Asked on Dec 22, 2016

What do you do with a right rectangular grill?

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I bought this house has jennair downdraft island cook top. What do you do with right rectangular grill. I tried grillng but sauces spreads allover. How can I use this for grilling and cooking without any mes?
36 answers
  • Creativeme
    Creativeme
    on Dec 22, 2016

    I had one similar. There was a collection bottle under the grill.
  • LaFawne
    LaFawne
    on Dec 22, 2016

    Call JennAir!! I lucked out and was able to buy new flat top burners to replace the faded ones that were here when we bought our house. If it is a modular unit, you can possibly replace the grill with flat top burners. Mine has the same grill, but with two burners sets also. I did not need 6 burners so I just use the grill as a hot plate- perfect for when I take hot dishes out of the oven across from it! Seriously though, try to find your model number and call Jenn Air- I wish you luck
    • Connie
      Connie
      on Dec 23, 2016

      I did the same thing.!!! I also sometimes when needed, would heat up vegetables if I needed one more heat source! Oh how I miss it! I loved cooking burgers in the winter!!!
  • Judy Roberts
    Judy Roberts
    on Dec 22, 2016

    There is a mason jar attached underneath for drippings. That entire section is removable. You could add two more burners in it's place.
  • Pam Palmer Junkin
    Pam Palmer Junkin
    on Dec 22, 2016

    I had the same situation on a Jennair and decided I needed the 4 cooking eyes more so I ordered another side with two eyes on it and did away with using the grill. I now have 4 cooking eyes, two large, two small. Like it bunches.

  • Tom Berry
    Tom Berry
    on Dec 22, 2016

    We had a Jenn Aire like this for almost 30 years......great stove, but the grill is a mess to use. We probably didn't use it more than a half dozen times. We did have the extra two burners, which we used instead of the grill.
  • Sharon
    Sharon
    on Dec 22, 2016

    I also have a JennAir stove - Seldom use the grill but have the griddle! Use the griddle occasionally, but use the extra two burner attachment all the time!! Prefer to use the outdoor Bar_B_Que for grilling.
  • Mary Anne
    Mary Anne
    on Dec 22, 2016

    You will need the model number probably, but they can hook you up with ways of dealing with this. I always go straight to the source with appliances that I am unfamiliar with.
  • Pam Palmer Junkin
    Pam Palmer Junkin
    on Dec 23, 2016

    In your picture there are two eyes on the left, most stoves have four eyes, and some a five. They are the circle of heat on which you put a pot or pan. We ordered a panel like the one on your left and took off the grill and put the other one on it. Jennair has options to do this. Some come with left and right having two eyes each. You have a choice of options and they are easy to change.
  • Anna
    Anna
    on Dec 23, 2016

    It''s for grilling meat and veggies. Use it same as a BBQ
    • Anna
      Anna
      on Apr 22, 2019

      The heat of elements is so hot it burns mess off. Kind of like a self cleaning oven does. Once they cool off you can wipe element off with damp rag.

  • Retta Parks
    Retta Parks
    on Dec 23, 2016

    As stated before, you can order a griddle for it. I use mine frequently for pancakes, hot sandwiches, any number of things.
  • Judy Roberts
    Judy Roberts
    on Dec 23, 2016

    I've a Jenn-Aire with 3 sections. The grill is in the middle. Used it last night... for hotdogs! :)
  • Joyce Glosson Abrams
    Joyce Glosson Abrams
    on Dec 23, 2016

    I use aluminum foil on mine....less mess, easy clean up. I like that the whole thing breaks down for easy cleaning!
  • MH
    MH
    on Dec 24, 2016

    for sure love the ease of using foil as welll
  • Mat7469867
    Mat7469867
    on Dec 25, 2016

    Many years ago I had a Jenn-Aire just like your picture. I loved it When the grill got dirty I ran all the non-electric parts through the dishwasher with no problem.
  • Kimberley Mouser
    Kimberley Mouser
    on Dec 25, 2016

