Wolf dual fuel ranges — named for how they use gas for stovetop cooking and electricity for baking — are exceptional products. In fact, they’re almost too good. Sometimes they make C&W service team members feel like Maytag repairmen waiting for service calls they’ll never get.
Still, things can occasionally go wrong. Here are some CW Appliance tips to help you ensure that your Wolf range keeps cooking up the meals you love without interruption.
TIP #1: Treat front display with care
Built on platforms similar to commercial ones, Wolf home ranges can take heavy use. The display, however, is sensitive. When you first program it, the display can tilt out. Close it when you’re done to keep it safe from accidental impact. And when you clean it, use a pre-moistened cleaning cloth. Never spray any cleaner or degreasing spray directly on the panel itself.
TIP #2: Use soap and water
It may sound old-fashioned, but soap and water really are best for cleaning a Wolf range. And while you may be tempted to use harsher chemical cleaners like Fantastic, we don’t recommend it. Check your owner’s manual for cleaner specifications if you own a non-Wolf range.
TIP #3: Periodically check your burners
When burners won’t light, that usually means one of two things: (1) the burner needs cleaning or (2) the igniter posts are cracked or broken.
You can clean the burners with a toothbrush and some soap and water. If the debris on them is especially bad, use a wire brush or some steel wool. Sometimes alcohol poured onto a cloth will also help.
You can also take the burner apart. Turn off the circuit breaker and check the brass ring below the cap to make sure the holes in it are visible. If they aren’t, take a toothpick or straightened paper clip and remove blockage.
TIP #4: Hand-wash burner grates
If you put your porcelain-covered Wolf grates in the dishwasher, you risk making them vulnerable to rust. The best way to clean them is by hand, with soap and water. Once you’re done, you can let them air-dry on a kitchen towel.
TIP #5: Keep aluminum pans off oven bottom
The baking element in Wolf ranges is hidden under the bottom of the oven to help provide more even heat dispersal. While you may want to set a pan on the bottom, don’t do it, especially if that pan is made of aluminum. The heat will actually bake the pan into the bottom of the oven.
C&W Appliance Service knows Wolf dual fuel ranges like no one else in the business. Texans have trusted us with their premier appliance servicing needs for the last 60 years and counting. For the best in appliance repairs, think C&W!