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 the machine made appliances. The touch of highly skilled hands upon high quality materials imbues this oven with something akin to soul. 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 best exemplifies Gaggenau’s Traditional Avant-garde design philosophy. He also hints at the future of the EB 333.
“It is balanced perfectly in the center 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 updating the appearance but the all-important soul 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, Responsible Gaggenau Brand Center, Lipsheim.
Jörg remembers the huge challenges the production teams faced and how the impossible came to be built. He outlines the harsh realities of producing a vision.
“We only have one automated process, the rest always have people involved, or it’s pure hand work.”
Reflections on stainless steel.
Sören Strayle, Designer, Gaggenau
Before he was a Gaggenau designer, Sören’s introduction to the brand came in the form of the EB 378. His father, a baker, bought himself one as a retirement gift to himself. There can be few better recommendations to a product; perhaps it was only inevitable from that moment that Sören would find himself at Gaggenau. The fact that he was involved in the next generation of 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 favourite of private chefs. Such was its avant-garde design that little was changed over the next three decades.