    In Australia most stoves have a minimum of 4 burners ( 2 large and 2 small) they also have a separate griller under the hotplates and above the oven this is the norm for free standing stoves ( if its a underbench oven the separate griller is above the oven and the hotplates are a separate unit to the oven so that you can place it into the benchtop ) my grill gets used all the time for cooking steak sausages etc as well as grilling cheese on toast ( aluminum foil is placed on top of the rack to stop cheese falling into the tray) the element is in the top.of the grill so its great for browning anything.
  • Marilyn Zaruba
    Marilyn Zaruba
    on Dec 25, 2016

    This is what we use on ours:

    We've been using this for a couple of years and have had great luck with it. Saves a lot of cleanup mess on the grill, but the sauces can sometimes burn on it and you might need to use a good bit of elbow grease to remove it...nevertheless, it is far preferable to cleaning the grill itself.
  • Das10218188
    Das10218188
    on Dec 26, 2016

    My Jenn-Air is very similar to the one in your picture. Remove the grill and accessories (stone-like pieces with handles) and you should find a small hole in the bottom of the pan at the front of your stove. That hole is the drain for any excess juices, sauces, etc. It drains all the way to the bottom of the stove on the underside where there should be a pint-sized Mason-like jar to catch the drippings. There's a screw-on plastic-rubbery lid with a handle and a hole in the middle to direct the drippings into the jar. My stove was new 20 years ago and came with two of these jars. It's kind of like the bacon grease jar that many cooks used at one time. I just remove the jar after using the grill and replace with the clean one. The jars slide out and back in, BTW.

    Hope this helps!

    Note: I've never used the grill side much, since the novelty wore off.. Wish I had two more cooking eyes instead. I'll probably go that route with my next stove purchase. As noted above, there are several options. However, I LOVE the downdraft concept and will definitely pursue that again!
    • Laura Leikness Kortes
      Laura Leikness Kortes
      on Dec 1, 2019

      Omigosh, thank you!! We've been in our house for 5 years, I never even knew about the grease catcher-!! Removed that front section and wow, the surprises that awaited me  But....how does the grill itself get hot? We have an electric, so the 2 glasstops are inserted into the power source. If I just lay the grilltops on the open spot, how do they get heat--am I missing a part???

  • Janie Dixon Spivey
    Janie Dixon Spivey
    on Dec 26, 2016

    I have this same stove and the 3 inserts the grill,the burners and the griddle.i don't use the grill very often i hate the clean up
  • Int2363025
    Int2363025
    on Dec 26, 2016

    2 burners are Not enough.... Solution: go to the appliance store and order another set of burners. A set of burners consist of 1 large and 1 small. Remove the grill and insert the burners...problem solved...then when you need or want to grill remove the burners and put in grill. JennAir products are sold in components therefore, you can customize Any way that suits your needs. i always order an extra set of bunerd.
    • JEWEL C
      JEWEL C
      on Dec 26, 2016

      That was my solution. Also if your burners go out it is a solution to keep from buying a whole new stove. I did that too.

  • Tammy Kelley
    Tammy Kelley
    on Dec 26, 2016

    If you don't want the grill, buy another cartridge like the one on the left. Coil top ones sell for around 165.00 and solid surface ones sell for around 260. 00.
  • Barbara Eldredge Dolan
    Barbara Eldredge Dolan
    on Dec 26, 2016

    You might find a burner set at a used appliance store. When we built this house, that is the stove we bought. It came with the second set of burners to swap out with the grill. I loved being able to grill but hated the clean-up so much I eventually boxed up the grill part and stored it.
  • Cathy Chappuis
    Cathy Chappuis
    on Dec 26, 2016

    I always sprayed the grill with pam or brushed oil on it. I just put it in the dish washer to clean it. Be sure you keep the little jar that's under the unit empty and clean. If it got too full, you would have a mess.
  • Julia
    Julia
    on Dec 26, 2016

