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Gaggenau Vario 400 Series VR421611

15" Modular Electric Indoor Barbecue Grill with 2 Independent Elements, 12 Power Levels, Perforated Stainless Steel Container w/ Lava Stones and Drip Tray


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The Difference is Gaggenau
Gaggenau is the world's preeminent brand of restaurant-grade cooking technology for the modern home. Specializing in high-performance built-in kitchen appliances, its sleek portfolio includes ovens, modular gas, electric and induction cooktops, ventilation, refrigerators, dishwashers, specialty appliances such as steamers, grills and deep fryers, and the Asian-influenced Teppan Yaki.

Gaggenau stands for exceptional convenience and intuitive operation, just as in professional kitchens. Products contain high-quality, rugged surface finishes, easy to navigate panels and the most durable of materials, including shot-blasted aluminum surfaces that do not show fingerprints and sturdy control knobs that are a pleasure to use.

Professionals know what they want. They desire clear designs and instinctive controls. The professional kitchen exemplifies the belief that form follows function, and this is the model that Gaggenau has developed its design from. Gaggenau kitchens are not only beautiful, but also intelligent and inspiring. The quality of built-in kitchen appliances begins with the design. Gaggenau builds beautiful ovens, elegant dishwashers, ventilators, cooktops and refrigerators that far exceed expectations. With Gaggenau, form truly follows function.

Gaggenau creates small revolutions in design and technology. Explore their full range of home appliances, and discover how their innovative products combine to help you create the ultimate cooking experience.

Modular Cooktops
The choice is yours: the new professional Vario 400 Series offers eight special-purpose appliances, high-tech in stainless steel, with new-style, sturdy control knobs set in a glowing orange ring. In the 200 Series, surfaces are finished in shot-blasted aluminum, gleaming, light, and robust, with top-mounted control knobs.

VR 421 Electric Barbecue Grill
The VR 421 electric barbecue grill has two independently controlled grilling zones, with lava stones and an open cast grill for low-fat barbecuing. It also features a large griddle pan, which is great for paninis and pancakes.
Type: Electric Grill
Stainless Steel Cooktop: Yes
Control Knobs in Cabinet Frontage: Yes
Electronic Temperature Control: Yes
Cast-Iron Grill: 2
Stainless Steel Container with Lava Stones: Yes
Grease Drip Tray: Yes
Automatic Cooking Timer: Optional
Child Lock: No
Safety Lock: Yes
Appliance Cover: Included
Griddle Pan: Included
Grill Tongs: Included
Cleaning Brush: Included
Cooking Zones
Number of Cooking Zones: 2
Heating Element, Output: 2 x 1500W
Number of Power Levels: 12
Total Electrical Rating: 3.0 kW
Total Amps: 13 Amps
Voltage: 220-240V/60Hz
Shipping Weight: 80 Lbs.
Width: 14 15/16"
Depth: 20 1/16"
Height: 2 11/16"
Cutout Width: 14 3/16"
Cutout Depth: 19 5/16"
Cutout Height: Min. 5 7/8" - Max. 6 3/8"
  • Independently Set Hinged Heating Elements
  • The two grill heating elements can be set independently.
  • This means that while the front part of the grill is being used for grilling, the rear part can be used for keeping food warm.
  • To clean the cooktop, simply swivel both heating elements out of the way.
  • The Vario 400 Pro Series open grill grate has concealed heating elements.
  • This ensures that very little smoke is produced, as fat cannot drip onto them.
  • Cast Iron Griddle
  • This is an extremely useful, easy-care accessory for grilling or cooking on a flat surface.
  • Three of its sides are high and effectively protect against fat splashes, and the front edge curves slightly upwards to prevent spillage of fat and deposits of burnt food.
  • Stainless Steel Container with Lava Stones
  • The floor of the lava stone container is perforated, allowing fat to drip into the pullout collection tray.
  • The tray is removable and dishwasher-safe.
  • Appliance Cover
  • Stainless steel protective cover that can be closed when the appliance is not in use.
  • Vacation Lock
  • After running for four hours, the appliance automatically switches itself off if it receives no operator commands during this time.
  • Control Knobs
  • All Series 400 control knobs are designed to prevent unintentional activation of the appliance, because they need to be both pressed and rotated.
  • Before a knob can be turned, it must be pushed through a clearly felt stop position.
  • The temperature selection knobs on electrical appliances may then be turned in either direction, even past the zero position.
  • The setting selected for a cooking zone via a particular knob position is then retained.
  • A discreet circular orange light indicates active cooking zones.
  • In gas appliances, rotation of the knob is limited to one direction; illumination of the ring is not possible.
  • Automatic Cooking Timer (Optional)
  • The time at which you desire one or more cooking zones to be switched off automatically can be selected up to 90 (CK) or 99 (VI) minutes in advance.
  • The integral clock can be used as a timer independently of the function set for the appliance.
  • "Personalize Your Custom Cooktop"
  • Allows specialty pieces to be combined with gas and electric units.
  • Connecting Strips Give Finished Look and Design
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  • Fuel Type : Electric
  • Style : Grill
  • Cooktop : Cooktop
  • Color : Stainless Steel
  • Surface Color : Stainless Steel


  • Actual Width : 14 15/16"
  • Actual Depth : 20 1/16"
  • Actual Height : 2 11/16"
  • Cutout Width : 14 3/16"
  • Cutout Depth : 19 5/16"

Burner Output

  • Set 1 QTY : 2
  • Set 1 Output : 1500
  • Grill : No
  • Griddle : No


  • Burners : 2
  • Control Type : Knobs
  • Downdraft Venting : No
  • Induction : No
  • Hot Surface Indicator Light : No
  • Sabbath Mode : No

Technical Details

  • Modules Required : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 240 Volts
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