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Wolf vs Viking Professional 48 Inch Dual Fuel Ranges(Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Article rewritten February 2013

This is the biggest decision in cooking. Wolf, owned by SubZero, vs the entrenched incumbant Viking. Viking at one time owned 50% share in the pro range market, but a lost focus opening culinary centers and hosting cooking tours. In 2009, they retooled their signature iconic range They were recently acquired by Middleby in February of 2013)

Lets compare these iconic brands

Viking:  Founded by Fred Karl in the 1980s, Viking is the original professional range.  It features a rainbow of colors and options as well as new 18,000 BTU burners

Wolf was owned as an independent commercial range company until 2000 when SubZero purchased the company and relaunched Wolf as a residential range.  Wolf features twin convection in the main oven for better heat distribution, a stack burner for an ultralow simmer of 500 degrees as well as light up knobs so you can see the accurate temperature without bending

   Viking Vs Wolf 48 Inch Pro ranges:
What is better?
This depends.   Both are self cleaning and both are manufactured in the US.  Viking has a hotter BTU output at 18,000 Vs 15,000 for Wolf.  The simmer is better on the Wolf, so it really depends on how you use the burner
Wolf is better in the oven with twin versus single convection for better distribution of air.  Wolf also has a better charbroiler, which is hotter due to its infra red technology
From a repair standpoint Wolf is better, but that may change due to Vikings recent acquisition.  Wolf also has the $2500 rebate program with the purchase of SubZero products

Topics: Wolf, Professional Ranges, Viking, Ranges

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Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike

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