I’ve always wanted a Wolf range.


Can you even believe I’m saying this?

Or that I even know what a Wolf range is?

Me….the one with the macaroni and cheese kitchen.

The one who is famous for her gas station pizza.

I saw a Wolf once in a magazine….and I was hooked. It was a thing of beauty. Shiny and polished with two ovens and those beautiful wonderful red handles.




We when first bought the farmhouse and started remodeling the kitchen, we replaced floors and moldings and cabinets and hardware and sinks and countertops.

And ranges.

I almost bought one.

I was so close.

There it was… shiny and red-knobbed and incredibly gorgeous and so I’m-a-professional-in-the-kitchen like.

I think that’s what made me nervous……the whole I’m a professional-in-the-kitchen angle.

Because between you and me…..there were many years of macaroni and cheese and boiling water and gas station pizza before all the recent cooking escapades. So when we remodeled……I went with a standard-variety-run-of-the-mill-great-for-frozen-pizza simple white stove.


But recently I’ve realized something incredible.

Something amazing.

Wolf ranges are for ordinary people.

People who boil water and make meatballs and spaghetti and bake chicken casserole and make chocolate chip cookies and three-layer cakes with cream cheese frosting and edible flowers.

People who make a flaky, buttery pie crust.

People who are learning to cook a roast.

People just like me.


So watch out my wonderful macaroni and cheese kitchen.

I’m saving my pennies.

And one day when that incredible shiny sparkling Wolf stove is sitting in the kitchen…..we can spend two hours just staring at those incredible red handles.

And then I’ll boil some water…..

 …..and make a roast just for you.

 P.S.–Did you know that Sub-Zero ranges have been around since 1945? And that currently Sub-Zero’s product line includes built-in and integrated, outdoor and under counter refrigeration? And that Wolf has an incredible selection of ranges, ovens, cooktops and grills? And that they host a Kitchen Design Contest that celebrates design professionals who incorporate Sub-Zero and Wolf products into kitchen designs that are both innovative and beautiful? In fact, this year’s contest marks the 10th contest! New this year is the People’s Choice Award which honors the top kitchen design entry as determined by the general public via online voting. The winner of the People’s Choice Award gets $15,000!

And the best part?

You can vote for your favorite and get the opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card.

Just click here to cast your vote!

Then leave a comment below saying why you voted for the design you chose and you will be entered in for a chance to win the $100 Visa gift card! 

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

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c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 4/1/13 – 4/30/13

Be sure to visit the Sub-Zero and Wolf brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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  1. Image for Linda Linda

    I have a Wolf, with red knobs and all! I absolutely love it. I'm not sure if this still the case, but I even got an extra set of back-up red knobs!

  2. Image for Laura J Laura J

    Great kitchens! I chose the first because it is just like mine!!! Before you commit to the Wolf, check out the competition -- I have a Capital range top ("ccoks, not looks") and I love it. Bonus -- you can get red knobs for it!!

  3. Image for Susan Susan

    I voted for one of the all white kitchens! I'm headed that way myself! (and I wish I had a Wolf stove too even though I rarely cook!) Susan

  4. Image for kesha kesha

    I was able to vote for 5 different kitchen designs and all are about the same! I love the white kitchens with marble or granite! So beautiful and classic!

  5. Image for Lori H Lori H

    When we bought our current home, there was a Sub-Zero fridge and a Wolf range. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Then it turned out that both appliances were ancient, and the Sub-Zero died after 3 years (no offense to that awesome brand, they last forever, but apparently it had reached forever!). The Wolf range is still chugging along and I hope it lasts forever plus!

  6. Image for Jill Flory Jill Flory

    Fun post Kari! I voted on the fb page! I'd love Wolf stove someday too - I have been using the stove left with this house for over 15 years. It works - kind of :) the oven and 2 of the burners work - I make do!

  7. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Oh my ... I just had a conversation with my hubby yesterday about ditching my separate counter top stove with a Wolf stove with a great griddle and having the additional I was preparing our Easter dinner!...So many beautiful kitchens to choose from....but I managed to vote for my favorite...I hope that your wish comes true and you get that shiny stove with the red next door neighbor has one and I drool over it whenever I am there!...

  8. Image for Deborah Zebrak Deborah Zebrak

    Karianne, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I love your sense of humor and how you put it into words for our reading pleasure can make a girl just break out in a smile. Don't know where to start with your decorating talents, absolutely love your home! I will admit you have made me late for work a couple of mornings as I just need to see what Karianne has to say this morning! Thanks for starting my days off on a positive note.

