While a Wolf gas range is considered one of the best high-end cooking appliances, it requires consistent cleanings to function optimally. How do you clean Wolf gas range components? The knobs and grates and burner caps, and pans should be cleaned regularly with dish detergent and warm water. Learn how to perform this essential Wolf gas range maintenance with our step-by-step guide to proper cleaning.
Achieve a Clean Wolf Gas Range With These Simple Steps
Proper range cleaning requires little time or effort but can go a long way in preventing malfunctions and repairs. Here’s how you can achieve a clean Wolf gas range with the right supplies and techniques.
Step 1: Clean Wolf Range Knobs
To properly clean Wolf gas range knobs, they need to be removed from the valve stem. Grasp the knob and pull it straight out to remove it from the stem. Wipe each knob with a cloth dampened with a mild dish detergent (such as Dawn or Palmolive) and warm water. Avoid soaking or using abrasive cleaners, as doing so can scratch the knob or remove its printed markings. Rinse and dry thoroughly before replacing.
Step 2: Clean Wolf Gas Range Grates
Wolf gas range grates are cast iron and coated with a black porcelain finish. To avoid harming these materials, refrain from putting the grates in the dishwasher or submerging them in water. Never heat the grates in the oven or leave them inside during the Self-Clean mode, as high heat will also cause damage.
Follow these steps to clean Wolf gas range grates:
- Remove grates by lifting them straight up off the range top
- Dampen a non-abrasive cleaning pad with mild dish detergent and warm water and gently scrub. Use a baking soda paste for stubborn stains.
- To remove heavy grease, apply a commercial degreaser with a blue Scotch-Brite pad. Wolf recommends using Formula 409 or Easy Off Oven cleaner in small amounts.
- Rinse and towel dry each grate thoroughly before replacing.
Step 3: Clean Range Burner Caps
Knowing how to clean Wolf range burners is key to ensuring that each ignites and produces a steady, even heat.
Here’s how to clean Wolf burner caps and rings:
- When completely cool, lift each burner cap and ring straight up to remove.
- Wipe each component with a cloth dampened with mild dish detergent or a spray degreaser.
- Rinse with water and dry thoroughly
- Blow through the burner port holes to remove lingering water or cleaner, using a toothpick to remove any visible debris.
- Replace the burner rings, followed by the caps.
One of the signs your Wolf gas range needs repair is if the burners don’t light even when they’re completely dry. In this case, a professional repair service should assess the burners.
Step 4: Clean the Burner Pan
A Wolf sealed burner cleaning would be incomplete without properly cleaning the burner pan. The cleaning methods and supplies vary for stainless steel and porcelain surfaces.
How to clean a stainless steel burner pan:
- Remove range grates
- Use a stainless steel cleaner (such as Magic, 3M, or Method brand cleaners) and a microfiber cloth to remove stains. Always rub cleaners or polish in the direction of the stainless steel grain.
- Remove burn marks by rubbing Penny Brite cleaning paste into the stain with a sponge.
- Apply a stainless steel polish to increase shine and protect against stains.
*Pro-tip: Remove hard water stains by applying a small amount of white vinegar or rubbing alcohol with a clean cloth.
Follow these steps to perform a Wolf stovetop porcelain pan cleaning:
- Remove range grates.
- Wipe down the porcelain surface with a sponge or clean cloth, warm water, and mild dish detergent.
- Rinse with water and dry completely with a separate clean cloth
- To remove grease, avoid spraying degreasers directly on the porcelain. Instead, spray onto a clean cloth and dry immediately.