|

Viking's Adds Pro-Style to its Line

Innovations include turbo-charged ovens and high BTU burners

Published: February 07, 2014 02:45 PM

Viking's wall oven with French doors

Last year Viking was acquired by Middleby Corporation, a maker of commercial restaurant equipment. At Design and Construction Week, Viking introduced a number of new products that incorporate commercial technology into consumer products. It will be interesting to see if consumers want these high-end features.

Viking’s new 7 Series range features 23,000 BTU elevation burners adapted from the commercial line. That’s the highest we've seen in a residential range. Also on display are wall ovens with the new side-swing French doors, a common style found in restaurant kitchens.

The Viking Professional Turbo Chef oven uses technology similar to the ovens found in Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts that are used to heat sandwiches and treats. All of these products are at the extreme high end of the market and Consumer Reports will consider bringing them into our appliance labs as they roll out this year.

—Michael DiLauro

   

Find Ratings blob logo

Kitchen ranges Ratings

View and compare all Kitchen ranges ratings.

Cooktops & ovens Ratings

View and compare all Cooktops & ovens ratings.

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Appliances News

Connect

and safety with
subscribers and fans

Follow us on:

Cars

Cars Build & Buy Car Buying Service
Save thousands off MSRP with upfront dealer pricing information and a transparent car buying experience.

See your savings

Mobile

Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more