  9. Image for Ann Rivers Ann Rivers

    I'm obsessed with kitchens, this started in my playhouse as a little girl! Love visualizing how the layout would function if I was standing there prepping for a party! Windows are a must!

  10. Image for Angie Wierman Angie Wierman

    I voted for the kitchen with the super thick butcher block island. That with the subway tile and the Wolf range was just gorgeous.

  11. Image for Sandy A Sandy A

    I voted for kitchens that were mainly white--I just love a white kitchen-and with the red knobs of a Wolf Range-beautiful....

  12. Image for Melaine Melaine

    voted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I voted for the almost all white kitchens. They are all so pretty but I LOVE the one with the rolling library ladder! xoxo

  13. Image for Robin W. Robin W.

    Love to have a Wolf!!!! The red knobs are the best!! I voted for the dark wood cabinets in my top choice!! Great giveaway!!

  14. Image for Kristina Kristina

    Karianne, What an absolutely gorgeous kitchen! Girl, you know how to use color in such a striking, effective way! I can tell you too, without wanting to embarass you, that every morning when I wake up, I look at my email list and when I see something here from you, I go and make my morning tea and bring the cup back so that I can sit and savor whatever it is that you have chosen to share. Your posts just delight me in a way that no others EVER do! Thank you for your humor, your sweetness, your honesty, your openness. You are an internet jewel! Good luck with that stove. It sounds absolutely perfect for you!

  15. Image for susan susan

    I'm not much of a fan of the ultra modern looking kitchens - I think they will end up dated looking. Love the Wolf stoves - but my votes were more traditional/farm house styles.

  16. Image for Susan Susan

    My cooktop and ovens are the most important part of my kitchen. I love Sub-Zero/Wolf products and hope to incorporate them in a new kitchen when we move. Your farm house kitchen is a great inspiration, XOXO

  17. Image for bj bj

    Our son and daughter in law bought a house last winter and the very first thing I fell to my knees about.... her beautiful, stately, red-knobbed WOLF !! Keep dreaming and savin' those will be sooo worth it.

  18. Image for Beverly Beverly

    I will dream right along with you, KariAnne. It would be a dream. Heading over to vote now. I hope you had a nice Easter.

  19. Image for Kimberly ~Serendipity Refined Kimberly ~Serendipity Refined

    I did a a bunch of research and I've had my Wolf and Sub Zero Kitchen (every appliance in the kitchen except the dishwasher) since we built our home almost years ago and I can tell you with certainty that when we move, I'll have them again! (and if the red handles are not your choice, they DO make black ones, too). I like the white kitchen!

  20. Image for Deena Deena

    Do it KariAnne. I would love to have one of those too and I just might if you do. What a statements it would make in your lovely kitchen. I hope you will drop by my Blog to read about Missour Farm Life and much more.

  21. Image for Diane Mansil Diane Mansil

    Love the appliances but man, those kitchens were insane!! Does anyone REALLY have a kitchen so massive? Sheesh!

  22. Image for Valerie Valerie

    I am also saving my pennies for sub zero and wolfe goodies. I sent for their free flyer and am also hooked. Can't wait to see it in your beautiful kitchen! Will be worth all the saving. :)

  23. Image for Regina Regina

    I love kitchen design so much that I STILL pin pics of glorious kitchens even though I'm over-the-top in love with my own kitchen that I just did 4 years ago! I always have this niggling fear that someone is going to think I'm just never satisfied . . . LOL I love my stove, but a Wolf would be amazing. Right now I'm obsessed with wanting my very own Kitchen Aid mixer. In either red or stainless. Sigh . . . . There's a pretty blue that I like, too . . . . and Apple Green . . . and . . . Have a great day!

  24. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Beautiful pictures, as usual, karianne!! Your kitchen is gorgeous, and the only thing that will make it shine more is one of those Wolf ranges. Hope it doesn't take you long to save for it! :) (not an entry...not in the U.S. of A.) :(

  25. Image for Diana Diana

    My sister has a Wolf range and loves using it. I chose the kitchen that best matched my decorating style as well as the one that I felt was most likely to be used by a busy family.

