There is exciting news from Wolf appliances. There will soon be a 36” induction range!
Up to this point, you could only purchase an induction range in 30" width. You would have to buy a 30" induction cooktop and separate wall oven for a larger size.
We'll look at the other induction 36" range, induction technology and Wolf.
The Other Induction 36" Range
Believe it or not, this was done before not too long ago by a company named DIVA back about 15 years ago. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the right time because of the downward economy and the range was poorly designed. Diva induction company eventually closed business.
For those that are not too familiar with induction, it is by far the best cooking technology. Induction cooking is simply a more efficient way of applying heat to food.
It works by using magnets to excite the molecules in the pan. The pan cooks the food. The glass of the cooktop does not produce heat. Magnetic induction technology provides fast and perfectly distributed heat. Induction can produce 40% faster temperatures than gas.
You should always consider an induction range over a dual fuel for that reason. Read more about the Science of Induction Cooking here.
Benefits of Induction Cooking
- Produce little excess heat – No need for powerful venting.
- Safe – Surface stays warm to the touch. It is also child safe, because it can only be activated by the pans.
- Precise, consistent, accurate temperature setting - Even faster than gas.
- Easy to clean - The cooktop does not heat like electric, so you don't have to scrape baked on stains.
Wolf Appliance Inc. is owned by Sub-Zero corporation. Together they are the largest American family owned appliance company (second globally to Miele). In the late 1990’s Wolf appliance became a residential line of appliances by Sub-Zero acquiring some patent rights and a few products from the Wolf Commercial range company.
Wolf appliances are premium products manufactured in Madison, Wisconsin best known for their professional ranges. So it is natural for Wolf to produce an induction 36” induction range.
Wolf 36" Professional Induction Range - IR365PE/S/PH
Wolf 36" Transitional Induction Range - IR365TE/S/TH
The induction top is similar to their currently induction cooktop (CI354T/S) with 5 burners and bridge option burners. The biggest burner element should be 10.5" and up to 3,700 watts (with boost) along with 4 elements at 8” with 3,000 watts.
Wolf has the twin convection. Although they were the first with twin convection, Miele and Jenn-Air now offer twin convection as well. However, Wolf has two thermostats versus one for the other brands, so it maintains better temperature, because it senses temperature in both sides versus just the middle.
As much as we are excited to hear about this, Wolf doesn’t plan to release the 36” induction ranges until October/November 2016. We'll continue to give you updates with more details as we get closer to the date.
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