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.
The right hood makes a big difference in any kitchen, but the stakes are particularly high in open plan accommodation: with no walls or doors to keep cooking steam and smoke out of eating and living areas, a highly effective hood is essential. And since no walls means nothing to hide behind, the hood must also be quiet in operation and inoffensive to the eye.
Cooktop Downdraft Ventilator For the Vario 200 Series
Only 3-3/8" wide, the VL 041 downdraft ventilator is revolutionary and typically Gaggenau, a development that was introduced in Europe with great success. A controlling element (VL 041), and an additional element (VL 040, without control switch) can be mounted on the left and right of a built-in cooktop, or between two modular cooktops. This installation configuration allows vapors to be directly extracted from the cooking surface. The value of this direct ventilation is apparent, especially with the electric grill/deep fryer combination, where there is an extremely large amount of vapor.
The downdraft is an ideal problem solver, especially under support beams or with cooktops directly under a window. A duct leads the vapor and odors to be extracted directly to the outside. The fan motor may be installed in the bottom cupboard but will also mount elsewhere if desired to virtually eliminate fan noise from the kitchen. A metal filter absorbs the grease extracted by the system and is dishwaher safe for easy cleaning.