Wolf’s French top provides professional-level performance that takes the guesswork out of cooking. This quick start provides a product overview, basic steps to ensure the best results, and helpful tips for getting the most out of your appliance. Learn more: https://www.subzero-wolf.com/wolf
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French Top Quick Start
Before using, your French Top needs to go through a burn-in period. This technique cleans oils from the bottom of the French Top and protects the surface from moisture. First use hot water and detergent to clean the surface. Rinse and dry and let the ventilation run for five minutes. Then turn on the French Top. After 30 minutes turn it off and let it start to cool down. To season, spread a light coating of peanut or vegetable oil on a towel or cloth. While surface is still slightly warm apply oil evenly until it�s absorbed into the cast iron. Be careful not to apply too much oil. It's normal for the cast iron to darken with use to a blueish black color.
Always turn on the ventilation hood five minutes prior to use. To turn the French Top on, push and turn the control knob counterclockwise to the high setting. You will hear a clicking sound. Preheat for 25 to 30 minutes to allow the cast iron plate to heat thoroughly. To turn off, turn the control knob clockwise to off. Your French Top provides a 22 inch cooking surface with the hottest temperature under the center plate and the lowest temperature near the edges. The several rings allow for the solid surface to expand with the heat while remaining flat. To raise or lower heat slide the pan either toward the center plate for higher heat or away from the center plate for lower heat.
Here are some tips for getting the best out of your French Top. Always cook in pans. Don't cook food directly on the surface. Never remove the center plate when cooking. Remember the front corners will provide the lowest temperatures. It's faster to boil large amounts of water on one of the surface burners than on the French Top. Be sure to use pans that are completely flat to ensure maximum heat transfer to the pan. Finally, remember that the French Top is either on or off. There is no adjustability in the knob.
Maintain the French Top as you would a cast-iron skillet. Keep it free from moisture and reapply a light coating of peanut or vegetable oil after each use.
Periodically, it may be necessary to strip the oil and stains from the plate. To do this apply a small amount of white vinegar and water to the surface while it's slightly warm. Repeat until excess oil has been removed. The French Tops burner is located below the center plate. It can be lifted off if it needs servicing. Use the center plate hook provided with your range top as shown in the use and care guide. "