Introducing: The new Gaggenau Vario

With its lavish LED lighting concept and perfected details, the new Gaggenau Vario cooling 400 series offers all the benefits of modern storage technology. The 14 cooling appliances in the first modular system of fully integrated built-in appliances introduced in 2007 can be combined in countless ways to create a stylish cooling wall. Illuminated by LED lighting, their stainless-steel interiors, designed for optimum use of space, are bright and practical.

Precision-crafted select materials guarantee the longevity of the appliances.


The quietest in their class, practically all models are rated in energy efficiency class A+ or A++. The new series has been available since October 2013.

As the epitome of exclusive culinary culture and sophisticated lifestyle, Gaggenau constantly focuses on professional standards. And the Vario cooling 400 series now takes the company’s cooling culture a step further. The refrigerators, freezers, fridge-freezer combinations and wine climate cabinets are equipped with precisely controlled climate zones to create the ideal conditions for fresh and frozen produce, preserving the freshness of delicate food items, and for storing fine wines.

Exclusive features.

The interiors of all appliances are entirely clad in stainless steel. The material is hygienic, and in combination with oxygen, also neutralizes odors. LED light pillars supply bright lighting; they are particularly economical and generate no heat at all.

The shelves in hardened safety glass can be manually and some motor-adjusted, even when fully loaded. The drawers are fully extendable. All appliances in the series are equipped with No-Frost technology, thus dispensing with the tiresome chore of defrosting and preventing ice forming on frozen produce. Ultra convenience is offered by the refrigerators with an integrated fresh cooling zone close to 0 °C, which keep seven delicate food items, fresh for twice as long as in traditional cooling systems.

Decisive details.

Gaggenau_03_Vario_cooling_400_series_02In addition to the exclusive LED lighting, the Vario cooling 400 series offers further assets, like its exceptionally durable aluminum door racks which are machined with millimeter precision and fitted by hand. The bottom door rack in the RB/RY 492 fridge-freezer combination, for instance, has a load bearing volume up to 25 kg. Heavy-duty hinges allow a door opening angle of 115 degrees for convenient access to the interior. They also ensure that heavy furniture fronts are reliably secured for decades of service. The appliances can be customized with door fronts in stainless-steel or aluminum as a special accessory. At a height of 213.4 cm the fully integrated appliances in the series can be built with doors hinged on the right or left. With its professional cooling and storage technology and iconic design, the Gaggenau Vario cooling 400 series sets new standards in function and beauty.

The Vario freezers RF 471/461/411 and RF 463/461 in the 400 series.

A large 4-star freezer compartment with LED lighting offers all the latest freezing convenience. A feature of all appliances, the integrated ice maker with a fixed water inlet connection produces a daily supply of fresh ice, and can store up to 4 kg.

The five appliances can be selected in widths of 45.7 cm, 61 cm and 76.2 cm, and a net volume of 222 to 421 litres. They are all rated in energy efficiency class A+. Accessed on the interior, the ice makers on models RF 471/461/411 produce a maximum of 1.4 kg of ice daily and store up to 4 kg. Models RF 463/461 is fitted with a dispenser for ice and water. Matching the Vario cooktops 400 series they are fitted with a 3 mm stainless steel frame. Glasses and large jugs can be conveniently filled with ice cubes, crushed ice or chilled water while the freezer door is closed. The ice maker can produce around 1.9 kg of ice per day and stores a maximum of 3 kg.

The Vario fridge-freezer combinations RB 492/RY 492 and RB 472 in the 400 series.

These fridge-freezer combinations offer a high standard of functionality. Conventional cooling takes place on top, with a separate spacious 4-star freezer drawer that can be fully extended on the bottom. The exclusively fitted stainless steel interiors are brightly and lavishly illuminated by LED surface luminaires.

The 91.4 cm wide RB 492, also available as a double-door model RY 492, has an ample net volume of 532 litres; the more compact 76.2 cm wide model RB 472 holds 438 litres. Both large appliances are rated in energy efficiency class A+, while the RB 472 achieves an A++ rating. The appliances’ cooling compartment has an electronic temperature control from +2 °C to +8 °C. The temperature in the fresh cooling zone can be set up to 3 °C lower. Meat, sausage and cheese can thus be kept fresh for nearly twice as long. The practical and spacious 4-star freezer drawer with a net volume of 146 litres on the wider appliances, and 119 litres on model RB 472 supply temperatures of –14 °C to –25 °C. Additional convenience is provided by a fully extendable drawer inside. The integrated ice maker with a fixed water inlet connection produces around 1.7 kg of ice per day and stores a maximum of 3 kg. Enhancing their flexibility fridge-freezer combinations RB/RY 492 are equipped with one asymmetrically divided glass shelf, while another is motorized and can be effortlessly adjusted by a sensor button integrated on the LED light pillars even when fully loaded.

Gaggenau_08_Vario_cooling_400_series_02The Vario wine climate cabinets RW 464/414 in the 400 series.

Offering conditions akin to that of a wine cellar these exclusive wine cabinets provide professional storage facilities in a domestic setting. They feature two separately regulated climate zones in which temperatures are precision-controlled and humidity can be regulated. The stainless steel interior with LED lighting and exclusive fittings, not to mention virtually vibration-free operation, ensures perfect wine enjoyment at home.

With widths of 45.7 cm and 61 cm, and doors hinged on the right or left, the wine climate cabinets can be fully integrated or fitted with a glass door. Both wine climate cabinets are rated in energy efficiency class B. The two separate climate zones are precision-controlled for temperatures of +5 °C to +20 °C which are reliably maintained at a constant level. Humidity levels can be controlled individually. The ventilation system allows air to circulate once it has passed through an antibacterial active carbon filter which absorbs and locks in odor particles. The appliance interior thus always remains odour-free. A glass door with UV protection prevents undesirable aromas caused by exposure to daylight. Thanks to the cushioned compressor suspension, wines are stored virtually free of any vibrations.

Up to 99 standard bottles, including even magnum-size bottles can be accommodated.

The ten fully extendable aluminum bottle trays with rounded beech rods protect fragile wine labels. Integrated LED lighting ensures bright interiors, and can be switched on or off in the various zones, either separately or for all zones. Both climate zones also feature a presentation light for showcasing fine wines.

Appropriate special accessories are available for professional storage of open bottles and decanters. Perfectly chambréd wine can therefore be served at any time.


Gaggenau is a manufacturer of high-quality home appliances and acknowledged as an innovative leader in design and technology “Made in Germany”. The company, with a history that goes back over more than 330 years, has revolutionized the domestic kitchen over and over again with its internationally acclaimed products. Gaggenau’s success is founded on technological innovation and a clear design language combined with high functionality. Gaggenau has been a subsidiary of BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH in Munich since 1995 and is currently represented in more than 50 countries with flagship showrooms in major cities around the world. At 2012, Gaggenau reached a turnover of more than 180 million euros.

The difference is Gaggenau.


For more PR information, please contact:

Eugenie Bagalay

Marketing, Living Innovations