Viking has a professional line and they offer gas cooktops along with electrical and gas ranges “dual fuel” models. We would really recommend the convection option. When baking is required convection is the only choice.
Viking is a great option for family gatherings and everyday cooking. Their ranges offer great looks as well as excellent temperature control. They offer colors as well as styles that look great in today’s modern kitchens.
Viking advertises a professional line, however they are designed for homes. If you’re cooking for a family or small to medium parties they are fabulous. Much better than smaller or standard size ranges. The BTU’s allow you to heat, cook, and simmer for 6-16 people to your heart’s content regularly. If you cooking for big parties on a regular basis 14-50 they are a little undersized. The burners don’t have enough BTU’s available to cook larger batches of eggs, while boiling water, cooking hashbrowns and grilling or pan frying steak. The same thing applies for the griddle and grill options. If you’re cooking dozens of pancakes and using a couple of burners they are more than adequate. If you are cooking dozens and dozens of pancakes the griddles use to many BTU’s to allow use of much else.
Pros: Great looks, color options, larger size to accommodate more cooking easily.
Cons: Not built for large volume cooking.