Viking creates stunning, high-quality ranges with a vast assortment of unique features, cooking modes and designs. With so many models and different features to choose from, it can be tricky to pick out the best one that will suit your kitchen. To help you navigate Viking's ranges, we've curated this list of our top three expert picks for the best Viking ranges on the market today.
The first model in our lineup is a 30-in. freestanding dual fuel range from the Viking 3 Series. Featuring five permanently sealed burners, a 4.7 cu. ft. oven, and durable front control knobs that match the sleek stainless steel finish, this range offers a neat package of efficiency, convenience, and beautiful design that will complement any kitchen.
The cooktop is fitted with five efficient burners with SureSpark™ ignition, including two 18,000 BTU front burners and a large center oval burner with 9,000 BTUs. Continuous grates along the cooktop make it easy to slide heavy pots and pans over to different burners without lifting or spilling.
The large capacity oven includes three TruGlide™ oven racks and a versatile range of cook modes and features. With RapidReady™ preheating, this oven will preheat to the desired temperature much quicker than a standard oven. This model also has a Vari-Speed Dual Flow™ convection system and bi-directional fan to provide maximum airflow to bake, roast, broil, dehydrate, or defrost dishes efficiently. A concealed 10-pass dual bake element creates precise temperature control throughout the oven cavity, while a 10-pass broiler with a heat reflector provides top broiling performance at high, medium, and low modes. Complete with a self-cleaning feature, cleanup will be easy and convenient.
This 36-in. freestanding range from the 5 Series is dual fuel with natural gas. With six sealed burners on the cooktop and a large capacity 5.6 cu. ft. oven, this model comes equipped with an excellent range of features that will have you cooking like a pro from the comfort of your own kitchen.
The cooktop features the VSH™ Pro Sealed Burner System, which offers a unique array of burner features for excellent performance, from the delicate VariSimmer™ setting to the high-performing TruPower Plus™ burner with a maximum heat output of 18,500 BTUs. SureSpark™ electric ignition ensures that each burner will light reliably every time, and automatic reignition will quickly relight a burner if the flame goes out for any reason. The heavy-duty cast-iron continuous grates along the cooktop make it convenient to slide pots and pans to different burners without spills or needing to lift heavy cookware.
Complete with RapidReady™ preheating and the highly efficient Vari-Speed Dual Flow™ convection system, the large convection fan rotates in both directions for maximum airflow. This oven also features a Gentle Close™ door, concealed 10-pass dual bake element, a 10-pass broiler with heat reflector, TruConvec™ convection cooking, natural airflow bake, convection bake, roast, dehydrate, defrost, and hi/med/low broil modes.
Cleanup is as simple as using the self-cleaning oven mode and wiping down the porcelainized cooking surface and removable burner caps to keep your cooktop pristine.
All burner and oven controls are located conveniently at the front of the range, so you don't have to reach over a hot cooktop to operate them. The heavy-duty BlackChrome™ knobs offer a sleek and impressive design that complements the stainless steel finish.
The final model in our lineup comes from the Viking 5 Series — an impressive 48-in. freestanding gas range with eight sealed burners and dual ovens. With a versatile range of cooking modes, the flexibility of more cooktop, and more oven space than a standard range, the VGR5488BSSLP is one of the best Viking ranges on the market.
The eight brass burners are all sealed with porcelain and cast-iron caps for easy cleanup, and fitted with SureSpark™ electric ignition for reliability. The burners also have automatic reignition if any of them go out, so you can be sure your cooking experience won't be interrupted by an extinguished burner. This cooktop is complete with the VSH™ Pro Sealed Burner System, which includes a VariSimmer™ setting on all burners and a TruPower Plus™ burner with a maximum heat output of up to 16,600 BTUs.
Both ovens are fitted with Gentle Close™ doors, halogen oven lights, and large window openings so you can conveniently check on your dishes while they are cooking. The ovens are both complete with the ProFlow™ Convection Baffle System for precise and even heat circulation. Each oven offers natural airflow bake, infrared broil, convection bake, convection infrared broil, dehydrate, and defrost modes. With the Gourmet-Glo™ Infrared Broiler, you can enjoy restaurant-quality results from the comfort of home. The right oven has a 4.0 cu. ft. capacity and three heavy-duty oven racks. The left oven has a 2.1 cu. ft. capacity and two heavy-duty racks.
With all burner and oven controls at the front of the range, you can operate the BlackChrome™ knobs and SoftLit™ LED-accented control panel without needing to reach over the cooktop.
Are Vikings good ranges?
Viking creates top-quality ranges with unique patented features, such as RapidReady™ preheating, the Vari-Speed Dual Flow™ convection system, SureSpark™ ignition, and the VariSimmer™ burner setting. Combined with their stunning sleek designs, you can enjoy the look, feel, and experience of professional cooking right at home.
What is the difference between Viking 3 Series and 5 Series?
The Viking 3 Series includes high-quality ranges that one might be used to seeing in a regular home kitchen, while the 5 Series ranges are larger and typically include professional-grade features to make restaurant-quality cooking possible at home.