Gaggenau 48" Stainless Steel Island Ventilator Hood, Model AI540722
One of life's greatest privelages is to surround yourself with objects that satisfy you completely. So often, finding them involves a lengthy search where every detail constitues knowledge gained. And as your knowledge grows, so your demands increase.
At Gaggenau, our buisness is developing appliances for the home kitchen and, in doing so, we make no compromises in our attempt to attain the greatest perfection possible. We're guided by the experiences and demands of professionals at all times, and this applies as much to the features of our appliances as it does to their appearance. We'll show you features you'll wonder how you ever did without – new technological innovations that make long-familiar problems a thing of the past.
Our practical masterpieces are crafted by hand in a process involving numerous steps to create objects of timeless beauty which, at the same time, are endlessly robust.
Abt carries a full range of latest appliances from Gaggenau.
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The difference is Gaggenau
Above all: the large island ventilator hood above an island cooking unit. A full 48” in width. Aluminum or also available in stainless steel. The shot-blasted aluminum trims are insensitive to splashes and fingerprints. Elegant forms: beautiful, clear design, clean lines. For the passionate cook. Three air levels and one intensive mode. Fresh air for longer periods, thanks to interval ventilation. Delayed shut-off function, stainless steel grease filter. Grease filter saturation indicator for cleaning. Halogen lighting with a dimmer and Soft-light. Also available for wall mounting as the AW 540/541 with the same features.
- Air extraction/recirculation
Most Gaggenau ventilator hoods can be used both for air extraction and recirculation. In the extraction function, cooking fumes are released outside either directly or via a ventilation duct. In the recirculation function, a built-in active charcoal filter absorbs kitchen steam. In both cases the air, which is saturated with grease and odor particles, first passes through a grease filter. This prevents the inside of the hood and the exhaust air ducts from becoming coated with deposits. The circulating air version, in which no air is released outside, absorbs odor particles with an additional, active charcoal filter. This needs replacing about twice a year – a simple operation with all Gaggenau ventilation appliances
- Grease filter saturation indicator
For ease of hood maintenance. A blinking light on the control panel acts as a reminder that the grease filter is due for cleaning. Soiled filters are less effective and increase noise levels in the hood
- Intensive mode
Three power settings and an additional intensive mode can be activated via individual control buttons (rotary knobs on the AH 600 and the AH 360). The intensive mode automatically switches back to the previously selected setting after three, five or ten minutes’ running, depending on the model – which is very practical, especially after searing meat
- Interval ventilation
When this feature is activated, the extractor hood automatically switches to the pre-selected power setting for five minutes during each hour, allowing the room to be regularly supplied with fresh air, even when vacated for long periods. It is also ideal when the room needs plenty of ventilation overnight, for example after a big party in the kitchen
- Delayed shut-off
This function allows one to set the ventilation to stay on for a further ten minutes after use on any setting, before automatically switching itself off. This way, the air is cleaned especially thoroughly after cooking
The soft-light illumination of the cooking zones automatically goes on and off gradually, and can be dimmed manually from bright illumination of the cooking zones to atmospheric background lighting
- Stainless steel grease filter
With Gaggenau ventilator hoods, the saturated air with grease and odor particles first passes through a grease filter. This prevents the inside of the hood and the exhaust air ducts from becoming coated. The stainless steel filter can be easily removed and cleaned in the dishwasher
- Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 year parts and labor