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Are Wolf Professional Ranges Worth It? (Reviews / Ratings)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  April 01, 2016  |  3 Min. Read

Wolf  |  Professional Ranges  |  Cooking

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Transcript:

Hi, I'm Steve Sheinkopf from Yale Appliance + Lighting. I want to briefly show you the features of the Wolf pro range from one of live displays. We also briefly compare Wolf to the more popular brands like Miele, Jenn-Air and Thermador.

Wolf Dual Fuel Pro Range

First, Wolf has two different series; all gas or dual fuel which is gas over electric convection. They look exactly the same with your choice of knobs and share many of the same features like the simmer range on the burner, the gas griddle and griddle as well as the same sizes at 30, 36, 48 and 60 inches in width. 

There are also some differences, but we can look at both from this one live range.

Burners

First as I said the burner is nearly identical and its dual stack configuration allows you the lowest consistent simmer. The difference between a dual fuel and regular gas is the max output of the burner of 20,000 BTU vs 15,000 on the all gas.

Grill

The 16,000 infrared gas grill most closely emulates your grill outside. Most manufacturers use an electric grill, which is similar to the broiler in your oven and doesn’t generate as much heat or flavor.

Infrared is also easier to clean, because the drippings are incinerated on the grill itself. Currently only Wolf and Miele employ infrared technology.

Griddle

Same could be said for the gas powered griddle. Instead of an electric element, gas will provide more even heat throughout the griddle without any hot and/cold spots. I like the Wolf griddle, but it isn't chromium infused like Jenn-Air so it is more difficult to clean.

Controls

There are other significant differences between the gas and dual fuel in the controls and especially oven.

wolf pro range controls

First in controls the gas is just a knob, but the dual fuel has a clock and timer like a regular range. Many pro ranges have no controls at all like Thermador or Capital. Jenn-Air has the 7 inch LCD screen, but only Miele has really intuitive one touch controls.

But, the oven really differs between the all gas and electric convection models.

Oven

The gas version uses a single convection fan whereas the electric is a twin or two fan self-cleaning convection. Convection works by blowing the heat around the cavity for a more even heat, so you bake and roast better at a lower temperature

wolf dual fuel convection range

Both will be better than a regular radiant, but the twin convection is technically better. As you can see from the evenness of these cookies, it works well. Twin convection is unique in Wolf as well, because both blowers have thermostats behind the fans, so they alternate based on temperature.

It is a distinct advantage in larger ovens. Currently, Miele and Jenn-Air both offer dual convection but without the independent thermostats.

On larger ovens like this 48, the side compartment is convection rather than just plain radiant.

Overall I like this range, it has decent power especially as a dual fuel along with the best convection system on the market. Wolf is also one of the most reliable brands sold at Yale.

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