The Wolf GR304 is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pro-style range
models like the GR304 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a 6-liter (6 1/3 quart) pot of water from room temperature to a near boil.
This reflects the ability of the lowest power element to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. We also set the most powerful element to its lowest setting to test its ability to hold a large pot of tomato sauce below a boil.
This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests.
About This Brand
This high-end brand sells cooking appliances priced above $5,000, including gas and dual-fuel ranges. Wolf targets consumers who want a pro-appliance look and high performance. These ranges are sold through independent appliance retailers.
Features & Specs - Wolf GR304
High-power burners The number of surface cooking burners rated at over 11,000 Btu/hr., maximum. High-power burners are good for quickly heating large quantities, searing, and other high-temperature cooking. Some also perform well on low-heat tasks (when turned to their low setting).
Medium-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings over 6,500 Btu/hr but not more than 11,000 Btu/hr. Though they don't offer top speed and power, medium-power burners can generally handle all cooking tasks.
Low-power burners The number of surface cooking burners with maximum output ratings of 6,500 Btu/hr or less (sometimes called simmer burners). These are intended for delicate tasks such as sauces.
Number of cooktop burners Total number of individual cooktop burners.
Number of cooktop burners
Convection mode Has a convection feature that uses a fan or two to circulate heated air, and sometimes an extra heating element. The convection mode can be turned off if you prefer conventional cooking.
Double oven Double oven models have a second oven cavity. Most have a separate small oven above the main one complete with its own controls, door, window, oven light, slide-out rack, and self-clean function. While the upper oven offers easy access, the main oven is relatively low; you'll need to crouch to remove items from lower shelf positions. Other designs offer two same-sized ovens, or convert a single oven into two using a slide-in partition (though with a shared door.)
Cooking drawer Drawer below the main oven that can cook foods (up to a few inches high), as well as warm or heat serving bowls and plates. The cooking drawer has its own temperature control so can be set to cook a dish independent of the main oven. Foods must be lifted up out of the drawer (lacks a slide-out rack), and the drawer requires manual cleaning.
Slide-in Freestanding ranges can fit in the middle of a kitchen counter or at the end. Two other styles, with similar parts and features, are slide-ins, which fit into a space between cabinets, and drop-ins, which rest atop toe-kick-level cabinetry and lack a storage drawer.
Stainless steel available Many new mainstream ranges come with stainless steel trim or offer a stainless-trim version for an additional $200 or so. Many pro-style ranges (brands such as Viking, DCS, and GE Monogram, among others) have full stainless-steel construction.
Love the aesthetics and the performance of the gas burners. But the love stops there. After a month of light use the range top finish was pitted with spots and even after careful cleaning never looks fresh and new. And clean you will!!! This is the only range we've had that needs to be cleaned after every use. Oven door very poorly insulated. When oven is turned to 350 the door gets so hot my grandson can't be in the kitchen for fear of burning his hands. Oven door doesn't seal well. My new custom cabinets have cracked from heat escaping from the top left corner of the oven. Also, don't believe that if you turn up the heat to 500 it will self clean. Not true.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from New Hope, PA
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to clean
Excels At Baking
Excels At Sauces Low Temp
Ultra Low Simmer Temps
Very Consistent Oven Temp
Very Pleasing Aesthetics
No Oven Temp Indicator
Making Pasta Gravy
Making Ultimate Fried Egg
I love this oven. Pay no attention to the bad reviews. It doesn't have many bells and whistles, but my oh my does it perform. I wanted it, my wife wanted something else. After reading reviews and asking friends, the Wolf won out. After using it for 8 months, my wife LOVES it. Yes it is pricey, but so is it when you have to buy a new oven every 10 years. And, it looks great in our kitchen. It is a work of art to look at it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Sad Spender
from Los Angeles
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Broiler has broken 3 times
Broiler Igniter Fails
Difficult to clean
Looks nice<br />Does not perform as well as much cheaper models<br />Part of a $13,000 suite of appliances (range, hood, fridge): far too pricey