The Wolf GR366 is part of the kitchen range
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pro-style range
models like the GR366 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 GR366
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.
This was in our newly purchased home & I've been using it for about 8 months now. <br />It looks very stylish, is solidly built, has nice to use dials & simmers beautifully at low temps but isn't the best range I've used, by a long shot.<br />All the burner rings are the same size and, at higher temps (e.g. when bringing things to a boil), the width of the flames means you can only use a really wide pan. Smaller pans have flames licking up the side & the handles get too hot. I've had to stop using my small pans altogether.<br />When the oven is on the room gets really hot so I assume it has poor insulation (I've never seen this to that extent before).<br />Cakes in the oven seem to burn unless you put an extra baking sheet on the rack below. I've tried changing temperatures & times but this seems the best solution so far.<br />It's got legs which sit it about a coffee-mug height above the floor which means it's easy to clean underneath (which you have to do as you can see underneath).<br />If it wasn't so drop-dead-gorgeous looking I'm sure people wouldn't put up with all the inconveniences.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Mike the builder
from Huntington Beach , CA
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Wolf in Huntington Beach
Excellent Burner Control
Excellent Temperature Bur
Number of burners
No Baseboard Guard
No Fan Heat Diverter
No Good Heat Diverter
No Oven Preheat
High Or Low
Stove top cooking
Cooking on the stove top such as corn, peas, fried potatoes, eggs and pancakes always come out great as long as you adjust the temperature. The controls on this unit have adjustments from low to high that performs as expected giving the cook total control of the meal. <br />The main issue with the unit when you're using the oven is that the heat is directed straight out the top, they sell a 5 and a 12 diverter that forces the heat towards the front. This is fine but it does not force the heat out enough because the diverter is just and funnel and not assisted by any fan. This for some people is ok if you have it installed on an island but I have against the wall and I've installed Pot filler above the stove and it heats up the Pot filler causing condensation and heating up the filler that could cause the seals in the filler to go out or leak. The way I solved the problem is I place either a cookie sheet or cake pan on the vent below the Pot filler while we're baking but do not cover the entire vent only under Pot filler, this works out very well and solved the problem. It's just a work around that you should not have to do on a unit in this price range. If you can place the supply water line to your Pot filler at least 13 to 16 above the top of the oven then you should be fine, my line is around 10 above the oven I was limited on space because of 36 Microwave above oven. We've not used the convection mode so I'm unable to comment on it. It's a great looking and solid oven built to high standards and we have no regrets so far.