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A Wolf stove lives up to its stellar reputation. With its signature red knobs, the Wolf range is the gold standard for home cooks everywhere. We've all experienced the recent uptick in home cooking and entertaining. All of this has made Wolf stoves even more desirable: Home cooks want efficiency, durability, and performance from high-end design appliances to outfit their dream kitchens, and Wolf fits the bill perfectly.

The Wolf range brand has always been synonymous with high-end stoves in commercial kitchens. After Sub-Zero acquired Wolf in 2000, you could finally buy a Wolf stove, with its commercial quality and performance, for your home.

But what is it precisely about Wolf ranges that set such a high bar? In this article, we’ll take the time to examine what makes the company the best gas range and stove manufacturer.

3 Reasons Why Home Chefs Prefer a Wolf Range

  1. Iconic, distinctive design, featuring sturdy looks and unmistakable red knobs
  2. Power and control from high temperatures to simmer and everything in between, thanks to dual stacked burners
  3. Consistent temperature inside the dual convection oven, generating moist heat that baking lovers cherish

The Wolf Stove comes in 3 series: All Gas range, Dual Fuel range and Induction range.

There are some subtle style differences among the three series. The Wolf stovetop can feature combinations such as all burners, a griddle, a charbroil grill, a French top, and glass electric induction elements. These ranges come in standard sizes including 30, 36, 48 and 60 inches.

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Overview of Wolf Range - 3 Series

Series Main Configurations Price
Wolf Gas Ranges: Dual stacked sealed burners, convection oven Wolf 30-inch Gas Ranges come with 4 burners. Wolf 36-inch Gas Ranges can have 6 burners or 4 burners plus an infrared charbroiler or a griddle. Wolf 48-inch Gas Ranges can come in myriad configurations: 8 burners, 6 burners with a grill or griddle, or 4 burners with a double griddle or grill and griddle. Wolf 60-inch Gas Ranges can come with 6 burners, a grill and griddle, a dual griddle or a French top Starting at $5,745
Wolf Dual Fuel Ranges: Dual stacked sealed burners, self-cleaning electric convection oven Wolf 30-inch Dual Fuel Ranges come with 4 burners. Wolf 36-inch Dual Fuel Ranges have 6 burners or can be configured with 4 burners plus an infrared charbroiler or a griddle. Wolf 48-inch Dual Fuel Ranges can come with 8 burners; 6 burners with grill or griddle; or 4 burners with double griddle, a double charbroiler grill or a grill and griddle, or a French Top. Wolf 60-inch Dual Fuel Ranges come with 6 burners, a grill and griddle, a dual griddle, or a French top Starting at $7,850
Wolf Induction Ranges: Induction technology for faster, more consistent results. Wolf 30-inch Induction Ranges come with 4 induction zones and a two-way bridging option. Wolf 36-inch Induction Ranges come with 5 induction zones and multiple bridging options. Wolf induction ranges come with a choice of professional handle or transitional handle Starting at $8,350

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Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the most important, powerful, and impressive features of the modern Wolf ranges by series. We'll start with gas ranges and continue on to dual fuel and induction ranges. Since many features overlap among the three series, we'll spend most of the time on the gas ranges and indicate the difference when we arrive to the next series.

Watch our exclusive video review of Wolf cooktops.

The Wolf Gas Range

The Wolf gas range is brand's signature product and one of the best high-end stoves on the market. Apart from its professional look, the following features distinguish this gas stove from its competition:

Grates
Each Wolf range has porcelain-coated cast-iron grates that sit on tiny silicon feet to prevent scratching. These grates are arranged in a continuous formation, so you can easily slide pots and pans off and onto the heat while cooking.

Wolf-Grates

Ignition
A dependable spark ignition system controls each burner individually. That means only the burner you want to use will spark, which eliminates a common issue with other gas ranges: that irritating clicking sound that starts whenever you try to light the stovetop. Additionally, the spark ignition system reignites the burner if the flame goes out, ensuring safety and convenience.

Those can’t-miss red knobs are not just a style statement; they also give you precise control from simmer to high-BTU operation. Wolf also offers the option of configuring the knobs in black or stainless steel.

