The focal point of any kitchen, a Wolf range is both stylish and high performing. But it’ll only look its best if the cooktop is kept clean. A Wolf rangetop burner has grates and caps that can get dirty easily. If you don’t clean the burners and surface burner caps, the range can become damaged and need repairs. Fortunately, there is an easy way to avoid this; to learn more about Wolf grate cleaning, continue reading.

Cleaning Instructions for Wolf Rangetop Grates

Wolf burner grates are relatively easy to clean. First, make sure the burners are cool, so they are safe to handle, and then follow these cleaning instructions:

  • Remove the cast iron stove grates from the top of the range.
  • Add hot water and mild detergent or a baking soda/water mix to a soft, no-scratch cleaning pad.
  • Gently scrub the grates until all remaining residue is removed or softened.
  • Degreasers with Formula 409, citrus cleaners, or Easy-Off Oven Cleaner (with a blue Scotch-Brite pad) should be used sparingly and only if needed.
  • Rinse the burner grates under running water and towel dry before returning them to the stovetop.

Wolf Burner Grate Cleaning Tips

It’s always recommended that you wash burner grates by hand. Do not soak them in water. Immersing the grates in water can lead to rust forming on the surface. It’s also not recommended to heat them in the oven or put them inside during Self-Clean mode. Nor is cleaning them in the dishwasher, as Wolf burner grates are not designed to be dishwasher safe.

Discoloration can occur with normal use. Keep this in mind when cleaning your burner grates. Tomato sauce and other acidic foods can leave behind permanent stains if not cleaned off right way. If you use metal pots and pans not made of cast iron, stainless steel, or anodized aluminum, a white or gray residue may be left behind and discolor the burner grates. Worn grates should not be painted over; instead, order replacement parts for your Wolf range.

Cleaning Instructions for Wolf Surface Burner Caps

The burner caps and rings on the stovetop must be allowed to cool before cleaning. To clean them, use a soft damp cloth with a mild detergent or spray degreaser. Rinse the caps with water after wiping, and then dry with a clean towel.

When cleaning the burner caps, it is extremely important not to:

  • Get the range ignitor wet
  • Get spray cleaner into the burner ring
  • Clean the burner cap/rings in the dishwasher

If there is excess detergent or degreaser left over, you can blow it out of the cap’s holes. The burner port holes can also be cleaned with a dry toothbrush. For tight spaces, you can remove debris with a toothpick or paper clip. It may not be possible to remove stains or discolorations that occur if material spills on the caps and rings when they’re hot.

Contact Wilshire Refrigeration

We hope these tips for cleaning your Wolf gas rangetop are helpful. Our factory-certified technicians are here to answer any questions you have. Wilshire Refrigeration is also open to provide Wolf rangetop repair and service Sub-Zero and Cove appliances as well.

Appliance repair service is available during the coronavirus pandemic; our technicians are providing no contact service while following all CDC guidelines pertaining to social distancing and equipment sanitization.

To schedule service in Los Angeles, anywhere in Southern California, or Las Vegas, call 800-427-3653 or submit a request online.