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 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.
The VK 230 In-Counter Steamer
Steaming is a particularly gentle and healthy way to cook food. The highly effective heat transfers properties of moist air to produce wonderfully tender, juicy results with delicate vegetables, potatoes, rice, fish, shellfish and meat. No other method of cooking takes such good care of the flavor, aroma, appearance, consistency and color of food. Unlike boiling water and pressurized steam, hot pressureless steam also leaves the nutrients in food largely intact, making it one of the healthiest ways to cook. Boiled broccoli, for example, loses 67% of its vitamin C content. Only 20% of its vitamin C content is lost when it is steamed. Steam prevents flavors mixing too, as any juice escaping from the cooking food passes into the cooking water but not the steam. The water left in the steamer after use can actually make an excellent base for a soup or sauce.
The Gaggenau steamer is not only healthy, it is pleasing for the eye as well: Form follows function: the sleek design of the steam oven is award-winning: among several Gaggenau products, the VK 230 has has been honored in the oldest and most prestigous design competition in the world - the Good Design Award at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design.