Is the rail option available on all hoods?
What does CFM stand for?
Can my hood be smaller than my cooking product?
Can I use a downdraft with my Viking range?
Can I use a downdraft with my char-grill?
Does Viking offer recirculating hoods?
How often should I clean my filters?
Depending on your style of cooking, Viking generally recommends cleaning the dishwasher-safe baffle and mesh filters at least once a month. If you frequently fry, grill or wok cook, you may want to clean your filters more often.
For re-circulating hoods, you will need to replace the disposable charcoal filters every 6 to 12 months depending on your cooking habits. These filters are not dishwasher-safe.
As for Viking downdrafts, there is a filter alert/reset button on the control panel of the downdrafts. After thirty hours of use, the light comes on letting you know that it is time to clean your filters. The filters are dishwasher-safe.
Are there any safety measures built into Viking hoods?
How high should my hood be installed?
All Viking Professional hoods, with the exception of 10"H. hoods, should be installed between 30" and 36"H. above the cooking surface. The 10"H. hood should be installed between 24" and 27"H. Viking D3 hood models can be hung between 30" and 36"H. above cooking surfaces.
The D3 exceptions are the 12”H. interior-blower, DPPV Power Packs and 6”H models. The 12”H. and DPPV must be installed between 30” and 33”H. and the 6”H. may be from 21” to 27”H.
Viking microwave hoods may be mounted as low as 30” from the top of the unit to the top of the cooking surface. Viking recommends 24” from the bottom of the unit to the top of the cooking surface for optimal performance.
Can my Viking hood be vented horizontally from the back of the hood?