I have the 60" DF with french cook top and griddle.  I agree that the probe is very difficult to use without burning yourself.   I now using my old Willaim Sonoma stove top to prevent burns.  I think all griddles are hard to clean.  I ordered the Wolf external fan stainless hood  (as I had on my old DCS years before) with heat lamps.  The heat lamps are on the very ends of the shelf...a strange place to put them.