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Elegant and powerful: The new Black Levantar downdraft extractor from Miele

Gütersloh, September 3, 2021 No. 064/2021
  • Slimline design saves space in base unit

  • For greater flexibility in planning, now available in two sizes

In a high-end, open-plan kitchen, there is a call for discreetly elegant built-in appliances which blend in seamlessly with their surroundings. Consequently, induction hobs with an integrated extractor are, for example, high on the agenda – depending on preferences, these products include the Black Levantar, a so-called downdraft extractor from Miele. Hidden away in the base unit, it only rises above the worktop when cooking is in progress. For greater flexibility and user convenience, Miele has further extended and improved this elegant yet powerful model series.

Unobtrusively integrated into the worktop behind the hob unit, the new Miele downdraft extractor Black Levantar, as the name implies, rises above the surface from what is usually a strip of glass. When not in use, the extractor perfectly matches the black ceramic glass of Miele induction hobs. Only a gentle depression in the glass screen indicates the On/Off control and gives any indication to the presence of ventilation technology in the base unit. With a Miele hob unit connected via the Con@ctivity feature, simply switching on the hob is sufficient for the sleek, matt black canopy made almost entirely of glass to glide gently into position (Hood in Motion).

Thanks to Con@ctivity, suction power adapts to work on the hob in three settings and two booster stages. Manual operation by reaching over the hob is no longer required. New, too, are the convenient controls using WiFi technology and the Miele app. Perfect illumination of the neighbouring hob unit is provided by dimmable three-stage LED lighting.

The Black Levantar offers greater planning freedom than previously as the downdraft extractor is now available in two widths. If greater space is available, for instance on a cooking island, the DAD 4940 (936 mm) in combination with the KM 7697 FL induction hob are the products of choice. Worktops with a standard depth and kitchens along a back wall are best served by the DA 4840 (916 mm wide) in combination with the Miele panoramic hob unit (KM 7689 FL) with its rings arranged side by side.

A further compelling selling point is the compact fan unit with a depth of only 17 cm. Even when fitted in worktops with a standard depth, the drawers below the hob only need to be shortened slightly, leaving sufficient storage space in the base unit. Installation in vented or recirculation mode is possible.

Developed and manufactured at the Miele Group's Arnsberg competence centre for ventilation technology, the Black Levantar subscribes to Miele's usual high quality standards – with a powerful and energy-efficient Eco motor (energy efficiency rating A) and a 10-ply metal grease filter with outer layers made from stainless steel. The filters are easy to remove for cleaning in a dishwasher. To ensure the reliable removal of odours in recirculation mode, users have a choice of two odour filters: a filter made from pleated material or a more environmentally friendly version built to last longer which can be reactivated in an oven. The recommended replacement intervals for the grease and recirculation filter is indicated by a symbol on the glass control panel.

The Black Levantar is due to go on sale in October 2021.


Company profile: Miele is the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. Their product portfolio also includes dishwashers, air purifiers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). Founded in 1899, the company has eight production plants in Germany, one each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland as well as two production plants belonging to its Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Sales in the 2020 business year amounted to around € 4.5 bn (thereof 29.5% in Germany). Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 20,900, of which approx. 11,050 employees work in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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When switched on, the sleek canopy of the Black Levantar assumes its working position. Here the product is installed in combination with Miele’s KM 7697 FL induction hob. (Photo: Miele)

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 In worktops with a standard depth, the DAD 4840 downdraft canopy harmonises best with the KM 7689 FL panoramic hob with its side-by-side arrangement of rings. (Photo: Miele)

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The Black Levantar saves space in the base unit: Thanks to a fan unit with a depth of only 17 cm, drawers directly below the hob only need to be shortened slightly. (Photo: Miele)

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