one step ahead.
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A success story
Gaggenau, a small village in the Murgtal Valley, at the foot of the Black Forest. It's here that Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden (1655–1707) establishes the Gaggenau company in 1683 as a hammer mill to make nails and other household goods. He uses the iron ore deposits in the Murgtal Valley to open up new sources of income for the impoverished farmers, thus laying the foundation for the success of the brand.
With the advance of industrialization, a new chapter in the story of "Eisenwerke Gaggenau AG" begins. Although the number of factory workers is still small, the company manufactures agricultural machinery, metal goods and tools.
of our experience.
As a specialist in the art of enameling, Gaggenau produces advertising signs for brands such as Odol, Maggi and Stollwerck. The recipe for the company's robust oven enamel forms the basis for the success of its coal and gas-fired stoves, which continue to be manufactured until well into the 20th century.
Moving with the times.
The product range is adapted to the new century. Gaggenau takes on a pioneering role with a range of innovative products, including coal and gas-fired stoves and even bicycles. By 1908, Gaggenau has sold a total of 250,000 "Badenia" bicycles.
Dawn of the labor-saving
When Dr. Otto von Blanquet takes over the reins, the company shifts its focus to coal and gas-fired stoves and produces its first electric stoves, making cooking safer and more convenient.
a reliable currency.
In 1944, almost all its locations are destroyed by Allied bombs. Following Germany's currency reform, Gaggenau begins to produce innovative ovens that are very efficient in their use of gas and coal. Electric ovens are also manufactured for the first time, with 180 employees involved in producing the "Favorit" and "Futura" models.
The advent of
Georg von Blanquet becomes a driving force in the company. Inspired by his passion for cooking, he is fascinated by the then revolutionary idea of a custom-designed, built-in kitchen with sophisticated appliances in a timeless design. In the same year, the world's first built-in appliances appear – a built-in wall oven, a separate cooktop and the first ventilation appliance.
Forerunner of a
Gaggenau presents the first 12-inch-wide Vario cooktops with top-mounted control knobs – a forerunner of the now classic advanced Vario cooktops series with perfectly specialized and combinable appliances.
"The first 36-inch-wide oven to reach the European market impresses the public with a generous net volume of 87 liters (3 cubic feet) and space for up to four roasts at a time. The EB 300 soon achieves cult status.
The Vario cooktops 300 series with 15-inch-wide appliances and the characteristic front-mounted control knobs brings the professional kitchen look into private homes.
Inspired by generously-dimensioned freestanding American refrigerator-freezer combinations, the side-by-side IK 300 is launched featuring separate access to refrigerator and freezer compartments. In addition to five climate zones and manual humidity control, the appliance boasts a clear-ice dispenser.
The constant search
for the best solution.
Gaggenau – Pioneer of healthy eating: The ED 220 Combi-steam oven, which features a fixed plumbed and drained water connection, inspires a new trend towards an authentic taste experience based on gentle steam-cooking. Particularly the success of Asian cuisine in the West can be traced back to this innovation.
The constant search
for the best
The Coanda effect: The exclusive Coanda AH 600 hood, or the AW/AI 280 as it is known today, uses findings from aerodynamic research. The unique shape of the ventilation hood leads to the emergence of an additional air current along its front edge that intercepts steam before it has a chance to escape over the edge of the appliance. This ventilation technique also provides energy efficiency at reduced noise levels.
The fully integrated IK 360 wine climate and temperature control cabinet with glass doors offers for the first time ever three self-contained and individually controllable climate zones. The temperature can be regulated to the exact degree between 39°F and 70°F.
Professional kitchens with
Professional-grade kitchens with characteristic designs. Gaggenau introduces the first frameless-door ovens in the 200 series with their characteristic display modules. The appliances come in widths of 24 inches and 30 inches.
The modular refrigeration columns are established in Europe and the U.S. as the first modular refrigeration system of fully integrated built-in appliances. Characteristic of the series are its high-quality features with lined stainless steel interiors and energy star qualified.
High performance and flush-mounted design. 36 inches wide, flush-mounted and featuring the most modern gas technology, the KG 491 gas cooktop also offers a power output of up to 17,000 BTU for the first time.
and use of space.
With the Vario cooling 200 series, Gaggenau promotes a totally new usage concept – with exterior dimensions that can be integrated into any kitchen and interiors that offer considerably more space.
of room ventilation.
Minimalist design offers individual configuration options: The modular AC 402 ceiling ventilation system is a flexible solution for efficient room ventilation. Motorless filter modules, control and lighting modules can be integrated inconspicuously into the respective kitchen architecture and are also extremely quiet.
Unlimited cooking convenience
for the home chef.
The CX 491 full-surface induction cooktop transforms the entire surface into one cooking zone. Pots and pans of every shape and size can be placed simultaneously anywhere on the cooktop, making cooking more relaxed and convenient. The large TFT touch display provides an intuitive control panel.
Vario cooktops 400 series combines advanced professional-standard technology for home kitchens with sculptural design. For the first time, cooktops with widths of 38 cm to 90 cm can be freely combined. Thanks to precision crafting of the 3 mm stainless steel, the appliances can be snugly fitted next to each other and are flush- or surface-mounted with a visible surround.
One family -
For the first time in Gaggenau's history, two new oven series are to be released at the same time in different designs. The 400 series appliances are installed with a slight overhang while the 200 series appliances are perfectly flush-mounted. Both series equally epitomize the authentic, the uncompromising, and the extraordinary.