  26. Image for Renee Kern Renee Kern

    Oh, how I would love a new stove and the Wolf's are beautiful. Actually, yesterday while preparing our Easter meal I thought to myself how my dream kitchen would have a wonderful stove, one that had duel ovens or that could fit more than a turkey or two casserole dishes at a time, oh and one that I wouldn't have to keep checking the temp because that is approximately 25 degrees off (it is a guessing game). You see, I have a 1960's kitchen. A dishwasher was in that dream also!!! :)

    1. Image for Renee Kern Renee Kern

      Here is the link to my tweet, I am not a big "tweeter" so I hope I did it correctly:

  27. Image for Linda A. Linda A.

    There are a number of kitchen designs I loved, I espeically like all white kitchens with marble, great appliances and a homey feel. Pinned on Pinterest .

  28. Image for Rachel Rachel

    I voted. I chose my vote because I loved the ladder, the glass door cabinets with brick backs, and the pendant lights. So beautiful.

  29. Image for Marian Marian

    See, the thing about the Wolf stove, is that you just look really, really good boiling that water and making that macaroni and cheese. I vote for looking good. Even if it is macaroni and cheese.

  30. Image for Haley Haley

    I went ahead and voted for 5 of them all were white. I just can't help myself white kitchens are my favorite and these were all incredible!! Thanks for the chance to win and I can't wait to see your kitchen after you finish saving up!!

  31. Image for Colleen Ursenbach Colleen Ursenbach

    I voted for all the white kitchens. I love the clean look this creates. I would love to make over my kitchen to look like any one of the ones in the contest....especially because they all have Wolf ranges!!! I really loved the one with the lime green stools/chairs for that little pop of color! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Image for Sherri C Sherri C

    Would love to have those red knobs in my craftsman house. love the kitchen with the craving in the cabinet. They all did an amazing job.

  33. Image for Erin Erin

    I love your kitchen and I think the Wolf range is worth splurging on. I have a Sub Zero refrigerator that is 28 years old and still runs like a champ! Best appliance purchase ever. I will be remodeling my kitchen this year and getting another SubZero, the fully integrated one this time. That's my splurge!

  34. Image for Cindy Cindy

    Since you have been learning to cook real food, I think you really NEED a Wolfe cookstove. I know I really need one, for sure! Hugs, Cindy

  35. Image for kristin kristin

    I voted for the second one, I could see myself cooking in there. My other top 4 were the other white kitchens that were traditional. What a fabulous giveaway. I'm late at saying happy easter to you! XO Kristin

  36. Image for Pat Pat

    Beautiful design and looked warm and welcoming! I would kill for a lovely, spacious kitchen with a Wolf. :) Love to cook and I would be totally comfortable!

  37. Image for Lisa~ Lisa~

    I voted for the one with the library ladder. Everything about it made me swoon. And swooning is, of course, the best way to choose anything. Lisa~

  38. Image for Erin Kaven Erin Kaven

    I picked a kitchen with a mixture of painted and natural wood cabinetry. It looks natural like a kitchen designed over time.

  39. Image for Jen (Arriving) Jen (Arriving)

    Well, I just spent the better part of two hours picking out all new appliances for the new house. I didn't get a Wolf, (kind of hard to justify when you are purchasing every single appliance in the house, ouch!) but I did squeeze in a different less expensive pro-series range. Yay!

  40. Image for Jeanine C Jeanine C

    I chose the kitchen with the stained glass island doors, natural wood cabinets and large windows with views of nature. Beautiful!!!

  41. Image for Ruth Ruth

    Thanks for another great giveaway! I share your professional range envy... those red knobs would look so awesome in my kitchen!

  42. Image for KWolff KWolff

    I really like the kitchen with the zebra print wall and the lime green stools. That is such a fun kitchen! On another note, I had never heard of the Wolf stoves. I read your post yesterday and decided then & there that I needed one. With a last name of Wolff it only makes sense!

  43. Image for Jenifer Jenifer

    All 5 of my votes were for all white kitchens. I've had wood cabinets for 10 years and white kitchens fill my dreams, lol.

  44. Image for Sarah Sarah

    I chose the kitchen with the white cabinets and the pretty hanging light, wood trim around the fridge. It looked the most 'real' to me, honestly, and the most normal-sized as far as kitchens goes. Beautiful doesn't have to be huge!

  45. Image for Brandi Brandi

    gosh, I would be happy with any of them. The dark wood with the long white marble was crisp and clean. That would be the choice.

  46. Image for amy pugmire amy pugmire

    I voted for the first picture. I love love love the white clean look! It looks so open and I love the modern look.

