The Gaggenau Vario 400 Series Downdraft ventilation system draws cooking odors from the countertop to keep the kitchen free of strong smells. The Vario 400 uses an air-quality sensor that automatically detects odors and steam and extracts them from the air. The sensor’s intuitive design enables it to self-regulate while the cooktop is in operation.
Gaggenau’s system operates with minimal noise, thanks to its metal ducting accessories and high-quality blowers that optimize airflow and control sound. The appliance housing is made from anodized aluminum and cleans easily with a sponge.
The unit’s seven-layer metal grease filter is easily removable for cleaning and is dishwasher safe. Two ergonomic handles and a guided exit prevent oil from spilling during removal.
The Vario 400’s also integrates with Home Connect to monitor filter saturation and adjust the sensor when needed. The system sends a notification when the filter needs to be cleaned or reset.
The Vario 400 does not require a traditional hood and can be set against a wall or in an island. The unit can be designed for a flush or surface-mounted installation.
The ventilation system works seamlessly with cooktops from the same series, which support Teppan Yaki, gas, wok, electric grill and induction cooking methods.