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Wolf Launches Newest Product Line Since Joining Sub-Zero Family

Cooking instruments blend brains and beauty with superior cooking performance and distinct styling

(November 1, 2001 Madison, WI) — Wolf Appliance Company, a leading manufacturer of professional cooking, unveiled today a new line of cooking instruments designed to provide passionate cooks superior performance and convenience as well as leading-edge design. As the first products launched since Sub-Zero Freezer Company acquired Wolf in March 2000, these new products marry Sub-Zero's uncompromised commitment to quality, craftsmanship and customer service with Wolf's reputation for premier cooking appliances.

"The line draws upon both Wolf's and Sub-Zero's heritages and seeks to fuel an individual's passion for cooking," said Jim Bakke, president and chief executive officer for Wolf and Sub-Zero.

"We designed all new products from the ground up - perfecting every feature," said Bakke. "We're committed to providing the most advanced thinking in this category. That commitment extends to our new 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and the Wolf management team of experts whom we have assembled."

Scheduled to hit retail showrooms beginning the first quarter of 2002, the new products will complement the current Wolf line and feature built-in wall ovens; electric, gas and integrated cooktops; microwave ovens; warming drawers; ventilation products; and integrated modular components such as a steamer, fryer, wok and grill.

All the cooking instruments offer the industry's latest technology that gives the user ultimate control and cooking confidence. The dual convection system on all built-in ovens delivers even temperature and airflow throughout the oven, giving the user convenience and superior control over eight different cooking modes. Its two fans and four heating elements operate either simultaneously or in sequence, depending on which of the cooking modes is chosen. These modes include bake, roast, broil, convection bake, convection roast, convection broil, convection and bake stone. An optional Sabbath cooking mode is also available.

The ovens also blend the latest in appliance design and beauty. They will include two new premium stainless finishes, Carbon Stainless Steel and Platinum Stainless Steel, as well as the current Classic Stainless Steel finish; blue porcelain oven interior; and a choice of framed or unframed (complete glass front) oven door for traditional or more contemporary looks.

The exclusive rotating electronic control panel on the new built-in ovens creates a clean and minimalist look to hide the controls when the unit is not in use. It makes the operation of the oven a simple task. The unique door damper system found on the new built-in ovens uses a hydraulic damper and spring system to allow for perfectly smooth opening and closing. The full extension bottom rack acts as a shelf, allowing easy access to the food items in the new built-in ovens.

The patented dual stacked burner design, unique to Wolf's new gas cooktops, uses the upper-level burner for maximum heat transfer and the lower-level burner for simmering on all burners.

"We bridged the gap between Wolf's industrial appearance and Sub-Zero's classic lines to create a new look for Wolf," said Al Wilkins, chief operations officer for Wolf and Sub-Zero. "These new Wolf products can mold to and enhance any kitchen - modern, classic or otherwise. Just like Sub-Zero."

Every product is tested through the company's Quality Assurance Program to ensure ultimate quality control. With the industry's best warranty program, Wolf offers a two-year full warranty on parts and labor for the entire products and a five-year warranty on the gas burners, electric heating elements, blower motors, electronic control boards and magnetron tube parts.

The products will be available to view in showrooms nationwide beginning the first quarter of 2002. For further information or to reach a Wolf distributor in your area, please call 800-332-9513 or visit www.subzero-wolf.com/oven

Use a Factory Certified installer and receive an extra year of full warranty.