Does the filter come flat and I have to bend it or is it bent to the correct shape already?
Answer Hello Rhond. The filter 00368812 should be the correct shape to install it into the unit. Hope this helps.
Photo appears to show a flat item that is nearly square, whereas my units filter is u-shaped (with a wide middle).
Answer Hello Bob! The filter 00368812 is the correct part for your Thermador VCK-1 model. I have sent information over to have our picture updated to the correct filter used on this model. I apologize for the confusion. Thanks.