Undercurrent was impressed during a visit to Grand Designs Live last week to see German manufacturer Bora’s chosen method for demonstrating its downdraft ventilation system…

Bora’s combined cooktop and vapour extractors normally look that this:

The BORA Basic

But, Bora had the inner workings of the system on display to demystify the downdraft technology, which takes up minimal cupboard space. Note the motor is the same depth as the kickboard.

Bora downdraft demo