Plus X Award for BORA Basic as Best Product of the Year 2013

Plus X Award for BORA Basic – product innovation named ‘Best Product of the Year 2013’ by the world’s biggest innovation award

Raubling/Cologne. It has barely been launched and the BORA Basic, the intelligent combination of a highperformance induction cooktop and an effective, downward cooktop extractor, has already won its first award: the Plus X Award 2013. The world’s biggest innovation award for products from the fields of technology, sport and lifestyle recognises manufacturers for products characterised by great advances in quality. The judging panel bestowed BORA with the seal of approval ‘Best Product of the Year 2013’ for vapour extraction systems as well as in five categories: innovation, high quality, design, ease of use and functionality. The award ceremony will be held in Cologne on 06 June 2013 as part of the Plus X Award Night.

“Bringing together what belongs together”

BORA Basic is made up of a single, compact system. Based on the philosophy “Bringing together what belongs together”, the innovative pair comprises a high-performance induction cooktop with an effective cooktop extractor in the middle. Two fans within the cooktop work almost silently and in parallel. It takes just a few minutes to install the BORA Basic in any kitchen and is ready for instant use. Attractive and easy to use – cooking quickly becomes an even greater joy. The movable parts of the cooktop extractor are also easy to take apart, making them extremely simple to clean and maintain. The air inlet nozzle and stainless steel grease filter are even dishwasher safe. An indicator on the central touchscreen display notifies users if the activated charcoal filter needs to be changed. The compact combination of the cooktop and cooktop extractor is preconfigured and available in an exhaust air or recirculating air version.

The Plus X Award

With a panel of international and independent judges from 25 sectors, 23 professional partners and an invested marketing volume of over 25 million euros, the Plus X Award is currently the world’s largest innovation award for the fields of technology, sport and lifestyle. Products with at least one ‘Plus X’ factor receive a Plus X Award seal of approval. Newly developed and innovative technologies, extraordinary designs and intelligent and simple operating concepts are all worthy of awards.

Effective technology can still be attractive. BORA Basic is an induction glass ceramic cooktop with four cooking zones and an integrated cooktop extractor in the middle. It has been confirmed as having five Plus X factors: one each in the fields of innovation, high quality, design, ease of use and functionality.

Further impressive features of the compact unit: simple operation using the touchscreen operating panel, ideal dimensions of 760 x 515 x 196 mm and quick, easy installation in any kitchen with a standard body depthof 560 mm. BORA Basic models are available in recirculation and exhaust mode.

About the company

Since 2007, BORA Lüftungstechnik GmbH, headquartered in Raubling, Upper Bavaria, has successfully developed and sold cooktop extractor systems that draw vapours downwards thanks to the use of patented technology. The innovative BORA Basic, BORA Classic and BORA Professional product ranges, all of which use downdraft systems, are now sold in 24 European countries. In 2012, the company expanded to Australia and New Zealand. BORA Lüftungstechnik GmbH received an award within the scope of the innovation contest 365 Orte im Land der Ideen (365 Places in the Land of Ideas) back in 2009 as well as the Deutsche Gründerpreis (German Entrepreneurs’ Award) in the start-up category in 2010, the red dot award in 2012, the Plus X Award 2013 and 2015/2016 and the Interior Innovation Award – Winner 2015 and the Best of Corporate Publishing Award Gold 2015. For further information, please visit www.bora.com.


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