Thx to the good folks at sub/wolf, below you will find one of the first views of the new Wolf gas ranges that will be debuting in 1Q 2013. I have the pics, and of course the low-down on video as only Appliance Dude can deliver. I am legend!
Enjoy and as usual ping me at Jonathan at Curto’s dot com or visit the showroom for more nitty gritty. I’m juiced about these ranges!
PLEASE NOTE: The range I am sitting in front of is the CURRENT Wolf 48″ gas range.
New range pics are in the video and will be posted shortly in this post.
I have fallen for the Wolf E-Series oven…hard!
Handles have changed which have completely altered the look of this piece. Big-time shizzle going on here.
It comes in at a lower price point than the vaunted L-series ovens from Wolf, however it shares many characteristics. At almost $800 less than the L-series, you should put the E-Series in the mix as you are debating which oven to go to.
Later this year (or early 2013), the venerable Wolf gas range will be undergoing a significant metamorphosis, emerging as a near duplicate (physically) of the Wolf dual fuel range. Details are below. If you are feeling it for the Wolf gas range as we know it, betta act soon!
Ed. Note: Look for Upcoming Video That Will Blow This Topic Out.
Since Wolf is completely changing their gas range in the very near future, we need to get some good info out there for people shopping for late Fall deliveries. Ed. note – If you weren’t aware, Wolf will be making significant changes to their venerable gas range in the VERY NEAR FUTURE. More on this in the upcoming video
Current gas range grates are singular, thus they are easier to manage. Dual fuel grates are connected, thus they are heavier to move around. Advantage with the dual fuel continuous grates are that they are handy if you are moving pots around while cooking.
The Beveled, No Make That Chiseled Look of Wolf Gas Range Knobs. Say Goodbye to Them!
And Say Hello To This Style Knob on All Wolf Ranges Moving Forward.
Just picked up a fantastic grilling cookbook and decided to have a go at a fish wrap / taco recipe. Bought some cod, wifey put together an awesome marinade with a variety of spices and and off to work I went on the grill. Key finding – I was having some flare-up issues recently with the Wolf grill and this time the cod cooked without incident. Turns out in the past we were coating the grates with oil and then putting the food on them as I figured this would prevent the food (especially fish) from sticking to the grates. The cookbook recommended NOT oiling the grates but instead to make sure the food itself was well lubed. We brushed each fillet with olive oil put them on the grill and I’m happy to report that I didn’t have one flare-up to speak of. Lesson learned – leave those grates alone.
The scene is a tony Upper East Side apartment. An elevator opens up to a loft space.
White walls. High ceilings. Open floor plan. What are we doing with the kitchen?
Elena designed the kitchen and cabinets herself. Appliance-wise she rolled with an ASKO stainless integrated dishwasher (she was the owner of an ASKO dw at her prior residence and swore by it, which is the typical sentiment from ASKO owners), Wolf 30″ dual fuel range DF304, and a SubZero Bi36 framed refrigerator. She also has Bosch Axxis 24″ laundry tucked away and stacked in a closet.
Beautiful design here Elena.
Elean’s Upper East Side Kitchen. Wolf DF304 range, SubZero 36″ Framed refrigerator, ASKO integrated dishwasher.
Once upon a time the merits of the Wolf E-Series ovens fell on deaf ears right here. I wasn’t into the look (the original curved handle was whack looking and I didn’t like the control panel) and even though it was positioned as a lower priced Wolf, it never entered any conversation I had about Wolf ovens.
Things are different now. Wolf gave the ovens a semi-face lift and when you see them now with the tubular handles and in a column with a warming drawer
and Wolf steam oven….wow. And they’ve decided to get REAL FUNKY and add a black glass single and double oven to the lineup.
Thinking about buying a Wolf E Series oven? Three things you need to know:
1 – It is one of 2 Wolf ovens (along with the new Wolf steam convection oven) which can be used in both a standard installation as well as a flush inset install (cleaner look!)
2 – For a standard install, your cabinet needs to be 24″ deep and must be able to support 250 lbs for a single oven and 400 lbs for a double oven
3 – For a flush inset installation the E-series oven requires a min of 25″ in depth. REMEMBER THIS OR YOUR OVEN SETUP WILL LOOK LIKE S@#T: You inside openings of the rough opening must be finished (stained, not laminated) b/c they will be visible when oven door is open. And as stated, STAIN it, as the laminate finish will not hold up the heat the oven produces.
The Sexiness of the Wolf E-Series Double Oven. Got a cigarette?
Welcome to the Lynx Temple! All Bow Before Pharoah!
Appliance Dude riffin’……
We are now ramping into the sweet spot of the outdoor kitchen/grill sales season and I have a few notes to share. People are definitely spending the loot on the high-end grills and sales are skewed heavily towards Lynx outdoor kitchens and grills. Here are some notes to digest, broken down by brand.
Lynx – 36″ and 42″ grills with ProSear have been the movers. Had a few bites on the new, step-down L500 series but there has been a recall on the carts (easy fix) so don’t know if that’s causing some consternation with consumers. Most of the lynx grills we’ve sold are just heads as they are being used in a built-in outdoor kitchen setup. Of course Lynx is touting their new brass burners as the finest thing since inexpensive medical insurance. Will these new burners markedly change your life? As one customer said to me “You can’t tell me that these burners are going to make my food taste any better”. Agree on that point, however I can tell that you that the brass burners will in fact last longer as they won’t corrode as easily as stainless under high heat and they hold and radiate heat better.
Translation – built to last, food cooked more evenly (if that’s what you want).
Wolf – Haven’t had much play on the Wolf grills yet. Can’t figure out why. Price point? Can’t be, because the Lynx is just as expensive when you factor everything in. I own one, I like it…see my tuna dish below. Wolf’s making a big push in this space, all other competitors beware…the Wolf will roar(howl)!
I made this lovely treat on a 36″ Wolf OG36 grill – how’s that for a sear?! (more…)