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Published on April 10th, 2021 | by The GC Team


Siemens’ new downdraft extractor

Siemens has announced the launch of the glassdraftAir extractor, billed as “a solution for open-plan kitchens that combines elegance with efficiency.” It is available in both 80cm and 90cm widths, with a design that allows for installation behind the hob to create a single surface effect. Clear glass offers an uninterrupted view in the living space.

The glassdraftAir is powered by Siemen’s new Guided Air Technology. Vents behind the glass release a curtain of air creating a low-pressure area in front. Steam and cooking odours are then guided into the extraction area. Its climateControl sensor continually monitors any steam and cooking odours then adjusts the power level for efficient extraction, whilst also delivering the lowest possible noise level.

The appliance is WiFi-enabled and features the cookConnect system, whereby it’s possible to control the extractor from the hob. This compatibility allows for the hood to be automatically switched on once the hob is in use, providing a fully automated ventilation solution via the Siemens climateControl sensor. In addition, it can be controlled and monitored via the Home Connect app – through which you can change the colour of the lighting around the glass panel and also receive push notifications when the filter needs changing.

The emotionLight Pro facility offers a choice of nine pre-set colours. Users who are keen to personalise the lighting even further can do so through the Home Connect app, which offers a wide range of colours. The filter service function allows the glass to lower and return upwards bringing the grease filter cartridges to the surface, allowing for easy removal and cleaning in the dishwasher and easy installation of recirculation filters. The dishwasher-safe glass lifts out for cleaning.

Adam Norris, Product Manager – Ventilation, BSH Home Appliances, said: “We’re excited to be launching the new glassdraftAir, our latest ventilation product. The glassdraftAir delivers fantastic performance with its Guided Air Technology, providing effective extraction no matter how you are using your hob. The design is strikingly inconspicuous with the option to seamlessly install right behind the hob, creating a single surface and clear glass pane for an uninterrupted view whilst cooking and entertaining.

The 90cm iQ700 LD98WMM66 glassdraftAir is priced £2399.

The 80cm iQ700 LD88WMM66B glassdraftAir is priced £2349.

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