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Has Anyone Used Viking 30" Freestanding Gas Range?

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Cooking_mama Aug 19, 2012 10:32 PM

I am shopping for a 30" gas range for my kitchen remodeling. I saw a Viking D3 series 30" freestanding model that was in the price range of ~$3,000. However, the sale person recommended a pro-style Viking range. Has anyone used Viking 30" freestanding gas range? I've read quite a few reviews of how horrible Viking's quality and service are. Is the freestanding model any different? For the same price range, would you recommend something else?

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    Cooking_mama Aug 22, 2012 08:19 PM

    Thanks you all for your responses.

    1. TraderJoe Aug 22, 2012 07:17 AM

      I've had one for 12 years. One of the best purchases I have ever made. The vast majority of complaints I see on the Internet I seriously doubt as being genuine. There's a lot of crazy marketing today and then there are those that just repeat something they've read on the Internet as factual.
      I still have all the original ignitors in mine but if I had to replace them they cost around $12 each and they are no harder to change than a light bulb. Seriously 1 screw and a plug.
      There are a lot of folks out there with unrealistic expectations. Before I bought the Viking I was dropping 3k on a range with electronic crud and replacing them every 4 years on average.
      I would look at the Viking Pro as they have the Vari-simmer which is awesome.
      My 30" range is older but I would just suggest taking some of the overtly negative feed back on the Internet tongue-in-cheek. ;)

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        JavaBean Aug 21, 2012 02:08 PM

        I know quite a few people with them and none of them have had any issues...except one. They've had a recurring problem with the igniters and less than pleasant dealings with the CS dept.

        1. OCEllen Aug 20, 2012 04:13 PM

          Don't. I'm getting rid of mine shortly - buying Anything else!

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