For many, having to choose between Wolf and Zline can seem a little too daunting a task, as both brands have garnered a reputation for quality kitchen appliances.

In this article, we take a comprehensive look at both brands with the hope of helping you make a choice between the two.

Zline vs Wolf

Zline Company Profile

Founded by Andrew Zuro in 2007, Zline is a creditable,family-owned private company that takes great pride in designing and manufacturing industry-leading kitchen and bath appliances.

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, USA, the company’s products are designed and styled in-house and are later on shipped to a Zline-owned facility in China for assembling before they are globally distributed.

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Zline Selection

Zline has three product series on its sleeve:

The RA series (Dual Fuel Ranges), RG series (Gas Ranges) and the autograph series.

Zline’s Autograph line takes their already premium appliances even a notch higher; offering good-looking ranges equipped with brass burners and plenty of premium personalized touches.

The “shelves” at Zline are fully stocked with high-performing, professional products from the three series and these include:

Induction Ranges

Zline only offers one induction range; the 30-inch RAIND-30.

The RAIND-30 features a 4-element stove, an electric oven and comes in a stainless steel build. Zline says it’s 50% more efficient than similar ranges on the market.

Dual Fuel Ranges

Zline’s RA ranges make use of two different fuel types–gas on the cooktop coupled with an electric oven.

The company offers a host of dual fuel ranges that differ in :

  • Size: 24’’, 30’’, 48’’ and 60’’.
  • Finish material: stainless steel, black stainless steel, and durasnow.
  • Color

Some of the available Zline dual fuel ranges are:

  • The stainless steel RA24–4 burners.
  • The black stainless steel RAB-36–6 burners.
  • The durasnow RAS-SN-36– 6 burners and different color doors.
  • The stainless steel RAS60
  • The durasnow RAS-SN-48
  • The durasnow RAS-SN-60

Gas on Gas ranges

Zline’s gas on gas ranges use gas on both the cooktop and the oven and are fueled by combustible gasses such as propane.

Similar to the RA ranges, Zline’s gas on gas ranges are of:

  • Different sizes: 24’’, 30’’,36’’ and 48’’
  • Different finish materials: stainless steel, durasnow and black stainless steel.
  • Interchangeable doors in a variety of colors.

Zline Stove Features

So, what makes Zline stoves stand out from the rest of the stoves in the market?

Premium Italian Burners: Zline’s gas ranges come with Italian alloy burners which they say are more durable, efficient, and easier to clean.

Porcelain Cooktop: Zline’s ranges come with a smooth one-piece top made from porcelain enamel. These are resistant to scratches and are also easier to clean.

Single-piece cast-iron grill: Zline’s ranges come with a single-piece cast iron grill which is said to be more durable and capable of supporting bigger loads.

Adjustable legs: Stainless steel, easy to install, adjustable legs that can be twisted to adjust the height of the range.

Three Layer Glass oven: Zline’s ovens doors feature three layers of glass which makes them cooler to the touch.

Zline Pros

Why should you buy a zline range for your kitchen?

  • All their gas ranges come with a free propane conversion kit
  • Easy to clean porcelain cooktops.
  • Zline’s long list of showrooms and authorized dealers means you’ll most likely be able to find professional help if you need it.
  • Way more pocket-friendly as compared to other ranges.
  • Good feature list for the price

Zline cons

  • 1 year parts and service warranty is on the low end
  • Unreliable customer service
  • There have been reports of uneven baking with some of their convection oven

Wolf Company Profile

A sister brand to Sub-Zero and Cove, Wolf-Kitchen has for a while now become synonymous with luxury.

Based in the USA, the company has been in operation for over 80 years and was acquired by Sub-Zero Inc in 2000.

Wolf appliances are known for their quality, durability, and style and are a great option for those looking for high-end kitchen appliances.

Some of their most popular products include ovens, ranges, cooktops and microwaves.

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Wolf Selection

Wolf has three product series:

  • Induction ranges
  • Dual fuel ranges
  • Gas ranges

Induction ranges

Wolf offers induction ranges in two sizes: 30 inches and 36 inches. These come with four or five induction zones respectively.

Dual Fuel Ranges

Wolf’s dual fuel ranges come with sealed gas burners on the topside and a self-cleaning dual convection electric oven below.

These range from 30 to 60 inches and come with the following features:

  • 30” dual fuel range with 4 burners
  • A 36” dual fuel range with 6 burners
  • A special 36” dual fuel range with 4 burners,an infrared charbroiler or a griddle.
  • A 48” dual fuel range comes with 8 burners
  • A special version of a 48” with 6 burners, a grill or griddle.
  • An ‘advanced’ 48” with 4 burners with either a double griddle or a double charbroiler grill, a grill, and a griddle or a french top.
  • A 60” dual fuel range comes with 6 burners, a grill and a griddle or a french top.

Gas ranges

Wolf is best known for its gas ranges.

These also range from 30 to 60 inches and come in the following configurations:

  • A 30” range with 4 burners
  • A 36” gas range with six burners
  • A ‘special’ 36” with 4 burners and either an infrared charbroiler or a griddle
  • A 48” wolf gas range with either 8 burners or 6 burners with a grill or griddle
  • An ‘advanced’ 48″ gas range comes with 4 burners, a double griddle or a grill and a griddle
  • A 60” wolf gas range with 6 burners, a grill and a griddle, a dual griddle or a french top.

Wolf Stove Features

Dual-Stacked sealed burners: Wolf’s sealed burners have two tiers of flames. The lower tier is for simmering and low-heat cooking, while the upper tier handles higher-heat cooking.

Cast-Iron burner grates: Wolf’s continuous cast-iron grates let you slide pots easily on and off heat and from one burner to another

Adjustable legs: Wolf ranges come with stainless steel adjustable legs, so you can level your range even if your floor isn’t perfectly level.

Charbroil grill: Wolf’s 16,000 BTU infrared burner is specifically designed to emit intense heat for grilling.

Wolf Pros

  • The dual convection oven gives you even and consistent temperatures
  • The double-stacked burners give you the power and control from high to anywhere you like.
  • Two-year warranty is better than Zline’s.
  • Robust customer support system

Wolf Cons

  • Wolf products can literally drain your pockets.
  • The components are not as durable as they claim.
  • Inconsiderate customer service

Zline vs Wolf: Price Comparison

Range pricing varies greatly between the two brands. As you will see below, Zline is the least costly brand as compared to Wolf.

Zline Ranges Prices

Zline Gas Ranges start at:$ 2,649
Zline’s solo induction range starts at:$ 1,019
Zline dual fuel ranges start at: $ 2,399

Wolf Ranges Prices

Wolf gas ranges start at: $5,745
Wolf dual fuel ranges start at:$7,850
Wolf induction ranges start at: $8,350

Conclusion

To say the least, you can’t go wrong with either brand.

Zline gives you the attainable luxury and performance at a fair price while you can certainly count on Wolf’s products’ high quality, durability, and generous warranty program.

It all rounds up to personal preference but maybe most importantly, budget!

If you’re still unconvinced about Wolf: we compare Zline with other brands in the articles below:

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