Wolf Iconic Red Knobs

Powerful Dual Stacked Sealed Burners with Precise Flame Controls
Wolf kitchen stove burners are legendary for their performance. You’ll love the sealed burner system, which makes cleaning them super easy. All Wolf ranges feature a 9,200 BTU burner for smaller pots and pans.

Depending on the model you choose, you can also enjoy 15,000 to 20,000 BTU burners. When it comes to simmering, all Wolf burners are dual stacked and come with a super low simmer ability, as little as 300 BTUs. That level of precision, from the low simmer to high sear, is the thing that truly sets Wolf ranges apart from the rest.

Wolf-Dual-Stacked-Burner-in-action

Wolf Charbroil Grill
Grilling isn't just a seasonal activity when you have a Wolf charbroiler on your stovetop. It has a 16,000 BTU infrared burner that's specifically designed to emit intense heat for grilling. This allows you to sear the outer edges of your food and seal in that juicy flavor.

It’s recommended that you cook food directly on the charbroiler grate (i.e., without cookware) to get that authentic grill-seared experience. To regulate the variable indirect heat, just use the blank-off plate that comes with your Wolf range. This amazing performance tool requires a quick 10-minute preheat time.

This one-of-a-kind charbroiler grill option is another feature that sets Wolf apart from the pack. Every other brand except for Miele uses a standard electric grill that can be found in oven broilers.

Wolf-range-Charbroil

Griddle
Want a griddle instead? This diner-style cooking surface has 15,000 BTUs of infrared power and is thermostatically controlled to maintain consistent temperatures across its entire surface. The double griddle option allows you to reach 30,000 BTUs of cooking power. That's a lot of power for a lot of pancakes! With regular maintenance, your griddle will be good to go for years to come.

Wolf-griddle-pancake

French Top
A French top is a circular cooking surface with 15,000 BTUs of power, featuring multiple heat zones that increase from low to high as you move toward the center. Many consumers believe the French top is meant to be used as a griddle, but it’s actually designed to be used with cookware. It makes it easy to cook with multiple pots and pans at once, with some boiling and some at a low simmer or just staying warm.

Wolf-range-FrenchTop

Wolf Range Ovens

Design and Power Combined
Wolf’s signature design aesthetic, featuring its cobalt blue porcelain interior, is second to none. But it’s not just about looks: You’ll also notice the ultra-fast preheat time on Wolf machines, thanks to intense infrared heat. Meanwhile, the oven boasts a 30,000 BTU bake and 18,000 BTU infrared broil feature. That’s a whole lot of power in your oven!

Large Oven Cavity
Even on Wolf’s 30-inch ovens, the large interior is a hallmark feature. They can easily handle any size Thanksgiving turkey. Need to feed an army? No problem if you use the 36-inch range with its supersized, 5.5 cu. ft. oven. You’ll have more cooking space than you know what to do with.

Twin Convection for Even Temperature Distribution
Not only do dual blowers circulate heat, but the convection oven fan motor has an independent temperature sensor to allow the motor to kick on anytime it's needed to provide even temperatures in the oven cavity. Many competitors have dual fans, but none offer independent temperature controls. Wolf leads the pack again here.

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Soft Motion Door for Safety
The exclusive Wolf spring-and-damper door system prevents the door from snapping closed or opening abruptly.

Popular Models
The classic four-burner Wolf GR304 gas range and six-burner Wolf GR366 are the most popular models in the Wolf family.

We covered both of these ranges in detail in our video review below. You can also check out our in-depth review of the 36-inch Wolf GR366. Under the FAQ section of the article, you'll find our exclusive video on the 30-inch GR304.

Our Wolf Gas Range Video Review with Great Visuals

What About Wolf Dual-Fuel Ranges?

Dual fuel ranges (which have a gas cooktop and electric oven) are popular with avid cooks as they provide the most consistent results, especially when baking. You can refer to our earlier article on gas vs dual fuel ranges for more detailed information.

