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Kitchen ranges

Wolf GR304
 
Approximate retail price:
$4900
Summary: This Wolf freestanding gas range has the following:
• 4 surface burners
• Among surface burners, 3 high-powered burner(s).
• Grates: Cast iron, continuous.
• Convection oven mode.
• Oven dial instead of touchpads for setting oven temperature.
• No high-temperature oven self-cleaning function.
• Heavy, stainless steel construction; pro-style.
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Type: Pro-style gas and dual-fuel (30-inch)
About - Wolf GR304

The Wolf GR304 is part of the kitchen range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pro-style ranges models like the GR304 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cooktop high:
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.

Cooktop low:
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.

Baking:
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
info High-power burners 3
info Medium-power burners 1
info Low-power burners 0
info Number of cooktop burners 4
info Convection mode Yes
info Double oven No
info Cooking drawer No
info Slide-in No
info Stainless steel available Yes
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User Reviews - Wolf GR304
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2.0
Disappointed
10/12/2014
Pros
Looks great
Performance Of Burners
Cons
Hard To Keep Looking Nice
Not a good value
Oven Door Gets Hot
Poor Seal On Oven Door
Best Uses
Range Top Cooking
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Range
8/21/2014
Pros
Easy to clean
Excels At Baking
Excels At Sauces Low Temp
fast preheat
Ultra Low Simmer Temps
Very Consistent Oven Temp
Very Pleasing Aesthetics
Cons
No Oven Temp Indicator
Price
Best Uses
Baking
Making Pasta Gravy
Making Ultimate Fried Egg
Roasting
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Broiler has broken 3 times
11/8/2013
Pros
Good service
Cons
Broiler Igniter Fails
Difficult to clean
Best Uses
Comment:
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
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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