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Jenn-Air vs Viking D3 Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings)

Jenn-Air vs Viking D3 Appliance Packages (Reviews/Ratings)

We have sold Jenn-Air quite a bit over the last 18 months. Quite simply, they have bribed you to buy it. The product is good and comparable to Bosch, GE Cafe, Frigidaire Pro and KitchenAid, but the rebates are much better, and thus so is the value. It is an easy purchase. That is, until the rebates expire or a manufacturer has a more compelling rebate or product for similar prices.

Viking D3 is certainly tempting. D3 is Viking's lower priced line with very good design and the iconic Viking label, but should it be considered against the more aggressive company with deeper pockets?

Jenn-Air vs Viking D3 Appliance Packages

jennair pro style kitchen appliance package

VS

viking d3 designer kitchen appliance package

Jenn-Air Pro-Style Kitchen Package
$6,296 after $1,050 mail-in rebates

  • JGS8860BDP $2399.00 - Slide-in style, 16,000 btu power burner, warming drawer
  • JMV9186WP $749.00 - Over-the-range convection microwave
  • JDB8000AWS $999.00 - Fully integrated stainless dishwasher
  • JFC2290VEM $3199 - 72” French door refrigerator with internal ice and water
 

Viking D3 Kitchen Package
$7,526 after $700 instant rebate

  • RDSCG2305BSS $3399.00 - 5-burner pro-style range with 18,000 BTU power burner
  • RDMOR200SS $599.00 - Over-the-range microwave with ventilation
  • RDDB201SS $1329.00 - Heavy duty racks and integrated look
  • RDDFF236 $2899.00 - 72” counter depth French door fridge with internal ice and water filtration

Range

The D3 has the better range with 18K and 17,000 BTUs compared to Jenn-Air's 16,000 BTU.  Both are convection. Jenn-Air does have the warming drawer, but Viking has a fifth burner.

Refrigerator

This is a tie as both are manufactured by Whirlpool to the same specs.

Microwave

Jenn-Air has a convection oven, whereas the Viking is just a microwave. Big advantage to Jenn-Air as you can cook, microwave or use in combination.

Dishwasher

I like the Viking dishwasher...when it works. Hopefully, their second release will be better. (dont worry, we can fix them). Jenn-Air is manufactured on the same platform as KitchenAid. Advantage Jenn-Air.

Intangibles

Viking has a 3-year warranty to Jenn-Air's 1-year and better name recognition, especially the range. Brands still matter (what are you wearing now?). With D3, you also can customize the knobs and handles of the appliances. Viking is the only company to do so. This approach does work in other industries, since Harley Davidson really invented mass customization.

Jenn-Air is still $1,300 cheaper and is serviced 7% less than Viking. Absent the range and refrigerator, the Jenn-Air dishwasher and convection microwave are better than the Viking D3. So this comparison really depends on what you use and value. Either way, the D3 is the first company to challenge Jenn-Air in Kitchen packages...for now.

What do you think?

For more information about appliances, products, terms or features, read a Yale Buyers Guide for fair and impartial advice and other good info.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Viking, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages

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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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