Wolf Gas Range Review – R366
The 36” Wolf gas range comes in a number of different configurations so that each unit meets the specific needs of its end user. The Wolf R366 range top fits six dual gas burners. The Wolf R364C range top features four dual gas burners and a charbroiler in the center. And the Wolf R364G features four dual gas burners with a griddle in the center. The unit can be had in either natural and liquid propane gas, depending upon your set-up and household specs.
Reviewing any all-gas range is hard, because it’s a design that has been around for eons and is unlikely to change. Feature sets are pretty consistent across the brands because, lets be honest, there are only so many things you can use a range for.
That being said, there are some things that set this range apart from the rest. The build quality on this Wolf range is superb. Standing back and looking at it now, its presence is unmistakable. It truly looks like a range that means business.
And it is. The Wolf range features their signature porcelain-coated cast iron grates. The solid brass burners below feature automatic re-ignition, should the flame go out. A stainless steel drip tray below rolls out for easy cleanup of spills.
For those who opt for the griddle, it is a step above the rest because of its use of an infrared, thermostatically controlled burner underneath operating at 18,000 btu/hour. It holds the correct temperature evenly across the surface the entire time it’s in use.
For those who opt for the charbroiler, it is hands-down the best on the market. It utilizes a radiant porcelain plate with holes, which burns at 1700 degrees F, allowing you to sear food perfectly. Any food that may drip down on the plate is incinerated at these temperatures, making cleanup virtually non-existent.
Below the Wolf range top is a large-capacity convection oven. The oven features an infrared broiler, interior lighting, and three adjustable oven racks, giving you plenty of space for all of your cooking needs. Each Wolf gas range comes with adjustable stainless steel legs with rear casters, making it easier to move the range when needed.
Optional accessories are many, including a porcelain-coated cast iron wok grate, stainless steel island trim, and a full-extension ball bearing rack, among others.
The Wolf gas range is a serious machine, for those serious about their cooking.
Pros: Innovative griddle option, restaurant quality infrared broiler, extremely well-built American product.
Cons: Oven ignition uses glowbar instead of electric, which causes a small delay in ignition.