The iconic Wolf range with its signature red knobs is the gold standard for homeowners yearning for a high-end kitchen range, yet some still question whether it’s worth the price. In a word: yes. Here are five ways Wolf tops the list of high-end kitchen ranges. A test drive at Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen will teach you much more and instantly make you a believer, whether you are looking for a gas, dual-fuel or induction range.
1. Precision, Power and Finesse
The key to the perfect meal is precise control and that is Wolf’s signature! While many brands boast about their BTUs (which stands for British Thermal Units, a standard measurement of heat output), Wolf ranges are engineered to provide power and responsive, precise control, which is far more important for creating the perfect meal. Wolf’s legendary dual-stacked, sealed gas burners provide the best of both worlds. The “dual stack” refers to two levels of flame ( you essentially get two burners in one) and their ability to provide a super low simmer level (think melting chocolate without burning it or simmering a sauce or soup for hours without concern) plus a powerful 20,000 BTU flame that brings water to a boil quickly…and everything in between. The “sealed” feature means cleaning is a breeze. The precision and finesse of these burners is the key to stovetop success.
2. Exclusive Dual VertiFlow™ Convection Ovens
Only Wolf offers the Dual VertiFlow™ convection system, which provides reliably even heat, reduces hot and cold spots and enables consistent multi-rack cooking. These incredible ovens offer 10 cooking modes, including Bake, Broil, Convection, Convection Roast, Dehydrate, Gourmet, Proof, Roast, Stone and Warm, all developed by Wolf chefs to maximize the performance of your oven. The Gourmet Mode alone features nearly 50 presets that automatically control the oven to ensure delicious results. You enter the type of food you are cooking, and the oven guides you through the steps to a perfect meal. No more cookbooks or online tutorials, your Wolf oven will do everything for you!
3. Grate Performance
Quality materials and engineering are also a hallmark of Wolf high-end kitchen ranges. Terms like “professional grade” or “commercial range” are bandied about in the kitchen appliance industry, but a close look at something as simple as the grates will help tell the story. The quality of the grate above the burners can be an indication of the dedication to quality throughout the appliance. Each Wolf gas and dual-fuel range includes porcelain-coated cast iron grates that sit on small silicon feet. The grates are designed so you can slide pots and pans from burner to burner with ease during cooking. This simple feature makes a world of difference when you need to move elements of your meal on and off heat at different times. And you aren’t wed to just four or six burners. Depending on the model you select, you can customize your cooking surface with traditional burners alongside an indoor grill or griddle, or perhaps you’d like a French Top or Wok on your rangetop. Open your mind to your favorite foods and cooking experiences and Wolf can help you create the range to get you there.
4. Home Value Boost and Decades of Dependability
The manufacturers of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances know that you are making an investment in your home and lifestyle. Justifiably, homeowners expect these ranges to last for many years. Wolf ranges are rigorously stress-tested to perform for over 20 years of daily use and are backed by the strongest warranty in the industry. According to Forbes magazine, “Given the primary role the kitchen plays in the home, as a place to prepare meals, gather with family and the room that will sell the home faster and for more money, perhaps no kitchen appliance has more of that cache than Sub-Zero and its sister brands, Wolf for cooking and the new Cove dishwasher brand.” To further back up the value of a Wolf Range, check out this long explanation by a custom home builder in New Jersey.
5. More Customization – From Knobs to Cooking Surfaces
If everything above isn’t enough to merit a deeper dive into Wolf ranges before you remodel your kitchen, there’s even more. If you’re not a fan of the red knobs, no problem! You can also order your model with black or silver knobs. Wish you could include induction cooking into your range plans? You’re in luck, Wolf now makes an extraordinary induction range, combining their industry-leading convection oven with a high-performance induction cooktop that offers a more sustainable alternative to gas.
The best way to explore all Wolf range options and have all your questions answered is to visit a Clarke Showroom and Test Kitchen. You’ll be talking to the people that designers come to for appliance recommendations. There’s no substitute for expertise when it comes to investing in your kitchen. Clarke isn’t a retailer; they are the New England resource for everything Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove. Stop by to browse or make an appointment to make the most of your visit. Learn more about a visit here.