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Gas Range Broiling


  • How does the broiler work?
  • What kind of heat is the broiler in a Gas Range?
  • Does the Gas Range have an infrared broiler?
  • Can the temperature range of the broiler be adjusted?
  • Should the fan run while in Broil Mode?
  • Should the door be open or closed when using Broil Mode on a GR or R series Gas Range?


Wolf Gas Ranges use a gas-powered infrared burner to provide the maximum broiling temperatures over a large broiling surface area.

  • The broiler element is in the ceiling of the Gas Range. The element looks like a bright red H when lit and contains metal squares that act as radiant plates to evenly distribute heat.
  • A low, blue flame may also be visible in the broiler area.
  • The broiler cannot be used at the same time as the oven burner. Surface burners can be used while broiling.
  • Gas Range Broil Mode disables the cooling and convection fans.
  • Keep the oven door closed when broiling for best results.
  • There is no broil element in the small oven of 48" ranges.

To broil:

  1. Place the rack in the appropriate position.
    • Rack position will vary by recipe. Always follow recipe directions.
  2. Turn control knob counterclockwise to BROIL.
    • The heat setting is not adjustable and reaches temperatures above 550°F.
  3. Preheat is not needed for most foods.
    • Some food, such as steak, may benefit from preheating the broil for a few minutes.
  4. Always use the two-piece broiler pan supplied with the range and broil with oven door closed.

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Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.


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