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Old 08-27-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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Viking vs Wolf

Hello there,

I am doing shopping for my new house and I come down to either Wolf 30" all gas or Viking 30" all gas range.

Price wise, it seems like viking is bit cheaper than wolf.

However, for a indian meal cook we use quite a bit of simmer which requires long hours of cooking but in a very very small heat. For this reason, I am quite happy with wolf simmer setting that can go with 5000 BTU.

I am not quite sure about VeriSimmer function provided by Viking.

Does anyone has experience with Viking VeriSimmer, and if so can you please guide me so.

Thank you,

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Old 08-27-2006, 09:48 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:48 PM   #3
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Have you looked at the Consumer Reports comments and stats?

If you are determined to choose between those two, Wolf is better, no question.
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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Or go to http://www.epinions.com. And read some of the reviews there on the two brand names. That might help you decide which one is the better one.

Yeah, I heard that Viking's appliances have some design flaws that make them break down a lot.


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Old 09-16-2006, 11:57 AM   #5
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I decided to go with Wolf 30 AG since I have heard so much complaints about Viking and interms of warranty as well. Post sales service of wolf is much better than viking according to different postings that I found in the internet. I don't say Viking is bad. But I just don't feel very comfortable interms of value-for-money.
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:29 PM   #6
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I had a Viking 30" range in my old house.

When it was delivered and put in the space in the new counter for the stove, I noticed that the front of the range was not square -- it was crooked, a trapezoid! The installer managed to get it in the hole, but it looked funny, with gaps in the front, one at the bottom of the left side and one at the top of the right side. Viking sent out a guy to fix it, and he worked on it for a couple of hours before deciding simply to order a new one. The new one was also slightly off square, but I agreed to keep it anyway.

The range had a gas convection oven, something Viking was trumpeting at the time. It had such BAD hot spots that we never used it after ruining a few batches of cookies.

The stove was otherwise fine, and I used it for about 9 years before we moved. I miss the big burners, but if I ever redo my current kitchen, I think I'll opt for a Wolf. As they say, once burned....
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I think Wolf is better also.


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Old 09-17-2006, 01:59 PM   #8
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My delivery date is scheduled sometime in October only.

In the meanwhile, I am wondering is anyone knows what the vent cover at the back of 30" AG Wolf. Because I say in the 30" DF, it has about 3" (or probably less than 3") of island trim (It looks nice, but salesman say for AG, it needs to be bought separately). If anyone has pictures of stardard cover for the vent (not the 3" island trim), please do post it.

Also I do notice, the wolf 30 has way small oven space than viking 30". Any comments about this.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:41 PM   #9
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I am sure that whatever you decide will be the best oven for you.

Before I buy any appliances I really research them out. As for Service Contracts I have never bought one except for the additional 5 years on my 2005 car.

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Old 09-18-2006, 08:26 PM   #10
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Every chef who has a pro style I've talked to, and all food service pros have steered me to Wolf. (ok so what # is that...3 chefs and 5 food service people total 8. But no one recommended Viking. Some others recommended DCS or Thermador.) Mine is on order for Instal in my new home in Dec.
All my research said if you intend to use your fancy range for cooking rather than showing to family etc, get the Wolf. Mine will be the Dual Fuel 36".
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