Viking Reviews and Testimonials

We love our Viking very much. The Lakewood people said that it is hard to clean the iron grates on top of the stove... Not True... Just put them in your large kitchen sink with hot water from the faucet and add baking soda and soak for 15 minutes then add white vinegar and watch the bubbles. Rinse with warm dish soap and dry and you have a brand new iron grate top. I would love someone from Viking to show me how to reach the white powder ash that is on the bottom of the oven. People ask me do you use your oven it look so clean... Of course I use my oven, it is just a joy.
 
Marion Walters
Pueblo West, Colorado - February 23, 2014

I won't bore you with a litany of all of our travails with my Viking range, but until we contacted Showanda Young, did we feel that our concerns were being heard. Showanda is patient, courteous and efficient. Once she was apprised of our situation, she took the matter in hand and made sure it was acted upon quickly. She returned our calls and emails promptly and made us feel that we were important. We think Viking is very fortunate to have her in its employ and that her work as a Customer Support Representative should be recognized.

We cannot thank her (and through her, Viking itself) enough.


 
Fran and Peter Jacobs
February 21, 2014

In November 2008, we moved into our house quite excited about everything especially with our new and updated beautiful appliances. Among other things, we have purchased several Viking appliances, a modern look double oven, an induction stovetop plus a lovely hood. Since our induction stovetop needed special pots and pans, I was not able to try and use the stove until many months later. From the first time I used the stove, only 3 of the burners were working and since I had smaller pots I assumed I needed bigger pots and pans for the large burners. I have a separate smaller kitchen that I used for daily cooking so I seldom used the Viking stove which is in my formal kitchen. For several years, I used the Viking stove maybe a total of 5 or 6 times and then in September last year, I tried to use it again and I noticed that only one burner was working and the red light was constantly blinking. I called your company and they referred me to a local service shop who gave a very expensive estimate to repair it. My husband and I were so frustrated and shocked thinking that we bought something expensive and have not even used its worth.

That is my real story and I knew I had very little chance to get your company to believe my story. I called your company again to ask for repair coverage/cost assistance. I talked to Jamie and told her my story expecting that our conversation will end the first time we talked. Jamie was very professional, courteous and patient in listening to me and most of all, she believed me and told me that she will try to find out from her management of there is anything you can do for me. This is so far-fetched that someone trusted and believed someone on the phone and I am so thankful that there are still people that listen and trust people. My stove is now fully operational and I hope to use it as much as I can, of course, cautiously, because I want to keep it for a long time. Jamie has been so patient with my calls, explaining the status of my request every time I called and finally helping us out to get our stove repaired with us just paying for the labor.

It was a very memorable and most satisfying experience to work with Jamie and we could not pass this opportunity to voice our most sincere appreciation and special commendation for Jamie. Please convey our deepest appreciation and thanks. She is truly the best role model for what she does at your company.


 
Azad and Lubna Ejaz
Brookville, Maryland - January 25, 2014
I wanted to voice my extreme pleasure with your customer support team. Dealt with a woman (first name only) Hope. She did a wonderful job to satisfy our customer service needs on what was based as a design flaw by the repair company on our 6 burner range. If asked, nothing but high accolades on Viking stepping up to back your products. 
 
Bill Sharpe
January 22, 2014

I want to bring your attention to the fantastic help that Jamie Phillips provided on a recent phone call. I had been looking for information on my Viking range for some time and no one was able to help me find it.

Jamie took the time and was diligent in finding the information for me. I am converting my range from propane to natural gas and could not get it done without the information Jamie supplied.

She was a great help and I am a very happy customer.


 
William Brown
January 22, 2014

I want to thank you and all the members of your Viking Team for the replacement oven. All of the individuals and companies that we contacted are very professional and my wife and I appreciate all of your attention to detail.

The installers, South Shore Installers, were excellent in their work. They arrived on the date they promised and replaced the original oven with the new very efficiently. They respected our house and were very careful in how they removed the original oven and installed the new in the space that was built into our kitchen.

I also want to thank the Poirier Service Corporation of Norwood, Massachusetts for their time and effort to identify the original problem and proposing this resolution. I do not have their email address for correspondence or I would have included it on this message.

I also want to thank [Sophia] personally for [her] extremely professional approach to this matter. I have attached this note to the email stream so that I can demonstrate how good the service was to our request.

Please understand that the oven is a very integral part of the kitchen for which my wife is extremely attached. Making her happy with the new oven makes my day. I really thank you for all you did to make this work out for us.


 
Steve Freitas
January 14, 2014
Our refrigerator was finally repaired last Wednesday December 11, 2013. As of now it seems to be working great. We have brought our daughter's hair dryer back to her bathroom - hopefully for good. The sole purpose of this email is to thank those of you who were instrumental in helping resolve our serious refrigerator deficiencies. We don't know specifically who made the ultimate decision to authorize the repairs and parts replacements that were required but special thanks to you. Once that decision was made Jamie Phillips and Nicole Szwez were really great. They communicated with us the entire time as to the status of the parts orders, expected time of the receipt of the parts and then the scheduling of the return visit of the technician. The technician, Paul or Paulie as we heard him called was fantastic. Over the years we have had many technicians in our house for both the freezer and refrigerator and clearly he knows his stuff. Happy holidays to all of you. A satisfied (finally) Viking customer.
 
Steven Lowenthal
Brooklyn, New York - December 16, 2013

Many thanks to you for your actions on my behalf - they were greatly appreciated. You can imagine my distress with having the new Viking Range delivered, installed with only the burners operable.....add to that the limited time we were to be in Baltimore - AND - MORE IMPORTANTLY, my unspoken worry about what the MRI and MRA of my husband's brain might find, it was an enormously stressful period.

Darcy, Rusty and you are to be congratulated for the assistance you provided me during that period - I am forever in your debt! Also, please relay my thanks to everyone for their actions and to each of you for providing the extra year of warranty on the range - everything you have done is, as I said earlier, greatly appreciated. All I ever wanted for service was for someone to understand the immediacy of my request for repair - had I been able to be in our home for a longer period of time the repair could have been completed without any need to ask for assistance from Middleby Corporate and Rusty and you at Viking.

Marty from Wurstlins diagnosed the problem as incorrectly wired safeties (as I understand the problem as related to me by my husband) at the point of manufacture - i.e. the safety for the oven was wired to the broiler and the safety for the broiler was wired to the oven, hence, neither would stay ignited. I would guess that falls under quality control? In any event I know that you are working on all aspects of the Viking Company and judging by your prompt actions on my behalf you should have things functioning beautifully in a very short time!

After receiving my husband's great test results on Friday - they could not have been better - instead of rushing to drive north to our NJ condo, it would have been a treat to be able to use my new oven and broiler (I love to cook!) - alas, that will have to wait until our return in June. Shakespeare put it so well, "All's well that ends well!" Thanks to all of you, it ended very well! Please give our best wishes to everyone for a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!


 
Carolyn Stutt
Baltimore, Maryland - December 09, 2013