    I've had Jenn Aire since 1974 (2 of them). Put the grills in the dishwasher. Wipe under with a paper towel then use ammonia to get all the grease. Use the same jar that catches the grease as long as you wish and when filled, simply toss and simply screw another Mason jar on. I have 2 glass tops, a grill and I bought the coil type to use with heavy pots when canning. I clean the glass tops with soda after each use. Looks like new after all these years. Good luck.
  • Ska6325059
    Ska6325059
    on Dec 26, 2016

    How for you clean with soda?
    please explain
  • Ska6325059
    Ska6325059
    on Dec 26, 2016

    My electric coil where the grills are also get greezy how do you clean that?
  • Das10218188
    Das10218188
    on Dec 27, 2016

    Yes, I know! There are actually several options with mine. Thanks!
  • Kcama
    Kcama
    on Dec 27, 2016

    We thought the grill would be a good idea, too, but never used it. Now we have the griddle - great for lots of pancakes, grilled cheese for a crowd, big batch of shrimp. Comes out easily and cleans up in a breeze....but do make sure you have the little jar underneath to catch the overflow.
  • 512181
    512181
    on Dec 27, 2016

    We have a similar Thermador range. I also have the griddle and use it often. I use the grill option to make great quesadillas or hot dogs. Grilling most other meat is too messy, I think. I also line the pan beneath the grill top with foil for easier clean up. If you happen to find a replacement cartridge for 2 more burners, make sure to check the model numbers on the range and the cartridge. I had a JennAir many years ago and borrowed the cartridge from a friend and since they were not compatible, I broke the cartridge and had to order her a new one.
  • Lyn Buerger
    Lyn Buerger
    on Dec 27, 2016

    I love my grill but I have 4 burner and put a grill over two of the burner when I need it. Store it in the oven when not in use.
  • Doreene James
    Doreene James
    on Dec 27, 2016

    I had the same set up. I lined the bottom of the grill with foil and that worked well, mine had fake charcoal in it and I washed them with soap and water, I wish I,d have thought to put them in the dishwasher I'm sure that would have worked better! I didn't like only having 2 burners so I bought replacements on E Bay I think I paid less than $50 and they worked great. I kept the grill in the bottom drawer and switched it when I wanted to grill. Everything is modular and easily removed and replaced.
  • Mary Martin Hamby
    Mary Martin Hamby
    on Dec 27, 2016

    You can go to jenn air .com and order a replacement module with burners and pop it in and when you want to grill you just switch.
  • Jane R.
    Jane R.
    on Dec 28, 2016

    I have the same Jenn air cooktop. I have never used the grill or griddle. I'd rather just have two more burners. Although the grill can be used for large pots. I live alone so don't need to cook anything in a very large pot. I still love the cook top since I only cook for one most of the time the two burners are enough. I'll use the grill since I know it can be placed in the dishwasher to clean.

  • Amanda
    Amanda
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Question: can you use charcoal in these for more even cooking?

  • Cowboy
    Cowboy
    on Mar 4, 2021

    Surround the elements with lava rocks.. put the rack back on. Turn on high to season for 2 hours. The rocks will make a continuous popping sound.. allow to cool completely. Cook a couple of thick hamburger steaks on it first. Make sure drippings completely cover rocks and season grates. Leave on 45 minutes after each use. This will burn off grease and season rocks. It will also burn excess sauce, etc.. you should never have to clean the grill top, simply wipe it off. The 45 min of unused heat self cleans it. Best stove EVER

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Mar 4, 2021

    I would grill on it then add my sauce at the end or put in the broiler to brown with sauces on it

    get a manual online from Jeenair to see other uses

  • Loyd Eden
    Loyd Eden
    7 days ago

    Where can I get a replacement top with the two burners and grill

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