The Difference is Gaggenau: Created by hand, a heritage of centuries, performance that inspires.
Introducing our Gaggenau Cape Town and Johannesburg Showrooms.
In 2017, we launched two world-class Brand Experience Centres on Bree Street in Cape Town and in Kramerville, Johannesburg, to afford our customers the opportunity to engage with our appliances with appliances first-hand. This invaluable experience within a non-retail environment, will assist you to make the right choices in appliances for your home, with our friendly team on-hand to answer any questions you may have and provide you with information where needed.
Our Gaggenau showrooms are open for you to visit at your convenience from Monday to Saturday and showcase the latest in Gaggenau Home Appliances. Whether you are building, renovating or upgrading your kitchen or would just like to find out more about our home appliances, our Gaggenau showroom experts are there for any questions you might have. Do you own Gaggenau Home Appliances already? Come visit us for any questions you might have or book a product training to make maximum use of our innovative appliances and their numerous features.
Design as artistic engineering
The creation of the appliance begins with the grounded concept of function. The design must perform exceptionally and unfailingly. The designer’s vision facilitates this function, yet inspires so much more. It can challenge engineering, it can innovate, but only in order to genuinely benefit the design conscious private chef. This is functional object d’art.
Giving the metal purpose
Whether we are expertly guiding the latest laser cutter or painstakingly hand polishing, there is always an invaluable return upon the investment of so many skilled man-hours into our work. That is, the creation of a product with something akin to a soul. Our film ‘Made in Lipsheim’expands on this subject, showing the making of The Vario cooktops 400 series.
We are as committed to craftsmanship today as we were over 300 years ago. Which is not to say we are behind the times. As artisans, we relish skilfully utilising the latest technology. We created a clean room in the middle of our Lipsheim factory to hand build our signature and highly advanced TFT touch displays. Their manufacture is revealed in our film ‘Hand making the TFT touch display’ .
Hand making our mark
Of the 840 processes involved in assembling our refrigerators, 813 are by hand while our iconic 90 cm wide ovens have been assembled by hand for over 30 years. Even our baking stones have our name hand-stamped into them. The making of our combi-steam ovens is the focus of our ‘The creation of combi-steam’ film.
Working with professional chefs, we note what delights and frustrates them. Their equipment needs to be intuitive and enabling, focussed and robust: the chef needs to devote themselves to the dish, not the oven. And while appearance is not so vital in the workplace, it matters in the home.
The life between work increasingly revolves around cuisine. Preparing, enjoying, discussing it, all occurs increasingly in one room. And if the kitchen is the heart of the home, then Gaggenau is the soul of the kitchen.
The professional kitchen principle is our foundation. Professional equipment, much like ingredients, must be of the highest quality and add something to the final dish. We use the same approach for the private kitchen, but with the added aesthetic consideration. Given these means and the passion, the private chef can produce professional results, time and again.