New AG Wolf 1st 24 hours experiences and questions
We are coming to the end of our 2 1/2 month kitchen remodel. The appliances are in...well almost. We have hit a few bumps in the road the last week. Here are some highlights re: new 36" AG Wolf:
1) The Wolf arrived towards end of project- the space for range was 1/4" too small- so back out came the granite crew to shave off 1/4" of the granite.
2) The Wolf is now installed- I attempt the suggested "burn in" process for the griddle and oven. We had a custom hood built and they supplied the 1000 CFM ventilation system. Towards the last 15 min of the 2 hour process- weird horrible sputtering noises. One of the blowers burnt out. New one on the way. Can still use range but only one blower working. Sorry if I sound like an amateur- but when it comes to this stuff I am. I'm worried now that this ventilation system can't keep up with the Wolf?!
3) Forgot to mention in point 2 above that in the first five minutes or so of the burn in process of the oven, I'm noticing large amounts of liquid dripping from our new backsplash. I panic and call our contractor who calmly tells me that I always need to use vent system with AG wolf d/t humidity issues- even with the oven! Ok, welcome to the world of AG!
4) I'm attempting to "season" the griddle with my one blower. Trying to follow the instructions in the Wolf manual. It mentions heating the layer of oil on the griddle until see smoke and then turn off and let cool down before repeating the process. I've got this thing going for nearly 20 or more minutes- no smoke. Griddle is browning. Wolf manual mentions be careful not to use too much oil or will get gummy residue. I finally turn off after 30 min. What do I feel later to the touch- gumminess! Did I screw this up?
Feeling exasperated. Now off to learn the new Bosch dishwasher!!! That was a whole other story in itself!!! Any feedback on any of this appreciated!