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.
VK 411 In-Counter Steamer
The Vario VK 411 in-counter steamer. Steam and boil without pressure on two levels. You choose the exact water temperature, from 100 to 200°F. Prevents overcooking. Includes a glass lid.
Stainless Steel Cooktop:
Control Knobs in Cabinet Frontage:
Electronic Temperature Control:
Electronic Steam Control:
Automatic Boiling Point Detection:
Cooking Insert Perforated:
Cooking Insert Unperforated:
Residue Strainer In the Drain:
Motor-Driven Drain Valve:
Drain Installation Set:
Automatic Cooking Timer:
Number of Cooking Zones:
Heating Element, Output:
115 - 200°F
Number of Power Levels:
Total Electrical Rating:
Min. 4 1/8" - Max. 6 3/8"
Electronic Water Temperature Control
- The graduated temperature regulation (in 10°F increments) makes it possible to cook at precisely defined temperatures (water temperature of between 190°F and 212°F) or to steam at 100°C.
- Many delicate foods, such as fish, can be prevented from "falling apart" by being kept at a constant temperature below boiling point.
- With this function, food can also be gently heated up or kept warm for long periods without drying out or losing its flavor.
Electronic Steam Control
- The steamer's special heating system ensures that water, stock or wine can be brought to the evaporation point in a very short time and only as much steam is produced as is needed for the cooking process.
Automatic Boiling Point Detection
- The appliance automatically determines boiling temperature, which is dependent on the geographical position (height above sea level).
Two Cooking Inserts
- Up to two inserts can be placed in the steamer (the basic set of inserts contains a perforated and a non-perforated insert) for cooking either simultaneously or with a time delay.
- Dishes requiring different cooking times can therefore be served at once.
- The attractively shaped glass lid allows you to see into the steamer, to check the progress of cooking.
- As Gaggenau steamers operate without pressure, you can also remove the convex, transparent tinted glass cover during steaming.
Water Drain Valve
- The motorized water outlet function is conveniently operated via the second control knob.
- 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.
- After running for four hours, the appliance automatically switches itself off if it receives no operator commands during this time.
Appliance Cover (Optional)
- Stainless steel protective cover that can be closed when the appliance is not in use.
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.
- For cooking a large portion of pasta "al dente" without it boiling over, using the basket insert for the steamer.
- To drain, just pour away the water.
"Personalize Your Custom Cooktop"
- Allows specialty pieces to be combined with gas and electric units.
Connecting Strips Give Finished Look and Design
VK 411 and VF 411 must not be installed directly next to one another.
Gaggenau Vario 400 Series VK411610 Reviews