Wolf 48" Dual Fuel Range: help deciding on cooktop configuration

LLee2February 3, 2014

We've decided on the 48" dual fuel range but I am having trouble deciding on how many burners we really need. I love the idea of having the grill and the griddle which will leave us with only 4 burners. My husband thinks we need 6 burners.

I love the idea of the griddle for breakfasts and dinners and the grill also is so appealing on those freezing nights (New England) where we don't want to go out in the snow to grill chicken breasts, burgers or whatever it may be. My husband thinks the grill (infrared) is not important but I am not into using the outdoor grill.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this and what is important and for what reasons. Has anyone had this range that can comment on how they configured it and why? We are a family of 6 so we will be using it quite a bit.

Thanks for any insight you can offer. Oh, this is a newly renovated kitchen we are working on, fwiw.

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cookncarpenter

fwiw, In my 40 years of cooking, I've never used (or needed) more than four burners at a time, my built in griddle also doubles as great french top or simmer plate if needed... I have a 36" and griddle, if I had room for a 48", I would likely opt for a 24" griddle, but we grill year round out doors here, you may want/need that grill inside.

This post was edited by ctycdm on Tue, Feb 4, 14 at 12:19

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:31PM
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LLee2

I feel like we really won't need more than 4 burners. My husband really likes the idea of having those 6 though. Do you use your griddle a lot? Is it easy to keep clean? Can anyone comment on the grill?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 9:52PM
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cookncarpenter

Yes, I use my griddle a lot! It depends on what your definition of "clean" is... I treat my griddle the same way I do my vintage cast iron cookware, once seasoned, it will never look like it did the day you bought it... I don't use soap and water, just scrape and wipe with paper towel and it's become good and non stick too :)

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 10:59AM
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Mags438

We have the 36" df with the griddle. Small kitchen. Originally DH wanted the grill with 4 burners. We're in northeast region also and I think the thought of grilling indoors appealed to him. Literally within 5 minutes of looking at the griddle version, it was all about the griddle. Breakfast foods, veggies, grilled cheese. For us the griddle version was definitely the best choice, we use it often.

If you go with the grill version, the stove hood needs to be higher/stronger than griddle.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2014 at 1:24PM
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