Range hoods are becoming an important part of modern kitchens but they often look unattractive. This perspective is gradually changing with technological advancements and altering design approach. One recent example is the glassdraftAir, a worktop ventilation system from SIEMENS that is designed to disappear in the kitchen. It is fathomed with open kitchens in mind.
The glassdraftAir is hidden in the worktop and rises up only when it is needed. It looks like a transparent glass panel that retracts out from behind the cooktop to suck in the steam and odor generated by cooking. After completing the ventilation process, it will retract back into the worktop like it was never present there.
The extraction works through guided Air technology that creates a low-pressure area in front of the glass to guide the air to the extraction area. There is a built-in sensor that automatically adjusts the suction level according to the steam and odor.
The glass panel is further equipped with built-in lights that can also be changed according to the color palette of the kitchen using the Home Connect mobile app. This feature adds a visually pleasing, mood-setting element to the range hood. Furthermore, the range hood can be controlled with voice commands to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Siemens glassdraftAir offers powerful ventilation, full convenience, and a light show that will make cooking interesting for users as well as their guests.
The BORA XPure cooktop extractor system designed by Germany-based Imago Design for Austrian brand BORA is another innovative kind of downdraft range hoods.