Siemens has launched the glassdraftAir extractor, which it says is a new take on the downdraft extractor, offering a solution for open-plan kitchens. Available in both 80cm and 90cm widths, the design allows for installation behind the hob to create a single surface effect, while clear glass offers an uninterrupted view in the living space.
The glassdraftAir is powered by Siemens' 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, while also delivering the lowest possible noise level.
The appliance is WiFi-enabled and features the cookConnect system, making it possible to control the extractor from the hob. This compatibility enables 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, allowing the user to change the colour of the lighting around the glass panel and also receive push notifications when the filter needs changing.
Adam Norris, product manager – ventilation for 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 while cooking and entertaining.”