I don't think you understood the question. I need to verify with someone who either has a manual or experience with this unit. Have you ever worked on a Gaggenau Vario grill? It will be difficult to explain the issue if you are not familiar.
Basically, the unit comes in 2 pieces, the 15" grill itself, and a separate 6.25" (wide) x 5.75" (deep) x 3" (high) box on which the knobs are mounted. The box goes under the grill, behind a cabinet. Knob holes are drilled in cabinetry that the knobs stick out the front of the cabinet, a few inches below the countertop on which the grill is installed.
It is the same basic design as the current Gaggenau 400 Vario series.
The grill section is ready to be installed in the top of a custom island cabinet. I just need to cut the bulkhead and get the counter-top. The underside of the grill will extend about 1.5 into the space below, under the countertop/bulkhead. No problem there.
What I need to know is: How far below the grill's bottom surface can the control unit be installed. In pictures, it looks like the unit can be directly beneath, even touching, but I want to confirm this. I don't want the heat of he grill to melt anything in the control box. This may or may not be an issue.
I would like the knobs to be as high as possible on the cabinet-front. In a perfect world, the control could be within a .5" of the bottom of the grill, which would allow me to make minimal modifications to my cabinetry to remedy the mistake.
Again, I know this would be OK in the 400 series grill (VR 421-611), which is very similar. I THINK it is OK, but want to KNOW before I drill
holes in my expensive new cabinets.
If this isn't a question you can answer, is there a way to pass the question along to someone who may have worked with this Gaggenau grill?