Anyone familiar with Viking ranges knows them by their reputation. The Viking brand name is synonymous with high-quality cooking appliances, of course. But if you’re in the market for a new range, you need to go on more than just reputation, you need cold hard facts, like are Viking ranges good, how much to they cost, and how long do they last?
Where to start? Viking Range reviews? Sure, once you know what you need, they can be helpful. But when you need some straight up facts about whether this will work for you, you need some basic questions answered.
While it’s often more economical to have your Viking range repaired, we’d like to inform you of what to know before buying a Viking range. Take a look at the Viking FAQs below.
Fast FAQs: What You Should Know About Viking Range Cost, Lifespan, and More
How much do Viking ranges cost?
Viking ranges typically cost between $4,000 – $20,000.
Viking range costs vary depending on which model you purchase:
3 Series: starting at $4,299
5 Series: starting at $4,279
7 Series: starting at $7,729
Tuscany: starting at $12,859
The Viking website lists their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for all of their products shown, which can give you a good estimate.
How long do Viking ranges last?
Viking ranges are known to last from 10 to 20 years in general.
Gas models typically last fro 15 years, and electric models 13 years. However, the brand strives to make ranges that last up to 40 years to compete with professional-grade appliances.
The lifespan of a Viking range depends on the amount of care put in. Viking ranges are high-quality, and can potentially last multiple decades when the right specifications are followed.
Where are Viking ranges made?
Viking ranges are American made in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Do Viking ranges come in different colors?
Yes, Viking ranges come in a variety of different colors, depending on their model.
Depending upon which model you choose, you have the option to go with a variety of bold colors, including:
- Dark blue
- Bywater Blue
- Reduction Red
- And More
What is the difference between Viking open burner and Viking sealed burner?
Open burners that you see on Viking ranges is the kind that most commercial cooktops use with visible, open burners that have visible gas ports and flame.
Sealed burners are the kind that you see on most home ranges, with the removable ceramic cover to protect your burners against spills.
Both kinds of Viking ranges offer stellar cooking performances, the only way they differ is in the cleaning process.
What is the highest BTU rating for a Viking gas burner?
The highest BTU rating for a Viking range is a blisteringly high 23,000 BTUs. This is on the higher end of residential gas range BTU output.
Can Viking ranges be converted to LP gas?
The natural gas models can be converted to LP gas with a converter, but not the other way around. Viking ranges can be ordered in either natural or LP gas.
How long does it take for a Viking oven to self-clean?
Viking ovens typically take about three hours to complete the self-clean cycle, but some need an additional 30 minutes to cool off.
We advise you to opt for a manual clean instead, to avoid any possible damage from the excessive heat the self-clean feature requires. This is especially true right before the holidays!
If you have any more questions regarding your appliances or need to schedule a repair for your Viking, be sure to keep Apex Appliance Service in mind, for the utmost in quick and professional service.