'm so happy wit his cooktop. Recently dud a complete kitchen remodel and I love it. High quality workmanship. I didn't want a pull up vent or hood and the downdraft is perfect.

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice cooktop

Submitted by Ken - Very nice cooktop. Easy to clean and works as advertised.

Yes, I recommend this product

Solid example of American engineering excellence

Submitted by Thomas - this cooktop is a joy to use. precisely built with intelligently laid out controls, my new Jenn-Air promises years of faithful service- time will tell.

Yes, I recommend this product

Downdraft as expected

Submitted by Love to cook - I have an island cooktop situation and went with Jenn Air because it was the only option

No, I do not recommend this product

Little disappointed

Submitted by K - Brand new, very expensive, burner knob bent, parts discolored at delivery, repair difficult, very disappointed in the instant problems it presented.

No, I do not recommend this product

Cook Top downdraft

Submitted by Alabama - Wanted a very powerful down draft to replace the GE pop-up that we had. We were told that Jenn-Air was extremely good so we purchased it. While everything other than the downdraft works extremely well the downdraft is very questionable. The low setting is fine, medium setting has very little change and no change to the next setting which is high. Had a tech in and he said that was the way it was. Very unsatisfactory answer, intend to contact Jenn-Air shortly. Couldn't recommend unless the settings are improved.

No, I do not recommend this product


Submitted by Louis LaMarche - We just had this installed by a very good installer. He did a tremendous job. When my wife used it the first time, she go some grease on one grate. This porous grate material of construction would NOT clean well no matter what we used. SO, what's your suggestion?

Yes, I recommend this product

great product

Submitted by jayhawk1 - Bought this for our new home. Relatively new so not a lot of experience. So far excellent. Performs as expected

Yes, I recommend this product

JX3 Gas Downdraft Cooktop

Submitted by Nick - We have had this cooktop for about three months and love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

Don't do it!

Submitted by Dacie - We remodeled our home. After the dust settled from moving in and all, I began to clean the cooktop. It was at this time I noticed areas on the black porcelain that were defective in appearance. They would not come clean nor polish away. Also, the burner caps were spotted, and stained. From minimal use. They would not come clean. I contacted Jenn air and was told that since it had been past 30 days they would not address my concerns. Instead they sent me a "special" cleaner that did not help. It was sent to pacify me. The customer service was not satisfactory.

No, I do not recommend this product


Submitted by Dana - My stove top was installed in December and we feel there is a warranty issue which my brother was handling for me but we never got a response. There is a chip in the finish and a scratch that I noticed a couple of days after install and we had not used any item that could cause this, it is very small chip and a small scrath which I assume can be hard to see. We have been waiting on the warranty contact and then I was going to write a review. We love the cook top and it looks great in our kitchen bit I am a tad anul when I spend this kind of money and flaws already visible in a couple of days of install.

No, I do not recommend this product

a cooks delight

Submitted by PegB - This cooktop does everything I need it to do. It is truly a cooks delight. However, the downdraft system does not work a well as the conventional over the stove vent. When that is not an option it is better than nothing. This thing cooks.

Yes, I recommend this product

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