An aspiration of the private chef, and the professional chef at home, the EB
oven has been a Gaggenau icon for over 30 years.
This oven is a 90 cm testament to the Gaggenau difference, its heritage and traditional avant-garde. Wildly individual, distinctive and iconic, it is the heart of the kitchen. This is a predominantly hand-built oven, in a world of machine made appliances. The touch of highly skilled hands upon high-quality materials infuses this oven with something soul-like. Add to this an imposing design and unfailing performance, and you have all the elements of a classic.
The EB 333, it’s a cult.
Sven Schnee, Head of Global Brand Gaggenau.
Sven discusses the way in which the EB ovens encapsulate the Gaggenau spirit and have created a devoted following in the culinary community. More than a product or appliance, the EB 333 is a telling insight into the future of the company.
“In our 333rd year, it seemed only right that our icon should be rejuvenated and renamed. State of the art, soul of the artisan: The EB 333.”
The most ‘Gaggenau’ of all our products.
Sven Baacke, Head of Design, Gaggenau.
Sven Baacke has been intimately involved in every aspect of the EB 333’s development. He explains how the oven exemplifies Gaggenau’s ‘traditional avant-garde’ design philosophy. He also hints at the future of the EB 333.
“It is balanced perfectly between our heritage and our future.”
The EB 333 – the designer’s story.
Janina Fey, Designer, Gaggenau.
Janina shares the issues, opportunities and concerns associated with redesigning something that is so iconic and important to the company and consumers. Not only was there a need to incorporate technological advances and update the appearance, but the all-important essence of the oven needed to be retained at all costs.
“We wanted to keep this timeless and original character.”
The impossible – making the EB 333.
Jörg Neuner, Gaggenau Brand Center, Lipsheim.
Jörg remembers the huge challenges facing the production teams and how the impossible became reality. He outlines the harsh realities of producing a vision:
“We have only one automated process, all the other steps have people involved or are purely manual.”
Reflections on stainless steel.
Sören Strayle, Designer, Gaggenau
Before he became a Gaggenau designer, Sören’s introduction to the brand came in the form of the EB 378. His father, a baker, had bought one as a retirement gift to himself. There can be few better recommendations for a product; perhaps it was only inevitable from that moment on that Sören would find himself at Gaggenau. The fact that he was involved in the next generation of the EB oven is a telling point about the longevity of these ovens. It’s also a little poetic:
“This oven will always remind me of my Father, a professional baker.”
The making of a true original.
In 1986 the original EB 374 was a revelation to Europe. A personal project of Georg von Blanquet, owner of Gaggenau and passionate private chef, this enigmatic, brilliant and cavernous oven was inspired by the substantial American range cookers. Expanded to a revolutionary 90 cm width, the oven was a design statement that transformed the kitchen and became an almost instant icon and favorite of private chefs. Such was its avant-garde design that little was changed over the next three decades.