Wolf M Series vs. Dacor Wall Ovens (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

Neil Katz  |  March 17, 2015  |  3 Min. Read

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In the age of apps of technology to benefit lifestyle, appliances may be close to catching up. Both Dacor and Wolf have new wall ovens with new technology.

However, they still have different capabilities and features. We will look at both companies, both products and summarize what you should prefer.


Wolf M Series Transitional SO30TM/S/TH - $4,999

Wolf’s M Series Wall Oven, is available in three different looks. The three options are Professional, Transitional and Contemporary. The Pro Style has the option for Wolf’s signature red knobs, or can be ordered with stainless or black. The idea behind offering multiple looks was to be able to tie in this wall oven, with any of their other cooking products.

wolf 30 inch Built In M Series Transitional Double Oven wolf 30 Built In M Series Professional Double Oven wolf 30 inch Built In M Series Contemporary Double Oven

New Transitional Series

New Professional Series

New Contemporary Series

These ovens can be mounted flush as well. Wolf has always made great wall ovens, however they were in desperate need of an upgrade. I like that the stainless control panel is laser etched and then back lit, so there is never any fading and creates a seamless esthetic.

The new M Series ovens have a larger capacity and offer even brighter staggered halogen lights on the inside as well as their signature cobalt blue interior. The doors will also have their spring and damper hinge system, which is super heavy duty. If the door is slammed down it will never bounce back up at you and will also have soft close doors. In addition the new ovens have a concaved curved back, offering a lot more depth and usable space for larger items.

The newest changes to the interior is their VertiCross Convection System. Wolf has always offered twin convections fans, however they still found that it was difficult to maintain even heat distribution, specifically on the top of the oven, when cooking multiple racks.

wolf m series wall oven dual convection

Their new Verticross convection system uses European convection with two fans and towers that run along the left and right side from the top to the bottom of the oven. Wolf is now able to increase the usable depth, because the fans aren’t taking up valuable space. These towers offer more consistent heat distribution for all racks that’s even faster than the older generation.

This oven will offer 10 cooking models, three adjustable racks (two of which are ball bearing) and a traditional temperature probe. The control panel is very easy to use and is very responsive like the technology used on an iPhone. They have also added Wolf Gourmet, which provides step by step instructions for the user to get perfect cooking results every time as well as built in recipes for most common foods cooked.


Dacor Discovery IQ DYO130S - $4,399

dacor discovery IQ wall oven DYO130S

Dacor’s Discovery iQ series oven is all about technology, and if your tech savvy it definitely delivers. The Discovery series blends technology and performance to deliver a unique cooking experience. The control panel has an Android interface that provides home owners access to unlimited options. It’s just like using your smartphone.

You can upload profiles, check email, text, listen to Pandora radio, look up “how to” video’s on YouTube, and much more! The interface is very user friendly and has easy to use controls. There is a guided cookbook built right in to make things easier for the customer, quick start options and even “my favorite” options. It’s easier than ever to effortlessly create the perfect dish. The wall oven has built-in speakers and can be connected to bluetooth or wifi. Now you can stream audio throughout your whole kitchen, with no docks or messy accessories on the counter.

The big excitement is the Android technology. If there are ever any performance issues the wall oven can practically self-diagnose itself. In addition you can now look up recipes and load the settings to your wall oven.

Dacor Discovery IQ Wall Oven Controls [VIDEO]

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There is also an app that goes with the wall oven. You can turn the oven on, while not being home, or maybe you just put in lasagna, and want to turn up the broil element to melt that last bit of cheese; you can do it all remotely.

Which Do You Choose?

You are almost comparing two different products.

I love Dacor's technology (maybe you do not need Pandora in your oven), but the ability to control your oven remotely is a huge advantage. The message after a cycle completion is a nice touch as well.

Wolf, however, is less about technology as it is about cooking. Their new Verticross is an improvement over their once revolutionary convection cooking system. The Wolf Gourmet, like the Miele MasterChef and the Jenn-Air Culinary Center will help you cook more accurately with its preprogrammed recipes.

It really depends what you value.

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Neil Katz

Neil Katz has been in appliance sales at Yale Appliance for over 25 years. Neil spends time following the Sox and Patriots and watching the stock market.

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