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Viking Range Reviews

September 23rd, 2011 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Viking started the whole professional range segment back in 1990. Oddly enough, Viking Range was a rejected Whirlpool prototype (think they want that decision back?), but the executives believed in the concept and left to found Viking Range Company.

Viking Range is known for commercial styling and high output burners now up to 18,500 BTU, as most professional ranges. In October, Viking will have the largest incentive program in their history up to $750 for a range. Now you can buy a Viking for $3199.  Actually, you can reduce the price by an additional $150 if you Like Viking on Facebook. Seriously.

Viking has tons of options. Here is the breakdown:

Viking VGIC5304BSSViking VGIC5304BSS: The VGIC series is their least expensive. It has open, not sealed burners. Ironically, I like open burners, because you can clean all the parts in a dishwasher. The VGIC5304BSS will sell at $3299 after rebate. Sizes available are 24, 30 and 36 inch width.

Viking VDSC5364QSSViking VDSC5364QSS: The VDSC series is dual fuel with sealed burners. Dual fuel is a better baking mode with electric convection. This unit is available with or without electronic clock and controls. Units available are 30, 36, 48 and 60 inch (without electronic controls).

Viking VGSC5486GSSViking VGSC5486GSS: The VGSC series is self cleaning, sealed burner gas. The VGCC series is identical just without the self cleaning. Sizes available are 30, 36, 48 and 60 (VGCC only).

Viking DCCG1304BSSViking DCCG1304BSS: The Designer series is the decorator option available in gas and dual fuel at 30 inches only.

Viking is certainly an iconic brand and worth considering. Just consider it before March 31, 2012 for the rebate.

Have questions about professional ranges, try a Professional Cooking Buyers Guide. The guide defines features and compares the BTU outputs of all the professional ranges.

Direct comparason with Wolf? Read this - Viking vs Wolf.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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