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Wolf range-- griddle, grill, or none of the above?

Update, a couple of years after my original post:

We went with a 48" wolf, all gas, 6 burners and griddle. We love it. The griddle gets moderate use, though I could easily see that increasing once/if our family expands to include some little ones. It is great for pancakes, french toast, panini, quesadillas, searing meat. I don't do bacon on it, as I've discovered the wonders of doing bacon in the oven. I don't find it difficult to clean. In fact, I find it much easier to scrape down and wipe than it is to clean my heavy cast iron griddle that spans two burners. And the built-in griddle heats much more evenly than the stovetop one.The 6 burners are probably overkill-- I think I've used all 6 only a couple of times in 2 years, and five of them only a handful or two times. We could certainly live with 4. If so, then what to do with the extra 12"? I don't think I would do the grill. We have a great hood, but it's loud, and if I forget to start before doing something smoke-making our fire alarms are certain to go off. And we have a grill that is just steps away outside that we can use most of the year. At this point, i would do either 4 burners and a mega 24" griddle or what we have now: 6 burners and a 12" griddle.

May 27, 2012
jugo in Cookware

Quiet-ish restaurant?

Thanks for the suggestions, Beach Chick. Several of those are new to me (I moved out of town over 10 years ago). We will definitely check some of them out next time we're in town. Any other suggestions anyone?

Dec 25, 2010
jugo in San Diego

Quiet-ish restaurant?

We come to San Diego a few times a year to visit my parents and have found over the last few years that my poor mom has become increasingly hard of hearing. She wears hearing aids, but still has a hard go of it, particularly in noisy environments. Loud restaurants, or even slightly noisy ones, have become a big challenge for her and her dining companions (i.e. me and our family). So, my Chowhound challenge: What restaurants can you suggest in the San Diego area that are reasonably quiet? They live in La Jolla, but we're open to suggestions anywhere in the San Diego area, and across the price spectrum. Suggestions for newer, interesting, creative places would be particularly appreciated.

Thanks!!

Dec 23, 2010
jugo in San Diego

Wolf range-- griddle, grill, or none of the above?

We're working on a kitchen remodel and are likely going to purchase a Wolf range, probably 48" all gas version, though we haven't yet ruled out duel fuel, and 60" is still an outside possibility. I'm wondering what the collective chowhound experience is with griddles and grills on these ranges. It seems that most people I know who have them have tended to rarely use either of them, particularly the grill. From what I've gathered to date, it seems like clean up is a bear.

If you have had a built in griddle or grill on your range (particularly Wolf), have you enjoyed them? Are they difficult to clean up? Would you get it/them again?

A salesman at a local appliance store said his personal preference for configuration on a 48" Wolf range would be 4 burners and a double griddle, though I think I would want 6 burners, and either a grill or griddle. Thoughts?

Jun 07, 2009
jugo in Cookware