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Viking Pro vs Viking D3 Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

August 27th, 2012 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Viking Pro vs Viking D3 Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Judging by the requests, D3 seems like a hot topic. D3 is the newest iteration of a second lower priced line to compete with the mass premium segment. Accordingly, we have compared D3 to GE Cafe, Thermador as well as the original Viking designer series (Jenn-Air is next in packages).

How about the original Viking Pro range. Is this a good alternative or will it end up cannabalizing the original Viking Pro?

Viking D3 vs Viking Pro 30 Inch Ranges

viking d3 designer 30 inch range RDSCG2305BSS


viking pro professional 30 inch range VGCC5304BSS

Viking D3

All Gas - RDSCG2305BSS - $3,399
Dual Fuel - RDSCD2305BSS - $3,499


Viking Pro

All Gas - VGCC5304BSS - $4,119 (after $500 rebate)
Dual Fuel - VDSC530T4BSS - $6,029

Both ranges have one 18,000 BTU super fast burner. The Viking Pro features all 15,000 BTU’s. The D3 range will give you one 17,000, one 12,000, a 9,000 and a 8,000 for a total of 5 burners vs 4 burners for the Viking Pro regardless of duel fuel or all gas.

Both ranges are convection (fan forced heat to maintain a more even heat to bake more evenly). D3 is only 30", whereas Viking Pro is offered at 36, 48 and 60 inches.

The Viking D3 allows for customization of knobs and handles, and the Viking Pro does not. So the answer is what is right for you? If you cook with high power then the Viking Pro might be better, but D3 may look like a better value.

For more information about professional ranges, read a Yale Buyers Guide with features, brands and all the information to help. Over 9,000 people have read a Yale Buyers Guide.

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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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