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Viking D3 is Discontinued

June 24th, 2013 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

About a year ago Viking announced their the introduction of the stylish, customizeable yet inexpensive line D3 line. I was actually excited. It was really a good looking line of appliances.

The refrigerator was manufactured by Whirlpool and the microwave by Sharp, but the range was pure Viking. Actually, better than Viking with great output and 5 burners.

viking d3 kitchen display discontinued

What happened?

Viking was acquired by Middleby of Ohio, manufacturers of commercial appliances and the enigmatic TurboChef line. At the same time, Viking has had quality issues during the transition and before. They have lost their focus over the last three years. I still love the product, but its disappointing at times with an overabundance of minor service issues.

Middleby is trying to correct the problems and perhaps removing D3 eliminates the taint of unreliability. The range will be mostly intact with Viking handles, knobs and logo.

Hopefully, this ranges long term prospects might be better.

In the meantime, anyone want a now our now vintage D3 kitchen?

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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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