For thousands of years, the traditional chimney design was the basic theory used to direct the smoke and smell of the food on the stove outside the kitchen. In 2006, Willi Bruckbauer, the founder of BORA, put forward his creative idea, developed and patented his innovative solution, and the cooktop extractor system was born.
Contrary to the basic physics rules, the smoke from the pot no longer rises. In 2008, BORA launched the BORA Professional cooktop extractor. Having completed the kitchen solutions collection with the BORA Professional Gas Cooktop and a Tepan Stainless Steel Grill, the brand has begun development work in the induction and Ceran cooktops. BORA, as a brand focusing on changing the custom, began to introduce new products one after the other and attracted the attention of high-end kitchen designers and architects.
BORA continued to win industrial design awards with its designs and start-up awards with its innovative ideas. The German brand BORA made its international debut in 2012 at the Eurocucina show in Milan, and the innovative BORA cooktop extractors were highly acclaimed. With such a creative idea and products in the international market, BORA has become a brand sold in 34 countries in 2014.
BORA's success is based on Willi Bruckbauer's creative idea and aggressive marketing techniques. BORA has decided to introduce the cooktop extractor system, designed for use in luxury kitchens, as the main sponsor to a professional cycling team. And with the sponsorship of this innovative brand, the team transferred Peter Sagan, one of the most famous cyclists in the professional peloton. With this move, BORA achieves visibility all year round on almost all sports channels.
Bringing a new vision to the concept of luxury kitchen with almost every new revolutionary cooktops and extractors that it launches, BORA continues to grow and win awards as a result of its works. The brand, which has managed to combine high-level functionality with modern design approach and technological features, is one of the first choices of architects and designers who want to create unique kitchens.
We have put together some of the products from BORA's revolutionary cooktops and extractors collection and listed them for you. Willi Bruckbauer and his team seem to be winning the conflicts one by one in a battle against a major opponent, thanks to the details that make their products elegant and functional.
BORA Revolutionary Cooktops and Extractors
BORA PROFESSIONAL 2.0 Collection
BORA PROFESSIONAL 2.0
BORA Professional, a combination of high-quality extractors and powerful cooktop, is creating a new standard of functionality and elegance in the kitchens. BORA Professional, where deep black and stainless steel come together elegantly, makes a difference with its high-tech details.
The integrated touch surface and digital display make the knob feel like a piece of the space shuttle and allow precise adjustments with the technology it brings. The cover flap opens automatically when the extractor is started, and when the process is finished, it automatically closes after checking with the sensors to see if the user accidentally puts his or her finger into it. BORA Professional uses the technology to provide functionality and protect user health.
The low-noise extractor automatically adjusts its power. You can combine two, three, or more of the cooktop of the BORA Professional family, where temperature adjustments are made precisely with knobs with digital display. All you have to do is decide what you want to install to the sides of the BORA Pro cooktop extractor; a stainless steel grill and hyper glass ceramic cooktop, or gas glass ceramic cooktop and induction glass ceramic wok. Or you can use them all at once and take your kitchen to a whole new level.
BORA CLASSIC 2.0 Collection
BORA CLASSIC 2.0
BORA Classic is a combined extractor and cooktop system that allows you to place various cooktop models from a wide range of many different options on the sides of the high-performance extractor you place in the center.
Tepan stainless steel grill, induction glass ceramic wok, and gas glass ceramic cooktop are just a few of these options. BORA Classic, crowning the nobility of black with stainless steel options, takes you to a new era in both elegance and functionality. With BORA Classic, you can say hello to an era without large traditional hoods. In the BORA Classic era, innovative extractors automatically adjust their operating speed, and the temperature controls of the cooktop are at your fingertips. In doing all this, it works extremely quiet.
The combination of the minimalist cooktop and innovative extractor, BORA Classic, allows you to create any combination of one, three, or more cooktop. Whether your kitchen counter is two meters or eight meters, you can easily create a combination with the cooktop from the BORA Classic family. Combining elegance, performance, and quality, BORA Classic offers maximum flexibility and unlimited freedom.
BORA BASIC Collection
BORA Basic, which stands out with its compact design, is a combination of BORA's innovative extractor and high-performance cooktop. In addition to the induction models, the BORA Basic electric cooktop with a conventional radiant heating element is also available for different needs and preferences.
BORA Basic, which targets a wide range of users with its size suitable for all kinds of kitchens, adds technology and elegance to the pleasure of cooking and performs this with a very quiet running system. BORA Basic is large enough to hold four pots of 24 cm diameter at the same time, and thin as if it were not on your countertop. With the innovative integrated extractor in its center, BORA Basic making the traditional large hood unnecessary.
Parts of the extractor system can be easily removed and washed in the dishwasher. With a height of less than 20 cm, BORA Basic can be easily installed in any kitchen, whether large or small, without invading drawer and cabinet areas. The system automatically adjusts the extractor power level and operates at the right power and speed according to the state of the food being cooked. All you have to do is focus on cooking.
BORA PURE Collection
BORA Pure is a minimalist and functional solution using BORA's revolutionary extractor in round form. This induction cooktop with integrated extractor fan dazzles with a design that fits into any kitchen. The color of the integrated extractor can be customized, and this makes BORA Pure a custom cooktop for every kitchen, no matter what color it is.
The stylish BORA Pure is also equipped with many advanced features and functions. With a unique touchscreen vertical slider, control is at your fingertips. The fan system is designed to operate extremely low noise even while providing high suction performance. BORA Pure, with its minimalist design, offers a wide capacity and allows the use of four 24 cm pots at the same time.
Designed with every aspect consideration in mind, the BORA Pure's extractor parts that come into contact with cooking vapours can be easily removed, and washed in the dishwasher. BORA Pure, which requires an installation height of less than 20 cm with the recirculation option, allows you to enjoy the integrated extractor system without sacrificing your drawer space.
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