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Gaggenau Vario 400 Series
5 Inch Vertical Downdraft Hood

Optional Blowers 3 Fan Levels Metal Grease Filter
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Convertible Venting Type
Convertible Venting Type Convertible hoods can either be vented to the exterior of your home, or you can recirculate the air in the kitchen through filters in the hood if you're unable to reach the exterior.
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Width: 4 5/16 Inch
Depth: 20 1/2 Inch
Height: 6 3/4 Inch
Speeds: 3
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Product Information
Brand: Gaggenau
Series: Vario 400 Series
Model: VL414111
Type: Downdraft
Color: Stainless Steel
Venting Type: Convertible
Blower Type: Both
Width: 4 5/16 Inch
Depth: 20 1/2 Inch
Height: 6 3/4 Inch
Dishwasher Safe Filters: Yes
Speeds: 3
Halogen Lighting: No
Approved for Outdoor Use: No
Technical Details
Energy Star Rated: No
Amps: 15
Voltage: 120 Volts
UPC: 825225921349

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Vario Downdraft Ventilation - 400 Series
VL 414
Regardless of whether it is installed with a visible edge or flush-mounted next to the Vario cooking appliances, the VL 414 downdraft ventilation draws steam downwards directly from where it arises. Up to four ventilation elements can be combined with a fan unit, which operates quietly, precisely and efficiently and is controlled conveniently via a single AA490 control knob.

With the new Vario 400 Series modular cooktops, multiple solutions are available to fit each individual's taste. For the first time ever, the grill, Teppan Yaki, steamer or deep fryer can be freely be combined with induction or gas cooktops in 15" and 36" widths to create a beautifully-styled unit.

The new Vario 400 Series can be surface or flush mounted thanks to the precision crafting of 1/8" stainless steel.

Overhead hood, retractable AL 400 or VL 414 downdraft ventilation may be used with the Vario 400 Series.

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.
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Appliance Type
400 Series
Air Extraction:  
Closing Element:  
Metal Grease Filter:  
Stainless Steel
Grease Drain Channel:  
Fan Levels:  
Intensive Mode:  
Run-On Function:  
Control Panel Arrangement:  
AA490110 Required
Function Indicators:  
Function Display:  
Exhaust Air Connection - Bottom:  
Exhaust Air Connection - Side:  
Exhaust Air Connection - Top:  
Exhaust Air Connection - Back:  
Dimensions and Weights
Overall Width:  
4 5/16"
Overall Depth:  
20 1/2"
Overall Height:  
6 3/4"
Cutout Width:  
4 9/16"
Cutout Depth:  
19 3/8"
Shipping Weight:  
12.0 Lbs.


*** Note: Up to four VL414 ventilation elements can be connected to one AR remote/inline blower or AR 413 recirculation kit. For operation AA490710 control knob is required. ***
Main Facts
  • Highly efficient ventilation system at cooktop level.
  • Up to 4 ventilation elements can be connected to one blower, operated by one AA 490 control knob. Control knob has to be ordered separately.
  • Felxible power distribution, precise extraction of cooking vapors only at the open ventilation element.
  • Precision crafting of 1/8" stainless steel.
  • For surface mount installation with a visible edge or for flush installation.
  • Can be perfectly combined with other Vario products of the 400 series.
  • Minimal planning and easy installation for air recirculation.
  • Maximum air output in combination with AR inline blower / remote blower or recirculation kit.
  • Noise level depends on the built-in situation.
  • Ventilation flaps will open when manually pushed down.
  • Closing element made of stainless steel, dishwahser-safe.
  • Metal grease filter with grease dripping tray, dishwasher-safe.
  • Sensor-controlled operation of the AR blower if at least one VL 414 downdraft unit is open.
  • No duct connection pieces are included.
  • Must order AD724040 transition to 5" round duct to vent downwards/to left or to the right side
  • Must order AD724041 adaptor if venting to left or right side of VL 414 downdraft.
  • Plan for a 6.6 ft. connection cable between VL 414 downdraft and AA 490 control knob.

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