Product is great, pity about the customer service of the team
Product is great, pity about the customer service of the team in Sydney. Delivery was not on time and significantly held up our entire project. There was no accountability from Bora and communication was offensive.
Purchased in July 2019.
This is such a brilliant innovation. Very suited for confined apartment space. Very efficient suction. I am definitely a happy customer. Would recommend it strongly except for the fact that it is rather pricey! Still worth though.
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BORA - Basic - Downdraft System with Induction Cooktop - as seen at the Home Show
There are a lot of rangehoods and then there are Downdraft Systems. But ONLY Bora - Made in Germany has really perfected this idea. They do have three (3) very distinct systems starting with Basic, then Classic and the piece the resistance - Professional. Basic is really not basic at all it is the all in one offer, best-priced model but if you want to custom make your cooktop the choose from the Classic or Professional range whereby up to 8 different cooktop options & combinations are on offer. Since we replace our traditional induction cooktop...with an overhead rangehood have given the flick and replace both with the BORA Basic system we never looked back. They are not only quiet but the best extraction we have ever seen or used. The odors are captured right at the benchtop level and are not lingering around any longer. Furthermore, you are not banging your head against an overhead rangehood any longer and the noise has nearly completely disappeared, what a gem.
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So nice not to have an overhead rangehood!
For our new kitchen we agonised over how to get an extractor over the island bench with our stuffing up the openness of the design. Stumbled across the Bora downdraft. It is brilliant. Incredibly efficient, works liike a dream.
It is pretty pricy and compatible only with their cooktops, but the quality is superb and it is by far the best downdraft we looked at so worth it.
Highly recommend looking at this approach if you want to avoid an overhead extraction system.
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between the Bora Basic and Bora Pure? Is it worth to spend the extra money on the latest Bora Pure? The closest wall is about 5 meters away from the kitchen cooking station, will the exhaust air system work? or should I go for recirculation instead? What is the maintenance cost?
Firstly, Pure has a new lay-out air intake is rectungular instead of round and also the conroller is now not any longer round not better just different in layout the overall performance from the rangehood/extraction is the same.
Secondly 5 - meters are still ok I would never go recirculating as you want to get ridde of all smells, heat and steam, recirculation only handles smells and all carbon filters need to be replaced regularly which cost money. In Australia approx $199 once very 12 to 18 months.
I cook a lot of curry and saucy dishes.
Generally there is fair amount of droplet of curry/ sauce bubbling/ boils out of the pan.
How doe this effect the extractor? Can food or spillage effect these units and how do I manage the cleaning? Are these made for Asian cooking??
Please refer to which Model of BORA you are considering - Basic, Classic or Professional all three models/systems have easy to clean dishwasher safe filters -They are made for all style of cooking as most downdrafts they are very effective with fragrant (smelly) cooking eg Asien style, herbs & spices and also lots of steam and frying (wok style cooking) as you most likely are considering an induction top they are also very easy to keep clean so any food spillage (spitting from the pots & pans) when cooking is easy to wipe away as they are not burning on as would happen with any gas cooktop. One more fact the extractor have on the bottom of the air intake a reservoir base which can take approximate 100ml of liquids and is easy to wipe out this is below the oil metal filters which are to be cleaned regularly in your dishwasher - Hope that helps.
When it comes to the expiration of heat, steam and smells BORA systems are your answer.
If I have a set of draws underneath the induction downdraft cooktop, and the cabinet depth is 580mm. Do the draws need to be shortened in depth to allow for the motor and hardware? I am aware that the top section takes up roughly 220mm but how does it effect the draw construction?
Dear Danielle L.
I strongly suggest you consult BORA's Head Office in Sydney as it all depends on which model of BORA you consider being BORA Professional, Classic or Basic. and also if you are going to duct your system or if the installation is only recirculating in most cases you need to have some space for the ducting. BORA will assist you with the cupboard design or alteration.
BORA APAC Pty Ltd
100 Victoria Road
Drummoyne NSW 2047
Phone +61 2 9719 2350
Fax +61 2 8076 3514
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