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KitchenAid vs. Viking Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jeff Tarascio

If you are considering a premium dishwasher, Miele, Bosch, and KitchenAid are certainly on your list. But what about Viking? After all, they have $15,000 ranges. You would think a dishwasher would be simple by comparison.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Viking, KitchenAid

Dacor vs. Viking Wall Ovens (Reviews, Ratings, Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

Cooking products, especially wall ovens, are rapidly changing after years of the same old convection product. A few years ago, it was easy to buy a wall oven. Now manufacturers seem to have their own set of competencies. Miele has steam. Jenn-Air has their Culinary Center, and Wolf has their new VertiCross convection blower system.

New ovens now have sleek interfaces and new capabilities as well. You can buy wall ovens that connect to the internet so they can be operated remotely.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens, Dacor

Thermador vs. Viking 48" Professional Gas Rangetops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Paul Gillis

If you are looking at professional rangetops, Viking and Thermador are two of the most popular brands. Although both are owned by conglomerates, the two products are very different.

You should buy one or the other based on how you like to cook and a few other intangibles.

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Topics: Thermador, Viking, Professional Cooking, Rangetops

Miele vs. Viking 36” Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Eddie Jacob

For some reason, built-in appliances may seem like a mystery, but you should buy a cooktop based on its ability to simmer consistently or boil water quickly. If you are looking for a gas cooktop, Miele and Viking are both decent choices.

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Topics: Miele, Viking, Cooktops

Jenn-Air Nest vs. Viking French Door Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Mason Nguyen

When you consider a luxury appliance brand, names such as Miele, Wolf, and Thermador, Jenn-Air and Viking are some of the first you will consider.

This article is about two different companies with two very different approaches to their products. We will look at the special features, brands, the products, and compare at the end.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Viking, Wall Ovens

Viking vs. Bluestar French Door Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

Wall ovens are now the most exciting cooking category. Manufacturers have gone high tech and have features like Wi-Fi in Dacor and Jenn-Air. Miele added steam to their ovens for baking bread. Wolf added a new blower convection system. All the above have added intuitive controls.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens, BlueStar

BlueStar vs. Viking Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Jonathan Beresford

Viking and BlueStar are two of the most powerful professional ranges on the market. Other than power, the ranges and the companies could not be more different. Your best choice will be based on what features are important to you.

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Viking, BlueStar

Viking vs Miele 30 Inch Induction Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

For many years, gas was the preferred cooking method because it was hotter and less heat-retentive than traditional electric (non-induction) cooking. Today, induction is becoming an increasingly preferred method of cooking due to faster boiling time, easiness to clean, and incredibly low simmer.

Induction is better than gas for a variety of reasons. So we'll look at the benefits of induction cooking first then compare two new induction cooktops from Viking and Miele.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Miele, Viking

New Viking French Door Wall Oven (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

When it comes to appliances, what do you think of when you hear the term French Doors? I am sure that about 99% of you reading this would say refrigeration. For me, however, I would think of an oven or wall oven.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens

The 6 Best Luxury Appliance Brands (Reviews/Ratings)

by John Ramsay V

The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance and features. Some of the names may surprise you.

Now, I'm not implying that you should only buy these if you have the budget or specific need. If not, there is another article called The 5 Best Affordable Luxury Brands which combines features and price.

Still if you want the best in your kitchen, these six brands are universally considered to be the best. We will detail each below.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Viking, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, La Cornue Ranges

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