Do Bora Hobs Work?

Now, when it comes to writing an article like this I like to put forward the advantages and dis-advantages or pro’s and con’s of a particular product but in the case of the Bora Cooktop Extractor the answer to whether they work is a resounding YES… Not only do they work, they are ‘hands-down’ the best solution to extracting cooking vapours from your hob!

Before we look at how they work, lets first look at the man behing the product and how it came to be…

In 2005 Willi Bruckbaur created a prototype tabletop extractor that was positioned in the middle of 4 cooking zones so that it extracted vapours from all zones effectively. In 2006 he patented the, game changing, Bora Professional cooktop extractor system.

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Willi Bruckbauer

With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen sector, the qualified master carpenter knew what people wanted from modern kitchens: to create a living space that meets the needs of the individual and makes them happy. Every day.

Extractor hoods were simply not part of this picture: they are loud, ineffective and visibly intrusive. They also restrict the possibilities when designing a kitchen. Willi Bruckbauer’s vision was to invent an effective vapour extraction system that meets the highest standards in terms of both technology and aesthetic appeal. Thanks to continuous experimentation and discovery, an innovative system was devised that draws off cooking vapours more effectively than ever before possible.

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Since the introduction of the Professional model, Bora have gone on to develop a versatile range of cooktop extractors that cater for a wide range of budgets and are the market leader for downdraft extraction in the world today. Other manufacturers are now getting onboard with the principle and releasing their own versions, some more effective than others. 

View The Full Range of Bora Cooktop Extractors HERE

THE BORA PRINCIPLE

Fresh Air

BORA draws off odours and grease particles directly from the cookware. This prevents cooking vapours from rising up and spreading annoyingly throughout the whole room.

The grease particles released during cooking are effectively trapped in the stainless steel grease filter. It is like cooking in the fresh air.

Quiet Operation

BORA draws off odours and grease particles directly from the cookware. This prevents cooking vapours from rising up and spreading annoyingly throughout the whole room.

The grease particles released during cooking are effectively trapped in the stainless steel grease filter. It is like cooking in the fresh air.

Clear View

No annoying head-height extractor hoods… BORA means freedom from the constraints of conventional extractor hoods. No edges or corners at head height. No stooped stance. No steam to block your view or cloud up your glasses. No restriction on visibility. Thanks to BORA, chefs are not trapped on their own but can interact with guests.

Simple to Clean

Why make things difficult when there is an easy option?  Cleaning conventional extractor hoods is laborious and time-consuming. In contrast, BORA products impress with outstanding everyday advantages, including when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. All three movable parts can be easily dismantled without any tools and cleaned in the dishwasher.

Effectiveness

A focus on the bare essentials. Conventional extractor hoods work extremely hard for a comparatively limited result.  BORA cooktop extractors are a smart and highly effective solution. The best evidence of this is the head-height Cleanrate of 100 %. This is made possible by the intelligent use of the flow speed and innovative motor technology, which suction away the vapour without any detours.

Best Materials

High functionality and long service life. High-quality materials which ensure an excellent degree of functionality and a long service life are united in a premium system with no compromises. We set design standards by using pure stainless steel and heavy-metal-free glass ceramic. We promise that cooking with BORA will offer long-lasting delight.

The Death of Overhead Extraction

Instead of letting cooking vapours and odours rise in the first place, BORA cooktop extractors draw them away where they are created, directly extracting them from the pot, roaster, pan or grill on the cooktop. And they do this not by magic but by applying the basic principles of fluid mechanics. 

With ongoing research and development by Bora, and other manufacturers, it really is the beginning of the end for overhead extraction which is why, since installing the first Bora hob in our showroom we have gradually removed all of our overhead extractors such is our belief in the downdraft principle.

Check out what happened when we put our first Bora hob though it’s paces back in 2018.

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