Griddle Material


  • What material, type of metal is the Wolf griddle made of?
  • Are griddles between different Wolf products made of different materials or processes?
  • Why is the griddle surface dull, shiny or discolored?
  • Griddle flaking or chipping, finish coming off
  • Black flecks coming off griddle surface


All Wolf griddles are made of 1/2" thick cold-rolled steel, made of standard steel (not an alloy).

  • Dual Fuel Ranges, GR Series Gas Ranges and Sealed Burner Rangetops:
    • Griddles are bead blasted during the manufacturing process; this may give the griddle a dull surface appearance.
  • R Series Gas Ranges and RT Series Rangetops:
    • Griddles were coated in a protective oil during the manufacturing process; this may give the griddle a shiny surface appearance.
  • All griddles have a protective coating that should be cleaned off before use. Refer to Cooking with a Griddle for more information.
    • Griddle coating is not toxic. Failing to remove protective coating will give food a bad taste.
  • The griddle surface will discolor over time; this is normal.

If there are black flecks peeling off and silver can be seen underneath, the griddle needs to be cleaned.

  • The griddle surface is made of steel and does not peel or flake off.
  • Black flecks are caused by food buildup.

Refer to Clean a Griddle for additional information.

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