With its lavish LED lighting concept and perfected details, the new Gaggenau Vario cooling 400 Series offers all the benefits of modern storage technology. The 14 cooling appliances in the first Gaggenau modular refrigeration system of fully integrated built-in appliances introduced in 2007 can be combined in countless ways to create a stylish cooling wall. Illuminated by LED lighting, their stainless steel interiors, designed for optimum use of space, are bright and practical. Precision-crafted select materials guarantee the longevity of the appliances. The quietest in their class, practically all models are rated in energy efficiency class 'A+' or 'A++'.
As the epitome of exclusive culinary culture and sophisticated lifestyle, Gaggenau constantly focuses on professional standards. And the Vario cooling 400 Series now takes the Gaggenau cooling culture a step further. The refrigerators, freezers, fridge freezer combinations and wine climate cabinets are equipped with precisely controlled climate zones to create the ideal conditions for fresh and frozen produce, preserving the freshness of delicate food items, and for storing fine wines.
The interiors of all appliances are entirely clad in stainless steel. The material is hygienic, and in combination with oxygen, also neutralizes odors. LED light pillars supply bright lighting, they are particularly economical and generate no heat at all. The shelves in hardened safety glass can be manually and some motor-adjusted, even when fully loaded. The drawers are fully extendable. All appliances in the Series are equipped with No-Frost technology, thus dispensing with the tiresome chore of defrosting and preventing ice forming on frozen produce. Ultra convenience is offered by the refrigerators with an integrated fresh cooling zone close to 0°C, which keeps even delicate food items fresh for twice as long as in traditional cooling systems.
In addition to the exclusive LED lighting, the Gaggenau Vario cooling 400 Series offers further assets, like its exceptionally durable aluminium door racks which are machined with millimeter precision and fitted by hand. The bottom door rack in the RB/RY 492 fridge freezer combination, for instance, has a load-bearing volume up to 25 kg. Heavy duty hinges allow a door opening angle of 115° for convenient access to the interior. They also ensure that heavy furniture fronts are reliably secured for decades of service. The appliances can be customized with door fronts in stainless steel or aluminium as a special accessory. At a height of 213.4 cm the fully integrated appliances in the Series can be built in with doors hinged on the right or left.
The Vario cooling appliances RC 472/462 in the 400 Series
The lavish stainless steel interiors of these cooling appliances are brightly illuminated by the LED light pillars. The temperature controlled drawer with a separate automatic temperature control keeps even delicate food fresh twice as long as in traditional cooling system. So these appliances offer all the convenience of professional cooling technology.
With a net volume of 480 litres and a width of 76.2 cm, the RC 472 is the largest refrigerator in the Series. The model is also available as RC 462 with a net volume of 369 litres, and a width of 61 cm. While the RC 472 is rated in energy efficiency class 'A+', the RC 462 achieves an 'A++' rating.
The temperature controlled drawer with a separate temperature control preserves the freshness of delicate items like fish, meat or vegetables at 0°C to 3°C.
The safety glass shelves can be individually positioned to make best use of available space. One motorised shelf can also be effortlessly adjusted, even when fully loaded, at the press of a touch key discreetly integrated on the LED light pillars.
The Vario freezers RF 471/461/411 and RF 463/461 in the 400 Series
A large 4-star freezer compartment with LED lighting offers all the latest freezing convenience. A feature of all appliances, the integrated ice maker with a fixed water inlet connection produces a daily supply of fresh ice, and can store up to 4 kg.
The five appliances can be selected in widths of 45.7 cm, 61 cm and 76.2 cm, and a net volume of 222 to 421 litres. They are all rated in energy efficiency class 'A+'.
Accessed on the interior, the ice makers on models RF 471/461/411 produce a maximum of 1.4 kg of ice daily and store up to 4 kg. Models RF 463/461 are fitted with a dispenser for ice and water. Matching the Vario cooktop 400 Series they are fitted with a 3 mm stainless steel frame. Glasses and large jugs can be conveniently filled with ice cubes, crushed ice or chilled water while the freezer door is closed. The ice maker can produce around 1.9 kg of ice per day and stores a maximum of 3 kg.
The Vario fridge-freezer combinations RB 492 / RY 492 and RB 472 in the 400 Series
These fridge-freezer combinations offer a high standard of functionality. Conventional cooling takes place on top, with a separate spacious 4-star freezer drawer that can be fully extended on the bottom. The exclusively fitted stainless steel interiors are brightly and lavishly illuminated by LED surface luminaries.
The 91.4 cm wide RB 492, also available as a double-door model RY 492, has an ample net volume of 532 litres. The more compact 76.2 cm wide model RB 472 holds 438 litres. Both large appliances are rated in energy efficiency class 'A+', while the RB 472 achieves an 'A++' rating. The appliances cooling compartment has an electronic temperature control from +2°C to +8°C. The temperature in the fresh cooling zone can be set up to 3°C lower. Meat, sausage and cheese can thus be kept fresh for nearly twice as long.
The practical and spacious 4-star freezer drawer with a net volume of 146 litres on the wider appliances, and 119 litres on model RB 472 supply temperatures of -14°C to -25°C. Additional convenience is provided by a fully extendable drawer inside. The integrated ice maker with a fixed water inlet connection produces around 1.7 kg of ice per day and stores a maximum of 3 kg.
Enhancing their flexibility fridge-freezer combinations RB/RY 492 are equipped with one asymmetrically divided glass shelf, while another is motorized and can be effortlessly adjusted by a sensor button integrated on the LED light pillars even when fully loaded.
The Vario wine climate cabinets RW 464 / 414 in the 400 Series
Offering conditions akin to that of a wine cellar these exclusive wine cabinets provide professional storage facilities in a domestic setting. They feature 2 separately regulated climate zones in which temperatures are precision-controlled and humidity can be regulated. The stainless steel interior with LED lighting and exclusive fittings, not to mention virtually vibration-free operation, ensures perfect wine enjoyment at home.
With widths of 45.7 cm and 61 cm, and doors hinged on the right or left, the wine climate cabinets can be fully integrated or fitted with a glass door. Both wine climate cabinets are rated in energy efficiency class 'B'.
The two separate climate zones are precision-controlled for temperatures of +5°C to +20°C which are reliably maintained at a constant level. Humidity levels can be controlled individually. The ventilation system allows air to circulate once it has passed through an antibacterial active carbon filter which absorbs and locks in odor particles. The appliance interior thus always remains odor free. A glass door with UV protection prevents undesirable aromas caused by exposure to daylight. Thanks to the cushioned compressor suspension, wines are stored virtually free of any vibrations.
Up to 99 standard bottles, including even magnum-size bottles can be accommodated. The 10 fully extendable aluminium bottle trays with rounded beech rods protect fragile wine labels. Integrated LED lighting ensures bright interiors, and can be switched on or off in the various zones, either separately or for all zones. Both climate zones also feature a presentation light for showcasing fine wines.
Appropriate special accessories are available for professional storage of open bottles and decanters. Perfectly chambréd wine can therefore be served at any time. Gaggenau.
Posted in Appliance Trends at May 28, 2014 8:18 PM
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