With so much activity happening around today’s kitchens it stands to reason that many people prefer not to close off this communal space, but to keep it open and integrated with the rest of their living zones. Keeping in mind the design aesthetic, an open plan setting that accommodates entertaining, family time, homework and cooking requires exceptional ventilation to prevent steam, heat and vapour permeating the area.
Assisting this need, Gaggenau, the luxury professional-grade kitchen appliance manufacturer, has released its new table ventilation 200 series. Bringing professional technology to the private kitchen, the model is minimalist in design and blends perfectly into any kitchen architecture, sitting discreetly along the top edge of your cooktop. Functioning with the utmost discretion, it is completely transparent when emerged as it works to reduce cooking vapours and odours quietly and efficiently. The model can also enhance the aesthetic with an ambient lighting function that ensures optimum cooktop illumination and a cosy atmosphere.
The high performing product utilizes guided air technology – additional air flow behind the screen that captures more vapour in front of the screen. This innovation increases the air extraction from pans anywhere on the cooktop, so vapours and odours are extracted directly from the source. This is an ideal solution for kitchen islands and open spaces. Available in a 90 cm width, it is flush-mounted and complements the Gaggenau 400 series full surface induction cooktops as well as the 200 series framed induction cooktops.
The fully retractable table ventilation 200 series forms part of the wider Gaggenau ventilation 200 series, which includes the integrated rangehoods in stainless steel and glass, the island hood in stainless steel, the wall-mounted hood in stainless steel, the Vario downdraft ventilation in black and the slide out rangehoods in the 200 series.
Additionally, the product is Home Connect enabled; controllable via the cooktop, it can be set to automatically detect and remove vapour, even after cooking. The Home Connect app allows you to communicate intuitively with your Gaggenau appliances digitally, remotely and whenever you want.
Gaggenau Australia has also released its updated downdraft ventilation from the 400 series. Quietly efficient, it fits flush into any of the Vario 400 series cooktop arrangements and offers effective odour and vapour removal at the source. Complementing the aesthetic of the cooktops, it utilizes the same stainless steel controls and has been updated to incorporate a classic black interior.
Source: Architecture - architectureau