Because of these advantages and more, a Wolf dual fuel range should be at the top of your shortlist of stoves to consider. Wolf's latest dual fuel ranges come with great additional features including:

Powerful 20K BTU Burners
Dual fuel ranges feature 33 percent more power on the burners. Where the max BTU on the all gas ranges is 15,000, dual fuel ranges have a 20,000 BTU burner.

Dual Fuel Verticross Convection
A dual fuel range uses gas for the cooktop, and electric for the oven. This setup offers the best of both worlds, and it shows, as the incredible Dual VertiCross convection system powers one of Wolf’s best performing ranges.

Elegant Cooktop Design
Wolf's newest 30- and 36-inch ranges have considerably smaller trims on
the sides to offer more space for the cooktop surface.

Connect Mode
There are a lot of things going remote in this day and age, even your range. Wolf's dual fuel range model is WiFi compatible, meaning that you can control the appliance with the brand's propietary mobile app.

Gourmet Mode
Take the guesswork out of cooking with Gourmet Mode. Just pick from a menu of recipes, and the appliance will automate itself accordingly, changing cooking modes in real time.

Self-Clean Mode
Unlike Wolf gas ranges, Wolf dual fuel ranges have a self-cleaning oven.

Coaxial Oven Knob
The oven knob itself displays temperature, which is a useful and downright cool feature.

Wolf-Oven-Range-Red-Knob

Pivoting Control Panel
Set your temperature or cooking mode with the ease of a touchscreen, then rotate the control pane discretely out of sight when not in use. You’ll also notice the 10 different program modes on the pane, including: bake, roast, broil, convection, convection bake, convection roast, convection broil, proof, bakestone and dehydration.

Note: Bakestone and dehydration mode require optional accessories available from Wolf.

Wolf-Tilt

Temperature Probe
No need to open the oven to check temperatures. The temperature probe built into Wolf dual fuel ranges alerts you when your dish reaches the desired internal temperature.

Luxury Racking
Each dual fuel range offers three racks: one full-extension easy-glide rack featuring ball bearing design, one full-extension door glide, and one standard rack.

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Designer Appliances team member Justin Wilk and his family recently added a Wolf dual fuel range to their kitchen. They love it for:

  • The generous cooking space (they went for six burners)
  • The built-in temperature probe for cooking large meat
  • The two digital timers for keeping track of cooking time
  • The oven's large width, offering plenty of cooking space
  • How easy it is to clean and use

Wolf Dual Fuel Ranges vs Wolf Gas Ranges
Many people ask us about the differences between Wolf's dual fuel and gas ranges. Which is better? It really depends on you and how you like to cook. The video below explains the pros and cons of each in detail.

Wolf DF366 Dual Fuel Range with Great Visuals

Wolf Induction Ranges

Induction ranges are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. as people realize all the benefits they have over their gas counterparts, including:

  • Precise heat control
  • Faster boil time
  • Super low simmer temperature (i.e., you won't scorch your sauces. Our favorite live display model in our showroom can keep melted chocolate warm and liquid for hours without burning it.)
  • Technology that senses pan/pot size so no heat is wasted and energy is transferred to the cooking vessel exactly at the touch points
  • Improved safety, since induction burners are cool to the touch and don't emit fumes
  • Easy to clean, durable ceran glass surface
  • Ability to combine heating elements in a bridge format to handle larger pots and pans

Wolf introduced induction ranges in 2016. It is the only brand that offers a 36-inch induction range.

In terms of design, Wolf induction ranges come in two different handle styles: transitionsal thin, round handles or thicker professional handles.

Wolf induction range ovens are electric and share the same features as the ones that equip its dual fuel ranges.


The Power of Wolf Design

All Wolf ranges feature matching pro-style handles that would look great alongside your existing appliances. The sides are finished in high-quality stainless steel, while decorative front legs and casters in the back offer ease of service and placement.

Wolf ranges come standard with flush trim along the backside. This allows you to expose more of the decorative backsplash along your kitchen wall. You can also mount restaurant-style stainless steel backguards on your Wolf range; these come with 5-, 10- or 20-inch risers.

The only potential downside to Wolf? You can't customize the color. Stainless steel is standard. As we mentioned earlier, however, you can opt for black or stainless knobs instead of Wolf red.


