Wolf ovens are the epitome of luxury design and world-class craftsmanship. For the home chef that requires high-quality cooking appliances, Wolf is the clear choice. For over 20 years, Wolf has been manufacturing and delivering masterfully constructed ranges and ovens to those that demand precision in the kitchen. The artful conception that Wolf appliances offer is second to none. 

While no other kitchen appliance can beat Wolf’s breathtaking design and powerful cooking abilities, if you want your Wolf oven to continue to deliver our consistently delicious dishes, you’ll need to take care of it properly. Conducting routine maintenance and knowing how to clean the inside of your Wolf oven is key to its longevity. Here, we’ll give you a step-by-step rundown of how to clean the interior of your Wolf oven. 

But first, grab these handy items and keep them safely stowed away for future maintenance and cleanings: 

  • Mild soap
  • Warm water
  • Razor blade
  • Spray degreaser or mild abrasive cleaner
  • No-scratch Scotch-Brite™ pad

How to Clean the Inside of Your Wolf Oven 

The outside of a Wolf range is undeniably a work of art. The stainless steel exterior is sleek while sturdy, and offers any kitchen a high-end appeal and professional flair. Cleaning the outside of your Wolf range is important of course, but the inside of the oven needs some love too. Give your oven that newly-delivered feeling and get busy detailing in the inside of your Wolf oven. 

Wolf ovens have two different interiors depending on the model. The Wolf gas range has a black porcelain interior coating, and the Wolf wall ovens have a blue porcelain coating in the interior. Both cleaning processes are similar, with a few minor tweaks which we will outline here. 

  • Step 1: First things first. Remove the oven racks before cleaning. Now, you need to remove any baked-on food or crusty residue that is in the oven cavity or on the window of the oven. Grab your trusty razor blade to VERY gently scrape off tough-to-remove food particles from the interior walls and window. After you’ve done this, use a damp cloth to wipe away any loose debris and dispose of it. 
  • Step 2: Splattered grease and sauces can be a pain to clean off, especially if you have used the oven several times without wiping the inside surface clean. For difficult to remove stains, use a spray degreaser or mild surface cleaner to help dissolve and wipe away stubborn grease spots. Try a degreaser like Pledge or Formula 409 to loosen up caked-on gunk.
  • Step 3: Now that you have your splatters sprayed down, scrub those tough-to-clean stains with a no-scratch scrubbing pad like Scotch-Brite so you don’t scratch or damage the interior of your Wolf oven. Once you’ve gently scrubbed all the stains and splatters away, you can wash away the debris with warm soapy water and a clean cloth to remove any remaining chemicals. 
  • Step 4: While it isn’t required, you may want to finish off with a Wolf recommended signature polish to really make the interior of your Wolf oven shine and give it that glossy finish. 

*Wolf Self-Cleaning Feature Explained

The self-cleaning feature is only available on Wolf ovens that have the blue porcelain interior. Black interiors don’t have this option, but there is a work-around. Be careful as to not damage your oven in this process. For the blue porcelain interiors, refer to your user’s manual for self-cleaning instructions. For the black porcelain ovens, here is the alternative. First, remove all of the oven racks and clean them separately using warm soapy water, set to the side. Heat your oven to 500°F and allow it to bake off all of the debris for two hours. Turn your oven off after two hours and allow it to fully cool, at least 3 hours with the door closed, before you remove the ash and debris with a warm damp cloth. Allow to dry and then replace clean oven racks. 

Wolf Oven Interior Cleaning Tips

There are a few things you will want to keep in mind when cleaning your Wolf oven, so you are educated on how to properly care for your Wolf appliance. 

  • Don’t let stains linger if you can help it, especially foods with high sugar or acid content. That means fruit juices, tomato sauces, and milk. This can create a permanent dull spot on the porcelain interior if not cleaned off promptly. 
  • Always make sure to allow the porcelain surface to cool before touching it with a damp cloth or cold sponge. The abrupt change in surface temperature could cause the porcelain to form hairline cracks and may result in chipping. 
  • For Wolf ovens with the blue porcelain cavity, Wolf warns against using steam cleaners on the interior. 

Trusted Los Angeles & Orange County Wolf Appliance Repair

Wilshire Refrigeration is trained and certified to work on a variety of appliances including Wolf, Sub-Zero and Cove products. We can help you resolve any issue you may be having with your high-end kitchen appliances. 

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Wilshire Refrigeration is abiding by all of the CDC recommendations so that we can continue to provide the high-quality service our clients are used to. We have stepped up our safeguards. All of our Wolf appliance repair technicians are fully outfitted in the appropriate preventative gear and are closely monitored for any symptoms of the coronavirus. Wilshire Refrigeration will go above and beyond to ensure that your environment is left unaffected when we come to service your appliances

Wilshire Refrigeration is the only factory certified service provider for Wolf Appliances in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. If you need to get your Wolf range serviced, we’re the people to call, at 800.427.3653.