  47. Image for Madonna Madonna

    I love your kitchen. We are getting ready to do a complete overhaul of our kitchen and I am both dreading and excited about it. I only picked 3 to vote on. Honestly most of them seemed cold to me but there were 3 that seemed like a real family kitchen. I was raised that the kitchen was the center of the home and most of those seemed more like showplaces than homes.

  48. Image for tamar tamar

    I voted for my top 5. I liked ones that had more modern appearances (the one with the see thru fridge door was pretty innovative) and also welcomed lots of light.

  49. Image for Lisa Brown Lisa Brown

    I don't know the name of the design I voted for, but it was lovely with the hard wood floors, matching hard wood cabinets, the island, and soft lighting and off-white paint. Felt homey and comfortable, for a kitchen, and a kitchen I would want to be in all the time. jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  50. Image for Margot C Margot C

    On the site I voted for 5 kitchens; one with a French looking plaster hood over the range, one with a library ladder, one with a giant butcher’s block center island, one with smart looking black hardware and one with cool looking soda fountain stools. I did this really because all of those things in one form or another are things that I would like to do in my own kitchen.

  51. Image for Margaret Smith Margaret Smith

    I voted for the Maple Kitchen towards the middle. Love how warm & open the kitchen looks. Thanks so much.

  52. Image for Anastasia Anastasia

    One of the kitchens I picked had a large, curved counter space! I loved the look of it and all the room to work :) My current kitchen is a tiny box with ZERO counter space, so all that room and style was dreamy :)

  53. Image for Annamay Annamay

    Anna ‏@mazie61Protected account25m I just voted for the People's Choice Award in the @SubZeroWolf #KitchenDesignContest. Which designs catch your eye?

  54. Image for S.K. S.K.

    I voted for this kitchen because of the two ovens:

  55. Image for Madeline Madeline

    I didn’t see which number I voted for but it had a curved doorway in the background and a vented hood with a pretty flower design in the back. I like it best because it isn’t so modern like a lot of the other ones.

  56. Image for D SCHMIDT D SCHMIDT

    I did not see a number to say which one I voted for but I voted for the middle kitchen on the seventh row down because the color scheme is very much my style. All are beautiful though

  57. Image for Jessie C. Jessie C.

    I voted for the side by side stainless ovens one, not much deco in the kitchen, simple, clean and chic design. (

  58. Image for Shannon Shannon

    I love the one with the center island with built in bench seating! It's functional and family friendly! The lighting is beautiful too.

  59. Image for Tiffany Winner Tiffany Winner

    i voted for one that had a stone wall, i like the natural look and the large wood table

  60. Image for Debbie B Debbie B

    i voted for one that looked very traditional with oak cabinets – They actually all looked amazing – this one just fit with my personal preference.

  61. Image for Rebecca Graham Rebecca Graham

    I voted for the kitchens with the wide open spaces and white kitchens because I would be more inclined to cook more if I had a nice kitchen.

  62. Image for mickeyfan mickeyfan

    I'm in the middle of a kitchen reno and the one I voted for has the same lights over their bar as the ones I chose.

  63. Image for Kerry Kerry

    My favorite one was the one in the middle of the 11th row. I love the white cupboards and the contrasting color of the bar chairs.

  64. Image for Georgia Georgia

    I voted for the more rustic look of a kitchen. None of them have names but I love the openness and view of the outdoors. gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  65. Image for Tabathia B Tabathia B

    I voted for the kitchen with the island with brown wooden drawers, sink and three seats because it's functionality for cooking with guest or kids and easy access to clean up with the sink and plenty of storage tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  66. Image for ky2here ky2here

    My top 5 were all unique, probably impractical but unforgettable. the stainless steel one was insane but gorgeous. Clearly no children or pets will ever be in that kitchen! LOL

  67. Image for Wendi S Wendi S

    I voted because I love the all white kitchen and I love the contrasting kitchen island and ya can't beat butcher block.

  68. Image for Lisa Garner Lisa Garner

    I voted for the almost all white kitchen with black countertops because it looks like a family kitchen and cozy. lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  69. Image for carmen carmen

    the fave aspect of the kitchen i voted for was the dark-wood pantry that took up an entire wall. i'm a sucker for dark wood and tons of storage :)

  70. Image for Bridget Vanover Bridget Vanover

    This was my favorite Loved the design and the combination of dark wood and white on the cabinetry.

  71. Image for susan smoaks susan smoaks

    i voted for the kitchen with the huge window because i love the natural light coming in! susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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