Gaggenau keeps the heat on with its anniversary piece, the EB 333

Too hot to handle

Not many companies can boast about having milestones that spread across centuries. And when it happens, there’s bound to be a momentous occasion, especially if it came from humble beginnings.

Therein lies the story of Gaggenau. Named after a small town in southern Germany, the brand first started out mining iron ore deposits, then moved on to manufacturing machinery and producing advertising signs using enamel, a material Gaggenau had come to specialise in.

Black rotary knobs for the anniversary edition

Along the way, Gaggenau included the use of enamel for its coal and gas-fired stoves. That move proved to be crucial to its success, for the ovens lasted long after its competitors had come and gone. Then came the industrial revolution, and without looking back, Gaggenau took its chance, shifting its focus to electric stoves and ovens.

The beauty of this risky move saw the birth of EB 300. First launched in 1986, it was easily the largest compact oven in its time at 90cm, with ample space for four humble roasts.

Now commemorating its 333rd anniversary, Gaggenau is launching a remodeled version of the EB 300. Simply called EB 333 (with the numbers representing the brand’s anniversary, of course), the oven was first unveiled during this year’s EuroCucina, and features a striking new design with a 3mm stainless steel oven door that allows for gentle opening and closing.

Says Sven Schnee, head of global brand Gaggenau, “The oven EB 333, more than any other appliance, represents our rich past, meeting with our present and our future, which has been 333 years in the making.”

Minimalist charm

The oven’s not just all beauty though. The revised cavity design is on par with the latest ovens in Gaggenau’s 400 and 200 series. It comes with an updated lighting concept and a new control module with a touch display. In addition to the stainless steel rotary knobs, a specially designed black variant is also available as a separate purchase for the EB 333. Like its predecessor, a majority of its parts will be crafted by hand using select materials in France.

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