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Wolf Appliance Inc. to Introduce New Line of Gas Cooktops

Features Include Three New Design Styles, Wider Range of Heat

MADISON, Wis. (January 15, 2014) — Wolf Appliance, Inc. – the industry leader in premium cooking equipment, is introducing an all-new line of gas cooktops as part of the New Generation product launch, the largest product rollout in company history. The gas cooktops boast Wolf's most powerful dual stacked, sealed burner yet, providing more precise control for more consistent meals. Available in a variety of styles and sizes, the gas cooktops are designed to seamlessly integrate into any kitchen.

"Our new line of gas cooktops gives owners precise control in the shape of three unique styles to fit any kitchen design," said Jim Bakke, president and CEO of Sub-Zero and Wolf. "We've added performance enhancements, including dual stacked, sealed burners with two tiers of flame and one burner capable of 18,000 Btu, giving our customers the widest range of heat on the market to help them achieve the results they want, while our new style options and sizes reflect the design standards they've come to expect."

Wolf's new gas cooktops maintain patented dual-stacked sealed burners designed with two-tier flame ports for more accurate heat output. The upper-tier ports are positioned closer to the cookware for more efficient heat transfer yielding a fast boil or high sear, while the lower flame ports are farther from the pan and therefore, produce subtle heat ideal for gentle simmers without scorching. All Wolf gas cooktops now offer burners capable of up to 18,000 Btu – 3,000 Btu more than previous models and a wider range of heat than possible in previous cooktops – reducing time to boil by 25 percent. Conversely, the burners are capable of producing no more than a breath of heat to melt chocolate and hold delicate sauces for hours without scorching; the setting stays low, never cycling on and off. Sealed burners keep liquid from seeping into hard-to-clean areas so owners can heat precisely and stir confidently without concern for spills.

Additional features standard in all new gas cooktops include a continuous stainless steel burner pan for easy cleanup, automatic individual flame detection and burner re-ignition, and continuous grates allowing users to slide pots from burner to burner without lifting.

Gas cooktops will be available in distinct styles offering more design flexibility than ever, to fit into any kitchen. The three unique styles – ultra-sleek contemporary, classic yet flexible transitional, and bold professional – offer a myriad of design possibilities ranging from 15" to 36" in width.

  • Transitional models are available in 15" (two burners), 30" (four burners), and 36" (five burners). A combination stainless steel and black glass make the transitional cooktop the most design-friendly for spaces that blend traditional and contemporary elements. Features include a stainless steel burner pan and push-to-activate LED backlit controls that illuminate when in use, that are flush inset into the cooking pan for a clean look. Knobs are two-tone black with a brushed stainless steel base. Grates are porcelain-coated cast iron.
  • The professional style is available in 30" and 36" sizes. Iconic knobs and brushed stainless steel bezels give it a bold look. The burner pan is a single piece of stainless steel, making for easy cleanup. A stainless steel control panel features laser-etched graphics and three knob options in signature Wolf red, brushed stainless steel, or black that illuminate when in use.
  • The contemporary style is available in 36" (five burners), integrates directly into cabinetry, and is installed flush with countertops making it ideal for modern spaces.

Owners can pair a gas cooktop with other Wolf products, like the new E series built-in ovens, convection steam oven, integrated modules and the family of ventilation products.

A third-generation family-owned company, Sub-Zero, Inc., acquired Wolf in 2000. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are manufactured in the United States using only premium-quality materials that are proven to stand the test of time. For further information, or to reach a Wolf distributor in your area, please visit subzero-wolf.com.

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