If you’ve done your research, you probably already know that choosing between a wolf or KitchenAid range isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

While you could say they are targeted towards different market segments, both brands have strengths that make them quite appealing.

In this article, we take an in-depth look at Wolf and KitchenAid with the hope of helping you make a better-informed purchase decision.

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Wolf Profile

Wolf is a USA company based in Wisconsin and specializes in designing and manufacturing industry-leading kitchen appliances.

The company was founded by the two wolf brothers–Al and Hayman back in 1932 as a household kitchen range repair.

Wolf was acquired by sub-zero corporation in 2000.

Wolf Selection

Wolf kitchen offers three range lines: All-gas, induction, and dual fuel.

All-Gas Ranges

Wolf’s famous gas ranges come in sizes 30, 36, 48, and 60 inches.

These come configured as follows:

  • A 30-inch with 4 burners.
  • A 36-inch gas range that features 6 burners or 4 burners plus an infrared charbroiler or a griddle
  • A 48-inch range featuring either 8 burners, 6 burners + a grill or a griddle or 4 burners plus either a double griddle or a french top.
  • A 60-inch gas range with 6 burners plus a grill and a griddle, dual griddle, or a french top.

Induction Ranges

Wolf induction ranges are only available in sizes: 30 and 36 inches. The ranges come with 4 and 5 burners respectively.

Dual Fuel Ranges

Wolf’s dual fuel ranges come with sealed gas burners on the top paired with a self-clean double convection electric oven.

These also range from 30 to 60 inches and are configured as follows:

  • A 30 inch dual fuel range with 4 burners.
  • A 36 inch range with either 6 burners or 4 burners and an infrared charbroiler.
  • A 48 inch dual fuel range with either 8 burners, 6 burners+a grill or a griddle, or 4 burners+a double griddle, a double charbroiler grill, a grill, and a griddle or a french top.
  • A 60 inch dual fuel range with 6 burners, a grill, and a griddle or a french top.

Wolf Stove Features

Dual-stacked sealed burners: Wolf’s burners come with two layers of flames. The under layer is meant for low heat and simmering whereas the outer layer is for high heat cooking.

Cast-Iron Grates: arranged in a continuous formation to allow for easy sliding of pans on and off the cooktop.

Double Convection oven: Wolf’s range ovens have double blowers that circulate heat evenly and consistently.

Adjustable legs: wolf ranges come with stainless steel legs that let you level up your range even on unlevel ground.

Wolf Pros

  • The dual convection oven gives you even and consistent temperatures
  • The double-stacked burners give you the power control from high to low
  • Wolf offers a two-year warranty on their products.
  • World-Renowned brand with a solid reputation for producing quality appliances.

Wolf Cons

  • There have been several reports of poor customer service.
  • Wolf components have been reported to be susceptible to failure contrary to wolf durability claims.
  • The company’s ranges aren’t exactly cheap.

Kitchen-Aid profile

Kitchenaid is an American home appliance brand that prides itself as one of the leading designers and manufacturers of both residential and commercial kitchen appliances.

Founded in 1919 by the Hobart manufacturing company, KitchenAid manufactures mixers, ranges, dishwashers and refrigerators.

Kitchenaid is currently owned by Whirlpool Corporation.

KitchenAid Selection

KitchenAid offers diverse range models:

Freestanding Ranges are KitchenAid’s most common and most easily available. The major range types in this model are gas and electric.

There are also induction and dual fuel ranges.

Slide-in Ranges are designed to fit into a kitchen alcove.

Double-oven Ranges feature two ovens: up/down or left/right. The oven’s capacity can be equal or different and can both operate simultaneously at different temperatures. These ranges come in freestanding and slide-in models.

Gas Ranges

Kitchenaid’s gas ranges come in freestanding, slide-in or double oven models–all in different sizes:

  • A 30-inch comes with 5 burners,
  • A 36-inch comes in a commercial-style design with 6 sealed burners.
  • A 48-inch comes in a commercial-style make with 6 burners plus a griddle.

Induction Ranges

KitchenAid’s 30 inch induction range comes with 4 elements while the 36 inch comes with 5 elements.

The ranges can be either freestanding, slide-in, or double oven.

Dual fuel ranges

KitchenAid offers dual fuel ranges with a gas cooktop paired with an electric oven–in sizes 30, 36, and 48 inches:

  • The 30-inch features 4 burners.
  • The 36 inch comes in a smart commercial-style design with 6 burners.
  • The 48 inch comes in a commercial-style design with 6 burners and a griddle.

Electric ranges

Kitchenaid offers electric ranges in two sizes only: 30 and 36 inches.

The 30” KitchenAid electric range comes with 5 elements while the 36” comes with 5 triple-ring elements and control knobs.

KitchenAid Range Features.

Powerful Burners: KitchenAid ranges come with high BTU burners that give you the power and precision necessary to successfully sear, simmer and stir fry.

Even Heat True Convection: Kitchenaid range ovens feature even-heat convection ovens that give you even and consistent temperatures.

KitchenAid Pros

  • Kitchenaid is a pocket-friendly brand.
  • Kitchenaid’s numerous selection gives you a variety of options to choose from.
  • Kitchenaid appliances are available in nine glossy colors to choose from.

KitchenAid Cons

  • KitchenAid does not offer ranges in sizes 24 and 60 inches.
  • There have been reports about KitchenAid appliances requiring lots of repairs.

Wolf vs Kitchenaid: Price Comparison.

Wolf Range Prices

  • Wolf’s Dual Fuel ranges start at $7,850
  • All gas ranges starts at $ 5,745
  • Induction ranges start at $ 8,350

Kitchen-Aid Range Prices.

  • Kitchenaid induction ranges start at $3,599
  • Kitchenaid electric ranges start at $2,599
  • Kitchenaid dual fuel ranges start at $3,399
  • Kitchenaid gas ranges start at $2,699

Conclusion

More often than not, the choice between Wolf and KitchenAid rounds up to budget and personal preference.

At Perfect Stove, we believe you cannot go wrong with either brand. Wolf gives you the best quality while KitchenAid gives you a bit of the same at a more pocket-friendly price.

If you’re still undecided, we’ve covered a few other brands too: zline vs thor, kucht vs thor, bertazonni vs thermador.