Wolf Quality and Service

Each and every Wolf machine is rigorously tested in the company's U.S. manufacturing facilities to withstand decades of active use. And if you do have any issues? Wolf’s 24/7 support team in Madison, Wisconsin, is just a phone call away. You’ll always have access to the expert information you need, any time of the day or night.

Wolf is also respected for its lightning-fast turnaround on support and customer service requests, so you won’t wait weeks for an answer to your question.

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Conclusion

As you'd expect from the high-end quality that’s apparent in every inch of Wolf range, their performance is unparalleled in the kitchen appliance market. A high-end range is no small purchase, and Wolf stove customers benefit from the joy that comes from knowing they’ve purchased from a company with a true passion for cooking that will be backed up by a lifetime of premium service.

Wolf customers don't just buy the best range available in the world; they buy the best customer service in the world. That'll have you cooking with the confidence these ranges inspire for decades to come.


Wolf Range FAQs:

What's a dual stacked burner?

Wolf’s patented dual-stacked burner design essentially gives you two burners in one. The upper tier of the burner produces up to 20,000 BTU power for faster boil time or for searing multiple steaks at once. Meanwhile, the lower tier allows for a gentle flame mode as low as 300 BTUs for simmering and melting.

What is the difference between the GR304 model and the DF30450?

Here are the main distinctions between the two models:

  • Wolf GR304 has a gas cooktop and oven. The DF30450 has a gas cooktop and an electric oven.
  • GR304 features four sealed burners with 9,200; 15,000; 15,000; and 15,000 BTUs
  • DF30450 features four sealed burners with 9,200; 15,000; 18,000; and 20,000 BTUs
  • DF30450 features the coaxial oven knob, which displays key stats such as oven temperature. On GR304, you set the oven temperature via a manual dial.
  • The tilting touchscreen panel on DF30450 is ergonomic and gives you access to 10 program modes.
  • DF30450 comes standard with a convenient self-clean mode.
  • A full-extension luxury glide rack comes out of the box with Wolf dual fuel ranges like the DF30450.

For more on the Wolf GR304 gas range, check out our exclusive video review below:

Wolf GR304 30-inch Gas Range Review

Are all burners the same on Wolf ranges?

Many people want a variety of burners on their Wolf cooktop to suit their different size pots and pans. We've noticed that some pro ranges come with same size and super powerful burners. While it is nice to have the power, the downside is when using smaller pots and pans you will inevitably melt handles of your cookware or burn your food.

Wolf ranges always include a smaller burner on the cooktop. All gas ranges have 15K BTU burners. Dual fuel ranges feature a combination of 15K, 18K, and 20K BTU burners.

Where can I see Wolf ranges?

Visit our showrooms to get the most our of your shopping experience. Meet with our knowledgable product experts and let us help you design your dream kitchen.

Special Note on Wolf 48- and 60-inch Ranges

Wolf 48-inch gas range models have two ovens: one that's 18 inches wide and another that's 30 inches wide. The 18”-inch oven is a standard radiant oven, not a convection oven.

The eight-burner, 48-inch Wolf GR488 (optional griddle, grill, or French Top surface)
The 60-inch Wolf Range has two full-size, fully-featured ovens and a customizable cooktop
The Wolf Range Stove 60-inch Wide Dual Ovens GR606DG

Are Sub Zero Refrigerators and Wolf the same company?

Yes. Wolf represents the cooking and ventilation portion of kitchen appliances while Sub Zero is the premier refrigeration brand. We cover Sub Zero refrigerators in our blog posts.

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Does Sub Zero Wolf make dishwashers?

Yes. The company launched a new Cove dishwasher brand in 2019 to match the quality and design of its built in refrigerators and pro ranges.

Do Wolf Ranges Come in Colors?

At this time Wolf only makes ranges in stainless steel. All ranges come with the iconic red knobs. You can customize only the knob color on a Wolf range at this time.

How does a Wolf range stack up against Viking?

We get this question a lot. Both brands have been producing great professional-grade products to serve home-chefs for years. We compare the two brands in our exclusive review of Wolf vs Viking ranges.