ISSUE 7  |  Appliances & Accessories

Appliances: Instant Fan

August 28, 2007 3:01 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Ever feel that ventilation hoods have taken over the modern kitchen? Escape the tyranny with this trio of discreetly styled ventilation fans:

Gaggenau’s AT 400 Backsplash Ventilation freestanding unit serves as additional workspace and received a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Go to for details:

Viking’s Designer Series Versavent rear downdraft vent (available in 30-, 36, and 45-inch widths), retracts into the countertop when not in use; go to

Dacor’s raised vent comes in stainless steel, black, or white and 30-, 36-, and 46-inch widths; go to for information: